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Laura Finseth Scott was killed in a car accident in December of 2014 and is remembered and honored through the Laura Finseth Scott Scholarship in Nursing.
Laura Finseth Scott was killed in a car accident in December of 2014 and is remembered and honored through the Laura Finseth Scott Scholarship in Nursing.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 8:51 PM

There comes a moment when it’s one’s turn to ripple.

One of Laura Finseth Scott’s came with her last breath.

Laura, who would have been 30 years old this Aug. 28, passed away on Dec. 20, 2014, after being in a car accident just a mile or two away from the Christmas lights glowing in her childhood home east of Fountain. The car skidded on ice and rolled as the Scotts departed to go home to Holmen, Wis.

  • The Fillmore County commissioners entertained a short agenda during the Tuesday, Sept. 12, board meeting, but handled some important items of business.
  • The Fillmore County Unit of Townships Banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 12, will be featuring speaker Jerry Williams. The banquet will be held at Wheelers Bar and Grill in Harmony with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m.
  • County Attorney Brett Corson and Zoning Administrator Cristal Adkins updated Fillmore County commissioners on ongoing civil litigation against Amish residents — regarding the need to have gray water systems installed on farmsteads to handle household wastewater — during the Tuesday, Sept. 5, board meeting.
  • Scholarship keeping nurse's memory alive, creating ripples of kindness

    There comes a moment when it’s one’s turn to ripple.

    One of Laura Finseth Scott’s came with her last breath.

    Laura, who would have been 30 years old this Aug. 28, passed away on Dec. 20, 2014, after being in a car accident just a mile or two away from the Christmas lights glowing in her childhood home east of Fountain. The car skidded on ice and rolled as the Scotts departed to go home to Holmen, Wis.

  • Second weekend of Taste of the Trail to feature music, food, games and more

    If you’ve got a hankering for bluegrass or country music, great food, games and entertainment, circle Saturday, Sept. 16, on the calendar. The trail towns of Harmony, Preston and Fountain will be pulling out all the stops for the second week of Taste of the Trail. Country and folk artist Tom Schramm will be serenading folks stopping by in Preston and Fountain, while the Root River Jam, a three-piece bluegrass band, will be entertaining folks in Harmony.

    Taste of the Trail is a three-weekend event, which has become a fall tradition for the nine communities located on the DNR’s Root River and Harmony-Preston Valley trails. It is held the second, third and fourth weekends in September.

  • County Attorney Brett Corson and Zoning Administrator Cristal Adkins updated Fillmore County commissioners on ongoing civil litigation against Amish residents — regarding the need to have gray water systems installed on farmsteads to handle household wastewater — during the Tuesday, Sept. 5, board meeting.
  • Harmony community hosting benefit for injured man, family

    The Fourth of July 2017 will be a day Cory Tammel, his family and friends will never forget. On this past Independence Day, Tammel sustained very serious head trauma when he was thrown from a golf cart he was traveling in on a street in Harmony.

    To help offset the medical costs and lost wages caused by this unfortunate accident, friends and relatives of Tammel, his fiancé, Nicole Wangen, and their young son, Carter, have organized a benefit. It will be held at Wheelers Bar & Grill in Harmony on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 4 p.m.

  • The Harmony Economic Development Authority (EDA) is hosting the second series of “Experience Harmony” meetings to gather community input on how to continue to grow and improve the community over the next several years.

    The first “Experience Harmony” series was held in early 2014, shortly after major regional initiatives like Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center, or DMC, were announced and Harmony community members wanted to work together to better harness the projected major economic growth opportunities. 

  • Traveling Civil War Trunk on display at Fillmore County History Center

    Last year, the Fillmore County History Center’s staff saw dead people.

    This year, they’re getting outright repro and trunky.

    “We’re welcoming a traveling trunk from the Minnesota Military Museum in Little Falls, Minn., and it’s got Civil War reproduction items in it,” stated Fillmore County History Center (FCHC) Director Debra Richardson.

  • Trail towns rolling out the welcome mat with Taste of the Trail

    As the days grow shorter and cooler and the trees begin to turn colors, nine communities located on the Department of Natural Resources’ State Root River Trail and Harmony-Preston Valley Trail are planning a three-weekend event, which has become a fall tradition. Food and drink, arts and crafts, music and other entertainment will be offered at the nine communities located on the trail, the second, third and fourth Saturdays in September.

    “The various communities are working hard to provide an entertaining time during this fall season,” said Wes Harding of the non-profit organization Root River Trail Towns.

  • Steam Engine Days Queen, attendants to be crowned Saturday

    As Steam Engine Days quickly approaches, six young women from the Mabel and Hesper area have chosen to be candidates for the 2017-2018 Steam Engine Days Queen.

    These young ladies will be participating in their judging and banquet events on Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, at the St. Olaf Church in Mabel. The girls will be in the Steam Engine Days parade on Saturday, Sept. 9, and coronation will be held immediately following the parade on the stage in the Steam Engine Grounds.

  • Grand marshals named for Steam Engine Days
    Each year, the Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days committee selects two individuals who have played a significant role in the community, contributing to the promotion of the celebration or improving the quality of life within the Mabel area. This year, Brian Johnson and Jerry Jacobsen have been chosen to serve as the grand marshals for the parades, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, immediately following the noon steam engine and  tractor parade.
  • Live Jam brings music to Harmony

    About 50 music lovers enjoyed nearly three hours of homespun music as the Harmony Area Arts Board hosted a Live Jam last Friday evening at the Old Legion Hall. A dozen area musicians turned out for the event.

    Harmony Arts Board member Lori Slindee said she was quite pleased with the number of musicians and music lovers who turned out for the evening of music. She noted that it is quite appropriate that a community with the name of “Harmony” would be hosting a musical event like this. The Harmony Arts Board has been sponsoring the twice-annual event since 2014.

  • The Fillmore Central School Board met on Tuesday, Aug. 22, for its last meeting prior to the start of school in September.

    Several items in the personnel department were addressed that evening. Two resignations were approved, one for Taylor Vrieze as a paraprofessional and another for Dennis Petersen as a part-time high school industrial arts teacher after 50 years as an educator.

    Additionally, Andy Todd and Tiffany Scheevel were approved as volunteer coaches for football and volleyball, respectively.

  • Annie Lewis, who was recently hired as the outreach development coordinator for the National Trout Center (NTC), came before the Preston City Council to give an update of the center's last year.
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