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.
Members of the Harmony Area Historical Society will be highlighting the organization’s accomplishments over the past year as well as making plans for the future during its annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Harmony Visitor Center conference room.
Highland Prairie Lutheran Church is a quiet, sacred place nestled in the hills and bluffs of northeast Fillmore County. The people who attend this small church know that. However, the beauty of this place is easily missed by those passing by on Bowl Road and nearby on State Highway 43.
The Rev. Dennis Timmerman has been here longer than the Pilgrim, and the Rev. Laura Fladten is moving on to Holy Communion.
“This is like a squirt-gun that we use when a car is on fire – there’s stuff in this tank that comes out, and it looks like shaving cream,” explained Chatfield firefighter Dan Jaquith, giving Chatfield Elementary School teacher Tracy Raaen’s first graders a tour of the Chatfield Fire Department’s rescue truck.
“Karen Gomez-Ruiz (third, 16:26.0) and Christian Bance (second, 17:33.3) ran their expected strong races to earn all-conference honors,” said coach Chris Frye. “Dillon Nolan (19th, 19:11.5) has been progressing nicely all year and had a break-out race to also earn all-conference.”
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.
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.
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove will mark the Bicentenary of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution on Oct. 18-19 with some special events.