Swanville

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Need a new blouse or shirt for a special night out? Or a snazzy pair of jeans? Check out Suzie’s On Main, a new clothing store on DeGraff Avenue in Swanville in the former Waltman Appraisal Service building. Owned and operated by Susan Doetkott, the shop carries stylish men’s and women’s [...]

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Freshman Cole Pfeiffer has been chosen as the February Student of the Month for grades 7-9. He is the son of Chris and Lyle Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer is very active in school activities participating in football and basketball since seventh grade; he also played baseball in seventh grade. Cole was the Physical Education Student of the [...]

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Senior Adam Bartkowicz has been chosen as the Swanville February Student of the Month for grades 10-12. He is the son of Jean and Scott Bartkowicz. Tom Bzdok, social studies teacher, said, “I have had Adam in several classes over the years. He has always been an extremely hard working individual who has never hesitated [...]

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Loren Boyum speaking every Sunday through March about Israel, Egypt  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Loren Boyum, Little Falls, is speaking each Sunday in Swanville on his trip to Israel and Egypt. He has divided his travels into eight lectures which end March 30. The talks begin at 9:30 a.m. and are located at the Swanville [...]

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Dangerous cold, future snow, could mean a longer school year  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Local school districts have seen a record number of school closings this year, due to the severe cold which dropped from the Arctic. With temperatures in the minus 20 degree area, sometimes minus 30 degrees, and wind chills approaching minus 50 [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Swanville will be kicking off an anti-bullying program at an all-school, all-community gathering at the school Monday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. “It’s a perfect day to begin the Olweus Bully Prevention Program,” said Swanville High School Principal Sheryl Johnson. “It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a person who was an advocate [...]

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Swanville High School has chosen Tyler Evans, son of Kevin and Mary Evans and Ashlie Kaun, daughter of Russ Kaun, as its ExCel Award winners for 2013-2014. Sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, ExCEL — Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership — is a unique recognition program designed exclusively for Minnesota high school [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Half of the top 10 stories for 2013 have their roots in stories that made the top 10 for 2012, including charges of murder, the passage of same-sex marriage legislation, a Little Falls resident’s fight with City Hall and the fate of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Co-op. While the top four [...]

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The Swanville City Council will gather for an emergency meeting Monday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. at Swanville Center. The only agenda item is discussion regarding the hiring of a new maintenance person, said City Clerk Julie Hollermann.

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