Author Archives: Ashley Hanley

Take a Stroll Down Candy Cane Lane

Mankato’s Community Education invites you to Candy Cane Lane on Saturday, December 15th from 1-4 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Center. The holiday season is here, and with that is time to celebrate some fun traditions while making new memories. Kids and parents can stroll from station to station enjoying games, crafts, food and a…Continue Reading

Polar Express Party Happening at North Mankato Library

The North Mankato Taylor Library is inviting kids of all ages to hop aboard a Christmas train through events geared toward the Polar Express. Michelle Zimmerman says the first event is a showing of the movie. The North Mankato Civic and Commerce Group donated to fund the Polar Express Party. Kids are welcome to come…Continue Reading

It’s a Wonderful Life Performed in Mankato

Centenary United Methodist Church performs It’s a Wonderful Life. Director Doug Faust says it is a play with a purpose. While the performances took place over the weekend, Faust is hoping the message of providing affordable housing will continue, as Centenary is one of eight churches that house a shelter during the winter season.Continue Reading

VINE to Host Diabetes Program

84 million American adults have pre-diabetes, but only 12% know they have it. VINE Faith in Action is offering a free diabetes program to help those locally affected by the disease. VINE’s program is for those with pre-diabetes, including people with mobility limitations. It is a year-long program with a structure of support, education, and…Continue Reading

Gas Prices See Record Low For 2018

At $2.43 the national gas price average has set a new record low for 2018. This is nearly a nickel less than this time last December. AAA expects the national gas price average to fluctuate through the end of the month and possibly end the year as cheap as $2.40. Globally, crude supply is growing…Continue Reading

Life Coach: Helping You Maintain a Goal

If you’re struggling with keeping a goal or looking to make a change with you life, Mankato’s Darla Makela is offering services as a certified life coach. She says especially at this time of year when people are setting goals, it can be difficult to maintain them. Makela says being a life coach can help…Continue Reading

Christmas at Bethany Performance Times Changed

The Bethany Lutheran College choirs and bands present a performance called Christmas at Bethany. Ben Faugstad says there’s a wide variety of music to be heard. The performances take place on Friday at 5, Saturday at 1:00 and 5:00 and Sunday at 3:00. Admission is free but reservations are recommended,Continue Reading

Ney Nature Center in Henderson To Host Bird ID Program

The Ney Nature Center invites all bird-lovers to prepare for the Christmas Bird Count or simply freshen up your bird identification skills. It’s all through their Bird ID program that will take place on Sunday, December 9th from 1-3 p.m. Executive Director Becky Pollack says you will learn the basics of using a birding field…Continue Reading