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Megan Kleven, at left, and Emily Whitcomb make up the singing duo “Going Up.” They will be performing Tuesday at the Minnesota Farmer’s
Union booth at the state fair.
Megan Kleven, at left, and Emily Whitcomb make up the singing duo “Going Up.” They will be performing Tuesday at the Minnesota Farmer’s Union booth at the state fair.
Monday, August 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Megan Kleven and Emily Whitcomb are “Going Up” to the Minnesota State Fair to reach the ears of many attending “The Great Minnesota Get Together.”



  • Chatfield-area singers ready  to entertain crowds at state fair

    Megan Kleven and Emily Whitcomb are “Going Up” to the Minnesota State Fair to reach the ears of many attending “The Great Minnesota Get Together.”



     
  • Lending a helping hand through shoveling dirt, pounding nails, mixing mortar, sanding walls; these simple tasks might not seem like they could make a difference, but when they come together with others’ efforts to make a quality and safe home for a family, it does make an impact on the lives of many.

     
  • Wildlife artist Michael Sieve opens new  art gallery to the public in September

    Southeast Minnesota is blessed with many things: the scenic bluffs, hardwood forests, fertile farmland, thousands of miles of trout streams and rivers, hiking and biking trails, abundant wildlife, just to name a few. Another treasure is internationally known wildlife artist Michael Sieve, who has been living in the Houston area since 1986.

     
  • Climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro gives new outlook to Spring Valley woman

    Spring Valley resident Kay Nelson climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania earlier this summer, seeing the world for the first time from above the clouds.



     
  • Wet feet mean success at Root River Field Day

    Occasional wet feet were par for the course at the first ever Root River Field Day, hosted by Friends of the Root River (FORR) and held at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center on Saturday, July 25.

     
  • Spring Valley plays host to Habitat 500 riders

    Spring Valley was filled with bicyclists last week as the 23rd annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride travelled through town.  The ride raises awareness and funds to support Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota.

     
  • Poultry of a different kind

    Since the spread of the bird flu in flocks throughout the tri-state area, poultry is getting a bad break at Minnesota’s county fairs, including next week in Fillmore County.



     
  • Myhro named Grand Marshal of Rushford Days

    Over half a century of community involvement and charitable activies earn  Luther “Lupy” Myhro the title of Grand Marshal for the 2015 Rushford Days Homecoming Grande Parade.



     
  • History center getting ‘groovy’ as  traveling exhibit stops in Fountain
     

    A special traveling Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) exhibit, “Coming of Age, The 1968 Generation,” will be on display at the Fillmore County History Center (FCHC) from Tuesday, July 7, through Oct. 3. A special opening reception will be held at the history center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

     
  • It’s ‘Back to the ‘80s’ for 30th annual  Relay for Life in Chatfield July 10-11

    “We’re ‘Celebrating 30 Years of Relay, ‘80s Style’,” stated Deb Jorgenson, Chatfield co-chair of the 2015 Fillmore County Relay for Life, set for July 10 and 11 in Chatfield’s City Park.  She and co-organizer Wendy Kirchner are excited about everything that’s happening during the 30th annual Fillmore County Relay because they can get out their hair gel, their Cyndi Lauper and Madonna tapes, bangle bracelets and earrings and hit the Relay track in their jelly shoes.  They’re girls who just wanna have fun…with their families.

     
  • Interim director excited to help raise profile of Good Earth Village

    “I’ve always done nonprofit work. The position I had before I moved to Minnesota in 2006 was as director of resource development for a domestic violence and sexual assault center that had a shelter, housing onsite and offsite.  It wasn’t a faith-based organization, but it was supported a lot by churches, so there was a remarkable sense of pastoral care and hope, sanctuary, of sorts, even though it wasn’t a faith-based organization.  I missed being where I could see (the results) of working with people, so I finished my master’s degree in nonprofit management, and it was like the stars aligned, like I was in the right place at the right time,” stated Parks, interim director at Good Earth Village (GEV) outside of Spring Valley.

     
  • Spring Valley Tribune, community newspapers sold to Spring Grove couple

    An agreement has been reached to transfer ownership of the parent company of the Spring Valley Tribune to a local couple, Paul and Heather Gray of Spring Grove.

     
  • Michelle Pederson will be Relay guest speaker

    “I am very thankful and feel blessed to be in remission,” stated Chatfield resident Michelle Pederson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2009. She will be the guest speaker at the Fillmore County Relay for Life’s Survivors’ Tea on Friday evening as the Relay is held the weekend of July 10 to 11 in Chatfield’s City Park.   

     
  • After 100 years, Rushford Creamery still serving community

    On June 10, 1915, the Rushford Creamery observed its official grand opening. Construction of the large stone building was actually completed on Feb. 18, 1915, but creamery officials decided the weather might be more conducive for a grand opening celebration the second week of June instead of February.

     
  • The State Scenic Byway Commission will be coming to southeastern Minnesota on Thursday, June 18, to meet with representatives of communities along the National Scenic Byway, Highway 16, as well as interested persons and businesses, announced the Historic Bluff Country board of directors.

     
Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair kicks off this week in St. Paul. Will you be attending the fair?


 

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