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  • Quilts presented to  Mabel-area veterans

    Thirteen quilts were presented to Mabel-area veterans on Saturday, March 28, at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel. The Quilters Therapy Quilt Club of Mabel distributed the red, white and blue quilts to veterans who served in both World War II and the Korean War.

  • Fountain woman ‘in stitches’ over opening new business

    “I do alterations, bridal and otherwise, sewing from scratch – including making my own patterns, mending, custom machine embroidering, tuxedo rental, and a whole lot more,” stated Allen, whose shop, Terri’s Tender Lovin’ Stitches, is now open in the former Willie’s Grocery building on Fountain’s Main Street.

  • Spring Valley man turns hobby into growing business

    “For 33 years I’ve fished the streams and rivers in southeast Minnesota.  I’m an avid fisherman.  Working in the restaurant business we just didn’t have any time to enjoy it, so when we sold I was looking for different opportunities to be in business for myself,” Spring Valley resident Jim Wernimont said of his new business venture, Limit Creek Fishing Rod Company.

  • Charges against Williams  family Labradors dismissed

    There’s an old idiom that says a dog is “a man’s best friend.” What happens if that dog infringes upon the rights of a neighbor? In a “he said, she said” charge against Koda and Kenai, the two yellow Labrador retrievers that belong to Jeremy and Nicole Williams, the City of Rushford Village responded to citizen complaints with criminal charges.

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  • Chatfield’s Ian Morrison will be one of 88 players who will participate in the 42nd annual MFCA Tackle Cancer All-Star Football Game. Morrison will be playing outside linebacker for the South All-Stars. The roster was announced by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association (MFCA). The All-Star Football Game will showcase outstanding senior players from the 2014 Minnesota high school football season.

  • Youth wrestlers place third at  NYWA state wrestling tourney

    This past weekend the Bulldogs participated in the NYWA state wrestling tournament against the best competition in the state.  Several Bulldogs qualified for the individual tournament and although many had hoped for a better finish, just getting there is a huge accomplishment. 

  • Harmony’s Jon Rhodes inducted into  U.S. National Wrestling Hall of Fame

    Former Harmony High School wrestling coach Jon Rhodes was recently inducted in the United States National Wrestling Hall of Fame for lifetime service. Rhodes, who was nominated by the Minnesota Chapter, will have his nameplate placed in the John T. Vaughen Hall of Fame Honors Room.

  • Roger Ronnenberg, 75, father of Preston woman

    Roger H. Ronnenberg, 75, of Rushford, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home in Rushford, following an eight-month battle with lung cancer.

  • Richard Stengrim, 78, of Wykoff

    Richard L. Stengrim, 78, of Wykoff, died Monday, March 23, 2015, due to complications, after completing cancer treatments.

  • Dennis Holty, 68, of Spring Grove

    Dennis John Holty, 68, of Spring Grove, died suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2015, near the farm he purchased from his grandfather located on Highway 44, between Spring Grove and Mabel.

  • Music In Our Schools was celebrated in our area schools during the month of March. It’s a time when our students, instructors, directors, school staff and students’ parents are all recognized for their magnificent efforts in promoting vocal and instrumental music in our schools.

  • A Republican proposal to give the nearly $1.9 billion state surplus back to residents — about $350 per person — appears to be dead as legislators, including many Republicans, have other ideas this session. They include investing some of the excess money in education, budget reserves to prevent some of the problems the state has experienced in recent years, and public infrastructure, which has been neglected in recent years.

  • Since we have moved into our Arizona house, we have been practicing primitive cooking. That’s what it feels like without a microwave.

  • “We’ve decided to hold our Easter fair and egg gathering indoors at the high school cafeteria and gym this year. Last year we held the egg hunt in City Park at the bandshell, and the weather got bad. It started to rain, the sky was kind of gray-black, and the kids didn’t get to gather many eggs or see the Easter bunny,” said Chatfield Commercial Club member Paula Bessingpas. “But this year we’re having it indoors at the high school, so it can’t rain on our egg hunt!

  • The Kingsland Key Club is sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday, March 25, in the Kingsland High School gym from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a severe weather safety presentation and a Skywarn spotter training in Spring Valley on Monday, April 13. 

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