Fashion Show fundraiser

It was a day of fun, fashion and good food for supporters of Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital.

The Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held a special luncheon last weekend at the historic Tanglewood home in Carrollton – the former home of Dr. Millard Costilow. A portion of the proceeds from the luncheon fundraiser will go to the Dr. Millard Costilow Scholarship Fund, and organizers thought it a “special honor to raise money for the scholarship at Dr. Costilow’s former home.”

Following a lovely meal, guests were treated to a fashion show and took part in a silent auction.

Models showed off the latest styles from Special Treasures, Garden By The Pond, Hammond’s Pharmacy and Jamie Lynn’s.

“Our goal–not only for this fashion show but in the shop–is to help each customer look good, feel comfortable, and enjoy their selections,” said Cheryl Bailey of Special Treasures in Winona. “We are all winners when that happens.”

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Janet Harper believes her community has more potential than ever

Becoming Supervisor of Montgomery County District 5 has been more fulfilling than Janet Harper could have ever imagined.

“I enjoy helping people and strongly believe the growth of Montgomery County has more potential than ever,” Harper said. “My mom, (the late) Annie Jean Campbell, influenced me a lot on becoming Supervisor by her willingness to learn and listen to the voters. Also, I love Montgomery County and the people keeps me focused. I love what I do. Continue reading

Build A Better World #SummerReadingPrograms

The summer reading program at local libraries is a big part summer fun for lots of little ones throughout the area.

Wendy Rushing of the Winona-Montgomery County Library said on average, 2,500 books are checked out in June and July as part of the summer reading program.

“I believe our summer reading program is important to our community in that it gives children the opportunity to keep reading throughout the summer and improve their reading level,” Rushing said. “Many of our books are labeled as accelerated reader books.  Parents can bring their children in and pick out books specifically on the child’s reading level or higher, and in the fall when school starts back the child can take accelerated reader tests for AR points.” Continue reading

#GREATEATS Help Winona’s Small Time Hot Dogs win a National Contest

There are only a few more days to place your vote, and in this election, residents can cast their votes as many times as they want too, as long as they wait 24 hours.

Small Time Hot Dogs of Winona has been selected to be among the Top 10 in the 2017 Hot Dog Vendor or the Year Contest at There are still a few days left until the competition closes at 9:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, May 5. The winner is selected by the number of raging fans who take the time each day to vote for their favorite mobile truck hot dog vendor.

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Mission Hope is changing lives

Rebecca Lancaster volunteers in the Mission Hope store.

Hope is at the core of everything they do.

Mission Hope in Winona has recently moved to a new location – a larger building to share the hope of Jesus Christ while providing hope and help to families in need in Carroll and Montgomery Counties. As of March 1, the program is now located at the old truck stop building at the corner of Highways 51 and 82.

“Much work has been done on the building and there is much to be done,” said Bro. Randy Dees, director of Mission Hope. “Ninety-five percent of the work done has been by volunteers. We invite the public to come visit us and see what we have to offer to the community.” Continue reading

Winona native participates in CAKE WARS on the Food Network


Pizza-flavored cake inspired by the Ninja Turtles?

Winona native Jeromie Terrell Jones served as an assistant on the second place team in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party on Monday night’s episode of Cake Wars on the Food Network.

Four master bakers and their assistants took on the Turtles — Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael — in order to take home a $10,000 prize. Greg Cipes and Mae Whitman, voices of Michelangelo and April O’Neil, served as guest judges to the panel.

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