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Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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• Brenda Anfinson, a Luther College sophomore from Peterson, has been awarded a $400 Spanish Study Abroad Scholarship for the 2001 fall semester. She will be studying at the ISA/Guanajuato in Mexico. Brenda is the daughter of Robert and Caroline Anfinson of Peterson and is pursuing a major in Spanish and Anthropology.

• Terra L. Jones graduated on May 20th from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a Dairy emphasis and Science option, also a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a Chemistry minor. Terra is a Fillmore Central High School graduate. Terra is the daughter of Steven L. Jones of Lime Springs and Laura Lynch of Waucoma, Iowa.

• Betsy Fink, daughter of Tony and Joleen Fink of Preston, studied abroad on the May Seminar Abroad 2001 program at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. The seminar took students to Edinburgh, London, Oxford, Paris, Interlaken, Munich, Salzburg and Prague to study “Politics, Power and Policy”.

• Bethany Jeffers graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology on May 13. In August Beth will begin her three-year law studies at Hamlin University in Minneapolis. Bethany is the daughter of Tom and Jane Jeffers of Chatfield.

• Riverland Community College has announced spring 2001 graduates. Area graduates are: Joshua Shofner, of Harmony- Associate in Arts; Travis Marzolf, of Preston-Ag Diesel Mechanics; Dirk Lecy, of Spring Valley-Machine Tool Technology.

• Colin Buzza of Lanesboro, was recently awarded a $2000 Member Scholarship From Lutheran Brotherhood. Buzza plans to attend Wartburg College in Waverly, IA, this fall. Buzza is a member of East Fillmore County Branch (8536).

• Jennifer Lynn Peterson, of Rushford, graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on May 19. Her field of study was nursing.

• John Rein, a former resident of Lanesboro and 1994 graduate of Lanesboro High School, graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in a commencement ceremony on May 26, 2001. John is the son of John and Sandy Rein of Lanesboro. He will be practicing large animal medicine at the Cashton Veterinary Clinic in Cashton, WI.

• Michelle Glenna Rein, a former resident of Lanesboro and 1993 graduate of Mabel-Canton High School, graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School on May 11, 2001. She is the daughter of Toby and Bonnie Glenna of Lanesboro. Miche .....
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Fillmore County Pork Producers
Hoffman Stables

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Stacey K. Grindland has joined the United States Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay reporting for basic military training for up to 270 days. An enlistment in the R ..... 
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Bentley~Hamlin

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Roger and Linda Bentley of Roseville, MN and Lynell and Steve Shanks of Harmony announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Kay Bentley to Rory Cliff Hamlin, son of Kip and Kate Hamlin of Spring Valley. Melissa is employed at the Mayo Clinic a ..... 
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In praise of small places.

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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First time author Tony Andersen is a true patriot of Minnesota. Born and raised in St. Paul, one gets the impression after reading his recently released book Small Town Minnesota A to Z, (Afton Historical Society Press; 120 pages, $24.95) that he wou ..... 
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The Quilting of America

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Monday, May 28, 2001
The story told in Quilters, currently playing at the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, is the story of America. It’s the story of America as told by the women who left civilization behind and moved to the frontier West, where e ..... 
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The "Art" of friendship

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Commonweal Theater Company offers an outstanding execution of French playwright Ms. Yasmina Reza’s "Art." But don’t let the title fool you. The subject of modern art is a guise for a candid explorat ..... 
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Book Review: Recently released Minnesota books

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Last month I attended the annual convention of the Upper Midwest Bookseller Association in downtown St. Paul, a gathering of authors, publishers and independent booksellers.

I was impressed, as I was last year, by the number of fine books of ..... 
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