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  • History center getting ‘groovy’ as  traveling exhibit stops in Fountain

    A special traveling Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) exhibit, “Coming of Age, The 1968 Generation,” will be on display at the Fillmore County History Center (FCHC) from Tuesday, July 7, through Oct. 3. A special opening reception will be held at the history center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

  • Disney trip creates  memories to last a lifetime
    For many reasons, the recent Spring Grove band and choir trip to Florida and Disney World was one the students will always remember. For some, it was a first time traveling outside the tristate area, to others it was traveling to a place that was full of adored characters, to others it was a final trip with classmates as their high school careers have been completed, and to another it was about saving a life.
  • B’s Honey is one sweet treat

    “I’ve been doing this probably close to 15 years now, and it was supposed to be a hobby.  You know how hobbies go…you sometimes get carried away,” said rural Chatfield resident Kosnopfal. He was thumping down the road in his “bee-mobile,” a well-worn Chevrolet Suburban with a back end filled with coffee cans, boxes, hive parts, burlap, jute twine, utility knives, gloves, screwdrivers, pliers, bags, bits of string, jars and other things he might need to tend to his buzzing hobby.

  • Under new management: A pool story

    Rushford temperatures reached the first recorded triple digits of the year last week. As Rushford Peterson Valley enters the “dog days” of summer, more and more residents will find themselves cooling off at the local pool.

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  • Big guys, little guys busy on the diamonds

        There were a half dozen Little League baseball games last week while area men enjoyed their third week of action in the Canton Men's Softball League.

  • Central Legion team hosts East-West challenge
      Over this past weekend, the (Fillmore Central/Lanesboro) Central Falcons Legion baseball team hosted an East-West “round-robin” challenge, with three teams from the West (Dodge Center, Byron and Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton) taking on three teams from the East (Central, Lewiston and Caledonia).   
  • Former coach of Hall of Famer  donates $5,000 to local booster club

    A former coach of Brian Hoff donated $5,000 to the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club in honor of Hoff’s recent induction into the KABC Hall of Fame.


    I’ve been staring at my computer screen for about a half hour, trying to come up with some entertaining story, some piece of wisdom or even words of nonsense that could at least fill the page.

  • Interstate 90 is the main east-west thoroughfare through southern Minnesota. The four-lane highway has a speed limit of 70 miles per hour to get people to where they want to go in the quickest time. The only real bends in the road are two large curves to edge up closer to Rochester near the airport. The aim of interstates is to get near larger cities to make it more efficient for the greatest number of people, although they also tend to avoid the heart of cities to avoid wasting valuable travel time for people passing by the cities.

  • Last week I talked about how very, very busy the Clan is going to be this summer. I specifically mentioned the camping we have planned, but we’re also going to be gardening and doing all the other things we do in the course of a regular year. I specifically mentioned school as one of those year-round things, and I’m sure a lot of you were thinking, “Wait a minute, don’t you quit school for the summer?”

  • On Sunday, June 28, the Rushford Municipal Airport will be a flurry of activity, as the third annual southeast Minnesota Jumps for Hope skydiving event will take place. More than three-dozen persons have signed up to jump out of a plane at over 10,000 feet for a breath-taking tandem skydiving experience. The first jumps will take place around 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

  • Trail Days committee promises ‘good,  clean fun’ on Saturday night in Fountain

    “Scott Novotny is sponsored by The First State Bank of Fountain and Root River State Bank,” stated First State Bank employee and Fountain Trail Days organizer Julie Gade. “The Fountain Trail Days Committee invites you to join in the fun of Trail Days on the evening of Saturday, June 27, at the community center for a live show by Scott Novotny.”

  • It’s ‘Back to the ‘80s’ for 30th annual  Relay for Life in Chatfield July 10-11

    “We’re ‘Celebrating 30 Years of Relay, ‘80s Style’,” stated Deb Jorgenson, Chatfield co-chair of the 2015 Fillmore County Relay for Life, set for July 10 and 11 in Chatfield’s City Park.  She and co-organizer Wendy Kirchner are excited about everything that’s happening during the 30th annual Fillmore County Relay because they can get out their hair gel, their Cyndi Lauper and Madonna tapes, bangle bracelets and earrings and hit the Relay track in their jelly shoes.  They’re girls who just wanna have fun…with their families.

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