“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.
Every person reaches a point where he or she has to get rid of something, be it old clothes or old, worn-out furniture. Many times these items are given away, thrown away, abandoned or destroyed. Still, there are folks out there looking for exactly what someone may be wanting to get rid of and are willing to refurbish it.
“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.
Last Friday, the Mabel-Canton Cougars spoiled LeRoy-Ostrander's homecoming with an impressive 47-24 gridiron performance. An equally impressive number of Cougar fans made the trip on a windy, warm night, where they found the stands filled with red-clad Cardinal fans.
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.
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 drivers face a one-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report by State Farm.
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.
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.