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Casey Sautter, at left, and her sister, Robin, are medical students who have been in eastern Africa for several weeks. Casey is working on her fellowship in Uganda and Robin recently returned from Kenya with PAKEMA. COURTESY OF ROBIN SAUTTER
Casey Sautter, at left, and her sister, Robin, are medical students who have been in eastern Africa for several weeks. Casey is working on her fellowship in Uganda and Robin recently returned from Kenya with PAKEMA. COURTESY OF ROBIN SAUTTER
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:20 AM

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.

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
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