The last few weeks leading up to the first day of school can be very busy times for parents of children making sure their kids will be attired in the newest fashions and ensuring their backpacks are filled with the proper tools for learning. The end of the summer can also be a hectic time for teachers and school staff, as they prepare for that first day and greeting a new group of students.
The winner of the 2015 Outstanding Senior Volunteer of Houston County award has long been the go-to guy for many local organizations. Sponsored by the Houston County Ag Society (also known as the Fair Board), the award was presented to Gordon Klankowski of rural Caledonia during the county fair.
The future of Spring Valley Ponds is looking bright as new owners Zach Lind and Matt Graber bring their vision to the area.
Megan Kleven and Emily Whitcomb are “Going Up” to the Minnesota State Fair to reach the ears of many attending “The Great Minnesota Get Together.”
October is pink for breast cancer awareness. The teal ribbons people saw around town in April stood for sexual abuse awareness. September stands for gold, symbolizing childhood cancer awareness, but many may not know it — yet.
The name of a new business in Lanesboro gives an opportunity to add humor to many courtroom sayings. Plus, the remodeling of the building is nothing short of spectacular. So, take an oath to stop by soon. Court’s in session at the High Court Pub in Lanesboro.
“I called Joe shortly after the football poster was revealed because my mom said I should ask about a wrestling one,” said 2015 Chatfield graduate Jared Goldsmith. His call paid off as Chatfield artist Joe Chase recently completed the 2013-2014 Chatfield High School championship wrestling team poster that will soon be used to raise funds for the school’s wrestling program, just like the football poster Chase had drawn of the Chatfield High School state championship football team was made to support the football program.
For the first time since the 2011 season, Fillmore Central defeated Rushford-Peterson in a football game. That is also the last time that the Falcons have recorded a shutout against the Trojans. Back four years ago, FC got a 34-0 regular season win over R-P, and a 30-0 playoff win over the Trojans. This year’s score was 33-0.
After an opening season loss to #4 ranked Stewartville (Class 4A), the Chatfield Gophers evened their overall record at 1-1 with a win over fellow Class AA team Dover-Eyota, 30-19.
Valborg Beata Clauson, 94, of Spring Grove died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove.
Jon W. Laging, 78, Preston, died Sunday morning, Aug. 23, 2015, at his residence in Preston.
Edna Beulah (Shaw) Winslow, 96, of Fillmore, died peacefully at home on Aug. 22, 2015.
With school right around the corner, I thought I’d take a look at one of my least favorite subjects in school...English. It’s hard to image that I would spend the majority of my adult working career immersed in a discipline that I so dreaded in school. Truth be told, I enjoy the creativity involved with composing stories and articles. It was the spelling and grammar that always seem to trip me up. Thank God for spell check!
My travels last weekend took me on a highway around a good portion of Mille Lacs Lake. I decided to take that route to our destination near Brainerd because I figured the traffic would be lighter, given the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has banned walleye fishing on the lake due to a diminished fish population.
On the flight from Minnesota to California this past week, as usual after landing and the seat belt sign being turned off, everyone is standing in the aisle awaiting forward movement. It is easy to know when that starts because the people far ahead start swaying back and forth.
The summer months are coming to a close, but the towns along the Root River Trail System will hold the three-weekend Taste of the Trail event rounding out the summer and celebrating the beginning of fall. Before students get completely immersed in homework and school activities, families can take a break by riding the bike trail and getting a taste of each town.
As Steam Engine Days quickly approaches, five young women from the Mabel and Hesper area have chosen to be candidates for the 2015-2016 Steam Engine Days Queen.
Chatfield’s heritage is an opportunity for yesterday’s ideas to become today’s town-wide fun.