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Annual Pumpkin Fest brings the fun for kids
Princess Grace and Little Red Riding Hood Liberty Kingsley try their hand at bowling down ghosts at the Pumpkin Fest held in Fillmore Central's small gym on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Ashley Bue of Lanesboro received the FFA American Degree last month for her work and participation in agriculture. She is currently studying biology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Ashley Bue of Lanesboro received the FFA American Degree last month for her work and participation in agriculture. She is currently studying biology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:00 AM

It's always exciting to receive an award for work one does to achieve a dream. It can be even more fulfilling to receive an award after dedicating years of one’s life working toward that dream.

  • Area residents collaborate to come up  with potential multi-community projects

    More than 100 people gathered in Red Wing Saturday, Nov. 15, for a regional growth initiative organized by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), which is offering $100,000 to help start multi-community projects.

     
  • One commissioner in, another  resigns, setting up special election

    The Fillmore County Board gained a new commissioner — Harry Root, who was sworn in Tuesday, Nov. 18 — and, as expected, is losing a commissioner — Tom Kaase, who turned in his resignation, effective Dec. 30, so he can assume the position of sheriff.

     
  • Separate requests for conditional use permits (CUPs) for the siting of a new Verizon cell phone tower and the creation of a family pond, both located in Fillmore County, will be addressed by the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners during a future board meeting. The date is yet to be determined, but may be in December.

     
  • Ukrainian student hopes to develop American accent while studying at Fillmore Central

    Ukrainian foreign exchange student Khrystyna Kurylo thoroughly loves the English language and hopes to return home next summer with a more developed American accent. As she studies at Fillmore Central this year, being involved in extra curricular activities and through her classes and friendships, there is much to learn about the language and its characteristics.

     
  • Veterans honored through Fillmore  Central student essays, elementary program

    “What is a Veteran?” asked Ron Scheevel, as he looked out onto the many faces scattered around the Fillmore Central Elementary gym last Tuesday, Nov. 11, as Fillmore Central Elementary held a public Veterans Day program. The students helped honor the veterans by reading their Veterans Day-themed essays.

     
  • “Construction projects are never easy; construction projects of this size are even more difficult; and construction projects of this size within one construction season with separate contractors is very difficult. The fact that you are all here tonight means that everyone made it through it,” said Brett Grabau. As the city engineer, he addressed the full house in attendance for the Twenty-14 street and utility improvement assessment hearing on Monday, Nov. 17, prior to the Preston City Council meeting.

     
  • Preston Chamber announces   Christmas lighting contest

    ‘Tis the season to embrace the snow and colder temperatures by lighting up the many hours of darkness with holiday lights. Even though some people may not want to even broach the subject of Christmas before Thanksgiving, they may have already determined just what they will be setting up for Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving.

     
  • Veterans share important  messages with area students

    For hundreds of years, America has been thought of as the land of opportunity for millions of people to start their lives afresh in new ways. And the only way it has continued to be a land of opportunity has been through the blood, sweat, tears and even lives of hundreds of thousands of veterans.

     
  • Lanesboro graduate earns  prestigious American Degree

    It's always exciting to receive an award for work one does to achieve a dream. It can be even more fulfilling to receive an award after dedicating years of one’s life working toward that dream.

     
  • Last Thursday, Nov. 13, hundreds of community members from Spring Valley, Preston, Harmony and Rushford contributed to the Give to the Max Day.

     
  • When Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) showed up in Allamakee County, Iowa, earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources took notice.

     
  • The Bluff Country Newspaper Group is excited to announce the merger of two of its community newspapers – the News-Record, serving Mabel, Canton and Harmony, and the Republican-Leader, serving Preston, Fountain and Lanesboro. The first issue of the News Leader will debut on Thursday, Nov. 27, and will be available at all current newsstands and will be mailed to the current subscribers of both newspapers.

     
  • With the mid-term elections over and incumbents or newly re-elected politicians prepare to settle into their next steps, one of the necessities for the Fillmore Central School Board was to canvas the districts’ election results and certify them.

     
  • National Trout Center’s geology tour ‘rocks the area’

    Imagine looking north toward Rochester… and seeing a wall of ice 5,000 feet to a mile tall. Around you there would be nothing — no trees or anything to mark the permafrost, tundra-like landscape.

     
  • Lanesboro business owner sees business as good investment

    What do working at a highway department and a carwash and Laundromat have in common? Not really all that much, except the obvious fact of cars tying the two together. But for one man, they have a lot in common.

     
MNsure opening

Officials are saying the opening weekend of Mnsure went smoothly. Have your experiences been positive or negative?



 

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