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Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:58 AM

Brett Grabau from Stantec, the city’s engineering firm, gave the Preston City Council an update on the Wingert Pond during its Tuesday morning, June 16, meeting.

  • Friends of the Root River seeking more  volunteers to protect, enhance watershed

    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.


    The Fillmore County commissioners convened at the courthouse for the 2015 board of appeals and equalization meeting last Tuesday evening.


    Highway department business dominated discussion during the Tuesday, June 23, Fillmore County board meeting as highway engineer Ronald Gregg recommended the board postpone awarding the bid for a Preble Township bridge replacement project. Gregg said the amounts of the two bids he received were so very different he felt that it would be best to ascertain whether they were comparable since Alcon Construction Co. bid $224,023 and Minnowa Construction bid $683,979 for the replacement of box culverts. Gregg’s engineer’s estimate stood at $172,719.

  • Fillmore Central summer recreation  keeping area children busy this summer

    It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood last Thursday as Fillmore Central’s summer recreation program hosted the first of several “Thing-A-Ma-Do Thursday” summer activities.

  • Summer break means summer  play at Preston swimming pool

    Summer can be crazy, filled with activities, fun and laughter outdoors. One of the most obvious places for this is at the pool, at least weather permitting.


    Brett Grabau from Stantec, the city’s engineering firm, gave the Preston City Council an update on the Wingert Pond during its Tuesday morning, June 16, meeting.


    This year marks the 16th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the eight contestants. This year’s contestants are Lexie Dols, Laura Donney, Shelby Ebner, Megan Hendrickson, Erin McKay, Taylor Pierce-Sprenger, Gabrielle Shupe and Caitlyn Walsh.


    The Mabel-Canton School Board took a close look at its financial situation as bookkeeper Todd Netzke presented the health and safety budget and the 2015-2016 budget at the board meeting last Tuesday evening. He also reviewed the current year budget and noted efforts by staff to limit spending had improved the district’s bottom line.

  • On Sunday, June 28, the Rushford Municipal Airport will be a flurry of activity, as the third annual southeast Minnesota Jumps for Hope skydiving event will take place. More than three-dozen persons have signed up to jump out of a plane at over 10,000 feet for a breath-taking tandem skydiving experience. The first jumps will take place around 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.

  • Preston EMS holds volunteer appreciation dinner

    The Preston Emergency Medical Service (EMS) held a special volunteer appreciation dinner for the members of its crew, their family members and visitors from other area services on Wednesday, June 17.


    The Lanesboro School Board met for its regular meeting on Thursday, June 18. At the meeting, Sally Ming from the daycare briefed the members on some items the board might appreciate.

  • State Scenic Byway Commission visits with  representatives of Historic Bluff Country

    The State Scenic Byway Commission met with many residents of southeastern Minnesota in Lanesboro on Thursday, June 18, to discuss keeping Highway 16 as a national scenic byway.

  • “This tournament is meant to be a fun activity and to bring recognition to the Trail Days celebration and the Fountain community,” stated Emily Koster, who, along with Ryan Aasum, is organizing a three-on-three basketball tournament during this weekend’s Fountain Trail Days. “We wanted a fun activity for all age groups, especially for the younger crowd, to have fun and participate in events that Trail Days has to offer, and this is a fun, active activity to get outside and compete with friends in a laid-back atmosphere.”

  • Trail Days committee promises ‘good,  clean fun’ on Saturday night in Fountain

    “Scott Novotny is sponsored by The First State Bank of Fountain and Root River State Bank,” stated First State Bank employee and Fountain Trail Days organizer Julie Gade. “The Fountain Trail Days Committee invites you to join in the fun of Trail Days on the evening of Saturday, June 27, at the community center for a live show by Scott Novotny.”

  • It’s ‘Back to the ‘80s’ for 30th annual  Relay for Life in Chatfield July 10-11

    “We’re ‘Celebrating 30 Years of Relay, ‘80s Style’,” stated Deb Jorgenson, Chatfield co-chair of the 2015 Fillmore County Relay for Life, set for July 10 and 11 in Chatfield’s City Park.  She and co-organizer Wendy Kirchner are excited about everything that’s happening during the 30th annual Fillmore County Relay because they can get out their hair gel, their Cyndi Lauper and Madonna tapes, bangle bracelets and earrings and hit the Relay track in their jelly shoes.  They’re girls who just wanna have fun…with their families.

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