“My first Relay I participated in was the 2009 Relay (For Life) in Decorah with my husband’s family because my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer,” explained Kirchner. “We didn’t walk any years after, and last winter, Deb and I were talking at the gym and she mentioned that she had been asked if she would like to help organize the walk here in Chatfield. She asked if we would help, and of course we — my husband and I — said yes.”
a quarter century later, there’s a party to be held because of Edwin Krueger, his stuff and the store he left it in when he died in 1989 at 91 – an anniversary, or a birthday, whatever you want to call it — because the town had to figure out what, exactly, should be done to preserve that which was Ed, the “consummate collector and record keeper,” as Carolyn Baker Meyer, president of the Wykoff Area Historical Society (WAHS) fondly calls the late grocer whose string, notes, grocery orders, Jell-O, lost teeth and other miscellany is the primary reason WAHS is marking its 25th anniversary during Fall Fest, Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.
“This is an opportunity to be exploring what we have and consider our wants and needs,” Lee Himle said as he welcomed guests to the Sept. 17 Spring Valley community growth meeting.
Mike Gjere of Lanesboro ran on dirt trails riddled with obstacles like tree roots, mud bogs and ice cold water.
“Hopefully, I can turn this into something more than it is now,” said Chatfield’s newest flower arranger.
Thomas C. Healy was surprised and excited to receive a phone call recently from Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald informing him he’d been chosen for recognition for the 2014 Wall of Honor.
Mabel-Canton was ranked sixth in the state last week, as the Cougars hosted Southeast Conference (SEC) opponents Spring Grove Lions and Grand Meadow Super Larks.
It didn’t take long for the Chatfield Gophers to score against neighboring Kingsland, 1:44, as they went on to a 48-0 win over the Knights.
“Byron was a really good meet for us as a team,” said coach Mollie McMahon. “Nearly everyone’s time was faster than last week and several times were all-time personal records for the athletes. A few notable ones were Andrea Mettler (17:59), Audrey Farlinger (21:50) and James Hayes-Hall (25:50).”
Carolyn Tienter, age 85, of Preston, died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Marcia Udenberg, 53, of Stewartville, died peacefully at Rochester Methodist Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, surrounded by family, following a lengthy illness with ovarian cancer.
LaVonne Ann Hellickson, 84, of Preston, died at her home on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2014.
Minnesota routinely leads the nation in voter turnout for elections. That has given the state an image of an engaged, politically aware population.
Dreams. Sometimes they’re simple, sometimes complex. Sometimes they come true if you work hard enough, at least that’s what motivational books, speakers and television programs will tell you.
It’s always interesting which columns generate conversation, at least conversation that makes it back to my ears. The feedback from last week’s column on the responsibility of the press was surprising.
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things one can do to improve health. It can lower one’s risk for many health problems that may come with getting older.
Let your school spirit show during the annual Kingsland Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 26; lineup starts at 3:30 p.m. with the parade beginning at 4 p.m.
The public will not only get a chance to meet the candidates in the only contested races for Fillmore County offices, they will also have an opportunity to help frame the debate by submitting questions for the Meet the Candidates Public Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 30.