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  • Community plans benefit for couple in need

    Life sometimes throws people a curveball when they least expect it, but positive things may emerge from that unexpected event.

  • Henrytown Lutheran congregation focuses on moving forward

    Last week, the congregation of Henrytown Lutheran mourned the loss of their church building. Many visited the site on Thursday, watching as the country church was engulfed in flames. Others came later, when a pile of rubble continued to smolder, a grim view of what was left of a once beautiful church. Many did not visit until Sunday when they joined their fellow church members to pray for the strength and guidance to rebuild and carry on the strong legacy of the Henrytown congregation.

  • Lt. Gov. Tina Smith gets early jump on trout opener

    The parking lot at Dogpatch, located between Chatfield and Rushford in the small community of Troy, was filled with pickups, SUVs and other “official looking” vehicles Friday afternoon. A large contingency of government officials, including Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, had converged on the quiet rural setting to get a closer look at state dollars in action.

  • Foundation fuels passion for community investment

    When Spring Valley Area Community Foundation President Sue Kolling began her career many years ago, she asked the late John Osterud, who founded what is now Home Federal Savings Bank, for investment advice.

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  • Bratland pitches perfect game; girls sweep three games
    The Spring Grove/Caledonia softball team put three straight “W's” in the record book last week, defeating a pair of conference opponents in their own ballparks. Samantha Bratland pitched a perfect game (no base runners) in the second game of a double header at Rushford-Peterson. 
  • What do you do after a perfect game?  For the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro softball team, they went out and won two more games.  You don’t top a perfect game, you just keep winning.  And that is exactly what the Lady Falcons have done so far is this very young season.

  • Gopher girls go 3-1 during busy week

    After a week off due to inclement weather, the Chatfield softball team got back into full swing with four games last week.  The Lady Gophers came out with three wins and one loss, and are now 5-1 on the season.  This week the team has games with Rushford-Peterson (Monday, away), Lewiston-Altura (Tuesday, away) and Cotter (Thursday, home).

  • Jerome “Joe” Klinski

    Jerome “Joe” L. Klinski, 77, of Peterson, Minn. died on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn.

  • Allen Ellingson, 87, of Lanesboro

    Allen Burnett Ellingson, 87, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Park Lane Estates Assisted Living in Preston where he and his wife, Lilah, had lived since March 1.

  • David Zimmer, 74, formerly of Spring Valley

    David Leo Zimmer, 74, died April 15, 2015, at his home in Mabel after winning many battles, but ultimately losing the war with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

  • How would you like to have the U.S. government inform the approximately 20,000 residents of Fillmore County that we all had to move out to make room for a new military installation? Oh yes, Uncle Sam is going to pay each of us $20,000 for our troubles. And once we’re kicked out of our homes, farms and communities, there would be no coming back.

  • A neighborhood brimming with gang violence, nudity, extremely coarse language, and drug and alcohol abuse isn’t a place for kids, particularly impressionable youth about to enter their teen years.

  • After a little over a year of anticipating my niece’s wedding, I am now cherishing special moments from a weekend filled with celebrations and exciting events.

  • Fishermen and women of all ages will be working their lures along the banks of the Root River from Lanesboro to Hokah this Saturday. No, they won’t be after trout, panfish or pike. They will be after the largest rough fish they can find.

  • Access an inner artist, support Relay For Life fundraiser in Cherry Grove

    On Tuesday, May 5, painters and non-painters alike will have an opportunity to have fun, paint a picture with their own personal flare and support a fight against cancer.

  • “It has been said that ‘music not only gathers the people, but also pleases God’,” said Simpson. “It is Chatfield United Methodist Church’s (CUMC) hope that through this time of music, we will be united by the mutual bonds of our faith. We’re hosting our second annual community spring hymn sing on Sunday, May 3, and we hope that plenty of people attend.” 

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