For hundreds of years, America has been thought of as the land of opportunity for millions of people to start their lives afresh in new ways. And the only way it has continued to be a land of opportunity has been through the blood, sweat, tears and even lives of hundreds of thousands of veterans.
More than 100 people gathered in Red Wing Saturday, Nov. 15, for a regional growth initiative organized by the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), which is offering $100,000 to help start multi-community projects.
The Fillmore County Board gained a new commissioner — Harry Root, who was sworn in Tuesday, Nov. 18 — and, as expected, is losing a commissioner — Tom Kaase, who turned in his resignation, effective Dec. 30, so he can assume the position of sheriff.
Separate requests for conditional use permits (CUPs) for the siting of a new Verizon cell phone tower and the creation of a family pond, both located in Fillmore County, will be addressed by the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners during a future board meeting. The date is yet to be determined, but may be in December.
The Mabel City Council discussed the city sewer project, community center maintenance, the demolition of a trailer now on city-owned property and approved other housekeeping items on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
One of the new business items covered at the Wednesday, Nov. 9, regular Canton City Council meeting was reviewing and accepting the results of the recent election.
Ukrainian foreign exchange student Khrystyna Kurylo thoroughly loves the English language and hopes to return home next summer with a more developed American accent. As she studies at Fillmore Central this year, being involved in extra curricular activities and through her classes and friendships, there is much to learn about the language and its characteristics.
Last Thursday, Nov. 13, hundreds of community members from Spring Valley, Preston, Harmony and Rushford contributed to the Give to the Max Day.
Mabel’s new mayor-elect, James Westby, brings back a familiar face to city politics. Westby served as mayor in Mabel from 1996 until 2010.
“I got my diploma in one hand and my draft notice in my other,” said longtime Mabel businessman Odell Lee.
The Live Jam in Harmony Concert sponsored by the Harmony Arts Board held on Saturday evening, Nov. 8, was a fun gathering with a crowd of 120 folks attending in the Old Legion Hall.
The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, ACA, recently awarded $3,000 to the Harmony ambulance service to purchase an all-terrain rescue sled.
“I think this article should be to honor those who gave their life — more than anything about me,” said Green Lea resident George Kruse as he commented on the Quilt of Valor he had just received.
When Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) showed up in Allamakee County, Iowa, earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources took notice.