October 2, 2012
For Katey Bellville, yodeling came naturally.
The Midwestern rooted bluegrass and folk singer never even knew she could yodel until she was forced under the spotlight.
After winning a scholarship for being homecoming queen her senior year of high school, Bellville was asked to participate in a beauty pageant. Despite her lack of experience, she won the Miss Wisconsin title and was sent to compete in another pageant in Los Angeles, Calif.
March 8, 2012
She wears black knee-high boots over skinny jeans topped with a rainbow sweater. Her long, brown, layered hair lightly bounces on her shoulders as she struts through campus. In most ways, she's an average 19-year-old woman-- except for the "M" marked on her license.
August 28, 2011
Goodness for August 15-21, 2011
Monday: getting wrapped in a new hobby (like photography after buying an old Canon SLR for five bucks at a flea market)
Tuesday: winding down with white sangria and friends after a frustrating day of bureaucratic runarounds
Wednesday: finding humor in dumb things done (like trying to process an empty roll of film after loading it wrong)
June 17, 2011
Minnesota may not have pineapples or oranges, but we have strawberries! For fruits grown in the U.S., strawberries are second only to apples in popularity. They are probably the most commonly planted fruit in home gardens. Traditional varieties bear fruit in late June or early July and for that reason have been called "June bearing" berries. New varieties that extended the season - but produced slightly smaller berries - were called "...
June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 21st 7:00pm (run with Marshall at 5:30pm)
3,062 Miles, 52 Days, 57 Years Old (and 30 pairs of shoes)
The Book Shelf
162 W. 2nd Street, Downtown Winona
June 12, 2011
Rhubarb is botanically a vegetable - not a fruit - and is a member of the buckwheat family. To many cooks and gardeners, rhubarb stands for all that is homegrown and homemade. It is welcome as one of the first fresh foods widely available after a long winter. It is especially user-friendly since with just a little care and feeding a plant can be productive for a few decades or more. It is often used in old fashioned pies, crisps, cobblers,...
May 16, 2011
The group will arrive in Winona via Amtrak on Wednesday, May 18
Winona State University is a sponsor of the Road Scholar program “All Aboard for the Heartland! From Today to Yesterday By Train” May 15-21.
The program, which focuses on the region's distinctive history, architecture, geology, and culture, embarks from either Chicago or Milwaukee and includes stops in Wisconsin Dells/Baraboo, Winona and St. Paul.
This year’s program includes participants from Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio,...
March 17, 2011
A freshman at Winona State University is taking the fight against Huntington's Disease into his own hands, and legs
February 21, 2011
In addition to being the Cardinal’s last home game of the season, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory was also senior night at SMU
There was a certain electricity in the air as the crowd sang along to the chorus of “Sweet Caroline” blasting over the speakers in the Saint Mary’s Ice Arena after the Saint Mary’s University Cardinal’s men’s hockey 4-3 victory over Gustavus Adolphus College, February 18.
September 27, 2010
The Congressional Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and Border Security invited Stephen Colbert to testify--in character--about the working conditions of illegal immigrants on America's farms. Colbert participated in a United Farm Workers awareness campaign, and spent a day laboring at a vegetable farm in New York in August 2010.
Here is Colbert's statement to the committee: