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Homecoming week begins
Fillmore Central kicked off its homecoming week on Monday evening with the coronation of the homecoming queen, Cami Jones, and king, Jordan Miller. The week continues with a pep fest on Friday afternoon at 1:05 in the varsity gym of the high school in Harmony and a parade at 2:20 on Main Street. The homecoming game against Rushford-Peterson will start at 7 with a halftime performance by the Fillmore Central Marching Band. MELISSA VANDER PLAS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:26 PM

Over the past few years, Lanesboro has been faced with the necessity to build a new water treatment plant. In April 2012, Lanesboro's drinking water exceeded the limit of radium 226 and 228. The city of Lanesboro entered into a compliance agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health to resolve the radium levels.

  • “I’m going to be speaking on ‘South Forestville: The Lost Village’,” related area historian and former Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) Historic Forestville site supervisor and living history interpreter John Grabko. He will speak during Fillmore County History Center’s (FCHC) annual meeting, on Saturday, Oct. 18, about the boom and bust years that built the village of Forestville and reduced it to the six buildings that MHS now incorporates to show the daily lives of pioneers at the turn of the 20th century.

     
  • Lanesboro, Mabel-Canton choir teacher  seeks to share love of music with students

    Mary Breon has a passion for vocal music that began in her high school years. Now, she wants to share that same love for music with the children and youth she teaches in the Lanesboro and Mabel-Canton school districts.

     
  • The Fillmore Central School Board met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23. One focus of discussion rested on the sale of certain equipment no longer in use at the school.

     
  • Lanesboro Arts director participates in exclusive arts forum

    Amidst the flurry of excitement wrought by implementing the arts campus in Lanesboro and the celebrations thereof, much of the focus for staff of Lanesboro Arts turned to local activities. Included in those celebrations was the introduction of a new logo and rebranding the Lanesboro Arts Center to Lanesboro Arts. It was a move designed to emphasize a broader scope of arts in Lanesboro to the region and nationally.

     
  • Root River Veterinary Clinic in Preston under new ownership

    Area pet owners seek out qualified veterinarians who are ready and willing to do whatever they can to offer high quality care for their pets. Those animals can be a member of the family or a valuable companion. They are special and many animal owners want to make sure they are treated well and carefully.

     
  • POET general manager advocates for ethanol in Washington, D.C.

    Americans love driving. Every day millions of people get in their cars to go to work, to drive to a mall or to a movie or to take a scenic tour of the countryside. Others utilize buses or some other mode of public transportation. Americans easily consume gallons and gallons of gas on a daily basis.

     
  • Over the past few years, Lanesboro has been faced with the necessity to build a new water treatment plant. In April 2012, Lanesboro's drinking water exceeded the limit of radium 226 and 228. The city of Lanesboro entered into a compliance agreement with the Minnesota Department of Health to resolve the radium levels.

     
  • Greater Than Minnesota program to strengthen  childcare options in Fillmore, Houston counties

    Tuesday, Sept. 16, saw a number of childcare providers, educational staff and others concerned about the subject of childcare gathering at the F&M Community Bank in Preston for a town hall meeting for Greater Than Minnesota. Participants came from both Fillmore and Houston counties to hear from First Children's Finance regional director Heidi Hagel Braid.

     
  • The Greenleafton wastewater treatment system is now ready to be built, thanks to a royal flush of motions passed by the Fillmore County board of commissioners during the Sept. 23 meeting.    

     
  • Volunteer makes story-time  an adventure for preschoolers

    Preschool-aged children in Lanesboro and Preston have looked forward to special, half-hour story-time sessions at the libraries in each city. For the past several years, Lanesboro resident Lynn Susag volunteered at the local libraries to conduct a fun and interactive story-telling opportunity for preschool children. Now, as school has resumed and fall is in the air, she is once again gearing up for a new series of story-time.

     
  • On Thursday, Sept. 18, Lanesboro resident Stena Leib attended the Lanesboro School Board meeting to inquire about art offerings for elementary students.

     
  • Enjoyable hobby turns  into a Preston business

    Every person reaches a point where he or she has to get rid of something, be it old clothes or old, worn-out furniture. Many times these items are given away, thrown away, abandoned or destroyed. Still, there are folks out there looking for exactly what someone may be wanting to get rid of and are willing to refurbish it.

     
  • New Relay for Life chairmen excited to kick off event planning

    “My first Relay I participated in was the 2009 Relay (For Life) in Decorah with my husband’s family because my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer,” explained Kirchner. “We didn’t walk any years after, and last winter, Deb and I were talking at the gym and she mentioned that she had been asked if she would like to help organize the walk here in Chatfield. She asked if we would help, and of course we — my husband and I — said yes.”

     
  • In a society governed by many rules and regulations, one of the most important things to learn and become familiar with is a person's safety. In a nation with an advanced health care field, a person's health should also be a priority. Yet, many people may not necessarily know what to do or eat in many situations.

     
  • Lanesboro runner embraces challenge  to run Alaskan cross-country marathon

    Mike Gjere of Lanesboro ran on dirt trails riddled with obstacles like tree roots, mud bogs and ice cold water.

     
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