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'Round the Towns


Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Monday, August 7, 2000
NATIONAL BIBLE QUIZ champions from the Fillmore Free Methodist Church are Stephen, Susanna and Sarah Hopper.


Preston. The 141st running of the Fillmore County Fair was considered a success all around. It was the first year that the Fair has sold out all 3,000 of their Fair Buttons. In addition, sales from parking and from the carnival rides were up. There were around 800 4-H livestock exhibitors and nearly 600 non-livestock exhibitors at the Fair.

Fillmore. A team from the Fillmore Free Methodist Church placed first in their division recently at the National Bible Quiz in Spring Arbor, Michigan. The team, consisting of Susanna, Sarah, and Stephen Hopper, was undefeated as they competed in 17 rounds over a period of four days. Stephen Hopper made it to the final round of Young Teen Individual Competition, where he placed 6th overall. In the championship round, Fillmore won against a team from Butler, Pennsylvania. Bible quizzing is open to students entering grades 5 through 12.

Harmony. There were several block parties and potluck dinners throughout Harmony during the nationwide National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1. The Harmony Community Band, under the direction of Marv Wilt, performed at several get-togethers during the evening. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch as a crime prevention activity.

Spring Valley. Mike Bubany, Spring Valley City Administrator since October 1996, will be leaving his post with the city sometime this fall. Bubany, who will continue to live in Spring Valley with his family, will stay in the public administration field when he begins working with Dave Drown and Associates, a private company involved in public finance.

If you have a town news item for "‘round the towns", call Kia Donais at 800-599-0481 or 507-765-2151.
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A feedlot officer for the county

Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Monday, August 7, 2000

At last Tuesday’s Fillmore County Board meeting, zoning administrator Norm Craig introduced Mike Frauenkron (pronouced frown-crown), who has been hired as the county’s feedlot officer.

"Mike came in here like gan ..... 
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Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Agencies meet on flood cleanup

Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Public meeting scheduledBy John TorgrimsonMonday, August 7, 2000

Over 30 officials from federal, state and local government agencies met in Preston on Thursday, August 3 to discuss how to continue with flood clean up activities in Fillm ..... 
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A history written in mud

Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Soil erosion in southeastern MinnesotaBy By Wayne PikeMonday, August 7, 2000

It has been said that the history of mankind could be written in mud. No matter where humans settle, we disturb the natural balance by harvesting trees, grazing ..... 
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Plan Now for Fall Vegetables

Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Monday, July 10, 2000

It’s not too late to sow seeds of many short season vegetables. Many gardeners want to get all their seeds in and then just let it grow! But staggering planting dates will give you a longer harvest season. This week there ..... 
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Not in my backyard

Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Monday, August 7, 2000

"Not in my backyard," read a recent "Journal" article about the proposed trail that would connect Spring Valley to the Root River Trail system. "Not in my backyard," say the neighbors of the Reiland dairy farm and the Mi ..... 
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The elusive Blue Racer

Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

In an edition of this column published earlier this year (Fillmore County Journal Vol. 15, No. 34, May 29, 2000) we briefly examined how the physical geography of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, in combination with th ..... 
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Vanishing America

Sun, Aug 6th, 2000
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Monday, August 7, 2000

Ever since I read about Lilly and her general store in his book, Jailhouse Stories, I’ve been asking Neil Haugerud to take me over to the little burg of Amherst for a visit.

"You’ve never met Lilly?" Neil always ..... 
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