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The Fillmore Central one-act cast and crew are heading to the state one-act play festival after placing first at sectionals on Saturday, Jan. 30. The state competition takes place on Thursday, Feb. 11. SUBMITTED PHOTO
The Fillmore Central one-act cast and crew are heading to the state one-act play festival after placing first at sectionals on Saturday, Jan. 30. The state competition takes place on Thursday, Feb. 11. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Thursday, February 04, 2016 9:51 AM

Last week proved particularly rough for the Fillmore Central School District as a horrific tragedy sent the students, teachers and parents reeling on Thursday night, Jan. 28, as one of its students was killed in a car accident near Chatfield. In the midst of the grief, the Fillmore Central one-act cast and crew heroically rallied for their sectional performance on Saturday, Jan. 30, coming home with the first-place trophy. 

  • In less than a month, persons who are customers of Tri-County Electric Cooperative based in Rushford and Hawkeye REC of Cresco, Iowa, will be asked to vote to combine the two organizations. Every member of the two electrical cooperatives will be mailed a ballot in March concerning the proposed consolidation.  

  • Historic Bluff Country, Inc., is once again experiencing a financial setback after discovering a former director allegedly took money from the organization. Charges have been filed in Fillmore County District Court against Trisha Ann Parrish of Rushford. She faces felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $10,500 from the organization she was entrusted to lead.

  • Sideways snow didn’t stop Fillmore County’s commissioners from convening for the Feb. 2 county board meeting, though the legislative priorities portion of the meeting was postponed due to the weather. Rep. Greg Davids and Sen. Jeremy Miller had been invited to hear the county’s wish list for the coming year, but they will attend a future meeting to take care of that piece of business.

  • The Lanesboro City Council members heard more about the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) from its president, Tim Penny, during its meeting on Monday evening, Feb. 1.

  • Minnesota Twins inspire Fillmore  Central students during caravan visit

    Students at Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston excitedly welcomed Minnesota Twins pitchers Kyle Gibson and Glen Perkins, announcers Kris Atteberry and Bert Blyleven and the team's mascot, T.C., to their school on Wednesday, Jan. 27, as a part of the Minnesota Twins Winter Caravan.

  • Members of the Lanesboro community gathered to discuss and learn about a proposed plan of development for Lanesboro during the city council meeting on Monday, Feb. 1. The plan was brought forth by nationally known planner, Randall Arendt.

  • Winneshiek County Habitat for Humanity seeks partner family for Hesper project

    The Hesper Friends Meeting Church may have held its last service months ago, but the building will continue to serve at least one family in need in the years ahead. 

  • Fillmore Central one-act cast, crew seeking a star rating at state festival

    Last week proved particularly rough for the Fillmore Central School District as a horrific tragedy sent the students, teachers and parents reeling on Thursday night, Jan. 28, as one of its students was killed in a car accident near Chatfield. In the midst of the grief, the Fillmore Central one-act cast and crew heroically rallied for their sectional performance on Saturday, Jan. 30, coming home with the first-place trophy. 

  • Minnesota Energy Resources representative Roy Lenton attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to hand the school a $12,454 check as a rebate for recent improvements to the high school heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

  • The Root River Program committee updated the Fillmore Central School Board on Wednesday, Jan. 27, about what will happen next with the program itself.

  • The Fillmore Central School Board members gathered on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to talk about facility issues, which need to be addressed in the near future. 

  • Student from Ukraine likes Mabel-Canton spirit

    For Bohdana Oliynyk, a foreign exchange student at Mabel-Canton, a smaller school has allowed her to get involved in many, many activities. It didn’t take long for the 16-year-old from Ukraine to enjoy and take advantage of the opportunities.

  • The non-Amish community has been reaching out to Amish neighbors near Canton since Jan. 11, when a fire destroyed not only a home but is presumed to have taken the lives of two Amish men – Yost Hershberger, 58, and his son, Benjamin Hershberger, 18.

  • News Leader, co-owner win awards  in Minnesota Better Newspaper Contest

    The Fillmore County News Leader and Bluff Country Newspaper Group co-owner David Phillips were recognized last week for excellence during the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s (MNA) annual convention. 

  • A 16-year-old Canton woman died in a car crash on Highway 52 between Fountain and Chatfield Thursday night, Jan. 28. Kaitlyn H. Hansen died at the scene after a GMC pickup hit her Ford Taurus head-on at 8:49 p.m. near 300th Street, commonly referred to as Nelson Hill, according to the Minnesota State Patrol and Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase.

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