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  • Voters get chance to meet  District 1 candidate Mitch Lentz

    “Mine is that I’m just a doer…I get it done,” said Fillmore County District 1 commissioner write-in candidate Mitch Lentz, speaking to a gathering at the Spring Valley Public Library this past Thursday evening about what is his working style and how he addresses problems with which he must deal.  

     
  • Spring Grove City Council says no to frac sand

    The Spring Grove City Council took a stand on frac sand mining during its Feb. 17 meeting.

     
  • Fillmore Central learns how to counter bullying

    For many years, bullying has been a source of conversation and advocacy for school students and adults. Sadly, most every school has bullies and many times young people don’t know how to react to someone hurting another person.

     
  • I’ve always said, if I’m going to lose to someone, I want to lose to the best.  Well, Wyatt Richardson, senior on the GMLOKS wrestling team adhered to my philosophy.  He only lost once this year, and that was to the state champion, Lance Benick (Totino-Grace, sr., 43-0) in the Minnesota State Class AA semifinals.  Richardson finished his senior year with a most impressive 37-1 record, and a third place finish at 195 pounds in the 2015 state wrestling tournament.

     
  • Falcon girls lose two one-pointers, get top seed in sub-section

    The Fillmore Central girls basketball team lost a pair of Three Rivers Conference games to Cotter and Caledonia, each by one point: 51-50 to the Ramblers and 49-48 to the Warriors.

     
  • Gophers qualify six for state tournament
    The Chatfield Gophers wrestling team qualified six individuals for the Minnesota State Class-A Tournament, with competition beginning for them on Friday.   
  • When Kevin Slimp stepped outside the door of the community room at F & M Community Bank in Preston Friday after a seven-hour session with staff members of Bluff Country Newspaper Group, he said, “It really doesn’t feel that cold here.” This statement is from a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, who first ventured out that morning in a temperature of 16 below zero.

     
  • A great-horned owl flew overhead in a whisper. The sight thrilled my eyes, but was of no more use to my ears than the silent hop of a songbird under my bird feeders. Crows followed after it. There was no whispering done by the crows. They had found the daytime roosting spot of the owl. They chased it from that location with obvious outrage and delight. The great horned owl likely had a nest nearby.



     
  • Vina Lund, an Ostrander resident who just celebrated her 105th birthday, was asked by a reporter during her birthday party to confirm a story her son told about her dancing with the notorious outlaw, Babyface Nelson, at the Sheep Shed in Wykoff.

     
  • “It’s exciting! Imagine what we could do with this kind of money,” Spring Valley Area Food Shelf board member Kathy Baarsch said of being one of nearly 100 non-profit organizations to participate in the Otto Bremer Foundation’s March Millions for Southeastern Minnesota.

     
  • The dueling piano team of Evan and Wiz will be making a return to the Mabel Community Center on Saturday, March 14, to raise much needed funds for the Mabel-Canton School District.

     
  • Houston, Minn. is about to become owl city, as the International Owl Center plans for their grand opening during the annual Festival of Owls on March 6-8.



     
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