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  • Rushford-Peterson students kick off first day in new school building
    The first day of school is always exciting, but when R-P students and staff opened the 2017-18 school year in a brand new facility, there seemed to be an electric buzz in the air. 
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Public transportation coming to Chatfield Thursday

    Develop a curb habit…one that won’t have to be curbed.

    “We offer curb-to-curb bus service, which is unique compared to other transportation services. Curb-to-curb service allows our clients to be picked up at their home or any address provided and brought to their destination within the city limits,” explained Mike Rizzo, Semcac’s Rolling Hills Transit marketing manager. “No waiting outside in the elements — rain, cold, snow…they can walk out of their home and right into the bus.”

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  • Kingsland runners showing improvement
    “At Thursday's Hayfield meet the team looked more relaxed and comfortable running than they did the week before,” said Kingsland cross-country coach Erin Milz.
  • R-P football crunches Kingsland
    The Trojans graduated a ton of talent from last year’s state runner-up squad, but that didn’t stop R-P from trouncing Kingsland 58-0 last Friday night.
  • Lady Knights go 4-3 at Mabel-Canton tournament
    The Kingsland volleyball team opened the 2017 campaign with a three set loss to neighboring Grand Meadow in a close contest and then went 4-3 in a tournament at Mabel-Canton Saturday.
  • The muted light during the eclipse of the sun about a week ago was still bright enough to shine on the spiraling prices at the gas pumps. This wasn’t the eclipse that awed millions when the moon’s shadow covered the sun, lowering the level of light in Minnesota during the early afternoon on Aug. 21. Instead, this was about two weeks later when the sunshine was muted by wildfire smoke drifting in from southwest Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The smoke, which came in several waves, muted the direct sunlight, created some gorgeous sunsets, but also triggering air quality alerts in parts of Minnesota.

  • Too Hick to be Square: Family photos one thing the Clan does poorly
    If you’ve been following Too Hick To be Square for the past 2+ years I’ve been writing it, you may have started to think that there’s nothing the Clan can’t do.
  • Mayberry was a fictional community made famous by “The Andy Griffith Show” in the 1960s. Although it represented an idealized version of rural life, it resonated with many people and had some legitimacy as a portrayal of a real community. Life has changed drastically in the ensuing 50 years, so much so that people would just laugh if anyone pretended Mayberry depicted a basis for reality today.

  • Peterson to host Taste of the Trail event Saturday
    The town of Peterson is busily planning for this week’s Taste of the Trail event.
  • Dialogue of Faith: Christianity and Islam set for Sunday in Spring Valley
    Guest speaker Regina Mustafa will lead an interfaith dialogue at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley on Sunday, Sept. 10, following the 9 a.m. service at approximately 10:15 a.m.
  • 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.


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