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LeeAnn Jevne, at right, and Cristal Adkins stand outside the newly renovated Mabel House Hotel in downtown Mabel. There are 14 units available, ranging from spacious suites to small, cozy bedrooms. DAVID STOEGER/NEWS-RECORD
LeeAnn Jevne, at right, and Cristal Adkins stand outside the newly renovated Mabel House Hotel in downtown Mabel. There are 14 units available, ranging from spacious suites to small, cozy bedrooms. DAVID STOEGER/NEWS-RECORD
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Sunday, October 12, 2014 3:27 PM

Since February, the Mabel House Hotel has been Cristal Adkin’s pet project. Her grandfather, Laverne Vickerman, purchased the historic hotel and took possession of the building in February of 2014.

  • Mabel House Hotel thriving under new ownership

    Since February, the Mabel House Hotel has been Cristal Adkin’s pet project. Her grandfather, Laverne Vickerman, purchased the historic hotel and took possession of the building in February of 2014.

     
  • Protected Forever

    Joel Johnson of Money Creek Township in Houston County didn't have to struggle with the decision to enroll a portion of his farm in a conservation easement. It just seemed like the right thing to do.

     
  • Throughout the year our readers have voted for their favorite business and regional picks in several categories. Those votes have been tallied and the Bluff Country Newspaper Group is excited to share the results of the 10th annual Best of Bluff Country Contest!

     
  • Ed’s Museum a Wykoff legacy

    a quarter century later, there’s a party to be held because of Edwin Krueger, his stuff and the store he left it in when he died in 1989 at 91 – an anniversary, or a birthday, whatever you want to call it —  because the town had to figure out what, exactly, should be done to preserve that which was Ed, the “consummate collector and record keeper,” as Carolyn Baker Meyer, president of the Wykoff Area Historical Society (WAHS) fondly calls the late grocer whose string, notes, grocery orders, Jell-O, lost teeth and other miscellany is the primary reason WAHS is marking its 25th anniversary during Fall Fest, Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.

     
  • Lanesboro runner embraces challenge  to run Alaskan cross-country marathon

    Mike Gjere of Lanesboro ran on dirt trails riddled with obstacles like tree roots, mud bogs and ice cold water.

     
  • Fountain, Ostrander police officer keeping up with new law enforcement technology
    Placing small cameras on police officers is a fast-growing trend in policing. The cameras can play an important role in improving evidence collection, as well as interaction between law enforcement and the public.
     
  • Put a little color into life – participate in Leve for Farge

    Autumn will soon be here and the colors of the trees and vegetation will soon be changing from vibrant greens to golden yellows, deep reds and hearty ambers. People will also soon be changing color during the first weekend of October during Spring Grove’s annual fall festival – Uff Da Fest.

     
  • Miss Fillmore County gains confidence  through Miss Minnesota International program

    Sydney Johnson, 19, of Lanesboro, never expected to do so well when she got the chance to compete against many girls for the title of Miss Minnesota. She saw the Miss Minnesota International pageant as a way to become more confident in herself. 

     
  • Local ‘hair brained’ ideas have ripple effect on Vermont community

    Many years ago, in the halls of Preston-Fountain High School, a drama teacher saw potential in one of his students and convinced him to participate in the school play.

     
  • Lanesboro siblings provide  personal reflections on Ebola

    With much of the United States and the world up in arms about the ongoing Ebola crisis in western Africa, various opinions have been shared regarding the whole epidemic.

     
  • Local 4-H members travel to Europe to judge dairy cattle
    “This judging competition was a new experience for all of us. We now know what it’s like to judge in a different person’s shoes,” said Fillmore County 4-H Dairy Judging Team member Kayla Leiding, of Lanesboro. 
  • Spring Grove education group sponsors old-fashion fun — a big top circus
    Spring Grove’s Families For Education (F.F.E.) is excited to be sponsoring the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
  • Relay for Life event filled with inspiration and special moments
    As hundreds of Fillmore County residents came together in Harmony Friday, July 11 for the annual Relay for Life, there were moments of remembrance, recognitions of caring, celebrations of life and determinations to fight back against cancer.
     
  • The day the gavel fell
    Mist rose from the surface of nearby Bear Creek, and the song of a whippoorwill echoed from far down the valley as evening descended on Quandahl, Iowa. But there were no voices laughing in the dusk. Other than a tiny scattering of structures and a trailer or two, the once-thriving town had all but disappeared. 
  • Local residents join forces to save Jordan Township Hall
    A group of local citizens is looking at options for fundraising to cover construction costs to renovate the Jordan Township Hall. 
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