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Steamboat Days chicken-q is Sunday, June 16  Winona Post

The Cotter Band Boosters' 17th annual Steamboat Days Chicken-Q will be held on Sunday, June 16, beginning at 11 a.m. in Sinclair Park. Tickets are $9 each ...

High school roundup: Cotter softball tops Caledonia; Nisbit shines in C-FC baseball win  Winona Daily News

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. — Cole Nisbit had two RBIs and scored three times for the Pirates as they defeated Westby 6-2 in nonconference baseball action ...

High school softball: Cotter wins yet another pitchers' duel against Chatfield  Winona Daily News

Cotter came out ahead 1-0 in yet another instant classic against Chatfield on Tuesday at Bowlin Field in what could be a preview of the Section 1AA East ...

Cotter asks WAPS to ease sports fees  Winona Post

by NATHANIEL NELSON For the past seven years, Cotter High School (CHS) has been paying almost $20,000 in fees to Winona Area Public Schools (WAPS) ...

Cotter Schools Ramblers of the Month | Neighbors  Winona Daily News

Cotter Junior High School seventh-grade student Colleen “Coco” Costello is the daughter of Michael and Stacy Costello and has two older siblings, Joseph and ...

High school football: No. 6 Goodhue jumps on Cotter right from the start  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team made great strides last season finishing 4-5 — its best record since 2007 — thanks to a talented senior class.

MSHSL Class A State Cross Country: Cotter's Grace Ping regains state crown, teammates Lauren Ping second and Morgan Arnold fifth  Winona Daily News

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Cotter High School's Grace Ping is back on top — and joined in the top five by teammates Lauren Ping and Morgan Arnold.

Girls cross country: Cotter tied for first in Minnesota Class A rankings, Grace Ping and Lauren Ping ranked second and third  Winona Daily News

The Cotter girls cross country team which placed second at the MSHSL State Cross Country meet a year ago, is tied with Perham atop the most recent Class A ...

Boys basketball: Young Cotter team has a lot of learning to do with new head coach Dan Messmann  Winona Daily News

Odds are if you have played basketball in Winona the past 15 years you are familiar with new Cotter High School boys basketball coach Dan Messmann.

DISASTER STRIKES | Final-minute mistake costs Cotter in girls soccer section tournament semifinal  Winona Daily News

A record-setting season ended in heartbreak for the Cotter girls soccer team.

High school football: Cotter riding momentum of best season in a decade into 2018  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team made great strides in year two of the Seth Haun era last season snapping, a 23-game losing streak and finishing with a 4-5 ...

High school soccer: Cotter's Gardner named first-team all-state, Barrientos Class A Coach of the Year  Winona Daily News

Cotter girls soccer forward Olivia Gardner and coach Marie Barrientos were honored at the Minnesota Coaches Association banquet on Sunday.

High school football roundup: Rushford-Peterson rushes for 400 yards in win over Cotter  Winona Daily News

Rushford-Peterson's offense dominated on the ground as it defeated Cotter 56-12 in Mid Southeast-East football action on Friday at the Ben Niggle Sports ...

High school cross country: Cotter's depth has it primed for a run at a state championship  Winona Daily News

When Grace and Lauren Ping came back to Winona last year, after a year a in Utah, they not only brought back the chance of winning a state championship with.

Cotter Choir to perform end-of-year concert  Winona Post

The Cotter High School Show Choir will present its end-of-the-year concert on Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Theatre on the Cotter Schools campus ...

Cotter speech team wins Rochester meet  Winona Post

The Cotter High School speech team competed at Rochester John Marshall on February 9. Over 400 students from 22 schools were there, including three-time ...

High school roundup: Megan Morgan scores two as Cotter defeats La Crescent  Winona Daily News

Megan Morgan scored two goals as Cotter defeated La Crescent 2-0 in girls soccer on Tuesday.

High school volleyball: Cotter sweeps Rochester, will meet St. Charles in Section 1AA East Sub-Section semifinal  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School volleyball team came out a little tight, but eventually found their rhythm against a scrappy Chatfield squad, sweeping the Gophers 25-18, ...

