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The Canton Fire Department was on the scene for more than four hours battling the Henrytown Lutheran Church fire early Thursday morning. Only the front entry and office addition were standing.  Charlie Warner/News Leader
The Canton Fire Department was on the scene for more than four hours battling the Henrytown Lutheran Church fire early Thursday morning. Only the front entry and office addition were standing. Charlie Warner/News Leader
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:35 AM

Members of Henrytown Lutheran Church and residents of the surrounding community made pilgrimages throughout the day on Thursday to the site of the country church, lost to an early morning fire.



  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships gathered on Tuesday, April 7, at the Preston Servicemen's Club for its annual meeting. Out of the 23 townships in Fillmore County, 17 were in attendance, along with the county department heads and county commissioners.

     
  • Trout Day event celebrates 15  years of enjoying fishing, nature

    Spring Valley resident Jim Wernimont, owner of Limit Creek Fishing Rod Company, is preparing to celebrate the 15th annual Trout Day on Saturday, May 2.

     
  • Henrytown Lutheran Church destroyed by fire

    Members of Henrytown Lutheran Church and residents of the surrounding community made pilgrimages throughout the day on Thursday to the site of the country church, lost to an early morning fire.



     
  • Harmony volunteer hopes to  inspire youth, comfort seniors

    Depending on the person, volunteering can mean a number of different things and take a variety of forms, manners and projects. For Vicky Tribon of Harmony, volunteering means serving.

     
  • Preston woman volunteers in effort  to keep community vital and strong

    Like many volunteers, Gerrie Daley of Preston wants to help others, as well as keep valued activities going. She first started volunteering as a 4-H club member in the Winona area where she grew up. She, along with other club members, encouraged and helped others come up with a topic and do a presentation. She happily reported each club member did one.

     
  • Lanesboro man volunteers to  coordinate volunteers for library

    Volunteering is important to every community. Many organizations could not be run as efficiently or effectively if volunteers didn’t step up to the plate to lend a hand. Something as simple as folding papers, taking out the garbage or even helping clean an area can take a great deal of pressure off a group or club.

     
  • Bells toll at history center, marking 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War

    A lot can happen in 150 years. So much so that people don't really understand what life was like that many years ago. However, occasionally, it is a key point in history that determined the course of a nation. One such moment that cities, towns and schoolhouses all over the country marked on April 9 took place in 1865 at Appomattox, Va.

     
  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships gathered on Tuesday, April 7, at the Preston Servicemen's Club for its annual meeting. Out of the 23 townships in Fillmore County, 17 were in attendance, along with the county department heads and county commissioners.

     
  • Two residents attended the Mabel City Council meeting last Wednesday to voice support and dissent during a public hearing regarding a proposed alley extension. Tricia Sand supports the proposal while neighbor Nicky Eiken opposes the change.

     
  • Author of book set in Harmony visits local library Saturday

    As the weather warms and people are out and about enjoying it, sometimes a tremendous pleasure is found in picking up a book, lying out in the sun and reading. It's even better when it can be done for the benefit of the community.

     
  • Following several meetings of discussion involving the change from collection of waste in the city of Canton, the council gave approval at its April 8 meeting to implement the change to billing and utilization of carts to collect refuse and recyclables in the city. The city will continue to contract services through Richard’s Sanitation.

     
  • Merchants Financial Group, Inc., (MFGI) held its annual meeting Thursday, April 9, formally reporting income to shareholders and re-electing four members to the MFGI Board of Directors.

     
  • Wet weather was a blessing for area farmers; warm, dry spell needed now

    If the old adage “the robins must get snowed on three times before spring finally arrives,” holds true, folks living in southeast Minnesota should finally be out of the woods. Many residents woke up to a white landscape this past Friday morning, as several inches of heavy, wet snow blanketed the area. According to my calculations, that makes three significant snowfalls since we first started seeing robins nearly four weeks ago. Good riddance to the snow (hopefully).

     
  • ‘One plan’ being developed  for Root River watershed

    One of the issues at the forefront of many area residents is the health of the water running throughout portions of six counties in southeastern Minnesota. Interested residents congregated at the Fountain Community Center on Wednesday, April 8, to learn more about the pilot plan of Root River One Watershed, One Plan.

     
  • Burned twice in the past by vetoes,  tax chair believin’ there’s hope this time

    The last time Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) chaired the House Taxes Committee was in 2011-2012. He was on the frontlines of solving a $6 billion General Fund deficit, with the focus squarely on raising revenue and cutting programs. It took a government shutdown and special session to resolve the budgetary imbalance.

     
Prom

In the United States the average family will spend $919 on prom - down six percent from last year. Do you think this is too much, too little or just right?




 

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