Highland Prairie Lutheran Church is a quiet, sacred place nestled in the hills and bluffs of northeast Fillmore County. The people who attend this small church know that. However, the beauty of this place is easily missed by those passing by on Bowl Road and nearby on State Highway 43.
“A woman and her unborn children are protected by the mother receiving a series of three shots at 60 cents each,” explained Spring Valley Kiwanis Club member Nancy Cornell, speaking of the Eliminate Project, a collaborative effort with UNICEF to combat the statistic that seven newborn babies die each hour as a result of maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT).
Since February, the Mabel House Hotel has been Cristal Adkin’s pet project. Her grandfather, Laverne Vickerman, purchased the historic hotel and took possession of the building in February of 2014.
Members of the Harmony Area Historical Society will be highlighting the organization’s accomplishments over the past year as well as making plans for the future during its annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Harmony Visitor Center conference room.
“This is like a squirt-gun that we use when a car is on fire – there’s stuff in this tank that comes out, and it looks like shaving cream,” explained Chatfield firefighter Dan Jaquith, giving Chatfield Elementary School teacher Tracy Raaen’s first graders a tour of the Chatfield Fire Department’s rescue truck.
The Spring Valley Area Food Shelf has a new home.
The Mabel-Canton Cougars traveled to Glenville-Emmons last Friday, scoring on all of their first half possessions en route to a 46-20 win over the Wolverines.
Last week the Fillmore Central volleyball team ended its dual match season with a pair of Three Rivers Conference wins over Southland (3-0: 25-13, 25-16, 25-18) and Kingsland (3-0: 25-15, 25-9, 25-9).
Helen M. Duncanson, 93, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., died Oct. 5, 2014, at Cumberland House hospice in Crossville, Tenn.
Sally Ann (Jacobson) Rennerfeldt, 58, of Lake City died from ALS on Oct. 6, 2014, at the Mayo Health System Lake City Care Center surrounded by her family.
Leonard LeRoy Shulze, 86, of Grand Meadow, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Healthcare Center in Grand Meadow.
The candidates taking part in a forum in Spring Valley last week — the only public forum in Fillmore County this election cycle — tended to agree on most issues raised, with only subtle differences in opinion. Since the questions came from the public, it would indicate there are no burning issues that are separating citizens, or candidates, in the county. For those divisions you have to get more local to items, such as the referendum in the Rushford-Peterson school district or the actions of the Wykoff City Council regarding its previous mayor.
It’s likely that many Bluff Country area “transplants” have had a similar experience. They spend some time exploring a beautiful part of Minnesota and, at some point, have an “aha” when they get the idea of actually moving here.
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center in Spring Grove will mark the Bicentenary of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution on Oct. 18-19 with some special events.
The Harmony Public Library will be holding two special programs on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Spring Valley High School class of 1984 is having their 30th class reunion, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Rack’s Bar & Grill in Spring Valley beginning at 5 p.m.