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Dennis Braaten, 64 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Aug. 25, 2019. Dennis Elvem Braaten, 64, of Litchfield passed away at his home surrounded by family Sunday, Aug. 25, after battling pancreatic cancer with ...

Litchfield High School Senior Breaks 36-Year State Baseball Record  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Last Friday, a baseball player from Litchfield broke a state record that had stood for 36 years. Owen Boerema extended his hitting ...

Litchfield School Board approves referendum questions | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Litchfield School Board, on a 5-1 vote Monday, determined the language for three questions for a fall operating and bond referendum.

Litchfield High School Honor Roll announced | Education  Crow River Media

Following are students who earned spots on the “A” and “B” honor rolls at Litchfield High School for first quarter of the 2018-19 school year:

Litchfield Marching Band sets summer parade schedule | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Summer parade season has arrived for marching bands across the state, and the Litchfield Marching Dragons will step off at their first parade on Saturday.

Litchfield High School Little Theatre presents the 'The Grunch' April 4-7  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School Little Theatre will present “The Grunch” from 7-8:30 p.m. April 4-6, and from 2-3:30 p.m. April 7 at 901 N. Gilman Ave.

Litchfield Marching Band brings old tunes to life  Crow River Media

The Litchfield High School Marching Band is bringing nostalgic music Thursda, June 6.

Litchfield's Lake Ripley Elementary turns 50 | Education  Crow River Media

More than 30000 kids have passed through the halls of Litchfield's Lake Ripley Elementary School since its opening Sept. 21, 1969.

LHS class of 2019 graduates | Independent Review  Crow River Media

In the Litchfield High School gymnasium Sunday, 109 seniors received their diplomas, commencing their high school years and moving on to college, careers or ...

Litchfield School Board discusses co-op with Dassel-Cokato for wrestling team  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School juniors will be glad to learn that things will remain the same next year. Discontinuing open lunch for juniors didn't pass after a vote during ...

High school baseball player breaks Minnesota hitting streak record set in 1983  Bring Me The News

Litchfield's Owen Boerema has hit safely in 34 straight games.

On the record: Litchfield's Owen Boerema has 34-game hitting streak  Crow River Media

Owen Boerema had just completed an interview with a reporter from a Twin Cities television station when another reporter appeared to talk with him Monday ...

Litchfield alum wins VFW teacher of year award  Crow River Media

1988 Litchfield High School graduate Andrew Nelson said he still remembers what it felt like when Mayor Keith Johnson, who was formerly a band director at ...

Litchfield to celebrate 150 years in style | Entertainment  Crow River Media

Litchfield will recognize its 150th anniversary this year with a celebration hosted by the newly formed Litchfield Visitors Bureau.

Litchfield School Board candidates discuss issues | Election  Crow River Media

Editor's note: Litchfield Chamber of Commerce sent questionnaires to Litchfield School Board candidates. Responses from candidates Darrin Anderson, Dan ...

Enrollment increases at Litchfield Public Schools | News  Crow River Media

To the delight of administrators, opening-day enrollment has increased at Litchfield Public Schools at the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

11 bands perform at the first Litchfield Parade of Bands  Crow River Media

Litchfield almost doubled its population on Tuesday when the city hosted its inaugural Parade of Bands. It is estimated 4000-plus people lined the streets to ...

Litchfield honors athletes at awards banquet | Sports  Crow River Media

Litchfield athletes were honored Wednesday at the Litchfield High School Athletic Banquet.

"You did it!" — Litchfield High School seniors celebrate graduation  Crow River Media

Just under 100 Litchfield High School seniors hit a milestone Sunday afternoon. In a sea of Dragon-green caps and gowns, family members, friends and faculty ...

50 YEARS AGO: Body of 77-year-old found in abandoned house  Crow River Media


Litchfield's students of the week | Education  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School sophomores Ana Carmona and Janessa Olson were named students of the week for Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, sophomore Jeremiah Bigot was ...

Litchfield history all around you: Celebrating Women's History Month  Crow River Media

In celebration of March being National Women's History Month, the Litchfield Historic Preservation Committee would like to acknowledge three women who ...

Michael “Mick” Revering, 74 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

May 31, 2019. Michael “Mick” Revering, 74, of Litchfield died Friday May 31, at the VA Health Care Center in St. Cloud. A memorial *service* will be at 10:30 a.m. ...

Litchfield choirs present world of music | Community  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School and Middle School took listeners around the world in 23 songs and highlighted some award-winning performances during their March ...

LHS debuts 'Cry of the Peacock' Jan. 24 | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School seniors Zach Olson, Madelyn Allee and Julia Richardson are all preparing for the 2019 Minnesota State High School League One Act ...

