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Barb, Jon and Mike Willford are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their family business, VIS Plumbing and Heating in Lanesboro and will be honored as this year's grand marshals for the Buffalo Bill Days parade. DR. JAN MEYER/NEWS LEADER
Barb, Jon and Mike Willford are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their family business, VIS Plumbing and Heating in Lanesboro and will be honored as this year's grand marshals for the Buffalo Bill Days parade. DR. JAN MEYER/NEWS LEADER
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:44 AM

It’s a matter of survival: all small towns need successful businesses. One of the most important hallmarks of those businesses that succeed is longevity.



  • Run From the Sun new event at ‘50s, ‘60s Days

    This year's ‘50s and ‘60s Days features a new event – one that could save a life. The 5K/10K Run/Walk “Run From the Sun” will not only provide the opportunity for some fun, it will also include free skin cancer screenings by a pair of local dermatologists.

     
  • Riceford revisited: Crew works to rebuild the banks of Riceford Creek

    Many areas of Houston and Fillmore counties are prone to flash flooding and when tons of water thunders down the valley of Riceford Creek, not much can stand in the way. However, an ongoing effort to utilize the power of those same waters to rebuild washed out stream banks seems to be working.

     
  • New owners hope to enhance experience  for ‘regulars’ of Preston Apple and Berry

    After 30 years of being owned and operated by Joe and Carol Gosi, Preston Apple and Berry Farm now has a new couple of authority. Dane and Hillary Diede officially purchased the farm about three weeks ago after moving back from Colorado.

     
  • The Mabel-Canton School Board once again discussed the new School-Age Childcare (SAC) program at its meeting on Tuesday, July 21. The members talked about billing procedures as well as the need for parents to sign up their children so staffing can be determined.

     
  • Couple brings years of experience to new Harmony restaurant
    Estelle’s Eatery and Bar is the newest restaurant in Harmony and it is the culmination of family tradition, years spent in food service and the love one couple has for their new daughter and a hometown. 
  • Preston girl proves its not too early to start volunteering

    According to the expression "You're never too old to learn something new," elderly people can take up a new hobby or skill. That can work the other direction, too. For 9-year-old Alicia Burd, she learned it's never too early for her to start volunteering.

     
  • Lanesboro’s parade grand marshals celebrate 50 years in business

    It’s a matter of survival: all small towns need successful businesses. One of the most important hallmarks of those businesses that succeed is longevity.



     
  • Sisters open bike themed shop in Lanesboro

    In the past few months, Lanesboro saw a tremendous influx of new businesses popping up in town. One of those businesses was Back Pedal, owned by Spring Valley and Lanesboro resident Sarah Kohn and her sister, Peggy Toft.

     
  • Descendant of local Civil War soldier  to share ‘letters home’ at area libraries

    In August, Civil War historian and author Nick Adams will be traveling to the Spring Valley, Harmony and Preston libraries, speaking about this monumental part of America's history. Included in his presentation is his own great-great-grandfather's role as a part of the Second Minnesota Regiment and Adams’ book compiling letters left from the war.

     
  • ID it and avoid it!

    Growing up, most kids in the past learned to “avoid leaves of three” in the outdoors, to spare them the weeping skin rashes of poison ivy and similar plants.

     
  • The Preston City Council made quick work of its agenda during its morning meeting on Monday, July 20. Public Works director Jim Bakken discussed his recommendations for this year’s sidewalk replacements. 
  • The Lanesboro School Board met on Thursday, July 16, discussing prices of food and drink for the upcoming school year.

     
  • Buffalo Bill Days promises a  multitude of events for all ages

    It's that time of year again for Buffalo Bill to come to Lanesboro for the town's annual celebration. This year's Buffalo Bill Days lands a week after the county fair on Friday, July 31, and continues with lots of activities through Sunday, Aug. 2.



     
  • The 2015 Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Forestry Field Day is set for Wednesday, July 29, at Chatfield’s Fish & Game Club. 

     
  • Magical nanny inspires  Lanesboro theater group

    The Lanesboro Community Theater will present the magical family musical, “Mary Poppins.” Under the direction of Tom Barnes and musical direction of Beth Hennessy, the large cast features Bebe Keith as Mary Poppins, Randy Wilson as Bert, and Robin Krom and Julie, Isabelle and Daniel Ekstrom as the Banks family.



     
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