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  • Kingsland facilities task force  reviews maintenance, other issues
    Members of the newly-formed Kingsland facilities task force convened for the first time last Tuesday evening to accomplish three objectives — first, build a priority list of deferred maintenance items for each of the district’s school buildings; second, build a list of educational improvements for each building; and third, discuss the name of Kingsland Middle School, as it could also be called an intermediate school.
  • Coincidences can pile up
    When Deb and Myron Hirsch stopped by chance at a Wisconsin yard sale in early July, a remarkable set of coincidences snapped into place.
  • Sen. Klobuchar visits Lanesboro, introduces tourism bill
    With her finger on the wall map at an ice cream shop, United States Sen. Amy Klobuchar fondly recalled her rides on the bike trail during previous visits to Lanesboro. But she was not attired in riding apparel on this Friday, July 19. She was in Lanesboro to confer with local officials at the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Office.
  • New Gateway Inn owners perk up  every morning for their customers
    “We always open at 7 in the morning,” said Gateway Inn co-proprietor Kelly Hansen, admitting that before she and her sister, Cheyanne Baker, bought the café in Wykoff from Darla Heusinkveld and Karen Heyer, she wasn’t as much of a morning person as she is now, only a month later.
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  • Local children meet four-legged  partner of Rochester police officer
    “I’m a police officer, and when I’m wearing my uniform, I’m someone you recognize in public and know you can come to if you need help. I also have lots of partners who help me do my job, and I also have a partner who stinks and eats dog food,” said the Rochester Police Department sergeant, standing before an audience of approximately 65 elementary school children at the Spring Valley Public Library last Wednesday afternoon. He then introduced his partner, Chase, with whom he works each and every day as part of the Rochester Police’s canine unit. 
  • The Spring Grove City Council voted to purchase a new mobile records management system for the city’s police department. 
  • Harmony woman enjoys many  ‘days of fun’ during 100 years of life
    Ollie Piehn of Harmony has known great love and wonderful friendship during her 100 years of life. After celebrating her milestone birthday on July 6, Ollie claims she doesn’t feel any older. However, as she looks back over her life, Ollie said she has had many “fun-filled days,” a 67-year marriage to her best friend and husband, Waldon, and many other friendships made through community organizations and her husband’s business. 
  • Lions share Little League championship

    The Little League baseball regular season closed with a rare win over New Albin, clinching a share of the division championship for Spring Grove.
    The summer league basketball season ended with mixed results for the Spring Grove varsity and B-team girls as it did for the varsity 7-on-7 football boys.
    The varsity basketball boys conquered another big-school opponent while the B-team boys also won again in league play at La Crosse before taking two of three games at a Sunday afternoon tournament in Winona.

  • Points leader Luhman repeats; Mensink, Lerch triumph, too
    The ninth race in the Upper Iowa Speedway season series shifted to Cresco Speedway on Sunday, July 20. 
  • Legion inaugural season is history: team finishes 4-5
    From pretty much all standards of measure, the past season for the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Legion baseball team has to be considered a success. 
  • A friend of mine from Rochester questioned me the other day about the Fillmore County Relay for Life after reading about the event, asking how it was possible that this worthy cause raised more than $136,000. After all, Fillmore County doesn’t have a lot of population — there are just over 8,000 households — and it doesn’t have a lot of wealth — the median household income is well below the average in Minnesota. 
  • As my wife and I were taking shelter in the concourse at Target Field Monday, July 14, a man with damp clothes said, “The Metrodome wasn’t so bad now was it?” His comment made me pause, but didn’t change my mind that Target Field is far superior to the indoor multi-use stadium that has now been torn down. 
  • I was so excited to be part of the Fillmore County Relay for Life event again this year. Held at the Harmony Community Center, I was busy setting up with my family during the afternoon of Friday, July 11, and we stayed busy with our task until 8:30 p.m. when the Balloons to Heaven were released and we relaxed and had fun through the early morning hours of Saturday, July 12. 
  • Wit’s End Theatre will be hosting a special fundraising event during the upcoming production of “Legally Blond” on Saturday, Aug. 2. The group is planning a Pink Ribbon Night to support the fight against breast cancer with a silent auction, live music and refreshments in addition to the stage production that evening at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. 
  • The Chatfield Commercial Club is doing some sweet fundraising on Sunday, Aug. 10, during its annual pancake breakfast and bake sale at the Chatfield fire hall. 

  • While faculty takes some time off during the summer, the grant writers, fund raisers, and staff members of the R-P district have been hard at work, and as Community Education Coodinator Lisa Lawston noted at Monday evening’s regular School Board Meeting, their work is paying off, as the district has been the recipient of several grants over the past month. 
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