Past Feature Pics

WSHS Homecoming

WSHS Homecoming Court 2016: There was no place like homecoming at Winona
Senior High School the week of October 3-8, 2016.  A Wizard of Oz theme permeated
the festivities culminating with the announcement of the 2016 Homecoming Court at a pep assembly on Friday, October 7 and the coronation of the king and queen at that
evening's football game.
Left side photo:
back row left to right:
Jacob Stanislawski, Matt Monahan, Brian Sinniger, Mason Henke, and Jon Gibson
Front row left to right:
Abby Winter, Allison Witt, Ashton Hoeppner, Justine Schultz, and Kelly Schultz
Right side photo:
The WSHS Homecoming 2016 King and Queen were Kelly Schultz and Jacob Stanislawski

Ready Set School-Catholic Daughters

Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Winona #191, presented Ready Set School with supplies collected for local students. Pictured left to right are members Irene Mulyck, Colleen Peplinski, and RSS Director Jessi Darst.

4-H Bragger

A delegation of Wisconsin 4-H’ers enjoyed several days of fun and learning during the 62nd annual National 4-H Dairy Conference on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, October 2-5, 2016. Allison Bragger of the Montana Pioneers 4-H Club in Buffalo County was one of only four Wisconsin youth representatives at the National 4-H Dairy Conference. The educational program attracted approximately 200 youth and adult delegates from across the U.S.A. and Canada. Allison Bragger was selected from a field of applicants to attend the conference based on past experience, knowledge and interest in the dairy industry. The four-day experience exposed 4-H members, like Bragger, to new dairy science technology and dairy- related careers. Through a combination of workshops, speakers, educational field trips and networking with other dairy-oriented youth, Bragger gained information she could use to strengthen her future in the dairy industry. Hands-on learning workshop topics included biotechnology, genetics, foods evaluation, animal nutrition and marketing. Allison Bragger is a junior at Inde pendence High School and a nine year member in the Buffalo County Dairy Project. Allison will also receive the 2016 Buffalo County James W. Crowley 4-H Dairy Leadership Award and compete for state dairy industry scholarships in 2017. She plans to graduate and pursue an Ag Education major at UW-River Falls in Fall 2018. 

Photo Caption:
Allison Bragger (left) and another Wisconsin delegate to National 4-H Dairy Conference at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

4-H Drug Endangered Children

On October 18th, the Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Program in Buffalo County accepted a $1574 check from the Buffalo County 4-H program. All fourteen 4-H clubs across Buffalo County participated in the 2016 Buffalo County 4-H Countywide Service-Learning Project in which members learned about the impacts children endangered by drugs experience. Over 400 4-H youth members and volunteers also created comfort bags for those same drug endangered children. The comfort bags contained items including clothing, pillow, book and personal hygiene items, aimed at providing young people a more comfortable transition when they are removed from a home affected by drugs. The comfort bags delivered throughout the summer of 2016 to DEC professionals are already in use. The $1500 donation now accompanies the comfort bags so that DEC social workers and law enforcement officers may purchase additional items for children in need or purchase materials needed for supporting drug endangered children in Buffalo County.

Halloween Hike

Ready Set School-Nate & Ally's

Dennis McEntaffer (right) of Nate & Ally's Frozen Treat Creations, presents Ready Set School director Jessi Darst with a $100 donation check from the September 15th event "Ready Set Frozen Treats".


SMU-Halloween Fun Night

Elementary and preschool children from the Winona area are invited to attend the 16th annual Saint Mary’s University Halloween Fun Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. Participants should stop at the guard booth at the main entrance of the Winona Campus for directions on where to park. Young trick-or-treaters should start out the evening at the Hall of Fame Room, located in the Toner Student Center, where tattoos and stickers, a coloring station, and other fun games will be offered, and the Cardinal mascot Big Red will greet pint-sized ghosts and goblins. From there, Saint Mary’s students will lead groups of trick-or-treaters through the residence halls of the university, where they can go door to door for candy.
Last year more than 750 youth participated in this free, safe, and fun event, sponsored by the Office of Residence Life.

Swan Watch

The Friends of the Refuge Headwaters will again offer a bus tour to view the fall migration and changing colors of the Upper Mississippi River from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016. Participants will have the opportunity to view migrating tundra swans and other waterfowl up-close on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The trip will also include a stop at a Refuge Visitor Center on Brice Prairie, WI. The bus tour will leave from Winona, MN, travel to Brice Prairie, WI, and then travel down-river to the Brownsville Overlook near Brownsville, MN. Interpreters will be on-board to answer questions and binoculars, spotting scopes and brochures will be provided for the day. There is limited seating and reservations are required. Cost is $25 per person, which includes a box lunch. There will be no refunds issued after the registration deadline. To make your reservation for the Swan Watch Bus Tour, contact Gayle Maule by email at, or at (507) 494-6220, please leave a message if she is unavailable when you call. Registration is due prior to Wednesday, November 2.

Lucky at the Legion

Join 101.1 The River and Bud Light – and get LUCKY AT THE LEGION this Thursday night! Greg Taylor will be your host from 5 to 7pm at the American Legion in Winona, with fun and prize giveaways from 101.1 The River and Bud Light! We’re qualifying you for tickets to see the VIKINGS and the Lions at US Bank Stadium November 6th, PLUS free stay at the Minneapolis Marriott! Every week that you come out to Lucky At The Legion gets you extra chances to qualify before the grand prize giveaway on October 20th! We’ll see you at The Legion, this Thursday!