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Fillmore County commissioners Randy Dahl and Mitch Lentz thank 25-year Fillmore County employee Sheila Buenger, center, for her service to the residents of the county. 
GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS Fillmore County commissioners Randy Dahl and Mitch Lentz thank 25-year Fillmore County employee Sheila Buenger, center, for her service to the residents of the county. 
Thursday, March 02, 2017 10:21 AM
Fillmore County’s commissioners expressed their appreciation to the dedicated staff that serves the residents of the county by presenting them with certificates for their respective years of tenure during the Tuesday, Feb. 14, county board meeting. 
  • Mabel gearing up for 50s & 60s Day

    Grab that jar of butch wax and slick back your hair, find your favorite poodle skirt and saddle shoes and hop in your favorite classic “ride” and head on down to Mabel. 

    It’s time for Mabel’s ‘50s & ‘60s Day. The 18th annual event, which draws hundreds of people and more than a 100 classic, antique and vintage vehicles, will be held Saturday, Aug. 12.

  • It’s almost time to ‘Run From the Sun’ in Mabel
    “We feel it’s very important to make as many people aware of the damaging effects of the sun to unprotected skin and encourage everyone, young and old, to take the necessary precautions to keep from getting skin cancer. I’ve been a nurse for 17 years and really didn’t understand how serious this was until Tye’s battle with cancer. I now know so much more,” explained Marilyn Eiken.

  • 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.
  • Mabel man helping to ‘knock out cancer’ with tractor
    Joel Amdahl of Mabel is giving cancer a one-two punch with a tractor.

  • YOOH jazzes up Ye Olde Gray Barn with ‘Chicago’ this weekend
    The barn play is back and this summer it presents a “wild play” about murder, jazz and wronged women.

  • Preston residents excited about installation of community mural
    Preston’s downtown has a new attraction. A very colorful mural, depicting the flavor and fiber of the Fillmore County Seat, was recently attached to the north side of Preston City Hall. The massive piece of art is made up of 14 four-foot by eight-foot panels of aluminum and measures 16 feet tall and 28 feet wide.

  • Saying goodbye to the Hart Creamery
     Rushford area residents who regularly travel north of town on Highway 43 might have noticed a local landmark has disappeared from the skyline for good. Southeast Minnesota recently said goodbye to the Hart Creamery.
  • Valley Christian Center team returns from mission trip
    A team from Valley Christian Center (VCC) in Spring Valley returned from a mission trip to Tallinn, Estonia, March 28 to April 7, that was far different than previous expeditions, yet the people they met while away seemed almost familiar to them.

  • Summertime, and it’s time to “Build a Better World” at the Spring Valley Public Library (SVPL), according to Spring Valley Public Library director Jenny Simon, who updated the board on the children’s summer reading program and how busy the library has been since it began with the first days of June.

  • A couple of months ago, the Lanesboro School Board members began discussing what to do with property at the Bass Pond, which had been determined to belong to the school. At the School Board meeting on Thursday, June 15, the board decided to transfer the title over to the city.

  • Lanesboro American Legion holds sacred ceremony to retire flags
    The end of life for a flag of the United States of America is serious business. The Lanesboro American Legion Post 40 demonstrated the gravity of such an event at its flag-burning ceremony last Tuesday evening, June 13, at the Lanesboro softball field.

  • Members sacrificed much to build traditions at Greenleafton church
     The Dutchmen who settled in the rural Preston area surrounding Greenleafton have built a strong tradition of faith and fellowship, sacrificing a great deal to build the Greenleafton Reformed Church. This weekend, members will celebrate 150 years of mission and community with dinners, worship and a cemetery tour.
  • Pool fun kicks off
     The Spring Grove Family SWIM Center welcomed swimmers and their families for another season of water fun.
  • Rushford State Bank celebrates  150 years of service to community
    The United States was two years past the Civil War in 1867 when the Rushford State Bank was founded. Local residents may not be aware that this hometown business has been around that long.
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