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Bob Olson takes a rest at the Inspiration Point overlook on Highway 16. He helped develop the site as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Lanesboro. He recalled “the gals loved it” and it was a good place for courting. LISA BRAINARD/BLUFF COUNTRY READER
Bob Olson takes a rest at the Inspiration Point overlook on Highway 16. He helped develop the site as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Lanesboro. He recalled “the gals loved it” and it was a good place for courting. LISA BRAINARD/BLUFF COUNTRY READER
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Monday, May 23, 2016 12:11 PM
The hard work and disciplined structure of the Civilian Conservation Corps – more easily remembered as the CCC – “made a lot of good men,” according to Robert “Bob” Olson of Lanesboro.

  • Lanesboro man recalls CCC as start of long, productive life
    The hard work and disciplined structure of the Civilian Conservation Corps – more easily remembered as the CCC – “made a lot of good men,” according to Robert “Bob” Olson of Lanesboro.

  • About 1,000 bicyclists to hit  area gravel roads this weekend
    With just days before the start of several endurance bicycle races on gravel roads around Spring Valley, the postcards that serve as entry applications keep rolling in.

  • Annual Trout Day event returns for 16th year
    As spring settles into the area, it brings along with it an opportunity to take in all of Mother Nature's glory at Forestville State Park with the 16th annual Trout Day hosted by Spring Valley resident Jim Wernimont, owner of Limit Creek Fishing Rod Company, on Saturday, May 7.

  • Highlandville home ready to be rebuilt in Norway
    When Gunvald Ingvalson built his new frame home near Highlandville, Iowa, in 1902, he would never have dreamed it would end up in Norway. The house, and others like it, marked a turning point in Norwegian-American architecture and holds clues to something deeper in the immigrant experience.

  • Lanesboro artist Anna Loney carries on tradition

    Lanesboro resident Anna Loney has been creating things of beauty most of her life. She comes by it naturally. Her father, Jack Loney, was a portrait painter. He didn't paint portraits of people, or animals, or even landscapes. He painted portraits of yachts.  

  • The public is invited to attend an open house Tuesday, April 12, in Spring Valley to learn about Highway 63 concrete pavement repair and curb ramp improvements in Spring Valley, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. 

  • Stories from 1930s inspire more  ‘Pop-Up Plays’ in Lanesboro
    “History Alive! A Lanesboro Tour with Pop-Up Plays” proved to be a popular draw during its performances in 2015.

  • Local youth traveling to Guatemala  to aid community’s water supply
    “If my little brother goes outside and scrapes his knee, he can come in the house, wash it off, get a Band-Aid and go back outside to play, but if one of their little boys are playing outside and one of them scrapes a knee, he can’t just wash it off, have his mom kiss it and put a Band-Aid on it,” reasoned the 14-year-old future mission worker to Altamira, Guatemala, elaborating on why she and her mother, Sarah, are working very hard to raise $15,000 for the construction of a well for the town located near a dump in South Central Guatemala, home to approximately 350 families but no source of clean water.

  • Preston woman travels, volunteers around the world
    Since her graduation from Concordia College at Moorhead in 2013, Steph Szuch of Preston has been traveling the globe. She and boyfriend, Ezequiel “Eze” Burgo, most recently spent time volunteering in India, which, they both say, they found very rewarding.

  • Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston), chair of the House Taxes Committee, was clear Thursday that unless a tax bill has already been heard by the House or Senate and it has same or similar language there would be little chance for it to move forward.
  • Chatfield woman ‘touching people’s hearts’ for Haiti
    “Coming back, I decided that telling and showing people, touching people’s hearts is my job,” related the recently-returned Chatfield mission worker, who spent part of late January and early February in Haiti doing relief work in a clinic. 

  • Why Not Me? Spring Grove native faces tough opponent; shares what he's learned
    “Life is full of choices,” said Todd Oakes. “When adversity hits, you lose your job or get an ‘F’ on a paper, or lose a baseball game — or you get diagnosed with leukemia — you've got some choices to make.”

  • Canines visit Chatfield High School
    A joint effort between the city of Rochester’s police department and the counties of Olmsted and Dodge’s K-9 units brought canine police officers to the halls of Chatfield High School on the morning of Jan. 29 to search for illegal substances that might have been brought to school by students.   

  • Lanesboro making plans for 2017  Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit
    For months now, Lanesboro residents have been anticipating the incoming Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibition that will be in town at the beginning of 2017. Several local people attended earlier this month an informational meeting about the exhibition, learning details of what will be taking place and what part the members of the community will be playing in it. 

Waterway Pollution

According to The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, nearly 40 percent of the state’s waterways are polluted with much of it coming from field run off. Do you believe there should be more regulations to prevent this growing issue?


 

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