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Coaches vs. Cancer
Members of the Fillmore Central and Mabel-Canton girls basketball teams joined forces with their coaches and managers last week to raise funds for the Coaches vs. Cancer program, a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The event empowers basketball coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer by increasing awareness and promoting healthy living. MARILYN BAKKE/NEWS LEADER
Jim Westby takes the oath of office during Mabel's first council meeting of 2015 last Wednesday evening.
Jim Westby takes the oath of office during Mabel's first council meeting of 2015 last Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 9:35 AM

On Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, Mayor James Westby and new council member Liz Folstad took the oath of office as the first city council meeting of 2015 kicked off.

  • Don’t take sides

    My wife and I are decompressing as I write this. We recently returned home from our much-anticipated pilgrimage to Israel and the Holy Land. We had an amazing experience. It was indescribable to walk where Jesus walked, to see the geography of the land and to hear and comprehend the biblical story with a new perspective.

     
  • Mabel-Canton prepares one-act play for  contest, public performance this weekend

    After almost two months of continuous practice, the drama students at Mabel-Canton High School are anxious to show off their theatrical skills to the public when they perform the one-act play, “Sorry, Wrong Number.” A total of 13 students, grades 7-12, make up the cast and crew of the play, which was originally written as a radio show by Lucille Fletcher.

     
  • Dave Rogers and three students who recently returned from the Tex-Mex trip gave a report of the journey to the Lanesboro school board members at the regular board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15.

     
  • City of Harmony organizes for 2015,  library board declines meeting stipend

    As the Harmony City Council convened for its first meeting of the year, it welcomed Steve Sagen to the council and reinstated Steve Donney as mayor and Kyle Morem to another term on the council.

     
  • Canton City Council handles initial 2015 business; will construct ice skating rink by fire hall

    Canton’s first city council meeting of 2015 began with the usual items required when beginning a new year — swearing in new council members and making annual designations. Canton’s elected officials conducted several routine business matters at its meeting last Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, but also discussed the need for a community ice skating rink.

     
  • Lanesboro to welcome new antique store this spring

    Ann Hanner and her husband, David, own the incoming antique business, Willow Creek Antiques, in downtown Lanesboro. The community has been in dire need of an antique shop — or so they have been told.

     
  • Member of Greenleafton church  helps ‘cement’ mission trip to Mexico

    Cement is not necessarily the best medium to use for ministry, but the reason for the cement is one of the best in the world.

     
  • Mabel council welcomes back former mayors

    On Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, Mayor James Westby and new council member Liz Folstad took the oath of office as the first city council meeting of 2015 kicked off.

     
  • Semcac executive director Wayne Stenberg and Semcac Senior Services director Debbie Betthauser appeared before Fillmore County’s board of commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 13, to present an update on the organization and review its appropriation request for the coming year.

     
  • Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston), who was earlier named chairman of the Minnesota House Taxes Committee, will also serve on three committees in the 89th session of the House.

     
  • Semcac executive director Wayne Stenberg and Semcac Senior Services director Debbie Betthauser appeared before Fillmore County’s board of commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 13, to present an update on the organization and review its appropriation request for the coming year.

     
  • After dodging snowflakes last Monday, the Preston City Council held its first meeting of 2015. The first order of business was to swear in the newly elected councilmembers Robert Maust and Charles Sparks, as well as Mayor Kurt Reicks.

     
  • Last week's weather messed with peoples' plans and impacted local meeting schedules. The Lanesboro City Council met on Thursday, Jan. 8, rather than the normal designated Monday evening due to a winter weather advisory.

     
  • High school artists featured in annual exhibit at Lanesboro Arts

    Art can be found in many forms, in many locations, as one goes about his or her day. There are hundreds of ways art can be displayed — from simple drawings to huge sculptures. Some forms are obvious, while others are subtle additions to simply enhance the environment of a room.

     
  • The words of the well-known seasonal song ring true, especially over the past few weeks. The sub-zero temperatures and blizzard-like conditions of last week put a deep chill into the bodies of anyone who deemed a venture outside necessary.

     
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