When looking at the current state of the Canton depot, most people may see a rundown building in desperate need of repair. Some may look upon the site as an eyesore that should be removed from the community. Others may consider it to be a part of the town’s history and appreciate it as a reminder of the past.
Area pet owners seek out qualified veterinarians who are ready and willing to do whatever they can to offer high quality care for their pets. Those animals can be a member of the family or a valuable companion. They are special and many animal owners want to make sure they are treated well and carefully.
The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club celebrated 75 years of service to the community and children of the world during an annual charter dinner meeting Wednesday at the Root River Country Club.
Amidst the flurry of excitement wrought by implementing the arts campus in Lanesboro and the celebrations thereof, much of the focus for staff of Lanesboro Arts turned to local activities. Included in those celebrations was the introduction of a new logo and rebranding the Lanesboro Arts Center to Lanesboro Arts. It was a move designed to emphasize a broader scope of arts in Lanesboro to the region and nationally.
Americans love driving. Every day millions of people get in their cars to go to work, to drive to a mall or to a movie or to take a scenic tour of the countryside. Others utilize buses or some other mode of public transportation. Americans easily consume gallons and gallons of gas on a daily basis.
“You don’t have to figure out where the attorney is, it’s where it’s always been,” Jennifer Gumbel quipped.
The Fillmore Central volleyball team picked up a pair of Three Rivers Conference wins last week, downing Caledonia (3-0: 28-26, 30-28, 25-18) and Chatfield (3-0: 25-19, 25-23, 25-19), improving to 8-0, TRC, and 14-5, overall.
The girls from Lanesboro/Fillmore Central posted another cross-country victory last Tuesday, their second in five starts. The Burros turned in a team score of 45 points (their best in recent years) by placing five runners in the top 15. Plainview-Elgin-Millville took second in the varsity 4K, while La Crescent snagged third.
When the Burros hosted the top-ranked team in Minnesota nine-man football last Friday, they were taking on a challenge. Defending state champs Grand Meadow may have wound up spoiling Lanesboro's Homecoming, but the contest didn't start out that way.
Wendell Gaylord Peterson, 81, of Mabel died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Mayo Health Systems — St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester.
Alfred A. Soma, 94, of Harmony, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Harmony Health Care Center in Harmony.
Kay Ellen Sherwood, 56, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, 2014, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a short battle with stage four, small cell lung cancer.
Once again, many of our athletic teams are having outstanding years. Although it is too early to determine if any of them will make a run to the state tournament, several programs are creating a lot of excitement in the communities throughout our area.
Minnesota drivers face a one-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report by State Farm.
Minnesota routinely leads the nation in voter turnout for elections. That has given the state an image of an engaged, politically aware population.
“I’m going to be speaking on ‘South Forestville: The Lost Village’,” related area historian and former Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Historic Forestville site supervisor and living history interpreter John Grabko. He will speak during Fillmore County History Center’s (FCHC) annual meeting, on Saturday, Oct. 18, about the boom and bust years that built the village of Forestville and reduced it to the six buildings that MHS now incorporates to show the daily lives of pioneers at the turn of the 20th century.
The Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its fifth annual business expo Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Kingsland High School with booths set up in the Kingsland Café and gym.
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things one can do to improve health. It can lower one’s risk for many health problems that may come with getting older.