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After seeing very little action taken to create awareness for childhood cancer, 12-year-old Erik Sutter took matters into his own hands, forming a campaign with his mother and other family members and volunteers to correct that problem.  COURTESY OF PATRICK DANZ
After seeing very little action taken to create awareness for childhood cancer, 12-year-old Erik Sutter took matters into his own hands, forming a campaign with his mother and other family members and volunteers to correct that problem. COURTESY OF PATRICK DANZ
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 8:47 AM

October is pink for breast cancer awareness. The teal ribbons people saw around town in April stood for sexual abuse awareness. September stands for gold, symbolizing childhood cancer awareness, but many may not know it — yet.

  • Good news for the holiday weekend, as the trail segment between Whalan and Peterson, which has been under construction since July, will be opening on Saturday, September 5.



     
  • Fillmore County highway engineer Ron Gregg presented the final draft of the new official Fillmore County highway map during the Sept. 1 commissioners’ meeting. The map has been in the works for most of 2015, and Gregg was pleased to be able to ask for its printing. 
  • The summer months are coming to a close, but the towns along the Root River Trail System will hold the three-weekend Taste of the Trail event rounding out the summer and celebrating the beginning of fall. Before students get completely immersed in homework and school activities, families can take a break by riding the bike trail and getting a taste of each town.

     
  • September is for gold

    October is pink for breast cancer awareness. The teal ribbons people saw around town in April stood for sexual abuse awareness. September stands for gold, symbolizing childhood cancer awareness, but many may not know it — yet.

     
  • Steam Engine Days Queen, attendants to be chosen next week

    As Steam Engine Days quickly approaches, five young women from the Mabel and Hesper area have chosen to be candidates for the 2015-2016 Steam Engine Days Queen.

     
  • Council holds sidewalk improvement  hearing, begins budget discussions
    The Preston City Council held a public hearing during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25, to discuss the sidewalk replacement project along the 600 block of Kansas Street NW and adding pedestrian ramps at the street crossings on Chatfield Street. 
  • Descendants return for visit to  Canton’s historic Mitson House

    Jim Mitson and his daughter, Debbie Simmons, carry many special memories made at the Mitson House Museum in Canton. Descendants of those who once lived in that house decades ago, it has been years since they have visited the harbor of much of their family history. For a few family members travelling with Jim and Debbie, it was a first visit to the historic Canton home.

     
  • Lanesboro’s High Court Pub sends out summons

    The name of a new business in Lanesboro gives an opportunity to add humor to many courtroom sayings. Plus, the remodeling of the building is nothing short of spectacular. So, take an oath to stop by soon. Court’s in session at the High Court Pub in Lanesboro.

     
  • Priest looking forward to forming  relationships in Preston, Lanesboro

    “There are practical ways to live out your faith,” stated Thompson, the new priest at St. Columban’s Catholic Church in Preston and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lanesboro. He also serves St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield.

     
  • New Fillmore Central teacher eager to  instill love of learning in kindergartners

    At the conclusion of the last school year, Fillmore Central lost one of its kindergarten schoolteachers to retirement. But now, as the next school year is just around the corner, the school welcomes a new teacher who is proud to begin working in a public school setting.

     
  • Community grocery in Lanesboro  will evolve under new ownership

    For those in Lanesboro who don't know, the small grocery store Beste Byen has changed hands. At the close of August, Phil and Heidi Dybing stepped down as owners of the store, passing it on to sisters, Jennifer Kimball-Olson and Rebecca Hale.

     
  • A 69-year-old rural Mabel resident died in a collision with a semi the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 1, west of Mabel on Highway 44. Note: The information was updated Wednesday at 8 a.m. 
  • Note: Story updated Tuesday at 8 p.m. with the name of deceased. 
  • Winona area woman to serve  as district judge in Caledonia

    Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Carmaine M. Sturino as district court judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District to replace the Honorable James A. Fabian with chambers at Caledonia in Houston County.

     
  • The Fillmore County commissioners started their day on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with a visit from Chuck Schwartau of the University of Minnesota Extension Services. Schwartau was pleased to report the county will soon have a half-time ag educator available, effective Sept. 8.

     
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