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City of Wykoff to ‘reacquire’ tennis court from Kingsland Middle School


Fri, Nov 15th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

In 1964, a piece of property was deeded to the then Wykoff School from the City of Wykoff. Today, that piece of property is known as the Kingsland Middle School tennis court. The parcel of land sits between the fire station and a residential home, just a few steps east of the Kingsland Middle School.

Mayor Lyman Hare had approached Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald about purchasing the property for city use, especially since Kingsland does not use the courts. McDonald was receptive to this and brought the idea to the school board. The board decided to give the parcel back to the City of Wykoff with the condition that Wykoff would pay any legal fees to obtain the land again. Councilman Mitch Grabau asked if this would affect the ‘green space’ needed for the school and Mayor Hare responded he felt it would not do so after considering the amount of green space of the football fields and other areas. Councilman Comstock made a motion to take back the area from the district and Councilwoman Lund seconded the motion; it was carried unanimously.

A Wykoff citizen addressed the council with her concern over the proposed Kingsland referendum and the closure of the middle school location. The council was asked if they were approached by anyone or if they were aware of any economic study if the closure were to move forward especially with a new waste treatment center in the works as well as how it would affect local businesses and the economy. Mayor Hare stated, “We have not been approached, to my knowledge, as a group.” He further stated he had attended the school board meeting when they voted on ‘that’ [the referendum] and spoke to their [Kingsland’s] superintendent. Hare elaborated, “Jeremy [Councilman Comstock] and I met with the superintendent and two of their board members months ago over at the school…they did a slide show and at that time they showed the three options and what they were planning on running...And at that time with their two board members there and their superintendent I just told them that I didn’t think the time was a good time, proper time with us building a new sewer. We are dependent upon the school district for water, for one. The tax payers of the city would have it go up on their statement. The other referendum isn’t even paid for yet that had been approved. So there’s several issues out there and I did share that with them…But their board did approve it and go along with it.” .....
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More bumps for Wykoff’s proposed treatment center

Fri, Nov 1st, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

When WHKS, the firm hired by the City of Wykoff, first proposed the costs to a new waste treatment center, the plans came in around $1.6 million. After a failed bid process that came in well over the proposed amount, WHKS has gone back to the drawi ..... 
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Joan Herron Karow

Wed, Oct 30th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Joan Herron Karow, 63, of Rochester, Minn. died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her residence. Joan Herron was born February 14, 1950 in Carroll, Iowa to Ivan and Coral (Whalley) Herron. Joan graduated from Wykoff High School in Southern Minnesota i ..... 
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St. John’s Lutheran School targeted by thieves

Fri, Oct 25th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Police Reports

Some time in between 9 p.m. on Monday, October 21, and 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, someone broken into St. John’s Lutheran School in Wykoff, Minn. in an apparent effort to steal valuables. When Principal Karl Peterman arrived at the school o ..... 
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LeOtis Earley-Mensink

Tue, Oct 22nd, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

LeOtis Earley-Mensink, age 88, of Wykoff, Minn. passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. LeOtis was born April 29, 1925 to Otis and Eva (Gruell) Campbell in Milton Township, MN. She attended and graduated from ..... 
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Kingsland School receives gift of Stars & Stripes

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

The Kingsland School Board met Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kingsland Conference Room. All Sschool board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. Consent agenda items were approved. In Public Recognition and Than ..... 
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Evelyn E. Powell

Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Evelyn E. Powell, age 88, of Wykoff, Minn., died Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. There will be a time of remembrance for Evelyn, 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 23, 2013, at the Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff. Friends may ..... 
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Frances W. Brust

Mon, Sep 16th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Obituaries

Frances W. Brust, former Wykoff resident, passed away July 12, 2013 at the age of 94. Frances was the wife of the former Merl Brust and daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Nagel of rural Spring Valley. She is survived by three sons; Fred, Denni ..... 
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Wykoff waste treatment project suffers major setback

Fri, Sep 13th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Government

A representative for WHKS addressed the Wykoff City Council at their meeting on Monday, September 9. The City of Wykoff recently conducted a bidding process for their new waste treatment center and received only two bids. WHKS was hired by the city ..... 
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