Nordic Skiing: Grace Ping trades in shoes for skis, competes with state-bound Winona co-op Nordic skiing team  Winona Daily News

Grace Ping wanted to be part of a team during the winter sports season while keeping her focus on the spring track and field season.

Saint Mary's raises nearly $20000 for Winona boy battling leukemia  Winona Daily News

Saint Mary's University has nearly reached its goal of raising $20000 for this year's Taylor Richmond Benefit recipient Joseph Row of Winona.

Girls soccer: Cotter scores two in second half to defeat La Crescent in Section 1A tournament  Winona Daily News

Cotter and La Crescent entered halftime tied, but the Ramblers pulled away after the break to defeat the Lancers 3-1 and advance in the Section 1A girls soccer ...

High school football: Ramblers lose heartbreaker to Kingsland after leading 30-6  Winona Daily News

The Cotter football team was unstoppable — until it wasn't.

High school volleyball: Brackets released for Section 1A and 1AA tournaments, Cotter earns No. 3 seed  Winona Daily News

Pairings for the Section 1A and Section 1AA volleyball tournaments were released Wednesday, with both tournaments beginning Monday.

Cross country: Grace Ping qualifies for Foot Locker nationals  Winona Daily News

KENOSHA, Wis. — Cotter High School sophomore Grace Ping qualified for the Foot Locker national race on Saturday, as she finished seventh in the Midwest ...

High school volleyball: Lewiston-Altura starts fast in Three Rivers Conference victory over Cotter  Winona Daily News

LEWISTON — The Lewiston-Altura High School volleyball team started fast and withstood a Cotter rally to win their third straight game to open up their 2018 ...

Prep track: Cotter's Lauren and Grace Ping take distance section titles  Winona Daily News

ELGIN, Minn. — On Wednesday, Cotter High School seventh-grader Lauren Ping bested her sister, Cotter freshman Grace Ping in the 3200-meter run, but on ...

And the Winona Steamboat Days Harbormaster for 2019 is ...  Winona Daily News

Wearing a cap at a softball game isn't out of the ordinary. But not this kind of cap.

Cross country: Grace Ping finishes 10th at NACAC  Winona Daily News

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO — Cotter High School sophomore Grace Ping finished 10th Saturday in the NACAC Cross Country Championships.

High school soccer: MSHSL Section 1A boys and girls tournaments begin Tuesday, Cotter girls No. 2, Winona Boys No. 4  Winona Daily News

The MSHSL Section 1A boys and girls soccer tournaments kick off on Tuesday with three Winona-area teams in each.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The vote that closed the other school in Rollingstone  Winona Daily News

Editor's note: In June 1923, Rollingstone's Holy Trinity High School held its first graduation, sending 16 seniors out into the world — and Catholic schools would ...

‘He believed in Goodview’: After a former mayor’s passing, friends remember his legacy  Winona Daily News

Some might forget that the tiny city of Goodview, just over 4000 residents nestled near the west edge of Winona, is its own entity.

Winona native, Cotter graduate, helps save a life on Kentucky road  Winona Daily News

A Winona native was in the right place at the right time. And a woman he never met will be forever grateful.

Cotter girls cross country finishes in second place  Winona Daily News

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — It was a bittersweet finish for the Cotter girls cross country team as it took second place with 87 points — only one point behind ...

FINDING THEIR IDENTITY | Cotter Ramblers football team wins with dominant rushing attack  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team has found its identity and is proud of where it has taken it.

Grace Ping, family coming back to Winona; Cotter cross country gets a big boost  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School girls cross country team will getting a double dose of the Pings next fall.

State Track: Cotter's Grace Ping gets back to the top of the podium with win in 1600; Lauren Ping second  Winona Daily News

ST. PAUL — Friday was Lauren Ping's day, and Saturday belonged to Grace.

‘You get a voice’: At Winona’s Model Legislature, the students make the laws  Winona Daily News

In a corner room of Winona State University's Tau Center on Wednesday morning, the governor and his lieutenant governor sat at a table with a stack of papers ...

