• The first snowfall of the season blanketed the Arlington-Green Isle area on Sunday morning and afternoon, Oct. 14. The snow fell in large fluffy flakes and reduced visibility to under a mile at times during the late morning, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The snow accumulated mostly on elevated and grassy surfaces while roads remained wet. Most of the snow had melted by early Sunday afternoon. This was the earliest measurable snow for a season in the Twin Cities since 2009 when the first snow fell on Oct. 10.
  • The Arlington Lions Club and Green Isle Lions Club teamed up to distribute free dictionaries to third graders at all schools in the Sibley East School District. This stop was made at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Arlington.
  • The High Island Creek Residence is one of the participants in the Scarecrow Field in Arlington this fall. The Scarecrow Field is located on the east end of Memorial Park along Highway
  • Local residents, Sibley County 4-H members and Minnesota Conservation Corps members planted 67 deciduous and 25 spruce trees in Arlington last weekend, according to Maintenance Supervisor Kirby Weckworth. Most of the trees were planted in boulevards, at the Arlington Sportsmen’s Park and at the local compost site.
  • The Sibley County General Livestock Knowledge Bowl Team recently traveled to Grand Island, Neb., to participate in the National Project Bowl competition. Left to right: Brady Roiger, Branstyn Peterson, Derrek Schmidt and Amber Schmidt.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 27

By Kurt Menk

The Arlington Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

During the week of Oct. 22 through Oct. 27, the Arlington Police Department will be a drop off site for discarded prescription medications from any residents in Arlington.  Just bring the prescriptions to the police department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.