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Marlys Scheevel has entered her art projects at the fair for 55 years. Many of her paintings are not on your typical canvas, but on saws, oars and skillets. But a particular favorite was to paint her wedding shoes.  BRETTA GRABAU/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Marlys Scheevel has entered her art projects at the fair for 55 years. Many of her paintings are not on your typical canvas, but on saws, oars and skillets. But a particular favorite was to paint her wedding shoes. BRETTA GRABAU/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:18 AM
The Fillmore County Fair has once again come to an end for another year. Many children and adults walked out with exhibits that received grand champion to honorable mention rankings. However, they took away a little more than just their project and a ribbon. They walked away with history in their hands.
  • Mabel woman finds joy in volunteering Salvation Army ‘a good thing’ in Fillmore County
    Arlene Austin is a busy person. She and her husband grow corn and beans on their farm north of Mabel. She does not miss her two grandsons’ football, baseball and basketball games. She chairs the Newburg United Methodist Women’s group along with teaching in the church’s Wednesday Club program. She volunteers at the Mabel Area Food Shelf. She has also found a passion representing Mabel in the Salvation Army of Fillmore County. 
  • Mabel softball field gets facelift
    Mabel’s softball field on the Steam Engine Grounds is getting a big facelift this summer – thanks in large part to the grants from the Minnesota Twins and Fox Sports North. 
  • Citizens share tornado memories  with Harmony care center residents
    On a recent Monday afternoon, a large group gathered to hear a story of local history told during Gundersen Harmony Care Center’s “My Story to Tell” program. 
  • History center releases book, plans  celebration in honor of 80th birthday
    “There’s all sorts of crazy stuff that went on in Fillmore County,” related Debra Richardson, Fillmore County History (FCHC) Center’s executive director, speaking of the characters and developments of the county’s history, as chronicled in her book, “It Happened in 1934!” 
  • Every year, fairgoers expect a vast variety of activities and special events to look forward to. Sheep, dairy and other livestock shows, a demolition derby, bull riding and a great deal more are offered during the Fillmore County Fair. 
  • Fair exhibit details more than 40 years of fair participation
    The Fillmore County Fair has once again come to an end for another year. Many children and adults walked out with exhibits that received grand champion to honorable mention rankings. However, they took away a little more than just their project and a ribbon. They walked away with history in their hands. 
  • This summer has seen a lot of renovations and updates performed at both the Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston and the high school in Harmony. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean of Students Chris Mensink updated the school board of the progress being made in that regard at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 22. 
  • Harmony woman enjoys many  ‘days of fun’ during 100 years of life
    Ollie Piehn of Harmony has known great love and wonderful friendship during her 100 years of life. After celebrating her milestone birthday on July 6, Ollie claims she doesn’t feel any older. However, as she looks back over her life, Ollie said she has had many “fun-filled days,” a 67-year marriage to her best friend and husband, Waldon, and many other friendships made through community organizations and her husband’s business. 
  • The Mabel Canton School Board prepared for the upcoming school year through numerous housekeeping items at its meeting on Tuesday evening, July 15. The meeting lasted a short 20 minutes, with only four directors in attendance. 
  • Miniature llamas are unique entry at Fillmore County Fair
    Raising and showing a unique breed is something the Marquardt family from rural Mabel enjoys doing. The family raises mini llamas and 11-year-old Tanner will be showing three of them at the Fillmore County Fair this week. 
  • Coincidences can pile up
    When Deb and Myron Hirsch stopped by chance at a Wisconsin yard sale in early July, a remarkable set of coincidences snapped into place. 
  • Local option sales tax was the topic of great interest during the July 22 Fillmore County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, as highway engineer Ronald Gregg presented a prioritized list of roads and bridges that could be repaired if a half-cent tax were to be incurred for the next eight years. 
  • Fillmore County leaves lasting impression on visiting celebrity
    Life can be full of surprises. That's probably what a lot of people thought a few weeks ago as they may have seen a celebrity running around Preston, Lanesboro and Harmony. 
  • The League of Minnesota Cities has honored State Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, with its 2014 “Legislator of Distinction” award. 
  • Variety of planes, omelets draw crowd to Fillmore County Airport
    Hearty omelets and a variety of aircraft made a winning formula once again at the Fillmore County Airport Sunday morning as hundreds of people drove and dozens of pilots flew to the fly-in, drive-in breakfast put on by the Fillmore County Pork Producers. 
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