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Harmony Helping Hands 4-H Club member Megan Hendrickson is hoping for another trip to the state fair with her rabbit project. She will be showing this rabbit along with several others at the Fillmore County Fair, which opens on July 19.
CHARLIE WARNER/BLUFF COUNTRY READER Harmony Helping Hands 4-H Club member Megan Hendrickson is hoping for another trip to the state fair with her rabbit project. She will be showing this rabbit along with several others at the Fillmore County Fair, which opens on July 19.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:07 PM
After being part of the 4-H experience for the past 13 years, Megan Hendrickson is hoping for another trip to the Minnesota State Fair and a grand championship with her rabbit project. 
  • Harmony youth looking for one more state fair trip with rabbits
    After being part of the 4-H experience for the past 13 years, Megan Hendrickson is hoping for another trip to the Minnesota State Fair and a grand championship with her rabbit project. 
  • The Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo) is bringing its exciting mix of education and entertainment to the Mabel Public Library at Mabel City Park, also known as the city’s tank park!
  • 4-H member ready to saddle up for Fillmore County Fair
    Cloverleaf Heather Apenhorst’s back in the saddle again.
  • County Fair brings out fashion for Spring Valley 4-H member

    It’s fair to say that Annika Reiland’s one well-dressed Cloverleaf, and so will be her Christmas tree.

    The Bloomfield Cloverleaves 4-Her, daughter of Matt and Sarah Reiland of rural Spring Valley, has a wide variety of entries ready for the Fillmore County Fair July 18 to 24.

  • Chatfield boy taking new  perspective to county fair
    4-H has given Nate Goldsmith new perspective.  

    “I made this painting in art class…it’s a perspective drawing, and I did several others.  This one has acrylic paint used on it.  The hardest part of doing two buildings is the side perspective is way off the picture,” noted Root River Rabbit 4-H member Goldsmith, who is excited to have his painting of two high-rise buildings entered as one of the 4-H projects he’s taking to the Fillmore County Fair next week. 

  • If all goes as planned, a new daycare/learning center will be opening for business in Mabel before the end of the year. Emily Schroeder, who created Kids Corner in Caledonia, said last week that everything is in motion to begin construction of the new 3,000-square-foot building in August.

     
  • Earlier this year, two separate lawsuits were filed against the Rushford-Peterson School District. 

    One focused on a land easement dispute (the Glen & Denise Palecek lawsuit) and the other challenged a referendum vote for the new school that passed in Nov. 4, 2014. That lawsuit was filed by the Rushford-Peterson Responsible Citizens, Inc.

  • Good home sought for ‘Branding Iron cat’
    If you’ve visited the Branding Iron restaurant in Preston in the past few months, chances are you may have received a warm-hearted greeting. Yes, even above and beyond the friends you were meeting for a meal.
  • Semcac celebrates its 50th anniversary
    On July 12, Semcac (South East Minnesota Citizens Action Council) celebrated 50 years of service to southeast Minnesota with an open house anniversary at its location in Rushford.
  • Lessons from Dr. Seuss coming to Lanesboro stage
    Lanesboro Community Theater has been in rehearsals for “Seussical,” a whimsical musical that has become one of the most performed plays in America. 
  • As they met for their June 29 meeting, the Spring Valley Veterans Home Committee members debated what the group’s next steps should be.
  • It’s July and that means that Rushford Days is right around the corner!
  • Work begins on new B&B Olympic Bowl
    While it has been just six months since the devastating New Year’s Day fire that totally destroyed their business, coping with the loss, picking up the pieces and deciding to rebuild seems like a much longer process for B&B Olympic Bowl owners Paul and Shelly Hanson. 
  • Annual antique power show to feature International-Harvester

    This year is the state show of the International-Harvester (I-H) Minnesota Chapter 15, related Root River Antique & Historical Power Association (RRAHPA) member Andy Kappers. That means the 34th annual Root River Antique & Historical Power Show, slated for Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 17, is the place to be if one’s blood runs International-Harvester red, as the International Harvester Collectors Club Minnesota Chapter 15 rolls into action, featuring the I-H Super Series.  

  • New Relay for Life team already  active in supporting cancer victims
    “I was not expecting to get that diagnosis. I was in disbelief. After the disbelief feeling passed, I was very afraid…several of my aunts had died of breast cancer,” recounted Lewiston resident Mary Luehmann, a member of the Chatfield Relay for Life team “Energizers” and mother of Chatfield resident Annie Mayer. 
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