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  • Folks can garden in Harmony
    Folks can live in Harmony. Folks can shop, dine and be entertained in Harmony. Many folks work in Harmony and lots of kids go to school in Harmony. People go to church in Harmony and little kids and big kids play in Harmony. You can even see a movie or go roller skating in Harmony at the only movie theater and only roller rink in Fillmore County.

  • New manager a familiar face at pool
    “I have worked at the pool for a number of years, and I enjoy my co-workers and the patrons who come to swim each summer, so becoming the manager was a natural next step for me,” said Chatfield native and new municipal pool manager Hurley, who’s pleased to be able to serve her community through her new role.  

  • Lanesboro man recalls CCC as start of long, productive life
    The hard work and disciplined structure of the Civilian Conservation Corps – more easily remembered as the CCC – “made a lot of good men,” according to Robert “Bob” Olson of Lanesboro.

  • FC girls win third straight TRC golf championship
    The Fillmore Central girls golf team has won three regular season dual meet conference championships and now have won three straight Three Rivers Conference Tournament championships in a row.  

  • Gopher gals win TRC-West;  number two seed in 1AA East
    The Chatfield softball team finished off the final regular season of play with three wins and a loss.  All were conference games.  On Monday they got a win over Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 9-2, Tuesday they “doubled-up” on Dover-Eyota, 9-1 and 10-0, and on Thursday they lost to TRC-East champion, Cotter, 9-1.  The team finished the regular season with a 15-3 record, and the same in the TRC, where they won the West division over St. Charles (13-4).  

  • Baseball team splits; playoffs start this week
    The GMLOK baseball team got a win over Southland 14-3 and lost to Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 13-2.  The guys finished up the regular season this past Monday with a game against Caledonia.  The seedings are not out yet for the 1AA West Sub-section, but all the teams, except the #1 seed (bye) will start play on Thursday, May 26.

  • Audrey Ellingson, 78, of Spring Grove
    Audrey Joanne Kjome Ellingson, 78, of Spring Grove, died on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Onalaska Care Center (Wis.) after a lengthy illness.

  • Rose Martino, 67, of Mabel
    Rose Marie "Momma Rose" Martino, 67, of Mabel, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Rochester. 

  • Roger Mensink, 83, of Wykoff
    Roger L. Mensink, 83, of Wykoff, died peacefully on May 20, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus from complications of a heart attack.

  • Farmers’ Market Kicks off June 1st
    Going into its fourth season, Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market will once again be slated to serve the local communities on Wednesday afternoons.   A change from past years, the market venue will be located on the green space to the east of the Rushford Area Historical Society Depot Museum at 401 South Elm Street.  Close to downtown, along the bike trail and near two major highways, the market will be open from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm weekly, June through October.  

  • The Spring Grove bands will perform their final concert of the school year on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The event was rescheduled due to the sub-section baseball playoff game in Randolph on the 26th.

  • Musical interpretation of CCC  history set for Tuesday at library
    Historian Bill Jamerson will appear at the Chatfield Public Library on Tuesday, May 31, to present “CCC:  Dollar-A-Day Boys,” a musical and historical interpretation of life in a CCC camp.

Special Session

The Minnesota Legislature was left with some unfinished business after their Sunday deadline passed this week. Do you think Gov. Mark Dayton should call for a special session so the lawmakers can tie up these loose ends?


 

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