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  • Two officers join Preston Police Department

    David Huse and Katy Davis both graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) in June 2014. As a first step in their career as officers, the two have accepted positions with the police force in Preston.

     
  • Voters get chance to meet  District 1 candidate Mitch Lentz

    “Mine is that I’m just a doer…I get it done,” said Fillmore County District 1 commissioner write-in candidate Mitch Lentz, speaking to a gathering at the Spring Valley Public Library this past Thursday evening about what is his working style and how he addresses problems with which he must deal.  

     
  • Spring Grove City Council says no to frac sand

    The Spring Grove City Council took a stand on frac sand mining during its Feb. 17 meeting.

     
  • Krambeer breaks 1,000 points as Trojans take down Kingsland

    Rushford-Peterson boys basketball fought hard Saturday night to take the title of 1A East champions in the Sub-Section tournament in Rochester.

     
  • Lion girls get past Burros at sub-section
    On Feb. 26, the Spring Grove girls edged Lanesboro 51-46 in sub-section quarterfinal action. 
  • Hank Friederichs repeats as state wrestling champion Goldsmith, Mandt and Morrison also win medals

    The Chatfield wrestlers are done for 2014-15, and along with the close of the current season they brought home some individual medals from the Minnesota State Tournament held this past weekend in St. Paul.

     
  • Raymond Schmidt, 87, of Fountain

    Raymond William Schmidt, 87, of rural Fountain, died Monday morning, March 2, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

     
  • Lauren Applen, 88, of Harmony

    Lauren Manley “Mr. A.” Applen, 88, of Harmony, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Gundersen Harmony Care Center. 

     
  • Glenice Grooters, 90, of Greenleafton

    Glenice Ruth Grooters, 90, a longtime Greenleafton resident, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center surrounded by her family.

     
  • When Kevin Slimp stepped outside the door of the community room at F & M Community Bank in Preston Friday after a seven-hour session with staff members of Bluff Country Newspaper Group, he said, “It really doesn’t feel that cold here.” This statement is from a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, who first ventured out that morning in a temperature of 16 below zero.

     
  • A great-horned owl flew overhead in a whisper. The sight thrilled my eyes, but was of no more use to my ears than the silent hop of a songbird under my bird feeders. Crows followed after it. There was no whispering done by the crows. They had found the daytime roosting spot of the owl. They chased it from that location with obvious outrage and delight. The great horned owl likely had a nest nearby.



     
  • Vina Lund, an Ostrander resident who just celebrated her 105th birthday, was asked by a reporter during her birthday party to confirm a story her son told about her dancing with the notorious outlaw, Babyface Nelson, at the Sheep Shed in Wykoff.

     
Frac Ban

Do you think the Houston County board made the right decision when they voted against a ban on frac sand mining?


 

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