John "Jack" Weimerskirch | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

John (Jack) Weimerskirch was called home by God Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at his winter home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Charles K. Kulas | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Charles K. Kulas, 71, known to his friends as “Chuck,” passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, after a brief illness. Chuck will be dearly missed by his family and his ...

WAPS Ríos Spanish Immersion program receives record number of applicants  Winona Daily News

The Ríos Spanish Immersion program at Winona Area Public Schools received a record 30 applications for 2019-20 kindergarten students.

Cotter optimistic, excited to begin football practice  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team took to the practice field early Monday morning, and everyone from the head coach on down through the youngest ...

100 years of Cotter | Local |  Winona Daily News

Today was the first day of school at Cotter High School — 100 years ago.

Former Winona priest at the heart of Catholic Church sex scandal in Minnesota dies  Winona Daily News

As a Catholic priest, Thomas Adamson won the trust of the boys he coached and others he came to know in the parishes he served from southern Minnesota ...

Grace and Lauren Ping qualify for Nike Cross Nationals meet  Winona Daily News

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Cotter High School's Grace Ping and Lauren Ping will get to run one more cross country race this season.

Marie Feltz | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. — Marie Feltz, 76, of Gold Canyon died Friday, April 26, 2019, in her home.

Section 1AA softball: Cotter turns the tables on Lourdes, advances to section final  Winona Daily News

AUSTIN, Minn. — Two weeks ago, the Rochester Lourdes High School softball team touched Cotter ace Isabel Northrop for five runs en route to a one-run ...

MSHSL State Track: Cotter seventh-grader Lauren Ping wins 3,200 state title, Grace Ping third  Winona Daily News

ST. PAUL — When Lauren and Grace Ping were kids, Grace thought her younger sister smiled too much when she ran.

Abbey Allen, Kirsten Cranor win Joe Vogel 'Pay it Forward' scholarship  Winona Daily News

Kristin (Brang) Biesanz, along with Tom and Mary Vogel, presented the eighth annual Joe Vogel “Pay It Forward” Memorial Scholarship to Abbey Allen and ...

Kathryn 'Kathy' Ruth Sagen | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Kathryn “Kathy” Ruth Sagen, 60, of Winona died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at her home of natural causes.

A GOODBYE GIFT: Daniel Wuxihong leads Winona Cotter baseball past Lake City  Winona Daily News

Before heading back to China, Daniel Wuxihong wanted to give his Cotter High School baseball teammates a parting gift.

Beyond her years: Seventh-grade goalie helps Cotter girls win penalty shootout  Winona Daily News

Tess Mullen didn't think she was going to play. Yet there the seventh-grade goalie on the Cotter High School girls soccer team was Tuesday evening, not long ...

Cross country: Cotter's Grace Ping sets course record, sister Lauren finishes second  Winona Daily News

It might have been postponed back in 2015 due to bad weather conditions, but two years later Grace Ping of Cotter High School got to participate in the 48th ...

Hurry Back Productions shooting for 'an evening out' feel with Highway 61 Concert Series  Winona Daily News

A new concert series will bring to Winona a nationally touring band, original artists, Christmas shows (later in the year, of course), as well as groups of solo ...

MSHSL volleyball: Crowley, Cotter knock off Lake City on 'Ride to Rochester'  Winona Daily News

Discipline and execution were the main focus of the Cotter High School volleyball team as it began MSHSL Section 1AA East play with a 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, ...

Like father, like son: Zukowskis hope to return Cotter boys basketball back to glory  Winona Daily News

Tom Zukowski is a coach and a mentor for the boys on the Cotter High School boys basketball team, but for junior guard Connor Zukowski, he's also a father.

Roger William Schneider | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Roger “R.W.” William Schneider succumbed to Alzheimer's Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, comforted by the loving staff at St. Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona ...

Cotter's Northrop putting together remarkable season  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School softball coach Pat Bowlin has been doing this a long time.

Lynn R. Iverson  Winona Daily News

NELSON, Wis. — Lynn R. Iverson, 82, of Nelson, a longtime teacher at Alma, Wis., schools, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys ...

