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Kenneth J. McConnell


Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Kenneth J. McConnell, 70, of Mabel, a longtime farmer and DECO employee, died June 9, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

He was born March 10, 1931, in Decorah, Iowa, to Emmett and Anne (Fitzgerald) McConnell. He attended Decorah schools. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the Army as a mechanic and was stationed in Texas. On Feb. 15, 1958, he married Eleanor Erickson at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton. They lived and farmed in the Hesper, Iowa area, and he also worked at DECO in Decorah for 29 years. After moving to Mabel in 1992, he was employed for a short time at Woodland Industries in Caledonia and at Wal-Mart in Decorah. Mr. McConnell was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, Knights of Columbus and American Legion. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Elroy (Charlene) of Prairie du Chien, Wis., and Daniel (Corrine) of Stewartville; a daughter, Marie (Zane) Dubbels of Eyota; and six grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.

A funeral Mass for Kenneth J. McConnell was held June 13, 2001 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, with the Rev. Steve Peterson officiating. Private burial was in St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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Loyes A. Housker

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Loyes A. Housker, 81, a longtime Mabel resident, died June 7, 2001 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Loyes Ramlo was born Dec. 18, 1919, in Mabel to Carl and Clara (Bersie) Ramlo. She graduated from Mabel High School i ..... 
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Nelda Frogner

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Nelda Frogner, 93, of Harmony, died June 7, 2001 at Harmony Healthcare after being a dialysis patient for over 4 years.

Nelda Achatz was born April 22, 1908, in Harmony, the daughter of Frederick and Emma (Wertman) Achatz. She graduated from ..... 
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Esther A. Brueggeman

Fri, Jun 15th, 2001
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Esther A. Brueggeman, 87, of Wykoff, a former farm homemaker, died June 10, 2001 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester.

Esther A. Meyer was born June 26, 1913, in Austin. the daughter of William and Dora (Niemeyer) Meyer. She grew up in the Founta ..... 
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Harmony to build senior facility

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Monday, June 11, 2001

The City of Harmony is well on their way to building a 34 unit senior living facility along Highway 52, two blocks north of the downtown where the “old motel” is located. With construction scheduled to begin in July, city ..... 
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Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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MPCA answers ethanol questions in PrestonBy Mike McGrathMonday, June 11, 2001

The air quality permit staff of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) returned to Preston last Thursday evening to conduct a second public meeting on ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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City and county far apart on Coffee Street costsBy John TorgrimsonMonday, June 11, 2001

At its May 22 council meeting, the Lanesboro City Council expressed surprise at the city’s estimated share of costs for the county’s Coffee Street Road pro ..... 
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Feedlot Program moves forward

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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Monday, June 11, 2001

After a two-week interval, the County Board was back in session last Tuesday to tackle a full agenda that included several departmental presentations and a public hearing.

The County Feedlot Officer, Mike Frauenkr ..... 
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In the Land of Lincoln

Fri, Jun 8th, 2001
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By Mary JergensonMonday, June 11, 2001

Our adventure really began this past winter when Iowa Public Television aired a four part documentary on the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln. But I’ll admit that I have been a Lin ..... 
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