Clerk Chatter

Complaining about the weather is timeless and unproductive, and we all do it. I am a bit of a winter activities enthusiast, and this year has been a bust for winter recreational activities. Many …

Historical Happenings

THE MAZEPPA JOURNAL, Editor and Publisher: Barbara and Reider Tommeraas FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1955 Santa Claus To Visit Area Children Thursday The annual Christmas Party sponsored by Mazeppa …

Everything You Wanted to Know About Caucuses but Were Too Uninterested to Ask

What important event is taking place on February 27, 2024? Minnesota precinct caucuses at 7:00 PM. How often do they occur? Caucuses occur every 2 years in an even year. The date is set by …

A Monthly Moment at MotoProz

The 5th Annual Drunken Dozen started January 1. Get a stamp at all 12 bars and receive a free shirt! Participating bars are Bellchester Tavern, Mac’s, Rock Bottom, Uncle John’s, Elgin Black Top …
More Local News
Power outages can be frequent in Western Tennessee. Virtually everyone has a generator. I had a generator at the construction site because I built for the first year without service to the address. I …
Last month, I presented the idea of some healthy sugar sources to replace the nutrient deficient white sugar. The next category to review is healthy oils. Oils and fats are an important nutrient for …
One of the most popular events surrounding the annual New Year’s celebration is the Polar Bear Plunge. Thousands of people brave the icy cold water for the thrill and celebration of the new year. …
Obituaries
Roger Lee Luhmann
Roger Lee Luhmann, 65, of Mazeppa, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. He was born on April 22, 1958, in Lake City to Elmer and Sherry …
Erling Robert Lee
Erling Robert Lee, 91, of Zumbro Falls, died Monday, January 8, 2024, at his home. He was born on June 14, 1932, in Hayfield, Minnesota to Jerald and Ruby (Lee) Lee. He attended rural schools near …
Neil Allen Gullickson
Neil Allen Gullickson, 69, of Wanamingo, passed away at his home on Thursday, January 4, 2024. He was born in Zumbrota on August 31, 1954, to Wilbur and Inez (Reierson) Gullickson. He graduated from …
Linda Susan Avery
Linda Susan Avery, age 67 of Mazeppa passed away on Thursday December 28 after a long battle with cancer. Linda passed away peacefully at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Linda was born on April 26, …
Doris Isolene Gary
Doris Isolene Gary, 93, of Zumbro Falls, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center in Plainview. She was born March 12, 1930, in Oronoco, MN to Floyd and …
Community
As Minnesotans we are prepared for the cold and those harsh bitter sub zero days. To the point where for some seeing who can go the longest without switching to jeans and a coat is a thing of pride. …
What to do for exercise when it’s so cold out?!? My walking partner Jenny and I knew it was going to be too cold to walk outside the week of January 14th, so we decided to take the week off and not …
Mike and Monty were supposed to be gone on their yearly snowmobile trip to Michigan, but mother nature did not cooperate. They headed up to our cabin for a weekend with friends, while I had already …
Community
Zumbrota-Mazeppa Quad January 13, 2024 Place in the Mazeppa Messenger Zumbrota-Mazeppa 57 Centennial 6 107 — Sam Moore (ZM) maj. dec. Ian Sheistad 14-1 114 — Jent Beyer (ZM) pinned …
At the December council meeting the members approved the 2024 levy of $405,045, which is an increase of nearly $12,000 over 2023. Some of the items creating the budget increase are the cost of county …
Zumbro Valley Snowmobilers snowmobile course will be offered Sunday, January 14, 2024 in Zumbro Falls at the VFW. Registration at noon, Class is from 1 to 3 p.m. approximately. This is an online …
Web extras
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
EPA has tightened its target for deadly particle pollution − states need more tools to reach it
Tens of millions of Americans, including many Texans like me, live in counties that will soon be violating air pollution particle standards for the first time. It’s not that our air is getting …
The best states for going solar in 2024
The ConsumerAffairs Research Team analyzed data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Energy Information Administration, and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency to determine which states are the best for solar energy.
Americans sleep least in these U.S. cities – 2024 study
To determine cities where residents are getting the most and least sleep, SmartAsset ranked 100 of the largest U.S. cities according to the percentage of adults who reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per night on average.