There’s an old idiom that says a dog is “a man’s best friend.” What happens if that dog infringes upon the rights of a neighbor? In a “he said, she said” charge against Koda and Kenai, the two yellow Labrador retrievers that belong to Jeremy and Nicole Williams, the City of Rushford Village responded to citizen complaints with criminal charges.
Mike and Kari Odenbrett have a passion for making furniture and shopping for antiques. In the past few months, the Odenbretts have turned those passions into a business in Preston – Mercantile on Main.
The “official” first day of spring arrived last Friday. Southeast Minnesota has enjoyed a week of temps in the 60s. The modest snowpack we had this year is gone and the frost is retreating from the ground. Farmers, gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts are itching to get out and “dig in the dirt.”
A new exhibit at the Fillmore County History Center honors the small town business owner for the kindness and service he provided for his customers and neighbors in Fountain.
“I’ve worked in the business for 18 years and wanted to have my own place for some time. I heard, through the grapevine, that this place was for sale. I felt it was time for me to move forward.”
About 150 Kingsland community members, friends and family came together on Saturday, March 21, to celebrate Brian Hoff and Del “Doc” Bicknese being inducted into the Kingsland Athletic Boosters Club (KABC) Hall of Fame.
For months residents have been patiently waiting for the tarps to come down at Johnny Ringo’s on 112 South Broadway. Just weeks ago, as the temperatures rose, the tarps fell, revealing a revitalized and restored building.
Former Harmony High School wrestling coach Jon Rhodes was recently inducted in the United States National Wrestling Hall of Fame for lifetime service. Rhodes, who was nominated by the Minnesota Chapter, will have his nameplate placed in the John T. Vaughen Hall of Fame Honors Room.
A member of the University of Wyoming basketball team, who has Spring Valley ties, recently competed in the NCAA tournament and topped the entire NCAA for free throw shooting percentage during the regular season.
Dennis John Holty, 68, of Spring Grove, died suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2015, near the farm he purchased from his grandfather located on Highway 44, between Spring Grove and Mabel.
Michael “Mike” Tony Rath, 93, of Grand Meadow died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Grand Meadow Health Care Center in Grand Meadow.
Elsa M. Wilkie, 75, of Spring Valley, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at her home.
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time.
I often pick on the meteorologists for their inaccurate weather forecasts. For example, Sunday’s original forecast for light snow was recalculated to a prediction of up to three to five inches Saturday and then recalculated yet again early Sunday afternoon to a winter storm warning after it was evident this was not a minor event.
“We’ve decided to hold our Easter fair and egg gathering indoors at the high school cafeteria and gym this year. Last year we held the egg hunt in City Park at the bandshell, and the weather got bad. It started to rain, the sky was kind of gray-black, and the kids didn’t get to gather many eggs or see the Easter bunny,” said Chatfield Commercial Club member Paula Bessingpas. “But this year we’re having it indoors at the high school, so it can’t rain on our egg hunt!
The Kingsland Key Club is sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday, March 25, in the Kingsland High School gym from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a severe weather safety presentation and a Skywarn spotter training in Spring Valley on Monday, April 13.