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Delano’s Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Claus for celebration

There will be no shortage of holiday festivities at this year’s Delano Old-Fashioned Christmas (OFC), sponsored by the Delano Area Council for Arts and Culture.
What started in 2009 as an event to promote the work of local artists has now become a favorite local holiday celebration for Delano’s residents. The event returns Saturday, Dec. 3, and just as in years prior, there will be a wide range of activities for all ages.
“Old-Fashioned Christmas will really get you in the holiday spirit,” said Diane Johnson, spokesperson of the OFC Committee. “There is something for everyone of all ages to enjoy: from The Narren of New Ulm to the music performances, to the reindeer sleigh rides, and Christmas train, “Winter Wonderland” at the Delano Library, storybook characters, marble mazes, holiday shopping, and so much more. Top the day off with the Deladazzle Parade.”

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Ice palace construction begins at Fountain Hill Winery

Construction is now underway at Fountain Hill Winery as the Youngstrom family prepares their winter wonderland for the grand opening of Ice Palace in December.

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DeLIGHTS deadline Sunday, Nov. 27

The third annual Delano DeLIGHTS Holiday Lighting Contest competition will kick off Friday, Dec. 2, the day before Delano’s Old-Fashioned Christmas (OFC) begins.
There is no entry fee for those interested in participating in this year’s contest, but households have until Sunday, Nov. 27, to register their home for the event. From there, contestants will have five days to finish decorating their houses for the holiday season. Any home within the Delano Public School District boundaries is allowed to participate.

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Mid-County Coop is now hiring for an Full-Time Administrative Assistant.


Mid-County Coop, a growing, locally owned, full service cooperative in Cologne, MN is seeking an administrative assistant. Office experience with Word, Excel and standard administrative skills is preferred. Full-time day hours, competitive wage and excellent benefits package.
Please contact Marsi Motschenbacher at
(952)466-3720, email cover letter and resume to or mail to:
Marsi Motschenbacher, Mid-County Coop
PO Box 177, Cologne, MN 55322
Mid-County Coop is looking to fill a variety of other positions in all departments immediately, visit to see all the openings.

Going for gold: Delano freshman moves to next phase of phase of US Figure Skating

Delano High School (DHS) freshman Keara Korba recently achieved the highest accomplishment in individual figure skating testing. Korba completed her senior moves in the field test for US Figure Skating Wednesday, Oct. 26, and has now earned the title “US Figure Skating Gold Medalist.”
According to the US Figure Skating website, the test structure is considered the foundation of US Figure Skating and determines a skater’s competition level. Test sessions feature a panel of US Figure Skating officials and are hosted by clubs across the country and offer skaters the opportunity to highlight their abilities and advance to the next level. When a skater passes the final test in a given pathway, they earn the designation of US Figure Skating Gold Medalist.

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Dick Jordan inducted into softball hall of fame

Throughout his illustrious 33-year career with multiple local teams, Dick Jordan was arguably the top modified pitch pitcher in Minnesota, winning many local tournaments, seven state titles, and even 11 national tournament appearances.
Jordan was one of 22 individuals inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame at the 32nd Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame Banquet that took place Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Grand Casino in Hinckley.

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