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The Coaty family members are the new owners of The JEM Theatre in Harmony. They are, from left, Alayna, Amber, Bowen, Dana, Alora and Dale.
CHARLIE WARNER/CHATFIELD NEWS The Coaty family members are the new owners of The JEM Theatre in Harmony. They are, from left, Alayna, Amber, Bowen, Dana, Alora and Dale.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:38 AM
“Michelle (Haugerud) said she raised six kids while owning and operating the JEM. If she could do it with six, we can probably do it with four,” said Dana Coaty this past Saturday. Dana and his wife, Amber, recently purchased the JEM Theatre in Harmony from Haugerud and are very excited about being owners of the only movie theater in Fillmore County.
  • Members of the Canton City Council approved a varying schedule for their regularly scheduled 2017 meetings, with the months of January through March and November and December meetings to start at 6 p.m. The remaining months of April through October will continue to begin at 7 p.m.  
  • New owners plan to keep family  involved in Harmony’s JEM Theatre
    “Michelle (Haugerud) said she raised six kids while owning and operating the JEM. If she could do it with six, we can probably do it with four,” said Dana Coaty this past Saturday. Dana and his wife, Amber, recently purchased the JEM Theatre in Harmony from Haugerud and are very excited about being owners of the only movie theater in Fillmore County.
  • Memorial tournament once again honors Lanesboro grads
    “It’s unbelievable the support we get. It really blows my mind. It just shows you the joys of living in a small town.”
  • Thomas G. “Tom” Connaughty, 71, of Eyota, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in his home in the care of hospice.
  • Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase presented information about body cameras during the Tuesday, Feb. 14, Fillmore County commissioners’ meeting. He explained the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department has the opportunity to use one through a demonstration offered by Visual Labs as a means of determining whether to proceed with the purchase of cameras for its officers. 
  • Bluegrass band to perform at libraries, Fillmore Central Elementary
    The sounds of Appalachian South are coming to the area during a week-long residency from acclaimed Americana/bluegrass band RUN BOY RUN as part of Riverside Concerts’ programming.
  • Four Minnesota agricultural research and promotion councils are seeking candidates for their board elections. Positions are open on the board of directors for the Canola, Dry Bean, Sunflower and Area One Potato Research and Promotion councils. 
  • Robert Coe, chairman of Southeastern Minnesota Historic Bluff Country, Inc., approached the Fillmore County commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 14, with a request for an appropriation for Historic Bluff Country for 2017. The appropriation was left out of the list of appropriations approved by the board at the beginning of this year due to concerns the organization is not in good standing and also because no representative had come before the commissioners at the time the appropriations were being arranged. 
  • Cooperation between landowners, DNR is a must when controlling CWD
    Cars lined Main Street and the side streets surrounding the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) last Wednesday evening as hunters, deer farmers and landowners from Chatfield, the surrounding area, and as far away as Hayfield, Byron and upper Iowa towns gathered at Potter Auditorium for a presentation on chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD now affects wild deer populations in southeastern Minnesota, parts of Iowa and Wisconsin. 
  • Lanesboro Community Theater bringing play to stage
    Lanesboro Community Theater will present “Circle Mirror Transformation” by Annie Baker, directed by Catherine Glynn. 
  • Pilot Mound resident faces charges  after allegedly shooting at vehicle
    A 35-year-old Pilot Mound man was arrested for second degree assault after the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office received reports of suspicious gunshots near his home just after midnight on Friday, Feb. 10.
  • Townships caught in training Catch-22 could get reprieve
    Some townships in 2016 found themselves in a Catch-22 of thinking their local board of appeal and equalization was in compliance with a training requirement, only to lose that status because the trained person died, moved or lost the position in an election.
  • Work of Preston playwright to  be featured in short play festival
    Aliens, angst, wiener dogs and Abraham Lincoln.
  • Lanesboro  City Council  members  split on utility rate increases
    On Monday, Feb. 6, utility rates, specifically water rates, dominated much of the discussion at the Lanesboro City Council regular meeting. 
  • The Preston City Council members had their eyes focused on the future during their Monday, Feb. 6, meeting as they discussed future funding for several proposed projects within the city.
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