Litchfield Community Theatre stages 'Beauty and the Beast'  Crow River Media

Heidi Pennertz remembers when Disney's version of “Beauty and the Beast” arrived in movie theaters.

Marching Dragons collect top honors during busy parade week  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School marching band finished a stretch of five parades in four days Sunday afternoon by taking grand champion in the Water Carnival Grand ...

Dragon Tennis Ranked #9 in State  WCMP

The Pine City Dragons are off to a hot start this season. The Dragon tennis team is now 6-1 on the season after a clean sweep in a quad at Litchfield high school.

Litchfield sees major changes to sports sections | Sports  Crow River Media

The new competitive sections for the next two school years have been revealed. Litchfield High School's sports teams will see new opponents in some of its ...

TRACK AND FIELD: Litchfield hosts opening meet; Eagles top girls standings  Crow River Media

Teams battled cold and windy conditions Thursday night in the season-opening track and field meet at Litchfield High School. Litchfield, Eden ...

Litchfield takes top honors at Pioneerland Band Festival  Swift County Monitor

By Reed Anfinson Publisher Swift County Monitor-News. The Litchfield High School marching band placed first at the 2019 Benson Pioneerland Band Festival ...

Luaine “Butch” C. Weseman, 76 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

April 24, 2019. Luaine “Butch” C. Weseman, 76, of Litchfield died Wednesday, April 24, at St. Cloud Hospital. Funeral *service* will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 29, ...

Roger "Shaker" Kloos, 63 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

May 25, 2019. Roger Alan Kloos (Shaker), 63, formerly of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, May 25, at his home in St. Paul. Roger was born May 23, 1956, in St.

Litchfield graduate Kelley Sundin believes music can unite us  Crow River Media

Kelley Sundin's music career came full circle, in a sense, during a mid-February choir concert.

Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland: students reminisce on their trip overseas  Crow River Media

For six Litchfield High School students, the summer of 2018 will remain one of the most memorable highlights of their lives.

'Litchfield is Our Home' celebrates 150 years of history  Crow River Media

More than 425 people relived all 150 years of Litchfield's history through a musical and theatrical experience.

Go green! Go Dragons! | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School celebrated the Dragons Homecoming football game against New London-Spicer last week.

Chelsea Brown hired as Litchfield Middle School principal  Crow River Media

At its meeting April 9, the Litchfield School Board announced Chelsea Brown will become the new principal at Litchfield Middle School.

LHS responds to removal of coveted dragon logo  Crow River Media

As one of four schools in Minnesota nicknamed the Dragons, folks in Litchfield covet their school's distinct logo and mascot.

Nearly 200 teachers, students make a 'polar' plunge  Crow River Media

Litchfield Public Schools' tradition of participating in the Polar Plunge continued Friday with nearly 200 students and teachers participating in the event at Bde ...

Full Ensemble sings 'Million Dreams' | Education  Crow River Media

Soloist Gray Nelson opens up the "full ensemble" performance of "Million Dreams" during the 2018 Fall Vocal Concert Nov. 13 at Bernie Aaker Auditorium.

The Season Begins | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School marching band opened the parade season with a first-place finish at the Friendly City Days parade Sunday in Albertville. Take a look at ...

Chad Rohde, 40 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Dec. 16, 2018. Chad P. Rohde, 40, of Litchfield died at his home on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends and family may gather ...

Meet Litchfield's new deans of students | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Litchfield Public Schools has three new deans of students this year, each a valuable asset to the inner workings of the schools, according to principals in their ...

Jean Holm, 86 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

July 11, 2019. Jean Marie Holm, 86, of Dassel died Thursday, July 11, at her home. A memorial *service* will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at St. Philips ...

2018 LHS Holiday Concert | Education  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School choir and band programs brought sounds of the holiday season to Bernie Aaker Auditorium Dec. 3 as they performed their 2018 Holiday ...

John Carlson highlights Litchfield athletic banquet | Sports  Crow River Media

2003 Litchfield graduate and former NFL tight end John Carlson Jr. will be the featured speaker at Litchfield High School's Senior Athletic Banquet Wednesday ...

Cantata continues 20-year tradition | Local  Crow River Media

An Easter season musical tradition will continue when 78 performers take the stage Sunday at Bernie Aaker Auditorium.

Todd Matheson, 48 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

July 2, 2019. Todd Donald Matheson, 48, was taken from us way too soon July 2, at Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo. He fought a very hard battle of Esophageal ...

Darwin Rod and Gun Club's smelt fry still running strong  Crow River Media

For 61 years the Darwin Rod and Gun Club has continued a tradition of serving up baskets of a small species of fish with a unique taste at its annual fish fry.

