“Spring Grove is undoubtedly the most Norwegian community in America,” Gary Gandrud said last Saturday. As honorary counsel general of Norway, Gandrud was on hand to bring greetings from the Norwegian Crown to a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of the signing of that country's constitution.
A small group of Harmony-area residents meets throughout the year to fight hunger in Fillmore County. For the past five years, the group has planned a fundraising soup lunch as part of the Empty Bowls Project, a charity that helps fight hunger by donating funds to local food shelves.
On Sept. 29, 2013, Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed the week of Oct. 19 through Oct. 25 as the first annual Manufacturers' Week.
The Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial all began with the Wykoff Mystery — the disappearance of the Wykoff Honor Roll, which was once the city’s memorial to local veterans. The wooden structure disappeared a number of years ago, leaving only one known picture behind.
A wide grin spread on Damon Meiners’ face as he looked out at the crowd of 120-plus volunteers. “We have even more people here than we expected,” he said.
“The historic building maintains the character of the old hotel from a bygone era. The quality and comfort of the bed itself was equal to those we have enjoyed in Marriott properties.”
The Rev. Dennis Timmerman has been here longer than the Pilgrim, and the Rev. Laura Fladten is moving on to Holy Communion.
Lion netters hit the road for their regular-season finale last week, defeating a talented Houston team three sets to one 25-19, 25-12, 16-25, 25-17.
Mabel-Canton fans breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday night when the Cougars foiled a last-second bid by Lanesboro to tie the game on the final play.
Eleanor Nelson, 86, of Mabel, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.
Dorothy LeFevere, 92, of Spring Valley, died Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.
Helen M. Duncanson, 93, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., died Oct. 5, 2014, at Cumberland House hospice in Crossville, Tenn.
The general election is almost here. It’s a time of year most people despise, except those who are running for office and the very few who thrive on politics.
That’s how the old saying goes – and I’m sure we can all relate. Recently, it’s been the situation with my glasses.
The crazy Soady men are back at deer camp in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula of Michigan) for another deer hunting adventure, but (gasp!) one of them brings a woman with him to camp! Isn’t that against deer camp rules?
When living in a small town, those who face challenges or illness can rely on a support system of friends and community members. Even a diagnosis of cancer can be faced with the support and friendship necessary to get the strength to fight.
On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Fall Expo at the Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.