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  • Screenplay for feature film ‘Rise of the  Sea Urchins’ created by local residents
    Two persons with ties to the Rushford-Peterson area are about to see a dream come true. Leslie Nelson, who served as the pastor of the Root River Community Church in Rushford for seven years, and Daniel Ostrem, a 2007 graduate of Rushford-Peterson High School, co-wrote a screenplay for a feature film that will be airing in movie theaters in southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa in June.
  • Training for new firefighters held Saturday near Spring Grove

    On Saturday, May 9, new firefighters had the opportunity for training at an old farmhouse on the Ed Troendle farm in Wilmington Township. The weather and wind direction were just right to conduct the training by instructors from Riverland Technical College of Austin.

  • Bremseth recalls Nevada nuclear tests, time in Korea

    Memorial Day may have extra special meaning this year for Neil Bremseth of Preston. A Marine in the Korean War, Bremseth may reflect on the distinguished, famous war memorials honoring the Armed Services he visited on Saturday, May 2, on a whirlwind, one-day tour of Washington, D.C., with a Freedom Honor Flight group out of La Crosse.

  • Everything comes together for  successful Wilderfest weekend

    Just as Spring Valley native David Toews hit the finish line of the Almanzo 100 Saturday afternoon, a big smile flashed on his face.

    
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  • Boy golfers top the TRC charts

    As the twelve teams that make up the Three Rivers Conference prepared to face off in the golf conference tournament on May 14, the weather gave them pause. The teams agreed to golf for the scheduled 18 holes, but eventually the wind and rain were too much, and they had to call the meet at nine holes.



     
  • Perfect game, marquee win send SG/C into sub-section
    SG/C completed regular season play last week, posting two wins and a loss. There was Samantha Bratland’s no-hit, perfect-game shutout of Southland and a major victory over league-leading Cotter but also a second 1-0 setback against Fillmore Central/Lanesboro. 
  • Falcon baseball team wins season finale, will face R-P in sub-section tournament

    The Fillmore Central/Lanesboro baseball team scored six runs in the top of the third inning and went ahead of Mabel-Canton 8-0, then had to rally in the last two innings of the game to get a 14-12 win.  In the bottom of the third inning, M-C scored 10 runs to take a 10-8 lead.  The Falcons scored one run in the fourth and three more in the sixth to tie the score at 12-12.  What turned out to be the winning runs came on two out singles by Kiel Larson and Nick Mensink and a base-clearing triple by Gatlin Woellert in the top of the seventh inning.

     
  • Memorial Day is a recent, fond memory as June begins. Summer is here… and the first weekend of June kicks it off in style with many events.

     
  • This past Friday, May 15, I celebrated an auspicious anniversary. It was exactly one year since I had been laid off my job. I had been serving as the marketing specialist for a manufacturing company. It was a good gig. I did product photography, product writing, helped design and layout on-line and print advertising and monitored the company's website.

     
  • As I was wandering through the finish area of the Almanzo 100 in Spring Valley Saturday around 5 p.m. with my camera, I was stopped a couple times by bicyclists, handed cell phones and asked if I could take “selfies” of them. They didn’t ask for anything in the background, just a photo of them after finishing the 100-mile race on gravel roads throughout Fillmore County that took about eight hours.

     
  • The Green Team of Fillmore County will host its Memorial Day lunch at Greenleafton Reformed Church on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, in support of the Relay For Life. The team members have all been affected with cancer in some way, some are survivors themselves, so supporting the Relay is important to them.

     
  • Two one-act productions presented May 22 and 23 at Potter Auditorium

    There are quite a few odd duck characters in the two shows whom they seem to really enjoy,” said Chatfield High School (CHS) spring play director Rachel Schieffelbein. The director and her students are anticipating the upcoming one-act productions of “Any Body for Tea?” and “Please, Don’t Be My Drama Teacher,” set for Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at Potter Auditorium. 

     
  • Residents in Fillmore County are invited to a public meeting on Wednesday, June 3, regarding the discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in the county. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Montini Hall in Rushford. The hall is connected to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 105 North Mill Street.

     
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