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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 ...

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.

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.

Card tennis team blanks Apollo  West Central Tribune

SARTELL—The Willmar singles players dropped just one game and the Cardinals lost four games overall in a 7-0 victory over St. Cloud Apollo at the Sta-Fit ...

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 High School second quarter "A" honor roll  Crow River Media

Ninth grade. Ava Atkinson, Kyara Banken, Abigail Barus, Benjamin Blomberg, Margaret Boerema, Coltyn Bomkamp, Grace Borowicz, Emma Brown, Brady ...

LHS students of the week April 8-12 | Independent Review  Crow River Media

The Litchfield High School students of the week for April 8-12 are freshman Margaret Boerema and sophomore Andrew Joedeman.

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 ...

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

Litchfield High School senior Mason Dietel was named student of the week for Feb. 4-8 and junior Mariah Crosbie and sophomore Hazel Chvatal were named ...

Digital learning provides unique solution for winter weather  Crow River Media

Minnesota school districts have a unique problem in the winter when blizzards, extreme cold or polar vortexes hit. With Midwestern states facing these elements, ...

"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 ...

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 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 ...

LHS Hall of Fame inductees announced | Education  Crow River Media

Intentionally or not, the Litchfield High School Hall of Fame committee struck a balance in choosing the 2018 class of inductees.

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

Litchfield High School senior Hanna Joyce and sophomore Robert Stark were named students of the week for Dec. 10-14.

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 ...

Litchfield High School prom-goers enjoy the 'Roaring Twenties'  Crow River Media

Litchfield High School students went back in time to the “Roaring '20s” at prom Saturday evening.

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 ...

Diane Maahs, 77 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

April 11, 2019. Diane E. Maahs, 77, of Litchfield died April 11, at Dassel Lakeside Community Home. A memorial *service* will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, ...

Bruce Christie, 69 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

March 21, 2019. Bruce M. Christie, 69, of Litchfield died on Thursday, March 21, at St. Cloud Veteran's Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. ...

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

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

Vaping poses larger issue in rural schools | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Litchfield Public Schools face issues with student tobacco use, but not tobacco in the traditional sense.

LHS theater department to stage 'Me and My Girl"  Crow River Media

The director of a high school musical employs many skills in an effort to prepare students to take a show from script to stage.

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.

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 ...

Harold "Wayne" Nelson, 82 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Feb. 2, 2019. Harold “Wayne” Nelson, 82, of Litchfield died Saturday, Feb. 2, at Meeker Manor in Litchfield. Funeral *service* will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.

JoAnn Costigan, 79 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Dec. 26, 2018. JoAnn C. Costigan, 79, of Litchfield, died on Wednesday Dec. 26, at Meeker Manor in Litchfield. A memorial *service* will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday ...

Glenn Rosenow, 84 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

March 30, 2019. Glenn R. Rosenow, 84, of Grove City died Saturday March 30, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. A funeral *service* will be at ...

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.

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 ...

Celebrating history: Litchfield's own suffragette | Independent Review  Crow River Media

In the wake of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters was founded on Feb. 14, 1920.

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 ...

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.

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.

Robert Koepp, 79 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

April 6, 2019. Robert M. Koepp, 79, of Litchfield passed away Saturday, April 6, at St. Cloud Hospital. A memorial *service* will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, ...

Litchfield High School prepares for upcoming musical | Independent Review  Crow River Media

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is coming to Litchfield Nov. 2 through Nov. 5.

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.

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, ...

Dwight Henkelman, 65 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Jan. 24, 2019. Dwight Henkelman, 65, of Litchfield died Jan. 24, at his home. A memorial *service* will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at First Lutheran Church ...

Bernard “Ben” Ertl, 96 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

March 28, 2019. Bernard “Ben” Nickolas Ertl, 96, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, March 28, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. A Mass of ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

'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.”

A vocal display | News  Crow River Media

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

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.

Laurel Shoutz, 84 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Feb. 28, 2019. Laurel Shoutz, 84, of Forest City, died Thursday, Feb. 28, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield. Funeral *service* was Tuesday, ...

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


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 ...

LHS Hall of Fame inducts three | Independent Review  Crow River Media

What a great moment for Litchfield High School,” said mayor Keith Johnson, speaking to a packed auditorium Friday evening.

City wants to talk to school about partnering on future pool/rec center  Crow River Media

The Litchfield City Council wants to meet with the Litchfield School Board to discuss potential future partnership on a swimming pool or recreational center.

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!

