MEDFORD — Students in Medford’s Spanish department traveled to Spain in June to immerse themselves in local culture, learn the country’s illustrious history, and, of course, practice their language skills.

The area’s community choir, Beau Chant, begins its new year of rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday Sept. 9 at Bethel Ridge Lutheran Church in Faribault. This will be an exceptional year, culminating in June 2020 with its trip to New York City.