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Bernice Hazel "Bea" Brusse


Sun, Jun 25th, 2000
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Bea Brusse, 80, of Harmony, died Friday, June 16, 2000 at her home.

Bernice Hazel Lange was born July 9, 1919 in Granger, attended country school in rural Harmony and then worked on the family farm until her marriage. On November 30, 1939, she married Russell Brusse at Big Springs Lutheran Church in rural Harmony and they lived in the Harmony and Cherry Grove areas. In addition to homemaking, she owned and operated the Cherry Grove Shipping Association, did trucking for Libby’s Canning Corp., managed the Spring Valley American Legion and worked at Denny’s Super Valu in Spring Valley. Mrs. Brusse was a member of Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, its ladies aid and the Spring Valley American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Elwood of Austin and Dennis (Peggy) of Preston; two daughters, Marlene Bamlet of Eyota and Kim Brusse of LeRoy; four stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Kiehne of Harmony and Lois (Ernie) Kelley of Silver Bay, MN; and a brother, Allan Lange of Bryan, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, George Lange and a sister, Irene Kiehne.

The funeral for Mrs. Brusse was held Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mark Rader officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery in rural Harmony. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

'Round the Towns

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Cherry Grove Cherry Grove will be holding their annual Independence Day parade on Tuesday, July 4th. Featuring bands, floats, antique vehicles, farm implements, and more. Lineup will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the parade set to start at 10:00 a. ..... 
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Who you gonna call? Dustbusters?

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Fillmore County Planning Commission May meeting
At the beginning of Thursday nights' Fillmore County Planning Commission meeting, commissioner Duane Bakke told the audience assembled "many of you are here to talk about dust on ..... 
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In praise of small places.

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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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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A Walk in the Woods

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Monday, May 8, 2000

Can two actors hold an audience's undivided attention for nearly two hours, with nothing more than a script and a sparse stage? In the case of Commonweal Theatre Company's A Walk in the Woods, which opened at the St. Mane T ..... 
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Play Ball!

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Monday, May 29, 2000

Outside the old St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanes-boro, the sweet strains of the Count Baise and Duke Ellington orchestras float through the warm evening air. Even before entering the theatre, you know you are about to be ..... 
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When music meets the land

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Many people are familiar with the expression “The opera isn’t over until the fat lady sings,” but how about “…until the cow bellows,” or “…until the kitten frolics?” This was the case for 1,500 opera-goers last Sunday at the University of Minnesota’s ..... 
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Whalan, MN

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Our limestone karst region is dotted with "sink holes" which indicate caverns below ground such as the caves at Mystery Cave near Forestville State Park.

When you visit the heart of Bluff Country, take the drive on MN Hwy. 80 and you will fin ..... 
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Whalan, MN

Sun, Jun 18th, 2000
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Whalan, with a population of 90, is one of the smaller towns along the trail. The town provides excellent access to the Root River Trail and nearby recreational activities. Situated at the midway point between Fountain and Rushford on the Root River ..... 
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