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  • Lucky to be alive: Rushford woman survives serious accident

    Tami Sheeder is lucky to be alive. After a vicious car accident over Memorial Day weekend, doctors thought that Sheeder would be lucky to survive, let alone walk on her own again. Six weeks later, she is back in her own home, able to stand on her own two feet, and has a better understanding of who she is, after such an ordeal.



     
  • Descendent of local Civil War soldier  to share ‘letters home’ at area libraries

    In August, Civil War historian and author Nick Adams will be traveling to the Spring Valley, Harmony and Preston libraries, speaking about this monumental part of America's history. Included in his presentation is his own great-great-grandfather's role as a part of the Second Minnesota Regiment and Adams’ book compiling letters left from the war.

     
  • ID it and avoid it!

    Growing up, most kids in the past learned to “avoid leaves of three” in the outdoors, to spare them the weeping skin rashes of poison ivy and similar plants.

     
  • Cresco hosted UIS Series Sunday night

    The Upper Iowa Speedway points series converged on Cresco at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 19.

     
  • Legion season ends with loss to Lake City

    The season came to an end for the Central Legion baseball team, as they lost to Lake City 2-1 in Sub-District American Legion play-offs. Once again the Falcons outhit their opponent, 8-6, but came up short on the scoreboard.  

     
  • The Twins ended the first half of the season with a winning week, a giving week, and an emotional rollercoaster ride for All-Star Brian Dozier. They won six of their last seven games, beating the Tigers, their division rivals three out of four games, and went to the break with a 49-40 overall record – second best in the American League, behind only division rival Kansas City Royals.  
  • I recently took a break from the newspaper world and took a week-long “staycation,” a vacation where I had no plans to travel or even go very far from home.

     
  • A few weeks ago I wrote that we’d been hiking the Superior Hiking Trail last year and had gotten about halfway through the 300-mile trail. The plan is to finish it this year. Last weekend we hiked the first of seven 30-mile chunks of trail that we’ll be covering this summer.

     
  • Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States in the mid-1800s, wasn’t an extremely strong president, according to historians, but no one is going to demand that Fillmore County change its name.

     
  • Somewhere between 1,200 and 1,400 motorcycles will be passing through Rushford on Sunday, July 26, as part of the Ronald McDonald House motorcycle cruise. The cruise, which is a major fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, will not only be passing through Rushford between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the large contingency will also be motoring through town on the return trip later in the afternoon.

     
  • The 2015 Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Forestry Field Day is set for Wednesday, July 29, at Chatfield’s Fish & Game Club. 

     
  • Today’s tech-connected students will get an opportunity in Spring Valley next week to experience how children were educated over a century ago – in country schools where all the grade levels were taught by one teacher, and the only technology available was a slate, chalk and eraser. 

     
Fair Season

It is officially fair season! Have you been to a county fair yet this year?


 

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