Richard "Pickle" Gabrielson, 63 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Nov. 14, 2018. Richard “Pickle” Gabrielson, 63, of Darwin, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, at his home. A memorial *service* will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, ...

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 ...

Harold Ross, 77 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

July 24, 2018. Harold “Snooky” Ross, 77, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the St. Cloud VA Hospital. A gathering of friends and family was from 9 to 11 a.m. ...

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 ...

A&E Calendar: For the best in local entertainment  Crow River Media

Next seven days. Wednesday, April 17. Indoor Playground is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday at the Hutchinson Recreation ...

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 ...

Leslie "Les" Lemke, 57 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

June 9, 2018. Leslie M. “Les” Lemke, 57, of Watertown, South Dakota, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, as a result of a ...

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 ...

Vernon W. 'Bud' Boerner, 92 | Obituaries |  Montana Standard

Vernon W. “Bud” Boerner passed away Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2019 at Big Sky Senior Living. He was born Monday, October 25, 1926 in Litchfield, ...

With a 'spark in his eye,' Mayor Dave Kleis inducted into hometown hall of fame  St. Cloud Times

LITCHFIELD — When St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis walked into Litchfield High School on Thursday, he didn't immediately recognize the entrance, which has ...

FFA members exceed expectations at state convention | Big Fish Lifestyle  Crow River Media

*Fresh* off the podium after clinching a state berth, Litchfield FFA members have made their advisor proud.

Carol Fiala, 74 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Feb. 23, 2019. Carol Lucille Fiala, 74, of Hutchinson passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Memorial *service* was ...

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 ...

Litchfield robotics team powers up | Independent Review  Crow River Media

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

Tasha Anderson, 52 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Sept. 19, 2018. Tasha L. Anderson, 52, of Maplewood died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. Family and friends may gather for a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Ruby Haagenson, 94 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Feb. 2, 2019. Ruby Lenora Haagenson, 94, of Fergus Falls, died Feb. 2, at Park River Estates in Coon Rapids. Funeral *service* will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb.

GIRLS TENNIS: Dominating Dragons sweep New London-Spicer  Crow River Media

As one of the top-ranked teams in Class A, the Litchfield girls tennis team looked the part on Friday, earning a 7-0 shutout win at New London-Spicer.

Gloria Seefeldt, 64 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

June 15, 2018. Gloria A. Seefeldt, 64, died Friday, June 15, 2018, at her home near Hutchinson. Funeral *service* will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at St. Paul's ...

Daniel Scullard, 48 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

May 2, 2018. Daniel (Danny) Joseph Scullard, 48, of Burnsville died Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at his home. Memorial *service* will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 11, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Meeker County Sheriff's Department educates parents on drug use in "Hidden in Plain Sight"  Crow River Media

Fifty parents attended “Hidden in Plain Sight” Monday night at Litchfield High School's Little Theater.

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 ...

'We need to show people that we care'  Crow River Media

At the stroke of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, dozens of Litchfield High School students streamed out of school and gathered on the sidewalk along the parking ...

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 ...

Litchfield community mourns teen's death | Local  Crow River Media

Academics were the farthest thing from the minds of many Litchfield High School students Monday, as they came together to grieve the loss of one of their ...

Gary Hein, 65 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

July 24, 2018. Gary J. Hein, 65, of Litchfield died Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his family. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. ...

Virgil "Bud" Rangeloff, 82 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

July 14, 2018. Virgil “Bud” C. Rangeloff, 82, of Litchfield died Saturday, July 14, 2018, peacefully in his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday ...

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 ...

Robert Kline -- Rochester

Robert James Kline, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, surrounded by family in Rochester.

Gordon Lambertson, 70 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

March 19, 2019. Gordon Murriel Vince Lambertson, 70, of Ottertail passed away March 19, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. *Service* was ...

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.

Marvin Wendroth, 92 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Nov. 8, 2018. Marvin L. Wendroth, 92, of Hutchinson, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson. Memorial *service* was ...

Leslie Lemke | Obituaries  Watertown Public Opinion

Leslie M. “Les” Lemke, age 57, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, MN, as a result of a motorcycle.

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 ...

FFA members impress, set sights on national convention  Crow River Media

Litchfield FFA'ers say “family” accurately describes their chapter.

Drange to headline LHS senior athletics banquet | Sports  Crow River Media

Litchfield graduate (1995) and former Lehigh University wrestler Erik Drange will be the featured speaker at Litchfield High School's Senior Athletic Banquet ...

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 ...

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