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  • Coincidences can pile up
    When Deb and Myron Hirsch stopped by chance at a Wisconsin yard sale in early July, a remarkable set of coincidences snapped into place.
  • Sen. Klobuchar visits Lanesboro, introduces tourism bill
    With her finger on the wall map at an ice cream shop, United States Sen. Amy Klobuchar fondly recalled her rides on the bike trail during previous visits to Lanesboro. But she was not attired in riding apparel on this Friday, July 19. She was in Lanesboro to confer with local officials at the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Office.
  • New Gateway Inn owners perk up  every morning for their customers
    “We always open at 7 in the morning,” said Gateway Inn co-proprietor Kelly Hansen, admitting that before she and her sister, Cheyanne Baker, bought the café in Wykoff from Darla Heusinkveld and Karen Heyer, she wasn’t as much of a morning person as she is now, only a month later.
  • The day the gavel fell
    Mist rose from the surface of nearby Bear Creek, and the song of a whippoorwill echoed from far down the valley as evening descended on Quandahl, Iowa. But there were no voices laughing in the dusk. Other than a tiny scattering of structures and a trailer or two, the once-thriving town had all but disappeared.
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  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to purchase a new mobile records management system for the city’s police department. 
  • Harmony woman enjoys many  ‘days of fun’ during 100 years of life
    Ollie Piehn of Harmony has known great love and wonderful friendship during her 100 years of life. After celebrating her milestone birthday on July 6, Ollie claims she doesn’t feel any older. However, as she looks back over her life, Ollie said she has had many “fun-filled days,” a 67-year marriage to her best friend and husband, Waldon, and many other friendships made through community organizations and her husband’s business. 
  • Local churches send representatives  to visit sister congregations in Colombia
    America is rich. It is a rich, developed country where the people live in style…compared to people in countries like Colombia, South America, that is. However, one does not understand the depth of this statement until personally traveling to such a country. Recently, a group of Southeastern Minnesota residents learned just how vast the difference is between the United States and the Republic of Colombia. 
  • Lions share Little League championship

    The Little League baseball regular season closed with a rare win over New Albin, clinching a share of the division championship for Spring Grove.
    The summer league basketball season ended with mixed results for the Spring Grove varsity and B-team girls as it did for the varsity 7-on-7 football boys.
    The varsity basketball boys conquered another big-school opponent while the B-team boys also won again in league play at La Crosse before taking two of three games at a Sunday afternoon tournament in Winona.

  • Points leader Luhman repeats; Mensink, Lerch triumph, too
    The ninth race in the Upper Iowa Speedway season series shifted to Cresco Speedway on Sunday, July 20. 
  • Legion inaugural season is history: team finishes 4-5
    From pretty much all standards of measure, the past season for the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Legion baseball team has to be considered a success. 
  • Marilyn Trouten, 78, of Harmony
    Marilyn Trouten, 78, of Harmony, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at her home in Harmony. 
  • Esther Strike, 86, of Spring Grove
    Esther Norma Strike, 86, of Spring Grove, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare in Spring Grove. 
  • Dorothy McDowell, 92, of Spring Valley
    Dorothy Helen McDowell, 92, of Spring Valley died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Spring Valley Care Center. 
  • As my wife and I were taking shelter in the concourse at Target Field Monday, July 14, a man with damp clothes said, “The Metrodome wasn’t so bad now was it?” His comment made me pause, but didn’t change my mind that Target Field is far superior to the indoor multi-use stadium that has now been torn down. 
  • I was so excited to be part of the Fillmore County Relay for Life event again this year. Held at the Harmony Community Center, I was busy setting up with my family during the afternoon of Friday, July 11, and we stayed busy with our task until 8:30 p.m. when the Balloons to Heaven were released and we relaxed and had fun through the early morning hours of Saturday, July 12. 
  • Spending time with my grandchildren also means spending some time with the Disney Channel, which is one of their favorite channels on television. If they are going to watch television, we figure it is a better option than most channels in the lineup.


  • While faculty takes some time off during the summer, the grant writers, fund raisers, and staff members of the R-P district have been hard at work, and as Community Education Coodinator Lisa Lawston noted at Monday evening’s regular School Board Meeting, their work is paying off, as the district has been the recipient of several grants over the past month. 

  • The annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night is quickly approaching on Monday, July 28. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport must attend this meeting. 
  • Norwegian Ridge Choral Camp for students of all skill levels
    Students in grades four through nine have the opportunity for a unique experience to work on their voice skills as well as learn more about traditional Norwegian music and composers. 
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