Letterwerks Sign City
 
VBC Video
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 

78


Do you think that chain stores in small communities undermine the sales of locally owned retailers?







View Results
Ody's Country Meats
<< | < | 3428 | 3429 | 3430 | 3431 | 3432 | > | >>

Caledonia, MN


Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

Caledonia was named for the ancient name of Scotland. Caledonians celebrate their founding with an annual Founder's Day celebration in June. The hardwood forests and terrain are unique to this area. Torrents of meltwater carved out deep valleys and left towering 250 foot limestone bluffs and rolling hills leading to the Mississippi River. Early settlers used cattle as draft animals before horses came into the area. Horses were too expensive.

Many older buildings in Caledonia are built of locally quarried rock and plastered with native lime sandstone. This includes the Houston County Courthouse, Jail and Scheck's Mill.


The area is criss-crossed with spring fed streams which run winter and summer. A natural supply of trout hide in the watercress covered stream beds. Hiking, skiing, groomed snowmobile trails, camping facilities, picnic areas, a picturesque nine hole golf course, parks and playgrounds are available for your enjoyment. Caledonia offers walking and driving tours for all seasons.

The Houston County Historical complex features a log home, the Daily Schoolhouse and two buildings with most of their original furnishings--the Mayville Township Hall and the Sheldon Presbyterian Church.

Fall brings a spectacular blaze of color to the hills and bluffs, with shocks of corn appearing in the woven fields of the contour farmed land. Contour farming, which originated in this area to combat soil erosion, creates a montage of swirling corn and hay, weaving around the rolling hills.

In October the town is decorated with scarecrows. Unique Christmas lighting outlines the buildings of the downtown area in December. A Christmas parade is also held in December.

Caledonia, the Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota, offers an abundance of wildlife for hunters and observers alike. The forest offers a home for a variety of birds. Sportsmen are rewarded with bountiful numbers of wild turkey, deer, and trout.

Preston, MN

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

The city of Preston became situated on the south branch of the Root River in 1853. The location of the town was most desirable as the river afforded opportunities for a dam, land for houses and access to abundant supplies of timber, water power, ston ..... 
[Read the Rest]

'Round the Towns

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 9, 2000
THIS CLASSIC 1951 STUDEBAKER was just one of over 200 vintage cars in the MOTOR-IOWAY vehicle tour that came through southeastern Minnesota last Tuesday. The tour stopped at Mabel and Lanesboro in Fillmore County. < ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Coal country

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

A visit to Pennsylvaniaís pastBy Nancy OvercottMonday, October 2, 2000

When Brenda Johnsonís five year old daughter grows up, sheíll assume that leadership is something that comes naturally to women. Johnson first started ..... 
[Read the Rest]

What would you do if it was your building?

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 2, 2000

There must be a maxim out there that says something like "hard chairs make for short meetings."

That's not to say that Tuesday's Fillmore County Board meeting was exceptionally long, because it wasn't. It was h ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Rural change discussed at Annual Township Banquet

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

Monday, October 9, 2000

"The 9,000 township officers across Minnesota are the best lobbyists in the entire state," Lothar Walter told a large audience of Fillmore County township officers at Eagle Bluff last Thursday evening.

Walter is the ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Candidate forum:

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

District Five CommissionerBy Al MathisonMonday, October 9, 2000

On November 7, the voters in District Five, (Amherst, Preble, Harmony Canton and Newburg townships) will be electing a new commissioner to replace the retiri ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Dad

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

Monday, September 11, 2000

Last week while tending my booth at the Minnesota State Fair I got the call Iíve always dreaded. "Sit down," my brother Derald said softly. "Dad died just a little while ago."

Waves of emotion. Deep sighs. Ti ..... 
[Read the Rest]

End of the Season

Sun, Oct 8th, 2000
Posted in

By Virginia CooperMonday, October 2, 2000

Itís been a great gardening year, a little wet for a while, but still quite beautiful when we count our successes and not our failures. This is my last column for the season. I hope everyone has lear ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3428 | 3429 | 3430 | 3431 | 3432 | > | >>