McIntosh Times

Breelyn Hegre played a fun game with her mom, Heather, during Win-E-Mac Math Night last Thursday evening.
Math Night focus this year was how we can help our kids grow in thinking, not just in math facts.  The most important question we can ask our kids, on a daily basis, is "What do you notice?". Not just when doing a math problem, but also when you see a picture, while you are driving, playing a game...
East Grand Forks meth bust made by the P2P Drug Task Force in 2017.
Despite the strong effort that is being waged to control it, the drug problem in northwestern Minnesota is getting bigger and bigger all the time. Pine to Prairie Drug Task Force agents were involved in 339 arrests for drug trafficking and other violent offenses in the eight-county area of...
Chief Deputy Jim Tadman with the Polk County Sheriff's Department.
James Tadman, Polk County Chief Deputy, announced his candidacy for Sheriff in the upcoming November 2018 election.  His announcement comes after Sheriff Barb Erdman reported she will be retiring at the end of her second term, which concludes in December 2018. Tadman is a 30-year veteran with the...
Sundogs taken in the morning light outside of McIntosh during our last cold spell.
Sundogs, the term has been in use since the early 1600s and noone really knows why they are called this, the scientific name for sundogs is parhelia (singular parhelion).  A sundog or mock sun, in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to the left and/or...
Among the staff and visitors during the Christmas Open House at the New McIntosh Heritage and Arts Center were, Gerald White, Donna Larson, Arlene Eggers and Ruth Carlson.
Founded in 2010, the McIntosh Heritage Center and volunteers have spent many hours collecting, preserving and researching historical information and artifacts of the original Thirteen Towns of east Polk County. The group was located in a small office in the Bjella Building in McIntosh, where...
Pictured is the staff that participated by wearing an ugly sweater.
WEM Student Council hosted Ugly Sweater Day for the staff and students.
Left to right: Commissioner Jerry Jacobson, Angel Korynta, Bethany Satrom, Commissioner Joan Lee, Stephanie Olson, Brenna Olson, Tammy Conn, Commissioner Don Diedrich, Holly Glaubitz (MDH), Chelsea Tufts (MDH), Commissioner Gary Willhite, Kirsten Fagerlund, Sarah Reese, and Commissioner Warren Strandell.
Polk County Public Health has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies.  The award was presented at the Polk County Board of Commissioners meeting on December 19th, by...
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas formed by the incomplete combustion of fuels. When people are exposed to CO gas, the CO molecules will displace the oxygen in their bodies and lead to poisoning.  The Problem with CO Since CO has no odor, color or taste, it cannot be detected by...
Junior High Band and Choir Fall/Winter Concert The Win-E-Mac Music Department is pleased to announce the Jr. High Band & Choir in concert on Monday, December 11, 2017.  The concert will begin at 7:30 and will take place in the Win-E-Mac School Arts & Events Center!  The concert will feature...
Pictured left to right: Karl Erickson, Floyd Balstad, Brian Massmann, Mike Thompson, Joe Miller, Jim Tadman, Carsten Zahl, Steve Massmann, Gary Sonstilie, Bob Vesledahl, Scott Revier, Scott Van Den Einde, Gerri Balstad, Elmyrna Kaupang, Terry Cook and Tim (Bun) Anderson. Not Pictured: Aaron Iverson, Jamie Morvig, Ole Olson and Kyle Sonstelie.
The Winger Lions held a pancake brunch benefit for Shannon Burcham at the Winger community center last Sunday. The weather was very cooperative so there was a nice turnout for the benefit. The Winger Lions and the family of Shannon would like to thank all those who attended. 


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