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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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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.

  • Lentz apparent winner for county commissioner in District 1

    Write-in candidate Mitch Lentz is the apparent winner in the special election for Fillmore County commissioner in District 1 held Tuesday, March 31.

     
  • Dairy princesses crowned, dairy producers  honored during annual banquet in Preston

    The Fillmore County American Dairy Association (ADA) and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) held their annual banquet Thursday, March 19, at the Branding Iron in Preston.  Highlights from the event included the crowning of the 2015 Fillmore County dairy princesses and awarding honors for dairy production and the announcement of the host for Dairy Night on the Farm.

     
  • Tremendous community support exhibited at annual Preston Foundation banquet

    For many years the Preston community has stood out as very supportive of Preston businesses and community enhancement. One of the best ways Preston residents demonstrate their support is shown at the annual banquet for the Preston Area Community Foundation (PACF), which took place on Monday, March 23, this year.

     
  • Lanesboro ‘Almost, Maine’ cast places third in state theater festival

    A couple weeks after the Lanesboro Community Theater presented its production of "Almost, Maine" to the public in both Chatfield and Lanesboro, several members of the play journeyed up to the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center. The local theater group took part in a theater festival on Thursday, March 18, through Sunday, March 22.

     
  • 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.

     
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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