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Former Lanesboro High School students Travis Troendle and Kyle Lawstuen were recently awarded the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in October.
KRISTI RUEN/NEWS LEADER Former Lanesboro High School students Travis Troendle and Kyle Lawstuen were recently awarded the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention in October.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:14 AM
“This is quite an accomplishment. There are only about 100 students each year from Minnesota who earn the American FFA Degree. So to have two students from our FFA chapter receiving this degree is really something. I am very proud of both Kyle and Travis,” said Lanesboro FFA advisor Kristi Ruen. 
  • Former Lanesboro FFA students  earn prestigious American FFA Degree
    “This is quite an accomplishment. There are only about 100 students each year from Minnesota who earn the American FFA Degree. So to have two students from our FFA chapter receiving this degree is really something. I am very proud of both Kyle and Travis,” said Lanesboro FFA advisor Kristi Ruen. 
  • “Our day went well thanks to great planning and efforts by Vicky Tribon, the head of our Give to the Max committee, and her committee members. They had set a goal of $10,000. We had approximately $9,300 in donations for the day. And two businesses, First Southeast Bank of Harmony and Harmony Enterprises both matched $1 for each $3 raised up to $1,000. So with those two $1,000 contributions, our total for the day was approximately $11,300,” said Harmony Area Community Foundation (HACF) President Steve Donney. 
  • Over $18,000 raised for  Preston foundation on Give to the Max Day
    On Thursday, Nov. 17, the Preston Area Community Foundation (PACF) participated for the fifth consecutive year in Give to the Max Day, Minnesota’s annual great day of giving. During a 24-hour period, the greater Preston community rallied together to donate online or at the F&M Community Bank and raised an outstanding total of $18,390.76! 
  • Lanesboro sailor continues 74 years of Seabee tradition
    “We Build, We Fight” has been the motto of the U. S. Navy’s Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” for the past 74 years. 
  • Fillmore Central Board members gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to hear the audit report for the previous school year from Kali Olstad of Smith & Schafer.
  • New Harmony vet finds good fit with local clinic
    When one first meets Dr. Erin Petro, it is hard to imagine this petite young lady wrestling large dairy or beef cows, horses or feeder pigs, but that’s exactly what the newest member of the Harmony & Cresco Veterinary Clinics does. Petro became the seventh veterinarian working with small and large animals at the vet clinic that serves a large area of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa when she joined the team earlier this fall.
  • Area musician releases new album after 16 years
    “I guess it was time to put this together. I hadn’t done any recordings since 2000. I’ve been doing solo gigs for the past couple of years and decided it was time to do a solo album,” said Spring Grove resident Bob Bovee.
  • The community of Peterson is set to celebrate its fourth annual Christmas in Peterson event on Saturday, Dec. 10.
  • Have yourself an extraterrestrial little Christmas in Spring Valley Saturday, Dec. 10.  
  • Wreaths For The Fallen laying wreaths at veterans cemetery in Preston
    WreathsForTheFallen.org will be expanding this year with the addition of the new veterans’ cemetery in Preston. This addition will require many additional wreaths to honor this country’s fallen Minnesota veterans and their families. 
  • Lanesboro hosts Christmas inn tour this weekend
    Visitors to Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Capital this Sunday will discover a festive atmosphere highlighting Lanesboro’s many accommodations, both old and new. 
  • Habitat for Humanity begins conversion of  Hesper Friends Church into Dahl family home
    “It’s been pretty crowded,” Holly Dahl said, as she motions toward the mobile home in Burr Oak, Iowa, she has rented for the past decade. 
  • Lanesboro’s Sons of Norway Hall receives $180,000 grant
    Minnesota Historical Society supports rehabilitation of historic community building
  • The learning curve was a steep one last year for the Lanesboro girls’ basketball team. Only two returning starters meant several young players were learning on the job, and that made wins understandably a little harder to come by. Last year’s Burro squad finished at 4-17 overall and 4-14 in the Southeast Conference, losing to Schaeffer Academy in the first round of the sub-section playoffs. Last year’s wins were the fewest for the Burros in 15 years.
  • FC graduate shares steps  to effective career planning
    Friends, family and fellow students gathered in the Fillmore Central High School gym last week to honor the young people who excelled academically during the 2015-2016 school year. Those sophomores, juniors and seniors were honored as members of an elite group, the Falcon Scholar Club.
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