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  • New surveyor enjoys ‘putting pieces together’
    “I’m just getting my feet wet,” Eric Schmitt said recently. As the new Houston County surveyor, Schmitt began his duties on Jan. 3.
  • ALC housed at Kingsland has first graduate
    “Things got really messy, and I thought I had no chance to graduate,” said 18-year-old Spring Valley resident Zach Kiefer, “but I heard about the ALC (alternative learning center) and decided to come back and try it out. I’m glad it was here because I would never have graduated if they never had started this. The environment is wonderful, everybody gets along and the teachers are good.”
  • Volunteers at music lending  library are making a difference
    The Chatfield Brass Band Music Lending Library is home to plenty of musical band-orchestra arrangements (BOAs) and one sorting saxophonist.
  • Dance season comes to an end
    The Rushford-Peterson dance teams were unable to advance to state after last Saturday’s Section 1A Tournament held in Dover-Eyota. 
  • FCLMC wrestlers ready for section team tournament
    The Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton wrestling team split 3-3 in actual matches wrestled against Chatfield, but gave up 48 points (eight weight classes) on forfeits and lost its 15th dual meet of the season. Final score against Chatfield was 66-18, favoring the Gophers. 
  • Gophers avenge loss to Wabasha-Kellogg in boys basketball
    A little more than a month ago the Chatfield boys team traveled to Wabasha-Kellogg and lost by 16 points, 57-41. Last Friday the boys turned the table on the Falcons with an 18-point win, 65-47. Coach Jeff DeBuhr has to be extremely happy with the 34-point turn-around against W-K.
  • Larry Ted Schmidt, 71, of rural Rushford
    Larry Ted Schmidt, 71, of rural Rushford, died on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at his home sitting at the kitchen table, playing solitaire and listening to the bluegrass music that he loved. 
  • Ramona Trende, 87, of Preston
    Ramona Trende, 87, of Preston, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel.
  • Charlotte Hanson, 90, of Lanesboro
    Charlotte B. Hanson, 90, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, with her loving family at her side at Traditions of Preston Assisted Living Center. 

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