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COURTESY OF AMY COMSTOCK
Robert McDonald drives Charley Boy to his current Preston home as the cat relaxes in an unusual spot.
COURTESY OF AMY COMSTOCK Robert McDonald drives Charley Boy to his current Preston home as the cat relaxes in an unusual spot.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:55 AM
He seems to be a cat of intrigue and opposites. That continues as the feline has found a new home, but still likes to wander and make new friends to pet him. He may again need a new home since he doesn’t exactly get along with the current cat . . . and the family may be moving.
  • On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the Spring Grove City Council voted to apply for a BDPI (Business Development Public Infrastructure) grant through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). If approved, grant funding would go towards a sewer extension to provide service to the Spring Grove Commercial Park and surrounding area.
  • Thunder Rode to host benefit concert  for therapeutic horsemanship programs


    Thunder Rode, a therapeutic horsemanship program for individuals with special needs, is hosting a benefit dance and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Nob Hill, north of Decorah, featuring the Swamp Cats from Manchester, Iowa. 
  • History center hosting special program to kick off funeral exhibit
    Herb Highum knew it was over for someone when the skinny boy sang.
  • Charley Boy enjoys new family, but may soon need another
    He seems to be a cat of intrigue and opposites. That continues as the feline has found a new home, but still likes to wander and make new friends to pet him. He may again need a new home since he doesn’t exactly get along with the current cat . . . and the family may be moving.
  • When people trace their histories, they can see the impact they had on those around them in the years that they lived their life. 
  • Chatfield’s City Council was very pleased to award the bid for its new water meters during the Aug. 8 meeting, as city maintenance supervisor Brian Burkholder reported that there were three bids the city considered seriously before choosing one company, Metering & Technology Solutions of Burnsville, Minnesota, that would win the project.  
  • County 1 construction still on schedule
    A crane stands tall over the first bridge being replaced on Fillmore County Highway 1 north of Spring Valley, as progress on the replacement of that bridge and another a few miles north of that bridge continues following the closure of the county state aid highway (CSAH) in late May for repairs.  
  • Semcac seeks donations, handing out prizes during ‘Stuff the Bus’ event
    Hunger never sleeps, and it doesn’t take a summer vacation. So this year, a new program hopes to keep the shelves well stocked at the Houston County Food Shelf during warm weather.
  • Joe Bell, the new executive director of Chatfield’s Pope & Young Club, one of the most notable bowhunting organizations in North America, is shooting for a better club.
  • Run From The Sun Run/Walk to be held Saturday in Mabel
    In an effort to promote melanoma cancer awareness and raise money for the recently created Ty Eiken Scholarship Fund, the second annual Run From The Sun Run/Walk will be held this Saturday, Aug. 13, in Mabel. Registration for the 5k/10k run/walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Mabel Community Center. Races will begin at 9 a.m.
  • Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
    National Farmers Market Week is Aug. 7 to 13 this year and is a time to celebrate local economies, rural life and fresh foods. By the beginning of 2016, farmersmarketcoalition.org said the U.S. has more than 8,500 farmers markets in existence and that’s double the number from five years ago.
  • S&A Petroleum owners chosen as  Buffalo Bill Days parade grand marshals
    The Lanesboro Buffalo Bill Days Committee has announced its selection of grand marshals for the upcoming parade on Sunday, Aug. 6. Longtime local residents and business owners, now retired, Anne and Steve Schwichtenberg will have the honor of heading up the procession. 
  • Citizens United offers assistance to board
    After hearing a request from Citizens United for Kingsland President Jeff Erding during the public comment portion, Kingsland’s School Board handled quite a few housekeeping items during its July meeting, held Monday, July 18.  
  • Canton’s Villager Drive-In set to  reopen under new management
    A summer dining tradition for more than 50 years, the Villager Drive-In of Canton will be opening once again after a one-year hiatus, on Aug. 4. The restaurant has been a popular spot for locals, as well as those traveling on Highway 52 since it first opened in 1964. 
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