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  • A small piece of Harmony  can be found at French Open

    SmartPack Automatic Trash Compactors, manufactured by Harmony Enterprises Inc., are being used at the French Open for the second year in a row. The French Open (also known as Roland Garros) is a major tennis tournament held at the Stade Roland Garros from May 19 through June 7, in Paris, France. 

     
  • Spring Grove School Board member  to run for Minnesota House in District 28B

    Thomas Trehus, Spring Grove School Board member and fifth generation Houston County resident, announced he will run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in District 28B.

     
  • Personal story illustrates  decision-making, grace of  God to Kingsland seniors

    “I was about 14 years old, and we lived in the country.  My dad said I had to do my chores before I could drive that old Oldsmobile we had around the field on Sunday after church.  I was in my Sunday best.  My dad told me to burn the garbage…I kind of took some shortcuts,” said Valley Christian Center’s pastor, James Leonard, addressing the Kingsland High School Class of 2015 during the class’s baccalaureate service held last Wednesday, May 27, in the Kingsland High School gymnasium.

     
  • SG/C takes sub-section title with Bratland no-hitter
    The Caledonia/Spring Grove softball team won the sub-section championship before ending their post-season run last week at section against the defending state champs.  
  • Four Chatfield girls qualify for state track meet

    CHS senior Maddy Kammer won the 200 meter dash (:25.84) at the recently held Section 1A track meet, took second in the 400 meter dash (:59.14) and anchored the winning 4x100 (:49.88) relay team, to qualify for the state track meet in three events.  Junior Autum Erickson will be participating in two events at the state meet, the 400 relay (running second) and the 100 meter dash, where she finished second, with a time of :12.68.  The other members of that gold medal relay team are sophomore Mariah Bell (lead off) and junior Danielle Kramer (third leg).

     
  • Surging Falcons advance to Section 1A Tournament

     The #5 seeded Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Falcon baseball team beat top-seeded Chatfield, 4-2 to advance to the finals of the sub-section, then lost to Lewiston-Altura, 4-2, in the championship game, and came back to beat Chatfield again, 3-0. The second win over the Gophers gave the Falcons  second place, and a ticket to the Section 1A Tournament.  That’s the secret in “turning a five into a two.” 

     
  • Ever notice how a certain smell, song, taste or picture of something can jar your memory and suddenly transport you back in time? That happened to me the other night while I was watching a TV commercial. I can't tell you what product was being promoted, but there was a goat in the commercial. Not just any goat, a Toggenburg goat that was a dead ringer to Buckley the goat I locked horns with half a lifetime ago.

     
  • The narrative on the future of small towns seems to be undergoing a subtle change away from the gloom that dominated the storyline in recent years to a more complex view that includes several reasons for optimism.

     
  • In a very old comic strip, Snoopy was playing tennis with an unseen partner. They hit back and forth and it is apparent that Snoopy was working very hard to keep up. Finally, he is watching the ball come towards him, and he thinks, “I hope it goes out, I hope it goes out.” It does. The last frame was him facing forward with a big smile and satisfied look on his face: “I hoped it out.”

     
  • Everybody loves rhubarb!

    Rhubarb can be made into a lot of things — some of which one might never have even thought of before. Lanesboro has definitely taken the ideas to the next level, which many will witness on Saturday, June 6.

     
  • Friday nights will soon be full of toe tapping music, kids’ activities, food and a craft-farmers market as the city of Spring Valley is once again hosting Friday Night Music and Fun in the Park at Spring Creek Park.

     
  • The Shooting Stars Relay for Life Team will be hosting a four-person, best-shot golf tournament and fundraiser on Saturday at the Preston Golf Course. In addition, the event will include a silent auction and meal, which are open to the general public.

     
Water Contamination

Scientists with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found widespread contamination of pharmaceuticals drugs along with other chemicals within the state’s lakes and rivers. Do you think more needs to be done to address this issue?


 

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