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Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:25 AM
What are the chances of finding a complete stranger who has the same picture of Reba McEntire set as the wallpaper on their computer?

  • Spring Valley woman, family face challenges in long obstacle course

    Kay Nelson is a Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is an intense team-building endurance event held in many states in the United States as well as around the world. Mudder participants complete obstacle courses designed to test physical and mental strength, as well as fostering teamwork and selflessness as contestants battle their way through more than 20 challenging obstacles — and a whole lot of mud.

  • New R-P school ribbon cutting August 19
    Area residents will get their first look at the new Rushford-Peterson school this month, and Superintendent Chuck Ehler is excited to show off the district’s new building.
  • Area residents ‘pitch’ ideas, concerns to health commissioner
    Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger gave local officials, healthcare employees and area residents a chance to visit with him about areas of concern during a visit to Preston on Monday. The commissioner was in the area as part of his “Pitch the Commissioner” series of events around the state. At each stop, he invites community members to share their best ideas about how to improve health in their community – while playing a friendly game of horseshoes.
  • New owners of JAC’s putting ‘heart and soul’ into business
    “This is more than a bar and grill. It’s our heart and soul, our own sweat,” explained Robin Arthur, leaning against the disarrayed, under-the-effects-of-renovation bar at JAC’s Bar & Grill in downtown Chatfield. She watched as her husband, Jamie, passed by one more time with another power tool in hand, on his way to the other end of the restaurant that the Rochester residents bought from Jeff and Candy Hare last month.
  • Waitress receives $6,000 tip...and a new smile
    Anyone who knows Joy Hundorf recognizes that smiling comes naturally for the recent Rushford-Peterson High School graduate.  Well, that engaging grin is about to get a whole lot prettier, thanks to the generosity of an area orthodontist.
  • Chickens in Spring Valley making good neighbors
    Keeping chickens, while not a common practice, has found a place in Spring Valley as several community members have taken advantage of an opportunity provided by the City Council four years ago to raise chickens in their backyards.
  • Local woman goes viral with Reba McEntire photo
    What are the chances of finding a complete stranger who has the same picture of Reba McEntire set as the wallpaper on their computer?

  • Bucky Rogers pleased to lead Buffalo Bill Days parade
    When it comes to someone who never has to be asked twice to volunteer and help out with any cause, Lanesboro’s Bucky Rogers is at the top of the list. For many decades Rogers has been very active in various organizations, his community and church. On Sunday, Aug. 6, Rogers will be recognized for his unending volunteerism, as he will lead the Buffalo Bill Days Grand Parade, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
  • Progress continues on Canton depot project

    “I am so amazed with the progress and how things are turning out. Leroy (Haynes of Canton) had sent me photos when the building was raised and the new foundation installed and some of the work on the floors inside. But to see what has been done to the exterior, the color scheme and the fact that much of the original wood is being repurposed is so wonderful.”

    That was Larry Huber’s initial reaction when he and his wife, Laurie, made a stop in Canton last Wednesday to take a look at the historic railroad depot that he purchased and then donated to the Canton Area Historical Society.

  • Hardware store enters new era with Ace Hardware
    The Jones family hardware store has become a beloved Spring Valley mainstay as it has grown and evolved over the past 52 years and now it is transitioning once again as the store switches from True Value to Ace Hardware.
  • Caregivers share stories of support as Relay for Life nears
    Being hand in hand with someone who has cancer could be described as being on a runaway rollercoaster – having volunteered to get on when someone realized this was going to be a ride they didn’t want to take alone. Many such individuals have stepped up and will be honored as part of the Fillmore County Relay for Life in Rushford this Friday, July 28.
  • National Night Out is Tuesday, August 1 in Spring Grove

    Get to know your police officers, neighbors with night of free food, games



  • Mabel man helping to ‘knock out cancer’ with tractor

    Joel Amdahl of Mabel is giving cancer a one-two punch with a tractor. 

    A member of Team C.H.R.I.S. from Mabel, Amdahl, who donated a pink tractor last year for the Fillmore County Relay for Life held in Chatfield, has done it again for the annual event held in Rushford this year. The event, which has a theme of “Knock Out Cancer,” will run July 28 and 29.   

  • Longtime Western Days parade rider grand marshal this year

    Kenny Woltz, the 2017 Chatfield Western Days grand parade grand marshal, said “I know darn well that I’ve been the only horseback rider in every Western Days parade.  The last parade I was grand marshal in was in 1986.” 

  • Change of ownership changes little at Spring Valley meat locker

    Kraut’s Locker, a longtime Spring Valley business, has changed hands.

    The locker, which has been owned and operated by the Kraut family since it was opened in 1968, was officially sold on July 1 by Ken Kraut to Rusty Hellickson and his son Tanner.

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