June Cavert, 97 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

June 5, 2019. June Lorraine Sederstrom Cavert, 97, of St. Paul, formerly of Minneapolis, formerly of Litchfield, died June 5. Everyone is welcome to a memorial ...

Andrew Nothnagel Jr., 82 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Sept. 22, 2018. Andrew George Nothnagel Jr., formerly of Litchfield, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Mesa, Arizona, with his family at his side.

Litchfield Chamber of Commerce warns businesses of scam | News  Crow River Media

The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce is alerting local businesses of a scam regarding a company called Sports Media.

Getting to know school staff  Crow River Media

With the second quarter of the school year underway, staff and faculty in Litchfield Public Schools have settled into their classrooms and are comfortable with ...

LHS FIRST Robotics Team thanks community  Crow River Media

I want to take this opportunity to thank students, parents, and advisors who supported our 2017 Litchfield High School FIRST Robotics Team. The team just ...

Gladys Bergstrom, 85 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Oct. 2, 2018. Gladys Irene Bergstrom, daughter of Richard and Ethel Dalton, was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Luxemburg, Minnesota. She grew up in the Darwin area ...

Prep Basketball: Litchfield heats up  West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield ramped up its offense in the second half, shooting 67 percent in the half and overcoming a 14-point halftime deficit to down ...

'The Grunch' delights with songs, simplicity | Entertainment  Crow River Media

Combine a student body's love of theater, a grumpy sixth-grader, musical numbers and dance moves, and the product is “The Grunch.”

Manufacturing expo let students try their hand at welding and more  Crow River Media

With help from several area businesses, Ridgewater College of Hutchinson hosted more than 100 students from Litchfield, Dassel-Cokato, Kimball and ...

Milaca High School Marching Band scores big with debut 2019 performance  ECM Publishers

There are 137 members in the 2019 Milaca High School Marching Band. Call any of them a “Band Nerd” and they'll take it as the ultimate compliment.

Marjorie O'Shea, 96 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

April 21, 2019. Marjorie Sheehan O'Shea, 96, of Portland, Oregon, formerly Litchfield and Hopkins, passed though the pearly gates April 21, 2019, due to a ...

Springtime activities await you at Litchfield Community Education  Crow River Media

It might be spring break this week for the Litchfield Schools, but the Community Education office is humming with activity!

A vocal display | News  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School and Middle School choirs performed their fall concert Nov. 13 at Bernie Aaker Auditorium.

Nearly 100 MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants: List  Mendota Heights, MN Patch

MN School Districts Awarded Anti-Violence Grants - Mendota Heights, MN - Projects included improvements to exterior entry security, such as access controls, ...

David Osmundson, 56 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

May 20, 2019. David Osmundson, 56, passed away May 20, 2019, at the VA Medical Center in Saint Cloud, after fighting a determined 18-month long battle ...

Eric Koepp, 48 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

July 3, 2019. Eric Christopher Koepp, 48, of Litchfield died Wednesday, July 3, from a tragic work accident in Elwood, Nebraska. A memorial *service* will be at ...

Janice Urban, 82 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Aug. 5, 2019. Janice “Jan” Urban, 82, of Hutchinson passed away Monday, Aug. 5, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe. Mass of Christian Burial will be at ...

Funeral set in Litchfield gym for basketball player killed in car crash  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Instruction at Litchfield High School and other schools in the district will end early on Friday to allow students, teachers and staff to attend a funeral for a ...

Surprise for longtime Litchfield coach  KARE

After nearly 30 years and coaching hundreds of athletes the head basketball coach at Litchfield high school is hanging it up.

Litchfield robotics team powers up | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Here's the thing people need to know: It's not battle bots.”

Remembering some of the great starting fives in MN boys basketball history  Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews

This isn't a look at the best players in the history of Minnesota boys high school basketball, it's a list of opinions from coaches and announcers about the best ...

Litchfield wrestling legend inducted to Hall of Fame  Crow River Media

Driven” and “aggressive.” Those are two words that Tim Kinsella used to describe himself as a beginning wrestler. For over 35 years of wrestling as an athlete ...

Girls Basketball: Litchfield loses in final seconds  West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD -- Rockford scored a bucket in the final five seconds to edge Litchfield 50-48 on Tuesday at Litchfield High School. Litchfield, now 9-4, got 17 points, ...

BACK THEN: Letter in search of Litchfield, MN 50 years ago  Crow River Media


Litchfield students tour local Bobcat factory | Independent Review  Crow River Media

In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, Litchfield High School students toured Doosan Bobcat in Litchfield.

Litchfield crowns homecoming king, queen | Education  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School crowned Tara Anderson and Jacob Boline as homecoming king and queen Monday night.

