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  • Run From the Sun new event at ‘50s, ‘60s Days

    This year's ‘50s and ‘60s Days features a new event – one that could save a life. The 5K/10K Run/Walk “Run From the Sun” will not only provide the opportunity for some fun, it will also include free skin cancer screenings by a pair of local dermatologists.

  • Western Days ‘Cinderella’ features a bit of ‘girl power’

    “Our Cinderella is not as wimpy as the Disney Cinderella,” said Wits’ End Theatre (WET) production manager Joan Verdegan, awaiting the opening night of WET’s Western Days production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

  • Somewhere between 1,200 and 1,400 motorcycles will be passing through Rushford on Sunday, July 26, as part of the Ronald McDonald House motorcycle cruise. The cruise, which is a major fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, will not only be passing through Rushford between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., the large contingency will also be motoring through town on the return trip later in the afternoon.

  • The 2015 Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Forestry Field Day is set for Wednesday, July 29, at Chatfield’s Fish & Game Club. 

  • Today’s tech-connected students will get an opportunity in Spring Valley next week to experience how children were educated over a century ago – in country schools where all the grade levels were taught by one teacher, and the only technology available was a slate, chalk and eraser. 

  • Magical nanny inspires  Lanesboro theater group

    The Lanesboro Community Theater will present the magical family musical, “Mary Poppins.” Under the direction of Tom Barnes and musical direction of Beth Hennessy, the large cast features Bebe Keith as Mary Poppins, Randy Wilson as Bert, and Robin Krom and Julie, Isabelle and Daniel Ekstrom as the Banks family.

  • Darlene Johnson benefit to be held Aug. 1

    Last fall Darlene Johnson of Chatfield wasn't feeling well. So she went to the doctor for a checkup. What she learned from the checkup was sobering news, not only for herself, but also for her husband Steve, her three children and many friends and relatives.

  • The city of Spring Valley has planned another great Friday of music, food and enjoyment with a Music and Fun in the Park event on July 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in Spring Creek Park.

  • Concert to help raise funds  for shade at Hillside Homes

    Country at Heart Singers, comprised of Mary Ann Schultz, her sister, Dianne Bicknese, and Denise Hays, will host a fundraising concert at Spring Creek Park on Sunday, July 19, to garner money to help pay for a Sunbrella patio umbrella to replace the shade that was lost when the trees that grew at Hillside Homes were taken down.  The group members will also be selling CDs to raise more money for the umbrella.

  • With the Highway 43 reconstruction project completed, organizers of this year’s Rushford Days celebration won’t have to deal with the detours, road closers and uncertainties they faced last year while planning the annual mid-summer festival. Persons attending Rushford Days 2015 will be greeted with a brand new, smooth blacktop highway and a community completely devoid of detours signs.

  • Into the moonlight rode 10 tractors
      "Listen my children and you shall hear" of the "moonlight" ride of — 10 tractors?  
  • Wickedly good music, carnivorous plant makes for deviously fun entertainment

    Music, laughter and man-eating plants may sound like an odd combination, but creatively mixed together, they make for a unique tragicomedy production that will take the stage at Ye Olde Gray Barn.

  • Deputy chair of state Republican party coming to Lanesboro

    The Fillmore County Republican Party will be hosting its annual picnic and welcoming the Minnesota Republican Deputy Chair Chris Fields to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro on Thursday, July 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Rochester Big Band to  play SV Friday evening

    After a brief hiatus for the Fourth of July holiday, Spring Valley’s Music and Fun in the Park series will be returning in a big way on Friday, July 10.


    The public is invited to an informational meeting to learn more about the Highway 250 bridge replacements project in Lanesboro in 2016, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

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