Babe’s opens April 20 with new owner

April 1, 2018
Commitment to quality plants, clean and organized greenhouse will remain, says new owner Growing up on a farm, Cara Hanson had grown accustomed to working the land. “Getting my hands dirty came naturally to me,” said the new owner of ...

My dad’s trucking company

August 1, 2017
My dad, George Heerdt, grew up on a farm three miles southwest of Hector. In the 1940s, he worked on the family farm and also drove truck for Clarence Horkey. George purchased his first trucks in 1952. He bought a ...

Legendary coach Hage

August 31, 2015
At age 87, coach Bob Hage, of Hector (also known as “Colonel Bob”), is a legend in time. Hage was a veteran of WWII and served in the Honor Guard for General MacArthur in 1947, taught and coached in Minnesota ...

Babe’s Blossoms strives for top quality, value

April 1, 2015
Like the plants and vegetable plants they sell, two women started a nursery from scratch, nurtured it carefully, and soon it blossomed into a successful business. Babe’s Blossoms, located along State Highway 4, seven miles south of Cosmos and seven ...

Wings over Hector

November 3, 2014
Couple shares passion for flying rare planes A long time ago Ed Newberg’s interest in planes started as a young boy when he sat in front of a 1950s black and white television screen and watched episodes of Sky King. ...

City of Hector celebrates 135 years

June 27, 2013
The city of Hector, founded in 1878 and organized in 1881, is celebrating its 135th anniversary during the Corn Chaff Days July 9-14. The name Corn Chaff was given to its community celebration because of Hector’s history of being a ...

War bride tells story of ‘lost and found’

January 2, 2013
Travelers are often noted to say, “be prepared to be lost and found” when going to visit Newfoundland, one of the easternmost provinces of Canada on the Atlantic Ocean seaboard.
For 93-year-old Dorothy Specht, of Hector, her early life story ...