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Bertha L. Olness


Sun, Jun 25th, 2000
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Bertha Olness, 85, of Rushford, a longtime area resident, died Sunday, June 18, 2000 at her home.

Bertha L. Woxland was born June 29, 1914, in Rushford Village, grew up in the Rushford area and attended Anderson country school through the eighth grade. She lived in the Rushford and Peterson areas most of her life. On July 6, 1932, she married Joseph M. Olness in Rushford. She worked at Overby’s Grocery Store and Tri-County Electric, did tailoring work, was a cook at Rushford Schools for 15 years and at Wee World Day Care, and was a resident grandma at Country Care Child Care, all in Rushford. She was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church and WELCA, and enjoyed making quilts.

Survivors include a son, Carrol (Doris A.) of Henderson, TN; three daughters, Beverly (Donald L.) Olson of Peterson, Jean (David) Way of Jefferson, IA, and Barbara (George) Hovland of Rushford; 28 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Josephine (Edward) Peterson of Rushford. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, three great-granddaughters and four brothers.

The funeral for Mrs. Olness was held Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Knudson officiating. Burial was in East Grace Lutheran Cemetery in Peterson. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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Monica R. Lorenz-Schulte

Sun, Jun 25th, 2000
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Monica Lorenz-Schulte, age 38, of Mabel, an accomplished artist and devoted mother of three, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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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, sh ..... 
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'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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