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Harmony Public Library director Stephanie Silvers stands in front of one of the two murals that will be officially unveiled during an open house at the library on Sept. 26.
CHARLIE WARNER/NEWS LEADER Harmony Public Library director Stephanie Silvers stands in front of one of the two murals that will be officially unveiled during an open house at the library on Sept. 26.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:14 PM
From its meager beginnings as a traveling library in 1916, with less than 100 books, to now being part of the SELCO system with tens of thousands of titles available, the Harmony Public Library has seen many changes during the past century. 
  • Due to flooding caused by recent heavy rain, the Lanesboro High School football team will not be able to play its homecoming game at home and RCTC has offered to host the game at Rochester Regional Stadium. The game will begin tonight at 6 p.m. with the team taking on West Lutheran from Plymouth, Minn.

  • Heavy rains cause temporary highway closures, mudslides, downed trees
    Highway closures remain in effect Thursday morning on a small group of roads in southeastern Minnesota, including Highway 16 west of Lanesboro, because of high water, mudslides or downed trees that were caused from heavy rains overnight, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
  • Deb Marcortte of the Hiawatha Valley Education District (HVED) updated the Lanesboro School Board about implementation of HVED’s strategic plan in the past year on Thursday, Sept. 15.
  • Harmony Public Library to observe 100 years with open house on Monday
    From its meager beginnings as a traveling library in 1916, with less than 100 books, to now being part of the SELCO system with tens of thousands of titles available, the Harmony Public Library has seen many changes during the past century. 
  • The county’s money was once again the center of discussion as the Fillmore County commissioners worked on ironing out the wrinkles in the 2017 preliminary budget on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13. The budget needs to be set so, at the start of the year, the county’s various departments will be able to conduct business. 
  • ‘Lee the Horselogger’ saunters through area on his way to Alaska
    Persons motoring along Highway 44 and/or Highway 52 last week probably noticed a large, rubber-tired prairie schooner being pulled by three tan draft horses. 
  • "I think everyone is aware that we’ve had a very wet period lately. And all that wet weather has put us off schedule, as are the completion date for the two Highway 250 bridge projects. We were shooting for a September 30th completion, but it now looks like it will be sometime in October instead,” reported MnDOT spokesman Mike Dougherty. With those words, he summed up the current situation with the summer-long bridge replacement projects on Highway 250 north of Lanesboro. 
  • Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so remember to bring a donor card or driver’s license.
  • Lanesboro Arts will host a screening of “Frame by Frame,” a documentary film presented by the Oneota Film Festival at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. 
  • The fall harvest season is gearing up and that means larger farm equipment will be out and about on the roadways. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says farming is among the most dangerous professions in the country, and not just for those actively involved in ag.
  • Water and sewer repairs continued to be the topic of conversation at the Wednesday, Sept. 14, Canton City Council meeting. Jon Nordsving of the city’s maintenance department reported on issues the city has been having in recent months.
  • For Erik Sessions and Sara Peterson, who raise vegetables at Patchwork Green Farm near Decorah, their pack house and root cellar are key pieces of their farm infrastructure. The pack house is where harvested produce is staged, sorted, washed and packed before heading to market, while the root cellar lets them store and sell certain crops for an extended time.
  • ‘History Alive’ plays return  to Lanesboro this weekend
    Historic stories and characters will once again come alive on the streets of Lanesboro on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, through History Alive! 1930’s Lanesboro Pop-up Plays.  
  • Artist in residence mapping community through quilting
    Heather Clark Hilliard is a conceptual fiber artist from Norman, Okla., who is in Lanesboro as the September artist in residence with Lanesboro Arts through Sept. 30. 
  • The historic 1856 Lenora United Methodist Church will host a fun and uplifting and Holy-Spirit-filled hymn sing on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. 
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