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The Fillmore County Intermediate Dairy Judging Team earned second place at the Minnesota State Fair. From left are coach Stacy Leiding, Coltin Wingert, Alexis Williams, Morgan Wingert and Kelsey Biel.
The Fillmore County Intermediate Dairy Judging Team earned second place at the Minnesota State Fair. From left are coach Stacy Leiding, Coltin Wingert, Alexis Williams, Morgan Wingert and Kelsey Biel.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:39 PM

Among the record breaking crowds at the Minnesota State Fair, were many representing Fillmore County 4-H. The Mabel-Canton area had six youth representing this group. 

  • Mabel First Lutheran embarks on ‘Mission: Possible’

    “Jesus says ‘do unto others what you want done to you’,” said the Rev. Roger Knudsen, referencing his Bible. “If you are a family and have four children and one of them has died from malaria and the others are in danger of it, would you want people to have the means to help you? To me, it’s a pretty clear-cut issue.”

     
  • Mabel, Canton-area  youth do well at state fair

    Among the record breaking crowds at the Minnesota State Fair, were many representing Fillmore County 4-H. The Mabel-Canton area had six youth representing this group. 

     
  • Minnesota state park and trail visitors will soon be seeing red and orange and yellow and countless other shades of autumn as the leaves and prairies grasses put on their annual show.

     
  • The Fillmore County board held off on awarding bids for the Greenleafton wastewater system project after raising several questions during its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9.

     
  • Italian foreign exchange student excited for American school experience

    For high school students, one of the most exciting things to experience is the chance to study abroad in a whole new country and be immersed in something very different to their usual norm. If not personally experiencing that themselves, the next best thing is getting to know someone who is a foreign exchange student.

     
  • Are metals, or even water, hiding in our ‘basement?’

    When metals potentially worth billions of dollars are hidden in the earth's crust, it piques the interest of more than just a handful of geologists.

     
  • Renovations to be unveiled at Tweeten Care Center open house

    A home-like environment with the ambiance of a fireplace and picturesque views to outside makes the dining experience for residents of Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove an enjoyable experience. The dining room at Tweeten Care Center was recently renovated including adding an additional patio area.

     
  • Mabel sewer project progresses

    It does not take very long to notice that Mabel has a lot of roads that have been closed or under serious repair in the past couple months, from the east end to the west end of the city. The construction is all a part of the city’s project to upgrade its sewer system – in which old pipes in some locations in the city have been discovered to be 70 to 80 years old.

     
  • Area men share classic cars, stories  of restoration with care center residents

    Throughout the summer, residents of Gundersen Harmony Care Center have enjoyed listening to various speakers share their stories or experiences. The ability to step into other peoples’ lives and hear their stories is similar to being lost in a good book!

     
  • For the past few years, Fillmore Central teachers have performed their staff development training online through the Editure program. However, recently, the Minnesota Rural Education Association discontinued its support of this program.

     
  • A public forum featuring Fillmore County sheriff and District 3 commissioner candidates has been set for Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Spring Valley.

     
  • Participants delighted with  Shop with a Cop experiences

    On Aug. 23, 13 children from around Fillmore County gathered in Preston to participate in the annual Shop with a Cop event put on by the Salvation Army.

     
  • County historical society celebrates birthday, renews  purpose to preserve history for future generations

    The Fillmore County Historical Society celebrated its 80th birthday on Saturday, Aug. 23. To commemorate the occasion, the historical society’s “Party Like It’s 1934” event included a book reading by children’s author, Susan Amundson, the 1934 film showing of “Lost in the Stratosphere” and concluded with an afternoon program, held indoors due to rain.

     
  • “Shaving” was the concept of the moment this past Tuesday morning at the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners’ meeting as the board heard a county budget review given by county coordinator Bobbie Vickerman. 

     
  • Light of the lanterns at Forestville  shines on potential revolt by villagers

    “Mr. Meighen only pays us in script, not money.  I think we should revolt!” exclaimed Forestville villager and worker Lou Grabau (Blake Coleman), rousing up some rebels for his cause last Saturday evening in the wagon barn, inciting even the young’uns to rally for cash instead of store credit Saturday during Forestville’s annual “By the Light of the Lantern” event.  “We should organize a labor movement, get Samuel Gompers down here — he’s the head of the American Federal Labor.”

     
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