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  • 29th Annual Lipmasters attracts generation anglers

    A total of 245 persons signed up to compete for the bragging rights as the best rough fish fisherperson last Saturday during the 29th Annual Lipmasters Fishing Contest held in Rushford. When all the fish were weighed, 11-year-old Logan Skalet topped the field with a 14.855-pound carp. Skalet, the son of Travis and Jodi Skalet of Rushford, brought in a fish that was more than four pounds heavier that the second place carp.

  • Investigation leads to new interest  in cold murder case from 1936

    Last week, Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase made public the findings of Captain John DeGeorge who looked into the 79-year-old murder case of brothers Sever and Knute Olson.

  • More than 600 turn out for  vigil for Chatfield’s Caleb Eide

    Chatfield’s City Park was crowded this past Sunday evening with people clad in orange t-shirts and wearing orange ribbons for Chatfield Elementary School first grader Caleb Eide, son of Crystal Eide of Chatfield.  A candlelight vigil was held in his honor to send prayers of healing and hope as his prognosis has taken a very disheartening turn for the worse. He has been released from the Mayo Clinic to seek treatment elsewhere after his last round of chemotherapy did not make any difference in his health. 

  • Local residents tell young people how  organ donations can change the world

    “We think he knew.  He had written a will, which was odd at the age of 17 years old, but he was pretty mature for his age.  It wasn’t an official will, but he wrote who he wanted his car to go to, his stereo, and the week he passed away, he was singing ‘Angels Among Us.’  But the key thing that Dustin did was talk to us about being an organ donor,” said Cherry Grove resident Steve Atwood, speaking to the students at Northgate Driving School in Rochester in mid-April, sharing about how his son, Dustin, died in a car accident on Fillmore County Road 8 on Aug. 29, 2001, but how his heart literally beats on in the chest of a Wisconsin man.   

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  • Pam’s Corner and Convenience  receives new look, new branding

    On May 2, 2005, Pam Brand took over ownership of The Corner Convenience Store, which was a locally owned business for 25 years. The store was then dubbed “Pam’s Corner” by Brand, who had been employed at the store for 22 years before taking over ownership. At the same time, Brand reestablished the station as a Clark station. Now 10 years later, Pam’s Corner is making another big change as they are switching from Clark to Gulf Oil, a corporation with over 3,300 locations in 31 states and the Caribbean.

  • Spring Groves ‘Big Losers’ are happy with title

    Usually, when people think of losing, it has negative connotations. However, to participants in the Spring Grove Fitness Center’s Big Loser Contest, being a loser means they succeeded.

  • SV native continues literary success with new book

    Spring Valley native Mark Reps recently celebrated the release of his fifth book, “Native Bones,” which is part of his “Zeb Hanks: Small Town Sheriff; Big Time Trouble” series.

  • Richard Koliha, 93, of Harmony

    Richard Clarence (Dick) Koliha, 93, of Harmony, died peacefully Sunday evening, April 19, 2015, at the Gundersen Harmony Healthcare Center.

  • Capitola Losey, 95, of Spring Valley

    Capitola Marie Losey, 95, of Spring Valley died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

  • 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.

  • Minnesota State FFA Secretary Valerie Earley was the main speaker at the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA banquet last week. She felt at home since it really has been home for the Wykoff resident, who noted she is a “proud” member of the chapter even though she graduated from Kingsland High School in 2014.

  • The Clan has an incredibly busy life — who doesn’t — but sometimes our days are so packed Mom doesn’t have the time and brain capacity to get anything ready for supper. With 13 growing kids in this house, supper can’t just be skipped, so instead we try to have plenty of food options around that can quickly be thrown together into an “emergency meal.”

  • The United States Postal Service celebrated the life and work of Maya Angelou by unveiling a stamp with her portrait and a quotation. A lovely expression. Unfortunately, the words on the stamp weren’t originally written by the poet.

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