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Glowing luminaries outline the path the walkers followed during the Relay for Life in Harmony. The event was held at the Harmony Community Center and the quarter-mile track followed the driveway and curved through the parking lot. Music from Karaoke Joe provided entertainment as the Relay continued into the night.  KATELYN VANDER PLAS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Glowing luminaries outline the path the walkers followed during the Relay for Life in Harmony. The event was held at the Harmony Community Center and the quarter-mile track followed the driveway and curved through the parking lot. Music from Karaoke Joe provided entertainment as the Relay continued into the night. KATELYN VANDER PLAS/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS
Monday, July 21, 2014 9:56 AM
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.
  • 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.
     
  • 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. 
  • Lanesboro Community Theater presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
    One of the hardest things for a human being to adapt to is change — changing schools, changing jobs, moving to a different town or home, deviating from tradition. 
  • Relay for Life funds
utilized in several ways
    This Friday evening, the residents of Fillmore County will gather in Harmony for the Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. With a goal of $128,000, the 29 teams and over 450 team members have already recorded over half that amount. 
  • Local state park ready to offer new camping option
    "For years, the southern parks have been fending off requests for cabins," said Forestville-Mystery Cave State Park head naturalist Mark White, "and up north, there are cabins at places like Itasca, and there are resorts everywhere where people can go, but down here in Bluff Country, there never were resorts." 
  • Relay for Life tea serves as
inspiring kickoff for event
    On the afternoon of Friday, July 11, the Harmony Community Center gym will be filled with individuals with inspirational stories of survival and perseverance. Sitting alongside them will be their friends and family, people who not only supported them through their cancer fight, but who may have cared for them when the chemo treatments made them ill or provided comfort on their darkest days of the disease. 
  • Harmony's Niagara Cave marks 80th anniversary with lantern tours
    Many have visited Niagara Cave since its opening in 1934; however, now people have the chance to see it in a different light. 
  • Kingsland has 'bragging rights' for fastest school bus in the south
    Kingsland students may be excited about having the fastest bus among area school districts, but the real prize comes during the school year when the funds raised in the annual school bus races at Deer Creek Speedway support student activities. 
  • It's almost time to celebrate rhubarb!
    The time for festivals is at hand. With Rhubarb Fest a mere week away, life can get hectic for those involved in the performances, games and competitions. 
  • Spring Valley icon makes personal honor flight to war memorial
    Memorial Day is a holiday to remember those who have served our country throughout its history. So it seems only natural we celebrate a local legend's long awaited journey to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. 
  • Local man finds way to honor veterans, servicemen
    Brad Ihrke of Spring Valley was pondering a gift he could present to his uncles at a picnic in Dover, Minn., when the idea of creating personalized "Military Memories" came to mind. 
  • Bicyclists to hit the gravel - and grass - 
during weekend events in Spring Valley
    Spring Valley will be the focal point for gravel road bicyclists - and grass track racers - Friday and Saturday during the annual Wilderfest bicycling weekend. 
  • Preston Pride volunteers
clean many areas in town
    In between the dark, rainy days of the past week, Saturday dawned sunny, breezy and brisk for the day devoted to the Preston Pride Clean Up, sponsored by the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce. The dew was still wet on the ground as more than 50 volunteers gathered to participate in beautifying the public and tourist areas throughout Preston. 
  • Was Jesse James a cave man?
    Here are some facts: Just south of Spring Grove, Jesse James Road dips south towards the Iowa border. If one follows the little gravel byway south over the bluff and down into the last valley in Minnesota, one may spot a cave in the rock face to the left, especially now, before the trees leaf out. 
  • Age, cancer can't stop Wykoff 
woman from attending spring training
    For the past 12 years Irene Jacobson, 94, of Wykoff has traveled to Fort Myers, Fla., to see her favorite team in spring training. This year was no different as she and her daughter, Linda, watched the Minnesota Twins from March 19 to 26. 
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