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Gary Herbert Heyer


Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in All Obituaries

Gary Herbert Heyer, age 73, of Spring Valley, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Ostrander Nursing Home from complications of heart surgery.

He was born April 8, 1943 to Herbert and Nina (Haupt) Heyer in LaCrosse, Wis. He grew up in New Hartford, Minn. and graduated from Winona High School in 1960. He graduated from Winona State in 1965 with a degree in Elementary Education. From 1965–1969 he taught 5th grade in Wanamingo, Minn. From 1969–1999, he taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade at Hoover and Elton Hills in Rochester, Minn., until his retirement .

On June 17, 1967, Gary was united in marriage to Karen Mensink of Lime Springs, Iowa. He enjoyed watching the Twins and Vikings and enjoyed music. Gary played the piano, guitar and accordion. He loved all his grandchildren and attending all their various activities.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of Spring Valley; children; Renee (Jeff) Skifter of Grand Meadow, Minn.; Shelly (Chris) Malone of Rushford, Minn.; Kevin (Heather) Heyer of Rochester, Minn.; and Amy Heyer of Rochester, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; Brian and Jayson Chavez, Brittney and Jennifer Skifter, Emmalee, Julianna, Abbylyn and Ellyson Malone; and Peyton and Carter Heyer; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Raymond Heyer of St Paul, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in–law, his mother-in-law, and a niece.

Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Friday September 16, 2016 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley, Minn. A private family burial will take place at the Hiler Cemetery in Nodine, Minn.

Condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes.com.

Jerker Saxentorp

Mon, Sep 19th, 2016
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Word has been received of the sudden death of Jerker Saxentorp, 51, of Vargarda, Sweden.On Thursday, August 25, 2016. Jerker passed away on his way to work. He was born April 22, 1965 to Elov and Britta Johansson, and went to school and lived his ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports - 9.12.16

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Gage Anthony Heath, 21, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/14/2016, Snow Removal Parking, Fine $20, Total Fees $32. Mark Anthony Heath, 43, Chatfield, Minn.; 6/14/2016, Snow Removal Parking, Fine $20, Total Fees $32. Fillmore County ..... 
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Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce reduces staff

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, MN. — As of August 31, the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce eliminated the position of director of business, held by Shirley Mulder. For the time being, the chamber will maintain a three-quarter time position for Director of Tourism ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 9.12.16

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Minnesota State Patrol Question: Could you explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? I have tried using the Zipper Merge many times and it seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows ..... 
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Lanesboro holds public hearing to discuss granny pods

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Lanesboro Government

By Hannah Wingert A public hearing to discuss the Minnesota Statute for “granny pods” was held prior to the Lanesboro City Council meeting on September 6 at 5:15 p.m. Each Minnesota city can choose to opt out of the state ordinance allowing gr ..... 
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Preston discusses 2017 budget

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman presented some possible adjustments to the 2017 budget at the city council’s September 6 meeting. Councilman Dave Harrison was absent. The initial draft of the budget was discussed at the August 2 ..... 
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Powell voted Coach of the Year

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Sports

The Minnesota High School Coaches Association has begun to announce their awards for 2016 spring sports. Lane Powell of Harmony, former girls varsity golf coach for Fillmore Central, has been named the Class A Girls Golf Coach of the Year for the s ..... 
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A little of this, A little of that. ~ 9.12.16

By Kathy Little

Mon, Sep 12th, 2016
Posted in All Columnists

The dreaded invitation on fine paper with a beautiful bluejay arrived in the mail today. I knew it was coming, but I had done my best Scarlett O’Hara, “I’ll think about that tomorrow” routine for a couple of weeks! Now there was no denying ..... 
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