Dancing through life

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

WINONA – Claire Gaines has danced nearly all her life – 71 years to be exact – first as a student and then as a teacher.  This year, following her 50th recital as a teacher, Gaines will hang up her dancing shoes and retire.  Saturday’s annual recital will be her last.




County, city agree to TIF plan for new development

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

WINONA – The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors and the Winona Board of Aldermen agreed to participate in a tax increment finance, or TIF, plan to provide infrastructure improvements for an $8 million business development proposed for the southwestern corner of Highway 82 and Interstate 55.  The TIF plan will provide $1.5 million in street,




TIF program great incentive for business

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

This week, Montgomery County and the City of Winona pledged their support of a tax increment financing plan (TIF) to assist an $8 million development of a heavy equipment dealer and a semi-truck dealership and service center on the southwest corner of Highway 82 and Interstate 55.  The development will bring 163 construction jobs to the area fo



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