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Angel and Duane Bakke are this year's grand marshals for the Buffalo Bill Days parade.
They are avid Minnesota Gopher fans and have a room decorated in a maroon and gold theme. DR. JAN MEYER/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Angel and Duane Bakke are this year's grand marshals for the Buffalo Bill Days parade. They are avid Minnesota Gopher fans and have a room decorated in a maroon and gold theme. DR. JAN MEYER/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:39 AM
Every year at the end of winter, when the Buffalo Bill Days Committee meets for the first get-together of the season, there is a check-list of categories to be delegated. A few of them get checked off automatically, with no follow-up needed by the committee because it just gets done. That is the stuff of dreams for every volunteer organization.
  • History center releases book, plans  celebration in honor of 80th birthday
    “There’s all sorts of crazy stuff that went on in Fillmore County,” related Debra Richardson, Fillmore County History (FCHC) Center’s executive director, speaking of the characters and developments of the county’s history, as chronicled in her book, “It Happened in 1934!” 
  • Every year, fairgoers expect a vast variety of activities and special events to look forward to. Sheep, dairy and other livestock shows, a demolition derby, bull riding and a great deal more are offered during the Fillmore County Fair. 
  • Fair exhibit details more than 40 years of fair participation
    The Fillmore County Fair has once again come to an end for another year. Many children and adults walked out with exhibits that received grand champion to honorable mention rankings. However, they took away a little more than just their project and a ribbon. They walked away with history in their hands. 
  • This summer has seen a lot of renovations and updates performed at both the Fillmore Central Elementary School in Preston and the high school in Harmony. Principal Heath Olstad and Dean of Students Chris Mensink updated the school board of the progress being made in that regard at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 22. 
  • As she toured southeast Minnesota, Sen. Amy Klobuchar journeyed to four different cities on Friday, July 18, including Lanesboro. She traveled to each city to discuss tourism and trends that leaders in the community have recognized. 
  • Angel and Duane Bakke to  lead Buffalo Bill Days parade
    Every year at the end of winter, when the Buffalo Bill Days Committee meets for the first get-together of the season, there is a check-list of categories to be delegated. A few of them get checked off automatically, with no follow-up needed by the committee because it just gets done. That is the stuff of dreams for every volunteer organization. 
  • Local youth make a difference  during mission trip to Indiana
    The Lanesboro United Methodist Church and the Wykoff United Methodist Church took 18 local youth from Lanesboro, Preston, Rochester and Wykoff to Kokomo, Ind., to work with the Kokomo Urban Outreach (KUO). 
  • Local option sales tax was the topic of great interest during the July 22 Fillmore County Board of Commissioners’ meeting, as highway engineer Ronald Gregg presented a prioritized list of roads and bridges that could be repaired if a half-cent tax were to be incurred for the next eight years. 
  • Local churches send representatives  to visit sister congregations in Colombia
    America is rich. It is a rich, developed country where the people live in style…compared to people in countries like Colombia, South America, that is. However, one does not understand the depth of this statement until personally traveling to such a country. Recently, a group of Southeastern Minnesota residents learned just how vast the difference is between the United States and the Republic of Colombia. 
  • The Preston Chamber of Commerce submitted a proposal to the city’s tourism board recently in hopes of creating a shared tourism/chamber director position. Since this is a city position it was brought before the Preston City Council during its Monday, July 21, meeting. 
  • Speaking on behalf of Bluff Country Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Vonda Budde began the first of two public hearings held Monday evening by giving the Preston City Council an update on the organization’s work. 
  • Fillmore County leaves lasting impression on visiting celebrity
    Life can be full of surprises. That's probably what a lot of people thought a few weeks ago as they may have seen a celebrity running around Preston, Lanesboro and Harmony. 
  • It was a light agenda for business at the Lanesboro School Board last Thursday evening. With Chair David Ruen presiding, the board spent some time gearing up for the fall start of the school year. 
  • Sen. Klobuchar visits Lanesboro, introduces tourism bill
    With her finger on the wall map at an ice cream shop, United States Sen. Amy Klobuchar fondly recalled her rides on the bike trail during previous visits to Lanesboro. But she was not attired in riding apparel on this Friday, July 19. She was in Lanesboro to confer with local officials at the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Office. 
  • The League of Minnesota Cities has honored State Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston, with its 2014 “Legislator of Distinction” award. 
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