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home : news-record : harmony/mabel/canton area news April 15, 2014

Winter woes continue into spring
Winter woes continue into spring
Fillmore Central High School students were treated to another unexpected day off on Monday, even though the temperatures were the warmest the area had experienced in over 150 days. Deep frost levels and shifting ground caused a water main to break on First Avenue SW, behind the high school. With repairs taking place, and water shut off, the school was closed at the Harmony site while the elementary students were able to attend in Preston. MELISSA VANDER PLAS/NEWS-RECORD


Harmony foundation's Swing into Spring event is more than a fundraiser
Members of the Harmony Area Community Foundation recently gathered to plan the Swing into Spring fundraiser planned for Monday night. From left are Paula Michel, Steve Donney, Umbelina Cremer, Roxanne Johnson, Tina Peters and Vicky Tribon. MELISSA VANDER PLAS/NEWS-RECORD
Members of the Harmony Area Community Foundation recently gathered to plan the Swing into Spring fundraiser planned for Monday night. From left are Paula Michel, Steve Donney, Umbelina Cremer, Roxanne Johnson, Tina Peters and Vicky Tribon. MELISSA VANDER PLAS/NEWS-RECORD
"It's a celebration," said Vicky Tribon, chairman of the Harmony Area Community Foundation, and explained the Swing into Spring fundraiser will be celebrating what the foundation has already accomplished since being established in August of 2012 and what it has planned for the future.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Fillmore County once again collecting outdated medications
"This is a good thing...to get rid of unwanted and unused prescription drugs," said Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen as he presented information about the National Take Back Initiative prescription drug collection. Fillmore County will once again participate on Saturday, April 26, gathering prescription drugs that might otherwise become part of the waste stream, or worse, be abused by people for whom they were not prescribed.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Highway 52 resurfacing among construction projects this summer
Several projects in the area, including Highway 52 resurfacing, are among the more than 300 construction projects scheduled in Minnesota for 2014.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Spanish banquet is cultural opportunity for area residents
In an area with residents' ancestors coming from Scandinavian countries, many times hearing of Spanish food makes one think "spicy" or "tortillas." Fillmore Central Spanish teacher Brian Wolfgram believes this to be a common misunderstanding when it comes to food from Spanish-speaking countries.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
M-C senior honored for overcoming challenges to excel in sports, school
Mac Nelson, Mabel-Canton High School's selection for the 2014 Above and Beyond Award, has been no stranger to grief.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Industrial park once again being considered for Dollar General location
The Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA) once again discussed possible locations for a Dollar General store during its regular meeting last Thursday morning.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Commissioners review tobacco use policy for employees
Fillmore County Human Resources Officer Kristina Kohn presented a policy for a smoke- and tobacco-free workplace, along with several other updates and a request to hire a part-time custodian during the Tuesday, April 1, Fillmore County Board of Commissioners meeting.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Water drainage continues to be a concern in Mabel
In February, a discussion started between the city of Mabel, Newburg Township and the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation district to discuss an issue that has become a concern in the past few years: flooding and drainage in the Mabel Watershed. It is a problem that has been highlighted due to flooding in 2008 and then the flood of June 2013.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Area communities plan Easter egg hunts
Several Easter egg hunts have been scheduled by the local early childhood and business communities.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Fillmore Central, Birds of Prey booster clubs combine
In order to curb confusion as clubs go from business to business for fundraisers, the Fillmore Central Booster Club and Birds of Prey Booster Club have joined forces. Under the Booster Club umbrella, every other club will receive their shares of fundraisers to which businesses donate money.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Fillmore Central board approves change to snow day policy
The Fillmore Central School Board discussed changes within the school policy concerning snow days during its regular meeting last Tuesday, March 24. After its discussion, the board approved the changes to do what is best for both the students and district.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Harmony Arts Board, library announce community read, upcoming author visit
The Harmony Public Library, in cooperation with the Harmony Arts Board, will be hosting a visit from William Kent Krueger, a national bestselling Minnesota author, on Wednesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Harmony foundation plans spring fundraiser
The Harmony Area Community Foundation is holding a spring fundraiser and membership event on Monday, April 14, at the Harmony Golf Club.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Bloodmobile to visit Mabel, Harmony next week
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be collecting blood in Mabel on Monday, March 31, and Harmony on Tuesday, April 1.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Driftless Fly Fishing opens in Preston next week
With spring on the approach and snow melting, businesses and citizens prepare for recreation and fun in the great outdoors. Anglers and other sportsmen and women experience excitement for their activities to soon begin.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Spring Grove police chief warns of possible 'quick-change artist' at local retailers
I just wanted to send out some information that may affect some of the area businesses. Between the days of March 17 to 19, there has been a white male, about 30 years of age, with short brown hair and a beard and mustache, that has been in the Houston and La Crescent area and apparently he is an accomplished quick-change artist.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mabel-Canton junior gets rare experience as 'Page for a Day'
Mabel-Canton junior Hannah Nolte took a week off of school - and it was not because she was ill, wanted to play hooky or took a short vacation. Rather, it was because she had a rare opportunity to serve as "Page for a Day" at the State Capitol in St. Paul. Nolte was one of 70 juniors in the state that was selected to participate in the program.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Townships elect clerks, supervisors
Area townships held their annual meetings and elections last Tuesday evening throughout Fillmore County. The following supervisors and officers were elected. The clerks' terms are two years and the supervisors' terms are three years.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Fillmore Central graduate participating in RCTC dental program
In America, dental hygiene is often emphasized through yearly check-ups, x-rays and proper brushing several times a day. Many men and women across the country have found their niche in the practice of promoting proper dental hygiene and helping individuals care for their teeth. One such person is Katie Marzolf-Harstad from Preston.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Principal, superintendent share reports during Mabel-Canton board meeting
Principal Jeff Nolte and Superintendent Jennifer Backer updated the Mabel-Canton School Board on several things during the regular board meeting last Tuesday evening. Words of congratulations and appreciation were voiced for both students and staff and the board was briefed on legislative efforts regarding educational programs.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mabel-Canton teacher shares student engineering talents with school board
The Mabel-Canton School Board heard a presentation from industrial technology teacher Paul Tollefsrud regarding the eighth grade pre-engineering class structures unit during its regular meeting last Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014


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