Gabrielle Shupe is a senior at Fillmore Central. As a young person, she carries many titles: student, athlete, musician, community volunteer, photographer, church member and now, Miss Harmony.
The Fillmore County Republican Party will be hosting its annual picnic and welcoming the Minnesota Republican Deputy Chair Chris Fields to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro on Thursday, July 16, beginning at 7 p.m.
“We got to fix a roof for a guy named Anthony. He was a Marine who served in Vietnam. He was an interesting guy who had a lot of vehicles,” said Lanesboro United Methodist Church (LUMC) youth mission trip member James Kenyon, explaining for whom the 13 youth from LUMC and Wykoff United Methodist Church (WUMC) traveled to Mission, S.D., to assist in rebuilding his home.
“Dick DeLeo was a good friend of Forestville, and John Crippen, director of historic sites at the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), came for our Independence Day 1899 celebration to thank those who stepped up to Dick’s challenge – we have a plaque that will go into our visitor’s center recognizing those who donated toward the challenge,” explained Historic Forestville site manager Sandy Scheevel, pleased to be able to survey the plaque displaying a long list of names of people whose generosity helped establish an endowment fund for southeastern Minnesota’s only MNHS living history interpretive site.
Believe it or not, it is July, and the Relay For Life is back this weekend. Fundraisers continue throughout the year for the Relay for Life and Liz Storlie of Greenleafton began a unique fundraiser last year, selling vegetables and other produce from her garden to support the cause.
The public is invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the Highway 250 bridge replacements project in Lanesboro in 2016, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).
Art and history are important to communities and when putting the two together can create a pretty special opportunity for everyone.
One doesn't need a college degree to influence children. Children are always looking at the grown-ups around them and learning to do what they do, whether positively or negatively.
Just a month after one school year ended, area school districts are already turning their attention to the upcoming year. The Fillmore Central School Board met on Tuesday, June 23, to discuss preparatory purchases and changes for the school.
A continuing decline in membership has led the congregation of St. Paul’s (Big Spring) Lutheran Church of the Big Spring rural community, located northwest of Harmony, to make a tough decision. At the annual meeting held in January, members voted to close the church at the end of June 2016.
As progress continues to be made at the state veterans cemetery, located on Highway 52 in Preston, many are wondering when it will be open and ready for the first veteran internments. Months ago, it was hoped the cemetery would open in the spring of this year, but for various reasons, it was postponed. However, the cemetery is nearing the final stretch of its construction.
“We have raised $8,330 as of tonight,” said Camp Winnebago Friendship Wagon Train wagon driver and co-organizer Monica Davis, standing among the wagons and horse trailers parked at Mill Creek Park on Monday evening, June 22, as the wagon train made a stop in Chatfield.
The 23rd annual Habitat 500 Bike Ride will soon be coming through the Spring Valley area as 120 cyclists and 33 volunteers begin the 500-mile journey through southern Minnesota on July 12.
The old saying, “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” hasn’t pertained to the stands of corn in southeast Minnesota for many years. During most of our recent growing seasons, the maxim is more like “head high by the Fourth of July.”
A new volunteer group — Friends of the Root River — is looking to involve people from throughout the river’s large watershed area in aspects of its preservation, education and enhancement, according to Bill Sullivan of Pilot Mound Township, rural Chatfield, one of the planners with the group.