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Spring?
Meteorological spring has officially arrived, but Mother Nature had a different opinion when she covered the landscape in a heavy blanket of snow that began Sunday. The snow closed many area schools on Monday, including Spring Grove Public School. Local 24-hour snowfall totals from the National Weather Service in La Crosse, at 7:55 a.m. Monday, were Caledonia, 6.7 inches; Decorah, 9.5 inches; La Crescent, 4.0 inches; La Crosse Regional Airport, 7.0 inches; Lanesboro, 7.9 inches; and Rochester International Airport, 7.9 inches. An unofficial measurement in southeast Spring Grove showed 7.5 inches. The snow will likely not last too long as the forecast for later in the week includes warmer temperatures and a chance of rain. MELISSA VANDER PLAS/NEWS LEADER
Mary Gallagher presents an honor quilt to Odell Lee to thank him for his service to his country. DAVID STOEGER/NEWS LEADER
Mary Gallagher presents an honor quilt to Odell Lee to thank him for his service to his country. DAVID STOEGER/NEWS LEADER
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015 8:02 AM

Thirteen quilts were presented to Mabel-area veterans on Saturday, March 28, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. The Quilters Therapy Quilt Club of Mabel distributed the red, white and blue quilts to veterans who served in both World War II and the Korean War.

  • Fillmore Central fifth grader set to participate in national leadership conference

    The United States is rich with history just like any other nation and young Addie Hershberger of Harmony, a fifth grader at Fillmore Central, will experience an immersion in spades. From July 19 through 24, Addie will experience a tremendous opportunity to bask in the history of a nation.

     
  • Harmony Flowers opened this  week in Laundromat building

    For LeAnn Jevne, working with flowers is an interest that turned into a vocation. Jevne is owner of Mabel Flowers and Gifts, which will expand operations to Harmony starting April 1.

     
  • With the first year of the Fillmore Central Booster Club drawing to a close, Vice-Chair Jim Peters updated the board on the activities of the club at the regular board meeting on Tuesday, March 24.

     
  • As a part of its regular school board meeting last Tuesday, the Fillmore Central board listened to progress reports from staff members of activities taking place over the past month.

     
  • Preston man continues to eye cross-country car trip after medical delay

    A Triumph sports car.

    That’s the dream car Erik Paulson of Preston would like to have, ideally driving it to the California coast to see the Pacific Ocean.

     
  • Quilts presented to  Mabel-area veterans

    Thirteen quilts were presented to Mabel-area veterans on Saturday, March 28, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. The Quilters Therapy Quilt Club of Mabel distributed the red, white and blue quilts to veterans who served in both World War II and the Korean War.

     
  • Fountain woman ‘in stitches’ over opening new business

    “I do alterations, bridal and otherwise, sewing from scratch – including making my own patterns, mending, custom machine embroidering, tuxedo rental, and a whole lot more,” stated Allen, whose shop, Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches, is now open in the former Willie’s Grocery building on Fountain’s Main Street.

     
  • Money to float the boats in case of flood or swift water rescues was the focus of Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase’s report during the Tuesday, March 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Kaase and Chief Deputy Tony Webber presented the renewal of the 2015 State of Minnesota County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement and also requested the purchase of emergency flotation devices from Fire Safety, USA, with funds from last year’s grant. 

     
  • Officers apprehended a 43-year-old Spring Valley man during a search of a wooded area west of Spring Valley after the suspect fled a Fillmore County deputy who tried to stop his vehicle for an equipment violation Friday evening, March 27. 
  • Money to float the boats in case of flood or swift water rescues was the focus of Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase’s report during the Tuesday, March 24, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. Kaase and Chief Deputy Tony Webber presented the renewal of the 2015 State of Minnesota County Boat and Water Safety Grant agreement and also requested the purchase of emergency flotation devices from Fire Safety, USA, with funds from last year’s grant. 

     
  • Spring is here and towns on the Root River Trail System are already gearing up for the tourism season. Every year hundreds of tourists come to the area to bike the Root River Bike Trail to see a beautiful view of Southeastern Minnesota and have a wonderful opportunity for some outside exercise.

     
  • Preston couple combine  passions to open business

    Mike and Kari Odenbrett have a passion for making furniture and shopping for antiques. In the past few months, the Odenbretts have turned those passions into a business in Preston – Mercantile on Main.

     
  • The Mabel-Canton School Board discussed special education, the district’s budget, facilities usage fees and the creation of a finance committee during its meeting on Tuesday, March 17.

     
  • Two parent teacher groups at Mabel-Canton have merged this year with a goal to provide strong support for the students and staff at the high school and elementary. The Mabel Canton Booster Club and PALS (Parent Alliance for Life-long Student Success) merged at the beginning of 2015.

     
  • The Lanesboro School Board received a letter regarding the school’s policy of attending the prom as a group. This has been the practice for years, but the letter posed a concern that though it has been practiced, that does not mean it is safe.

     
MN Soccer

Major League Soccer announced that Minnesota will be the home of a new Major League Soccer team. The owners also announced they want to build a new open-air stadium for the team. Do you think it should be funded through public subsidies or privately funded?



 

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