A party down by the river: Steamboat Days sets course for Levee Park  Winona Daily News

Winona's annual celebration is ready to dock at the levee.

Cotter High School athletic awards presented  Winona Post

Soccer winners are Cade Espy, Parker Nelton, Patrick Michener, Justin Waldera, Waheed Ahmadzai, Bryant Gernes, Daniel Cardenas-Suarez, and Faisal Baz.

Thomas "Tom" Michael Kulas | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Thomas “Tom” Michael Kulas. Thomas “Tom” Michael Kulas, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at New Brighton Care Center in New Brighton, Minn. He was born ...

What defines our city? We take a crack at identifying the icons of Winona  Winona Daily News

What person, place or thing do you value most in the Winona area? What landmark do you show off to visitors? What local food do you brag about far and.

BACK IN THE GAME: Sandcork returns to Cotter football team at quarterback  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School football team will have a new quarterback under center for the season opener on Saturday against Medford.

Cotter awards athletes  Winona Post

Pictured are Cotter Principal Dave Forney, Jim Mohan Memorial 2016 Male Sportsmanship Award winner Alex Walechka, Jim Mohan Memorial 2016 Female ...

Sandra 'Sandi' Van Hoof | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Sandra “Sandi” Van Hoof passed away peacefully at her beloved cabin in Wabasha, with her husband Jerry holding her hand Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

Quiet philanthropy: Cotter benefactors acknowledged at Founder's Day event  Winona Daily News

On the birthday of its namesake Thursday, Cotter High School honored five benefactors who changed the face of Cotter.

Sister Margaret Kiefer -- Rochester

Sister Margaret Kiefer (Sister Mark), 94, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, died at Assisi Heights on Wednesday, Dec.

The good news gallery: Winona's community organizations and schools have much to celebrate  Winona Daily News

Winona Area Crime Stoppers recently donated $1,000 to the Winona Police Department and its K-9 Training Fund. The amount is from the proceeds that were ...

'We don't get down': Cotter shakes off early deficit, advances to state softball tournament for first time since 2009  Winona Daily News

AUSTIN, Minn. — Cotter never got down. The Ramblers bounced back from giving up three runs in the top of the first to score four unanswered runs and defeat ...

Cindy Li falls to Katie Mulvey, but Cotter girls tennis wins two matches  Winona Daily News

The top-five battle didn't go the way of the Cotter High School girls tennis team, but that didn't stop the Ramblers from picking up a pair of wins in a.

Gerald W. Conway -- Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rev. Gerald W. Conway passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2019, after a brief illness. Fr. Jerry was born on Sept. 26, 1931, the third of nine children of Amelia.

In the classroom: Cotter's Mike Donlin  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School's Mike Donlin has taught almost every social studies topic there is: government, economics, sociology, psychology, anthropology.

Winona Steamboat Days buttons on sale now | Local  Winona Daily News

Winona Steamboat Days 2019 buttons are now on sale at most Winona convenience stores, retailers, restaurants, Midtown Foods and Hy-Vee.

Alexander Wicka | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Alexander Nathan Ross Wicka, 35, of Winona died unexpectedly, from complications of surgery Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, at Winona Health. Alex was born Feb.

'Hard work and effort paying off': Cotter celebrates high ACT scores  Winona Daily News

Earlier this month, Cotter High School teachers were surprised with a breakfast where Vice Principal Mary Eileen Fitch revealed the school's ACT score ...

COLLECTION: All of our students of the week from Winona area schools since September  Winona Daily News

Senior Sarah Beguin is the daughter of Catherine and Al Beguin of Winona. Sarah describes herself as determined, compassionate and intelligent, and she lists ...

Lynn R. Iverson -- Nelson, Wis.

Lynn R. Iverson, age 82, of Nelson, Wis., a longtime teacher at Alma, Wis., schools, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Saint Marys ...

Cotter's Aubrey Williams redeems herself at Three Rivers meet  Winona Daily News

Aubrey Williams was out for a little redemption on Tuesday.

Answering the call: Haun seizes opportunity to become Cotter's next athletic director  Winona Daily News

Seth Haun didn't set out to become the athletic director at Cotter High School — or any high school, for that matter.

