Past Feature Pics

Dairy Princess

The 2014 Winona County Dairy Princess was crowned Saturday night during the annual Coronation and Banquet held at the Winona Middle School. Crowned as the Winona County Dairy Princess was Chelsea Schossow, daughter of Keith Schossow and Cindy Terrill whose mailing address is Houston. Named as attendants were: Jasmine Boynton of Lewiston and Kari Moger, daughter of Terri and Paul Moger of Rollingstone. Jasmine was named Miss Congeniality. All three become eligible to take part in an event later this spring where contestants for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way will be named. That coronation will take place at the Minnesota State Fair at the end of August.

The 2014 Winona County Royalty includes (L-R)  Jasmine Boynton, Miss Congeniality and attendant,  2014 Winona County Dairy Princess Chelsea Schossow, and  attendant Karli Moger.

AgStar-Girl Scouts

The AgStar Fund for Rural America has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program; an initiative to engage girls in STEM learning to build core competencies and interest in careers. The Girl Scouts STEM program was developed to increase girls’ access to experiential STEM learning opportunities and female STEM professionals. This program is available to all girls in grades K-12 and introduces girls to a variety of STEM fields through engaging experiments and hands-on activities. The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys serves 40,000 girls in 44 counties in southern Minnesota, four counties in western Wisconsin and one county in northern Iowa. Over 85 percent of the 49-county region is rural.

Photo Caption: Girl Scout’s CEO, Linda Keene accepts the grant from AgStar’s Melanie Olson.


Yarely-Yale Book Award Winner

Each year at WSHS one junior who has demonstrated outstanding personal character and intellectual promise is selected as the Yale Book Award winner by WSHS principals and counselors.On behalf of the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest and Winona Senior High School, we are proud to present this years distinguished award to Yarely Porras. Yarely is the daughter of Luis Porras and Alma Onate. Congratulations to Yarely and all of her hard work!" Yarely will offiicially be presented with this award at the WSHS Award Night scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at 7 pm.

4-H Camp-Pepin

On Sunday, April 13th 4-H camp counselors from Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce and Trempealeau Counties engaged in an interactive camp counselor training and planning day in Pepin, WI. 4-H Youth Development Educators, Marie Ritscher of Pepin County , Annie Lisowski of Buffalo County, Seth Spencer of Trempealeau County and Frank Ginther of Pierce County teamed to provide counselors with a unique leadership and teambuilding experience including low ropes initiatives. Counselors developed skills in providing leadership for younger youth, communicating with campers and working with other staff teammates then put those into practice while planning for the 2014 “Cave Kids” themed 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa.  Camp Staff planned prehistoric games, art and science activities for campers in grades 3-8. 4-H counselors undergo an application process, are reviewed by their peers serving as Junior Directors, and then work over the next few months to gain valuable knowledge and develop important skills. They will then serve as counselors at 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa held at Kiwanis Scout Camp in Marine on St. Croix, MN in June. 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa junior directors and camp counselors from Buffalo, Trempealeau and Pepin Counties that participated in training and planning are: Anna Rippley, Tessa Bragger, Erin Putz, Leah Sonsalla, Bri Hass, and Jordin McMahon.

Pictured: Erin Putz, Buffalo County, and Jordin McMahon, Pepin County, were two of the counselors who learned about how to care for campers on April 3.

Levee Park Vision Plan Link

The link to the complete 112 page Vision Plan from the Center for Changing Landscapes from the University of Minnesota for Levee Park ...

Better Living Show 2014

We had a great Better Living Show 2014!