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The changing look of weddings


Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Monday, January 21, 2002

The guests have been escorted to their seats. Recorded music plays through the church sound system. The groom and best man look handsome and serious in their black suits and red shirts. Two pastors (one his, one hers) walk out to stand beside the men. First down the aisle are the darling flower girls, (one his, one hers) their faces shining with pride and excitement to be a part of this momentous day. Next come the matron-of-honor, the brides sister, looking stunning in red and black. Then the brides two year old son. Such a little man as he takes his first steps down that long aisle. Then the sea of faces overwhelm him and he hurries back to the shelter of mommys long white dress. The good natured snickers, knowing giggles and the music fades as the assembly gets their first glance at the radiant bride. Each person stands in honor as she steps into the sanctuary dressed in a splendid white gown, escorted by her father on her right and her oldest son on her left.

Nothing unusual about this wedding. Its quite traditional looking, with a few exceptions. More and more couples have two officiants. Couples choosing a favorite song for a processional instead of Mendelsons song is quite normal. Children in a wedding is almost passe these days. Men are opting for the less formal suit over a tuxedo. Brides quite often choose white for a second wedding as a sign of celebration. Its seems only right that a woman would have both her son and father to escort her down the aisle and give her away in holy matrimony. So what are the exceptions?

All of them are. As little as ten years ago, couples had far less choice in their actual wedding ceremony. The face of the traditional wedding has changed to a more contemporary, personalized event.

Weddings in the 21st century
Ive noticed an increasing variety in weddings, states Pastor Dennis Timmerman of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. A few years ago, each wedding looked pretty much the same, now people want to make their wedding unique.

In an effort to make their wedding more meaningful, couples are combining old traditions with special touches that reflect their own personalities. They may choose an outdoor wedding or one that includes their love for horses, or flying, or even bungee jumping.

Brides have more input in the actual service now, says Pastor Steve Kuno from Spring Valley Assemblies of God. He notes that while c .....
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Landfill questions raised

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Winneshiek landfill agency says Fillmore County violated agreementBy Mike McGrathWhen the Fillmore County Board sat down with representatives of the Winneshiek County Area Solid Waste Agency (Winneshiek Agency) last Tuesday, it was a meeting t ..... 
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Zoning, budget issues face board

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Chairman Duane Bakke expects demanding yearBy John TorgrimsonMonday, January 21, 2002

Editors Note: Fourth District Commissioner Duane Bakke, a farmer from rural Lanesboro, is the 2002 chairman of the Fillmore County Board. Journal ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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New Homes Remodeling Additions
Poured Basement Walls Driveways Retaining Walls
Agriculture Horse Barns Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesotas scenic family camping area.

Come discover 185 acres of lush, bountifu ..... 
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Journal Profile #84

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Name: Ellen Collett
Home: Preston, MN
Age: 54
Profession: Homemaker/Daycare
Family: Husband Dave, three daughters, two sons, and six grandchildren
Personal Hero: My mother
Hobbies: Se ..... 
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Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Sheridan ~ Hansen

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Daniel Hansen and Michelle Sheridan were married on January 5, 2002 at Rochester Assembly of God. Pastor Randy Stoecked and Pastor Steve Kuno officiated at the wedding.

Daniel is employed at Rochester Meat and Michelle is currently employed ..... 
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