A PERFECT TRIBUTE: Cotter softball honors former player, coach with big victory over Rushford-Peterson  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School softball team honored Bridget Hale the way she would have wanted — with a dominating 15-0 victory over Rushford-Peterson.

Boys tennis: Cotter's Ryan Ortega works quickly as Ramblers win dual  Winona Daily News

Ryan Ortega doesn't waste any time. If you have trouble finding a parking spot and walk into a Cotter High School tennis match a few minutes late, there's a ...

SECTION STUNNER: Josie Huelskamp's big night fuels Cotter's upset of defending state champs  Winona Daily News

ROCHESTER — Before his Cotter High School girls basketball team took the court against defending state champion Plainview-Elgin-Millville at the Mayo Civic ...

Friday Q&A: Cotter twins Nathan, Samuel Graff reflect on early high-school successes  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School twins Samuel and Nathan Graff have had a pretty impressive year.

Winona Cotter softball: Ramblers get by Lake City in first round  Winona Daily News

With the playoffs officially under way, the Cotter High School softball team can't afford any big errors or its season will be cut dramatically short of what it ...

Sister Lorna Helter -- Rochester

Sister Lorna Helter, 102, a Franciscan Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rochester, died at Assisi Heights May 4, 2019.

VIDEO: Watch the 71st annual Winona Steamboat Days Grande Parade  Winona Daily News

Didn't make it to Winona for the 71st annual Steamboat Days Grande Parade? A little too hot our for your liking? Don't worry ... we've got you covered.

Veteran presence: Growing Cotter girls tennis program to lean on experience  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School girls tennis team hopes to take another step forward this season.

Albert 'Al' W. Smith | Obituaries |  Winona Daily News

Albert “Al” W. Smith, 87, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare.

'Biggest performance of my life': Cotter graduate part of Super Bowl LII halftime show  Winona Daily News

There's already quite a bit that Sam Young can put on a resume.

Photos: Grace and Lauren Ping through the years  Winona Daily News

Cotter's Lauren Ping nears the finish line in the Class A girls cross-country state meet on Saturday afternoon at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Ping took second in ...

GROWING PAINS: Cotter boys soccer can't find the offense in loss to Schaeffer Academy  Winona Daily News

The Cotter High School boys soccer team was hit hard by graduation after winning the Three Rivers Conference title a year ago.

Here's How Good Lauren Ping Was In 2018  MileSplit

For many students across the United States, entry into the ninth grade means an opportunity to finally be able to participate in high school sports.

Rev. Father Richard J. Engels -- Wabasha

Father Richard Engels died Sunday evening, Oct. 28, 2018, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha. Father Engels was born Dec. 10, 1934, in ...

Winona-Misato sister city relationship continues to flourish  Winona Daily News

We are singing “We Are Family” as one voice. It is the night of Dec. 4, 2016, in the city of Misato, a small city in the Miyagi Prefecture of Japan. I stood linking ...

2015 Cotter High School Show Choir concert  Winona Post

The Cotter High School Show Choir will present its “End of the Year Concert” on Tuesday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Cecilia Theatre on the Cotter Schools ...

Accountability, energy key as Winona Cotter Ramblers start practice  Winona Daily News

Even though it was the first day of practice, Cotter High School football coach Seth Haun thought the energy was a little flat Tuesday morning.

Cotter Students of the Month for February  Winona Daily News

Cotter High School junior student Seung Bum (Eric) Seo is from South Korea and is a member of Cotter's boarding program. He is the son of Mr. Jae Ho Seo.

MEET THE FRENCHES: Brothers by birth and brothers by baseball  Winona Daily News

There aren't too many people who believe they're brothers. Practically nobody believes they are triplets.

Cotter's 1977 championshp basketball team remembers camaraderie, tough road to state  Winona Daily News

I wasn't alive in 1977, but a part of me wishes I would have been.

Mary Brown | Obituaries  Leader-Telegram

Mary Therese (Burbach) Brown joined her loving husband Thomas W. Brown in eternal life on Wednesday, May 15th 2019 in Mondovi, WI.

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