Litchfield Memorial Day program May 30 | Local  Crow River Media

Monday's Memorial Day observance in Litchfield will start at Calvary Cemetery, next to St. Philip's Church on East Fifth Street, where Admiral Benson VFW Drill ...

Peanut Butter & Milk Festival will make it to Litchfield for the 47th year  Crow River Media

The 47th annual Peanut Butter & Milk Festival will be coming back to Litchfield this weekend.

Litchfield, Carlson Family, Looks For 4th Title In 12 Years  CBS Local

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (WCCO) — Litchfield is looking for its fourth state title in 12 years. The head coach is John Carlson Sr. His son with the same name just ...

BACK THEN: 1968: Fatal shooting at rural Darwin place  Crow River Media

10 YEARS AGO: NEWS FROM THE ISSUE OF MARCH 17, 2008. Doug Hughes and Duane Hickler spent two weeks in Gautier, Mississippi, helping to change ...

Larson, Shoutz crowned Litchfield's 2018-'19 royalty  Crow River Media

Just 13 hours after their crowns were placed, Miss Litchfield Brianna Larson and Princess Laura Shoutz had a difficult time explaining their gratitude, and ...

Should Litchfield build a new community pool? The city will be asking for opinions.  Crow River Media

Design concepts for a proposed new outdoor pool in Litchfield are in the hands of city leaders. Now, they're going to ask residents what they think about ...

Litchfield proud – Marching band performs during Litchfield night at Willmar Stingers game  Crow River Media

Litchfield residents shared their community pride during Litchfield night June 13 at the Willmar Stingers baseball game. The Litchfield Marching Band performed ...

Introducing Litchfield's newest teachers and staff | Education  Crow River Media

When school starts Sept. 1, students will see new faces at their schools, including six teachers, a high school counselor and activities director. Today, the ...

Enjoy local Music in the Park concerts | Entertainment  Crow River Media

If you like to listen to music outdoors, you can start your week at Hutchinson's Music in the Park on Monday night in Library Square. This summer's schedule ...

Local Roundup: Dragon tennis team pushes Tech  West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD—Litchfield tennis kicked off their 2018 campaign with a narrow 4-3 defeat against perennial power St. Cloud Tech on a cloudy Thursday afternoon.

Frazier may be leaving Litchfield School District  KWLM (Willmar Radio)

According to the Litchfield Independent Review, Litchfield Schools Superintendent Daniel Frazier is a finalist for the job of Superintendent in Rapid City South ...

John Carlson retires from the NFL | Local  Crow River Media

Former Litchfield High School student and football star John Carlson announced Tuesday he is retiring from the NFL. The tight end is leaving the game after one ...

Durand Onell, 35 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

March 18, 2016. Durand Michael Onell, beloved son, brother, uncle, teacher and friend, age 35, died Friday, March 18, at the Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo. Durand ...

Hutchinson's first baby of year born to Litchfield couple  Crow River Media

The first baby born at Hutchinson Health in 2016 will be in good hands when she arrives home in Litchfield.

Litchfield students win distracted driving PSA contest  KARE

Classes at Litchfield High School were canceled Tuesday, but only for three sophomores who won the right to shoot a public *service* announcement on ...

Marching Dragons win at Albertville | News  Crow River Media

Litchfield opened its 2018 marching competition season with an easy win Sunday in Albertville.

PREVIEW: 'Dear Edwina' coming to LHS Little Theater  Crow River Media

Dear Edwina Jr.” is coming to the Litchfield High School Little Theater this month. With special arrangements with Music Theatre International, New York, the ...

A hall of fame career: Carlson joins hall | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School head boys basketball coach John Carlson has been selected to the 2015 class of the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Assocation's Hall of ...

Liestman competes at cadet nationals | Sports  Crow River Media

Chase Liestman is a quick learner on the mat. The Litchfield High School wrestler established himself as a proficient folkstyle wrestler, earning all-conference ...

The meaning behind last week's LHS senior prank  Crow River Media

May 25 was not a typical day at Litchfield High School — starting with the toilet perched on top of the school's roof.

Marcus Huhn, 16 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

March 13, 2016. Marcus Allen Huhn, 16, of Litchfield died Sunday, March 13, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. Mass of Christian Burial was at 2:30 p.m. ...

Richard Erickson, 83 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Nov. 21, 2018. Richard (Dick) Wallace Erickson, 83, passed away on Nov. 21, at home surrounded by his family. Funeral *service* will be 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

Melvin Peterson, 82 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

June 8, 2018. Melvin D. Peterson, 82, of rural Atwater died Friday morning, June 8, at his home. A celebration of life *service* will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, ...

Jason Nelson, 40 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

June 1, 2015 - Jason Mikal Nelson, 40, of Darwin passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 1, 2015. Funeral *service* will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, ...

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