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Dale and Marlys Hinckley, and their sons, Matt and Adam, operate Hinckley Holsteins, near Chatfield. They have been named as the 2014 Minnesota Milk Producers Association’s Producer of the Year. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Dale and Marlys Hinckley, and their sons, Matt and Adam, operate Hinckley Holsteins, near Chatfield. They have been named as the 2014 Minnesota Milk Producers Association’s Producer of the Year. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Monday, December 15, 2014 10:16 AM

“We never, ever envisioned it being what it is today,” said Dale Hinckley. “The first two years were spent just plain trying to survive.”

  • Chatfield dairy family honored as  Minnesota Milk Producers of the Year

    “We never, ever envisioned it being what it is today,” said Dale Hinckley. “The first two years were spent just plain trying to survive.”

     
  • The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is issuing an air pollution health advisory for the southern half of Minnesota, extending from Thursday afternoon into early Sunday morning.  

     
  • Fillmore County earns national  recognition for Relay for Life support

    Fillmore County residents’ continuous support of its Relay for Life event has once again brought national recognition to the local event.

     
  • Preston Christmas tree  has two special purposes

    Christmas is a time for giving. As the season of Thanksgiving passes, thoughts turn to decorating the Christmas tree and purchasing gifts for family and friends. The holiday season also includes the spirit of generosity as many contribute gifts to Christmas in Fillmore County for those who may be unable to buy their own gifts for their family.

     
  • Spring Grove man bags monster whitetail

    Dedication, determination, and a dollop of luck came together for bow hunter Luke Onstad about a month ago. That's when he crept into a half-picked Houston County cornfield for a chance at a monster.

     
  • National Trout Center’s geology tour ‘rocks the area’

    Imagine looking north toward Rochester… and seeing a wall of ice 5,000 feet to a mile tall. Around you there would be nothing — no trees or anything to mark the permafrost, tundra-like landscape.

     
  • Give to the Max Day returns for area  community foundation challenges

    Ready for another round of fundraising for the community? Give to the Max Day is just around the corner, beginning at midnight on Thursday, Nov. 13. Once again members of the Spring Valley, Preston, Harmony and Rushford communities are gearing up for the one-day, online donation spree.

     
  • Wykoff Area Veterans Memorial to provide lasting legacy

    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.

     
  • Regional peace, justice center working to expand service area

    Those are just three of the ways the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center (NEIPJC) serves those in a five-county area.

     
  • Body snatchers create unsolved historic mystery in Preston cemetery

     Once you’re dead and buried, it usually marks the end of your life story. For a Preston man who died of lung fever in 1872, it proved to be the beginning of his death story: the disappearance of his corpse from its eternal residency in the old graveyard atop Preston’s south hill.

     
  • Harmony historical society seeks  to expand membership, resources

    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.

     
  • Mabel House Hotel thriving under new ownership

    Since February, the Mabel House Hotel has been Cristal Adkin’s pet project. Her grandfather, Laverne Vickerman, purchased the historic hotel and took possession of the building in February of 2014.

     
  • Protected Forever

    Joel Johnson of Money Creek Township in Houston County didn't have to struggle with the decision to enroll a portion of his farm in a conservation easement. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

     
  • Throughout the year our readers have voted for their favorite business and regional picks in several categories. Those votes have been tallied and the Bluff Country Newspaper Group is excited to share the results of the 10th annual Best of Bluff Country Contest!

     
  • Ed’s Museum a Wykoff legacy

    a quarter century later, there’s a party to be held because of Edwin Krueger, his stuff and the store he left it in when he died in 1989 at 91 – an anniversary, or a birthday, whatever you want to call it —  because the town had to figure out what, exactly, should be done to preserve that which was Ed, the “consummate collector and record keeper,” as Carolyn Baker Meyer, president of the Wykoff Area Historical Society (WAHS) fondly calls the late grocer whose string, notes, grocery orders, Jell-O, lost teeth and other miscellany is the primary reason WAHS is marking its 25th anniversary during Fall Fest, Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.

     
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