The Free Press, Mankato, MN


April 19, 2014

Our View: Y helps kids with skatepark


It allows the city to open up the waiting list for people eligible for the low income, subsidized housing that does a lot to help people gain self-sufficiency by having a stable place to stay and helping them maintain their employment.

Many of the recipients of the housing are children. An in-depth series in The Free Press in December showed a growing number of homeless in the area and a dire shortage of affordable housing.

The restoration of the funds will allow the city to open up a waiting list again and provide about 50 new people with housing vouchers. The recipients must live in Blue Earth County and be working at least 32 hours a week or be in school.

Editorial Board

Opry Jamboree was enjoyable

Who knew the Mankato area had so many talented musicians?

Howard Mock did, and along with a great crew, he brought to Mankato a great “Mankato Opry Jamboree,” featuring many of those talented musicians.

I am sure I speak for the two sell-out crowds in saying it was a very enjoyable evening.

The music was great, the sound was great and it was a pleasure to see such great crowds at the Kato Entertainment Center. We need more of this kind of entertainment in southern Minnesota.

Thank you to Mock and to all the great sponsors

Don Haupert

North Mankato

Community supported Wells fundraiser

We have good, thoughtful people in the Wells community.

The Wells Lions Club put on a community spaghetti supper April 6 at St. Casimir’s church hall. The event was a fundraiser for the Doyle family. Their son, Tyler, has had a bone marrow transplant and is recuperating at home. There have been several hospital emergency room trips.

More than 800 suppers were served to the people who attended. There was a well-supplied bake sale and a silent auction, which both went well.

There were food donations. Young people helped with setting up table service and cleaning up.

Violet Hoeg


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