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Aielts family overcomes hardships to reach Century Farm status

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Walter and Vera Aeilts had been married for 23 years when they purchased a quarter section of land northwest of Bigelow in March 1914. The couple — natives of Emden, Germany — emigrated to the U.S. with their daughter, Minnie, and…continue reading on dglobe.com

Lightning blamed for two house fires Saturday

June 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

BIGELOW — One home was heavily damaged and another had roof damage after taking direct hits from lightning strikes Saturday morning near Bigelow and Rushmore.

The Bigelow Fire Department was dispatched at 8:19 a.m. Saturday to the Scott and Laur…continue reading on dglobe.com

At long last: Ribbon-cutting heralds completion of four-lane highway work

November 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — After nearly 50 years of effort, Minnesota 60 from the Iowa state line to Interstate 90 at Worthington is now open.
The $67 million project was lauded Friday during a ribbon- cutting ceremony at the U.S. 59/Minnesota 60/Nobles County…continue reading on dglobe.com

At long last: Ribbon-cutting heralds completion of four-lane highway work

November 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — After nearly 50 years of effort, Minnesota 60 from the Iowa state line to Interstate 90 at Worthington is now open.
The $67 million project was lauded Friday during a ribbon- cutting ceremony at the U.S. 59/Minnesota 60/Nobles County…continue reading on dglobe.com

Image: Burlap battle

August 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

Dawson Svalland (from left), Canden Crockett, Nevaeh Soto, Ryker James and Trey Jensen compete in a sack race Saturday during Swampy Days festivities in Bigelow….continue reading on dglobe.com

Swampy Days gears up for good times this weekend

July 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

BIGELOW — With perhaps the most unusually named festival in the region, the residents of Bigelow are putting the finishing touches on their 13th annual Swampy Days, set for Friday and Saturday.Events get underway Friday with the annual horseshoe tou…continue reading on dglobe.com

Fire destroys structures in rural Bigelow

July 2, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BIGELOW A brush fire that was thought to be extinguished sparked a building fire that destroyed an old corn crib and a hoop structure Monday night in Section 22 of Wilson Township, Osceola County. Continue Reading

Barn destroyed in Iowa fire

June 12, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

BIGELOW – An rural Bigelow barn was destroyed and 27 calves died in a Tuesday night fire just south of the Minnesota-Iowa state line. Continue Reading

History of Bigelow to be presented

April 3, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Ken Zylstra will discuss the history of Bigelow, showcasing a collection of photos at the Nobles County Historical Society’s annual meeting Sunday. Continue Reading

Hog fire in Bigelow

February 8, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Blaze erupts in the early hours of Wednesday
BIGELOW Hundreds of pigs were reportedly killed early Wednesday morning and two buildings destroyed in a hog confinement fire in rural Bigelow. Continue Reading