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home : news-record : harmony/mabel/canton area news July 9, 2014

Painted patriotic
Painted patriotic
Braylee, daughter of Samantha Johnson and Justin Fisher, was all smiles after getting her face painted at the Alex's Angels Relay for Life booth on Friday. Harmony's Fourth of July celebration included many festivities in the park, such as live music, carnival games and food vendors. Look inside this issue for more photos from the event. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACKIE COYLE


Mabel Farmers Market thriving
Gabriel Roy shows off the castle he built for judging at the Mabel Simple Living Farmers Market on Saturday. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Gabriel Roy shows off the castle he built for judging at the Mabel Simple Living Farmers Market on Saturday. SUBMITTED PHOTO
It has been said one is never sure what will be offered each Saturday morning at the Mabel Simple Living Farmers Market. Saturday, July 5, was no exception.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Spring Grove Comm/Fitness/Cinema

SWCD hosting forestry field day later this month
Be tree-aware of the projects the local Soil and Water Conservation District is doing at Isinours this summer.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Public hearing set for new Greenleafton wastewater facility
Fillmore County's commissioners heard from Sheila Craig about Greenleafton's wastewater facility project during its Tuesday, July 8, meeting.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Fillmore Central board holds special meeting to approve construction bids
The Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on Monday, July 7, to consider the bids provided by four companies regarding the construction projects in the works this summer at both school sites.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Mabel looks back on historic June '13 flood
The recent rains may have brought back memories of last year when much of the Mabel area was flooded after receiving a large amount of rain over a one-week period.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Commissioners updated on summer road, bridge projects
The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners met during the afternoon last Tuesday, June 24, due to other meetings held earlier in the day.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Veterans officer updates Fillmore County Board
Fillmore County Veterans' Services Officer Jason Marquardt updated Fillmore County commissioners during their regular board meeting last Tuesday, July 1.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Relay for Life team carries on in memory of team's organizer
July in Minnesota means the anticipation of tasseling corn, the realization for students that summer is half spent, and, for many like Lanesboro's Katlyn Peterson, the focused energy in making the annual Fillmore County Relay for Life a success.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
New Miss Harmony excited to represent community, ready to enjoy Fourth of July weekend in Harmony
The 2014 Miss Harmony, Sara Schultz, is excited to accept her new role as Harmony's ambassador. Schultz was crowned on Saturday during the Miss Harmony coronation, along with First Attendant Leah Scheevel, Second Attendant Katie Kotek and Little Miss Harmony Kathryn Pickett.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Fillmore Central board accepts Milk Fun[d] Run donation
Earlier this month, Michael Johnson and his wife, Margaret, hosted the second Milk Fun[d] Run to support the milk program at Fillmore Central. On Tuesday, June 24, they presented a check for $2,300 to Fillmore Central School Board Chair Ross Kiehne during the board's regular meeting.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Fillmore Central School Board adds trapshooting to extracurricular offerings
During the monthly board meeting at Fillmore Central on Tuesday, June 24, members of the Harmony Conservation Club approached the board to propose the formation of a trapshooting team.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
German-born author, painter to inspire creativity in Lanesboro residents
The Lanesboro Summer Reading Program holds many exciting opportunities for the residents of the community. One of these is the chance to visit with German-born Agnes Maria Trifontaine.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Relay for Life team captain finds purpose through loss
When Mabel resident Sandra Benson started the Relay for Life team, "Sole Train," in 2007 - when the event was in Mabel - she never expected the event and the disease known as cancer would have had such a major impact in her life.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Root River Watershed topic of citizen conversations in Preston
Members of the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and several concerned citizens met on Tuesday, June 17, for conversations regarding the health of the Root River Watershed.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Fillmore County planning Shop With a Cop program for third year
For two years, the Fillmore County Salvation Army Service Unit and other county organizations have put together opportunities for a few children throughout the county to come together on one day in August to "Shop With a Cop."
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ag society president promises a good time at the Fillmore County fair
Yep, it's time for the barnyard critters of Fillmore County to come together with their 4-Hers to hang out in the stalls, pens, cages and corners of the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. Those animals will be on their best behaviors, doing all they can to bring home a purple, blue or red ribbon at the end of the week of July 22 through July 26.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Local gardener selling fresh produce to support Relay for Life
Cancer has touched the lives of nearly everyone in Fillmore County, whether they have a friend or family member with cancer or if they have battled the diseased themselves.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Fillmore Central music students return from trip to Disney World
This past week, June 16 to 22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crowd of fans! The choir performed the following day at the beautiful waterfront stage in Downtown Disney.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mabel-Canton board approves new budget with staff recommended cuts
The budget was the number one topic on the minds of Mabel-Canton School Board members and administration during their meeting on Tuesday evening, June 17. The board discussed and approved the preliminary 2014-15 budget, reviewed the 2013-14 budget and also discussed a district policy regarding pupil transportation.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mabel-Canton music students experience Nashville
"They were just really awesome, very good group of kids. We got many compliments from the tour guides as our kids went through on how respectful they were...they just really know how to have a good time," said Mabel-Canton band instructor Katie Larson.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Mabel Lions hear presentation about science and dairy efficiency
Mabel Lions braved stormy weather to hear farmer Christine (Reiland) Sukalski of LeRoy speak about how science and technology have improved the quality of food while also improving animal care and protecting the environment.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014













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