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Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines


Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Berniece Seneva (Peterson) Hines, 97, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., died Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, at the Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie.

She was born March 13, 1917, on the family farm in rural Blooming Prairie to Ormanzo and Mabel (Thompson) Peterson. Berniece was a Blooming Prairie High School graduate. On Nov. 21, 1940, she married Eldon William Hines on the family farm. Eldon passed away Nov. 22, 1982. Berniece worked for 22 years at Betlach Foods in Blooming Prairie. She was the oldest living life-long member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, where she was a member of WELCA, the Quilting Project Group, and Mission Circle. Her favorite pastimes were reading, sewing, embroidery, and she was a wonderful cook. In 1995, Berniece moved to Blooming Prairie, where she lived until her death.

Survivors include her sons Steven (Sherry) Hines of Harmony, Minn., Bradley (Wendy) Hines of Blooming Prairie; six grandchildren, Joe (Amy), Jake (Sarah), Michael, Jonathan, and William Hines, Lauren (Christopher) Heilemann; five great-grandchildren, Cole, Austin, Sophie, and Ellie Hines, and Baby Heilemann expected in October; special nieces Eda Johnson and Martha Hunt; her sister Joyce Trom of Blooming Prairie; her brother Francis (Marge) Peterson of Spooner, Wis.; sister-in-law Louise Peterson of Blooming Prairie; brothers-in-law Arnold Christianson of Austin, Minn. and Robert Jones of Decorah, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters Mildred Christianson, Rayma Christianson, and Darlene Jones; her brothers Marion, Hiram, and Richard Peterson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with Rev. Lindsay Stolen officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Arlynn Blaine Bestor

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Arlynn Blaine Bestor, age 88, of Ostrander, Minn., died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home. Arlynn was born July 12, 1926, in Greenleafton, Minn., the son of Ernest and Pearl (Dornink) Bestor. He served with the US Navy during WWII in both the ..... 
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Donald “Mike” Marsden

Tue, Jul 29th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Donald “Mike” Marsden, age 87, of rural Mabel, Minn. died early Thursday morning July 24, 2014 at his home on the farm in rural Mabel with his family at his side. Mike was born April 21, 1927 in Waukon, Iowa to Jim and Nettie (Riley) Marsden. ..... 
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Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn coming to Lanesboro

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

A new business in Lanesboro is creating a lot of excitement in town as an old building gets a new (old) look. The proprietors of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will have a meet-and-greet during the Buffalo Bill Days celebration coming up August 1, 2, ..... 
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Preston wraps up details for North Industrial Park

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Government

The Preston City Council worked through an unusually long agenda at their July 21 meeting. Councilman David Harrison was absent. A public hearing was held related to the proposed utility improvements for the North Industrial Park. Brett Grabau, St ..... 
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County to consider local option sales tax

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Government

County Engineer Ron Gregg reviewed an eight-year capital improvement plan for county roads at the board’s July 22 meeting. The plan has to be in place, detailing specific improvement projects, before funds can be generated by a Local Option Sales ..... 
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Bakkes selected as grand marshals

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Duane and Angel Bakke of Lanesboro, Minn. have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the 2014 Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro and look forward to the annual celebration which will include the couple riding in the Buffalo Bill Days parade on Sunday, A ..... 
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The environment is the defining issue of our time!

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Thank you Karen Reisner for your comprehensive article, “Pay it Forward.” The word that jumps out at me is “responsibility.” We have been entrusted with the care of this planet. Sometimes I’m tempted to believe in providence, that the ta ..... 
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Guest commentary on Rushford-Peterson School facilities

By Brett Kues

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

So here we are having a beautiful summer in southern Minnesota and facing another referendum in the fall. It’s only late-July and the community is already polarizing and lines are being drawn. People are coming out and making cases for and again ..... 
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