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  • Fishermen and women of all ages will be working their lures along the banks of the Root River from Lanesboro to Hokah this Saturday. No, they won’t be after trout, panfish or pike. They will be after the largest rough fish they can find.

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    On Tuesday, May 5, painters and non-painters alike will have an opportunity to have fun, paint a picture with their own personal flare and support a fight against cancer.

  • “It has been said that ‘music not only gathers the people, but also pleases God’,” said Simpson. “It is Chatfield United Methodist Church’s (CUMC) hope that through this time of music, we will be united by the mutual bonds of our faith. We’re hosting our second annual community spring hymn sing on Sunday, May 3, and we hope that plenty of people attend.” 

  • Three agencies have joined forces to sponsor a housing forum to be held at Tri-County Electric in Rushford on Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

  • “We have a love for the outdoors, and we both enjoy taking people into the Boundary Waters,” said Preston resident and Christian Adventures leader Goutcher. He and his longtime Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) assistant guide, Kirk Affeldt, will bring their presentation, “North by Canoe” to the 90th annual Chatfield United Methodist Church (CUMC) Father-Son Banquet, slated for Wednesday, April 22.

  • “We’re having a meet and greet at JAC’s and a sendoff for Hanna Elshoff, who’s riding her bike across the country and will be leaving May 1. It’s also an appreciation event for the community for their support. We’re providing the hors d’ oeuvres, but you provide your own happy,” said Chatfield Lions Club member Cheryl Jankiewicz. She’s inviting “kids of all ages” to join the club at JAC’s Bar & Grill Thursday, April 16, to learn more about the club and what it does in the community and for the citizens of the world. 

  • The Fillmore Central Band Department announces its upcoming concert on Monday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the high school varsity gym in Harmony.

  • Its springtime one again, ushering in another season of spring cleaning before recreation. This year, Preston is holding another Preston Pride Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 25, for those who love the town and want to emphasize its beauty.

  •  “It is a sign of spring,” said Chatfield firefighter Luke Thieke, referring to the upcoming Chatfield Fire Department Activities Association’s 2015 Trout Classic Fishing Contest. The annual fishing contest will accompany the firemen’s pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 18, the day of the statewide trout opener.    

  • The Houston County Relay for Life planning meeting, originally set for Monday, March 23, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 15. The original meeting was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

  • The annual Fools Five Road Race, sponsored in part by Gundersen Medical Foundation, will be held on Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m. in Lewiston. Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer research at Gundersen and the Eagles Cancer Telethon.

  • “We’ve decided to hold our Easter fair and egg gathering indoors at the high school cafeteria and gym this year. Last year we held the egg hunt in City Park at the bandshell, and the weather got bad. It started to rain, the sky was kind of gray-black, and the kids didn’t get to gather many eggs or see the Easter bunny,” said Chatfield Commercial Club member Paula Bessingpas. “But this year we’re having it indoors at the high school, so it can’t rain on our egg hunt!

  • The Kingsland Key Club is sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday, March 25, in the Kingsland High School gym from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a severe weather safety presentation and a Skywarn spotter training in Spring Valley on Monday, April 13. 

  • The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up information meeting for parents and visitation for students on Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the elementary gym in Preston. Attendees should use the elementary entrance.

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