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Hero’s Ride stops at Veteran’s Cemetery


Mon, Jul 27th, 2015

The Hero’s Ride was able to get a sneak peek at the State Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston, Minn. that is currently under construction, as they will be laying heros to rest there in the future. The Hero’s Ride took place on Saturday, July 18, 2015. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Veterans and their families, along with Fillmore County residents and those in the surrounding area, have been anxiously waiting to see the new State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minn. upon its completion.

Although the cemetery is not open to the public yet, and the entrance is considered a construction entrance at this time, an exception was made on Saturday, July 18, 2015 as the Hero’s Ride made the cemetery their first stop of the day after leaving the Harley-Davidson shop in Rochester, Minn.

Scott (Padre) Eggert with the Hero’s Ride states that “the Hero’s Ride was formed four years ago as a way to honor Gold Star parents with the proceeds of the ride going to the DAV Minnesota Chapter 28 of the Disabled American Veterans”, which is the reason each of the riders participate.

Eggert says “we give each rider a card that has the names and faces of our local heros that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us and the ride itself gives each rider the time to reflect on that cost of freedom” that each of those hero’s paid.

The Hero’s Ride visited the State Veteran’s Cemetery to see where they will be “laying one of our heros to rest” someday, explains Eggert.

After arriving at the cemetery, the riders were very impressed with what has been accomplished thus far. Many commented on how special the cemetery will be and how stunning the property is, complete with a pond and beautiful trees surrounding the entire area.

There is a large administration building, a committal shelter, an assembly area, a maintenance building, and shelters with spectacular views of the site.

The 169 acre State Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston will have over 2,300 sites available for casket interment, as well as pre-placed crypts, columbarium riches, and in-ground cremation burials.

Ride captain Craig Ugland spoke about the importance and meaningfulness of the cemetery for service men and women and their families and all of us who owe them our respect and gratitude.

According to a press release by the Minnesota Department of Affairs on November 8, 2013, “burial at a State Veterans Cemetery is open to all Veterans discharged from active military service under conditions other than dishonorable. Their spouses, minor children, and under certain conditions, unmarried adult children, are also eligible for burial. Eligible spouses may be .....
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Mary (Kingsley) Vitse

Tue, Jul 28th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Mary (Kingsley) Vitse, 85, of Rochester, MN, formerly of Harmony, MN, passed away on July 26, 2015, at Cottagewood Senior Communities, where she resided the past two years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. ..... 
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Agnes Christina Johannsen

Tue, Jul 28th, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Agnes C. Johannsen passed away on July 23, 2015, at the Gunderson Care Center in Harmony, Minnesota, she was 100 years old. Memorial Services will be Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, MN, burial will follow in Henrytow ..... 
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Fillmore County Fair Video

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Fillmore County Fair

Make sure you check out these great photos taken by Barb Jeffers.

Notice of Board Meeting Date Change

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Legals

The Pilot Mound Board will meet on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pilot Mound Town Hall. /s/ William Sullivan, Clerk Pilot Mound Township Publish 27,3

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON IMPROVEMENTS

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Legals

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: TIME AND PLACE: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Wykoff, Minnesota will meet at the Community Center in the City of Wykoff, Minnesota at 7:00 o’clock P.M. on Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, to cons ..... 
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STATE OF MINNESOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF FILLMORE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Legals

Court File No. 23-CV-15-472 Case Type: 0T – Quiet Title Action Nicole Welch, Plaintiff, vs. Theobold Schweitzer John A. Schweitzer Edward Joseph, H.U. Gossman, Mary O’Brien, Fletcher A. Tinkham, Miss Mary O’Brien, Charles Groth, ..... 
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NOtice of Mortgage Foreclosure sale

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in All Legals

DATE: June 26, 2015 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage: June 6, 2008 2. Mortgagors: Terry G. Lesser & Nan Less ..... 
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Rushford Village talks hall rental; public hearing for expanded solar array

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 27th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Village Government

The Tuesday, July 21, Rushford Village meeting consisted largely of Planning and Zoning issues, but the potential rental of the Village Hall garnered most of the discussion. Mayor Gordon Johnson met recently with Root River Yoga owner Amanda Grigg ..... 
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