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  • County Fair ready to roll
    When this year’s Houston County Fair kicks off Aug. 13, an incredible assortment of activities will keep visitors entertained for four solid days. 
  • Every five years, the community volunteers host a three-day festival, celebrating the town’s residents and long history. Smaller events are held on the Saturday closest to Aug. 15 on the other years with the funds raised during those festivities being used to pay for entertainment and parade entries for what they have termed “The Big One.”

  • By the time this issue of the newspaper is delivered, many bicyclists may have already infiltrated the Preston area in preparation for their four-day tour around Southeastern Minnesota. They come as a part of the Bicycling Around Minnesota tour, a jaunt encompassing around 60 to 75 miles of pedaling per day on paved, low-traveled roads.

  • “The dunk tank fundraiser is an effort to raise funds for the electronic sign at Kingsland schools. We want to make it a community project,” said Kingsland Athletic Booster Club (KABC) member Stacey Rath, winding up her pitching arm for the target at the dunk tank. The fund-raising activity will be at South Park this Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Spring Valley’s Ag Days to help garner funds to place an electronic message sign on the west side of the Kingsland Elementary and High School building in Spring Valley.

  • Every August, Creekside sees a tent pop up for the annual R.U.S.H. Fest. R.U.S.H. Fest is a Christian based meeting that seeks to enhance Christian’s relationship with God. Traditionally, this festival has been one day filled with bands and speakers. This year, R.U.S.H. is going to look a little different. 
  • The Minnesota American Legion Riders has announced their Fifth Annual Legacy Run to support the charity The American Legion Legacy Scholarship. 
  • Everyone from Spring Grove and the surrounding area is invited and welcome.
    Bring a favorite dish to share at the potluck picnic meal in the log cabin in Viking Park. Bring your own plates, utensils, and a lawn chair if you like. Lemonade, water and coffee will be provided. 
  • A 1951 Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 is the newest addition to the Preston Historical Society campus in Preston. 
  • Wit’s End Theatre will be hosting a special fundraising event during the upcoming production of “Legally Blond” on Saturday, Aug. 2. The group is planning a Pink Ribbon Night to support the fight against breast cancer with a silent auction, live music and refreshments in addition to the stage production that evening at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. 
  • The Chatfield Commercial Club is doing some sweet fundraising on Sunday, Aug. 10, during its annual pancake breakfast and bake sale at the Chatfield fire hall. 

  • While faculty takes some time off during the summer, the grant writers, fund raisers, and staff members of the R-P district have been hard at work, and as Community Education Coodinator Lisa Lawston noted at Monday evening’s regular School Board Meeting, their work is paying off, as the district has been the recipient of several grants over the past month. 

  • The annual Fall Sports Parent and Student Eligibility Night is quickly approaching on Monday, July 28. All students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in a fall sport must attend this meeting. 
  • Norwegian Ridge Choral Camp for students of all skill levels
    Students in grades four through nine have the opportunity for a unique experience to work on their voice skills as well as learn more about traditional Norwegian music and composers. 
  • This summer, there will be two 4-H Day Camps scheduled for third to fifth graders to attend to engage in educational and recreational activities as well as meet with other 4-H members around the county. The day camps are scheduled for the two Tuesdays following the Fillmore County Fair, which are July 29 and Aug. 5. The timeframe for these camps is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
  • All parents along with their students, grades seven to 12, who intend to participate in extra-curricular activities this upcoming school year are invited to the annual PAC (parents, athletes, coaches) meeting and Kingsland Athletic Booster Club (KABC) grill-out Monday, July 28. 
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