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Acclaimed videographer Erin Dorbin will be interviewing farm families for documentaries on ag history.
Submitted photo Acclaimed videographer Erin Dorbin will be interviewing farm families for documentaries on ag history.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:43 AM
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center (GOE) in Spring Grove has begun a project aimed at providing something special for this summer’s Spring Grove Homecoming celebration and beyond.
  • Giants’ oral history project to begin this week
    Giants of the Earth Heritage Center (GOE) in Spring Grove has begun a project aimed at providing something special for this summer’s Spring Grove Homecoming celebration and beyond.
  • Farmers Co-op donates  grain bin rescue equipment to fire department
    Grain bin accidents are an unfortunate part of living in rural agricultural areas. They can happen on a farm site or at a local elevator in the blink of an eye.
  • New Kingsland Board members eager to get to work
    The Kingsland School Board begins the new year with three new members — Heather Betts, Jackie Horsman and Tiffany Mundfrom — replacing Kristin Beck, Troy Asher and Gwen Howard, who completed their terms at the end of 2016.
  • Lanesboro welcomes first woman mayor
    “I was a little nervous before the meeting when I was going to be sworn in. We had a water rate issue to be discussed at the meeting. I thought there would be a number of upset citizens at the meeting. But there weren’t and it was a very relaxed meeting,” noted newly elected Lanesboro Mayor Autumn Johnson. 
  • Chatfield’s Chill Fest is  proven remedy for cabin fever
    “You give me fever…fever in the mornin’, fever all through the night…FEVER! when you kiss me, fever when you hold me tight…” ~ Peggy Lee
  • Mabel youth ‘cheers’ way to  London with All-Americans
    “It was a fantastic trip. I was able to do quite a bit of sightseeing in London. And even though it rained quite a bit of the time, I had a wonderful time,” summed up Aubrey Norby about her seven-day trip to London, England, recently. 
  • Rushford’s 34th annual Cancer Crusade Jan. 21 - 22
    Each year, the Rushford Peterson Valley’s Cancer Crusade sees a massive turnout in support of cancer research; this year should be no different. 
  • County Board selects officers, outlines future road projects outline
    Fillmore County’s Board of Commissioners convened for its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 3, being called to order by county coordinator Bobbie Vickerman. 
  • Historic Heritage Farm in Forestville Township transitioning to organic
    “The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.” Psalms 16:5-6
  • Fire takes the home of Peterson family, community steps up with help
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for one area family, joy turned to tragedy as a raging fire left them homeless just two days after Christmas.
  • Harmony author will visit Spring Grove Library on Jan. 15
    Josephine Tieskotter of Harmony will be at the Spring Grove Public Library on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. The library has her book available for purchase for $9.95, and Tieskotter will be available to speak to attendees as well as autograph books.
  • Author with ties to Lanesboro pens novel about Vietnam War
    “The dialog leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the war in Iraq reminded me so much of what had happened with the Vietnam War. It was quite obvious that the politicians pushing for the invasion of Iraq in 2002 hadn’t learned a thing from the Vietnam War. I guess that’s what prompted me to write this book,” said Karl Knutson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Chatfield superintendent shares timeline of planned school renovations
    Now that it’s official – Chatfield’s high school will be renovated to bring it up to 21st century education standards – the district’s administration is getting to work so construction workers can get down and dirty in the coming year and a half. The planned project will include bringing the science department up to code and making the common and athletic areas of the school building more accessible and functional. 
  • LSP partnering with Hatch to try to drive down health care costs
    The stories are coming in from all over Minnesota. For example, Deb and Doug live on a farm near Brewster. They pulled in $70,000 last year after a good season on the farm. Their health insurance premium is over $20,000 this year. 
  • Kingsland Board eyes opening up child care center
    The Kingsland School Board decided to pursue s grant for a child care center after hearing a presentation from Spring Valley economic development director Cathy Enerson and Kingsland Community Education coordinator Becky Bicknese during the Dec. 19 regular School Board meeting.
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