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  • Spring Valley woman, family face challenges in long obstacle course

    Kay Nelson is a Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is an intense team-building endurance event held in many states in the United States as well as around the world. Mudder participants complete obstacle courses designed to test physical and mental strength, as well as fostering teamwork and selflessness as contestants battle their way through more than 20 challenging obstacles — and a whole lot of mud.

  • New R-P school ribbon cutting August 19
    Area residents will get their first look at the new Rushford-Peterson school this month, and Superintendent Chuck Ehler is excited to show off the district’s new building.
  • Area residents ‘pitch’ ideas, concerns to health commissioner
    Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger gave local officials, healthcare employees and area residents a chance to visit with him about areas of concern during a visit to Preston on Monday. The commissioner was in the area as part of his “Pitch the Commissioner” series of events around the state. At each stop, he invites community members to share their best ideas about how to improve health in their community – while playing a friendly game of horseshoes.
  • New owners of JAC’s putting ‘heart and soul’ into business
    “This is more than a bar and grill. It’s our heart and soul, our own sweat,” explained Robin Arthur, leaning against the disarrayed, under-the-effects-of-renovation bar at JAC’s Bar & Grill in downtown Chatfield. She watched as her husband, Jamie, passed by one more time with another power tool in hand, on his way to the other end of the restaurant that the Rochester residents bought from Jeff and Candy Hare last month.
    
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  • Big turnout for Wykoff’s first National Night Out celebration
    More than a quarter of Wykoff’s residents gathered in the picnic shelter at the city park south of the Wykoff Community Hall to have dinner and chat with one another Tuesday, Aug. 1, during the town’s first ever National Night Out celebration.
  • Forestry Field Day shows importance of controlled burns

    The Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District had some hot stuff on the prairie.

    “Fire has been part of the landscape here…fire has been as important to nature here as rain and sun,” stated Forestville-Mystery Cave State Park’s manager, Mark White. He was addressing a gathering of landowners at the park’s picnic shelter during the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (SWCD) Forestry Field Day, held last Wednesday, July 26.

  • New owners of JAC’s putting ‘heart and soul’ into business
    “This is more than a bar and grill. It’s our heart and soul, our own sweat,” explained Robin Arthur, leaning against the disarrayed, under-the-effects-of-renovation bar at JAC’s Bar & Grill in downtown Chatfield. She watched as her husband, Jamie, passed by one more time with another power tool in hand, on his way to the other end of the restaurant that the Rochester residents bought from Jeff and Candy Hare last month.
  • Spring Valley woman, family face challenges in long obstacle course

    Kay Nelson is a Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is an intense team-building endurance event held in many states in the United States as well as around the world. Mudder participants complete obstacle courses designed to test physical and mental strength, as well as fostering teamwork and selflessness as contestants battle their way through more than 20 challenging obstacles — and a whole lot of mud.

  • Fillmore Central ends trap shooting season on high note
    Team member takes first in novice division
  • Spring Grove shooters excel again at state tournament
    The Spring Grove trap shooters put a solid wrap on an excellent spring season at the Minnesota State High School League Clay Target Tournament on June 24 in Prior Lake. Once again, the Lions proved themselves as the best team in Class A with a top-10 finish in the season finale. Spring Grove placed ninth among the 40 trap teams that had qualified for the MSHSL state championship tournament.

  • We are emphasizing the importance of your community newspaper by subtraction — a front page devoid of news — this week as part of a statewide “whiteout” campaign in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Minnesota Newspaper Association, of which we are members. It’s a not-so-subtle reminder of all that you would lose if your local newspaper ceased to exist.
  • Glimpses of Yesteryear: Lutheran congregations come together in 1950
    A few years ago, 2013, a gift was received from Mrs. Robert (Renata) Voeltz — a 1951 "Your Household Guide" sponsored by the Ladies Aid Society of Our Saviors Lutheran Church.    This book contained 1,001 helpful household hints selected from several hundred home recipe books of Walsworth Bros., located in Marceline, Missouri, distributed throughout the nation.  Before we relate what was in the book, a brief history of Our Saviors Lutheran Church follows. 
  • Play features struggles of immigrant farmers

    Iowa poet laureateto present "Vang" during Onion Fest at DreamAcres Aug. 25.

  • Mabel gearing up for 50s & 60s Day

    Grab that jar of butch wax and slick back your hair, find your favorite poodle skirt and saddle shoes and hop in your favorite classic “ride” and head on down to Mabel. 

    It’s time for Mabel’s ‘50s & ‘60s Day. The 18th annual event, which draws hundreds of people and more than a 100 classic, antique and vintage vehicles, will be held Saturday, Aug. 12.

  • It’s almost time to ‘Run From the Sun’ in Mabel
    “We feel it’s very important to make as many people aware of the damaging effects of the sun to unprotected skin and encourage everyone, young and old, to take the necessary precautions to keep from getting skin cancer. I’ve been a nurse for 17 years and really didn’t understand how serious this was until Tye’s battle with cancer. I now know so much more,” explained Marilyn Eiken.

Racism

Has the president done enough to condemn the hate groups, such as the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists rallying in Charlottesville, Virginia?


 

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