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Fillmore Central High School’s instrumental music director, Lane Powell, went over some of the “charts” that his students will be playing with the pros during the Big Band Bash the first weekend in May.  CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER
Fillmore Central High School’s instrumental music director, Lane Powell, went over some of the “charts” that his students will be playing with the pros during the Big Band Bash the first weekend in May. CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:00 AM
The community of Harmony will be living up to its name the first weekend in May. That's when the 13th annual Big Band Bash will bring some of the top names in jazz music to southeast Minnesota.

  • Mishap on Highway 52 creates white-out conditions
    Motorists on Highway 52 south of Preston encountered white-out conditions Friday, April 22, not from snow during the 60-degree spring day, but from dust created when a truck lost part of its load of cement.

  • FFA experience was like no other
     Travis Troendle said it would probably be bittersweet. On the one hand, he would be spending time reacquainting friendships with many fellow FFA members from all over the state at the Minnesota State FFA Convention, which was held April 24 to 26. On the other hand, this would be Troendle's farewell to the FFA program.

  • Shooting Stars team sewing quilts to raise funds for Relay for Life
    “Both quilts were made with love and warmth to comfort all,” said Shooting Stars Relay for Life team member Sue Sikkink, speaking of the t-shirt quilt and log cabin starlight quilt made by team members as fundraisers for the 2016 Fillmore County Relay for Life, slated for July 8 in Chatfield’s City Park. 

  • Preston area veterans received blankets honoring them for service
    On Friday, April 8, blankets were presented to two veterans living at Traditions of Preston by members of Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary 6893 in Preston.  

  • Museum decorated with rosemaling exhibit by former Lanesboro teacher
    The Lanesboro Historical Museum will be dressed up with bright colors and intricate, beautiful floral designs when it opens for the season May 1. More than 50 pieces featuring an iconic style of Norwegian painting are featured in the new “Nordic Treasures: Rosemaling” exhibit.

  • In the midst of determining budget cuts for the upcoming year, the Mabel-Canton School District was shown tremendous financial support in the form of multiple community donations accepted at the regular board meeting, last Tuesday, April 19.

  • With the end of the school year just around the corner, the main topic of discussion at the Lanesboro School Board meeting on Thursday, April 21, focused on the process the district would take to find a new superintendent.

  • Farmer turned teacher has enjoyed change
    Mabel-Canton agriculture instructor and FFA advisor Doug Ward never envisioned himself being a teacher. He recalled attending the annual turkey dinner at the M-C High School in 1991, the year after he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in animal science. One of the school board members came up to him and asked him if he'd be interested in teaching ag at the high school.

  • Look at rivers: Dam if you do; dam if you don’t
    A recent meeting of the Friends of the Root River (FORR) group focused on what can be done about an epidemic of aging dams on waterways throughout the state and country. At times, attention did turn to the dam on the South Branch of the Root River at Lanesboro, for which repair funds are being sought in the current Minnesota Legislature.

  • Big Band Bash to feature internationally renowned composer, pianist Adi Yeshaya
    The community of Harmony will be living up to its name the first weekend in May. That's when the 13th annual Big Band Bash will bring some of the top names in jazz music to southeast Minnesota.

  • Arrest made after Hahn Lumber burglarized
    A Fillmore County deputy seized evidence of a burglary at Hahn Lumber Company, Harmony, after stopping a known suspect in another crime the same day the burglary was reported.

  • Tools and other items were taken from Hahn Lumber Company, located in Harmony, overnight Tuesday, April 19.

  • Motorists encounter white-out, but it's not from snow

    Motorists on Highway 52 south of Preston encountered white-out conditions Friday, April 22, not from snow during the 60-degree spring day, but from dust created when a semi lost its load of dry powder cement.

  • Job training dollars coming to Spring Grove, Harmony
    “It's really a kind of a pump primer,” Paul Moe said last week, “we get it going.” 

  • Mabel ambulance service welcomes new director
    Someone had to step up and take the reins of the Mabel Ambulance Service when longtime director Neil Folstad announced he was planning to retire. Sara Delany, who had been serving as an EMT for the local service for 10 years, talked to Folstad and some of her fellow members of the service. After some discussions, Delany agreed to assume the position.

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