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John Dennis Applen


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

John Dennis Applen, 65, of Eyota passed away August 21, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary’s Campus.

John was born February 18, 1949 in Rochester to Donald and Viola (Howard) Applen. He attended schools in Chatfield, graduating from Chatfield High School in 1967. He attended RCTC and later enrolled in the Rochester vo-tech program to become a Chef. In 1969 he married Carol Ann Bale at Chatfield Lutheran Church. Following college he worked as a Chef at Michaels in Rochester for a couple of years before entering dairy farming in 1974. The couple made their home in Eyota. They worked together raising a family and running a dairy operation, along with cash crop farming in Orion and Eyota Townships.

John enjoyed his old cars, going to car shows, watching drag racing and NASCAR. He enjoyed cooking many meals for his family.

John is lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years Carol, daughters Christine Pressnall (Eddie Brereton), of Chatfield and Catherine (Scott) Baker of Preston. Mother Viola Applen of Eyota ,Brother Dwayne (Pat) Applen of Hot Springs, SD ,and sister-in-law Eloise Applen of Rochester also survive. Five grandchildren also survive: Benjamin Pressnall, Gavin Pressnall, Ashley Baker, Mikayla Baker, and Jared Baker.

John was preceded in death by his father Donald, infant brother Conrad “Stevie”, and brother Larry.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 26th at Chatfield Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Monday, August 25, 2014 at the Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield and one hour before the service at the church. A committal service will take place at Orion Cemetery in rural Chatfield.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Concerning women’s healthcare

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Yvonne Nyenhuis We send representatives to the government to serve us. It is not our job to serve them. Over 90 percent of American women have used some kind of birth control in their lifetimes, yet it is harder every day for women to obtain a ..... 
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Guest commentary regarding Rushford-Peterson Schools

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By Linda Hovland Thank You to Brett Kues and Stan Gudmundon for writing a letter to the editor. I am glad that there are people willing to talk about the new school. Whether you are for or against, I really think that there should be a lot of di ..... 
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Emily Jean Peterson

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Emily Jean Peterson, 39, was born on June 25, 1975 in Decorah, Iowa. As a little girl Emily was bubbly, happy, and spoiled by her two sisters and her brother. She was the apple of her daddy’s eye. Emily was the most generous, good-hearted, and ca ..... 
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Marvin Knox

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Obituaries

Marvin Knox, age 75, of Brooklyn Park, Minn. Marvin was born and raised in Burr Oak, Iowa and graduate of the University of Iowa in 1961. He worked at Honeywell in the Avionics Division for 34 years. He is survived by wife of 51 years, Bette; childr ..... 
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Letter about Obama Care

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I am amazed at all the praise that Obama Care gets, when in reality it hurts people like me. You know. The little people it promised to help. Because of Obama Care I lost my insurance. I’m single with no wife or kids. I believed ..... 
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Letter about Houston County Sheriff’s Department

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Some time ago my uncle Joe Corcoran, lieutenant in charge of the Homicide and Sex Crime unit for the St. Paul Police Department, now retired, said the worst thing that can happen to a law enforcement agency is to believe they are abo ..... 
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Correction

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Government

In the article titled “Peterson approves County 25 agreement, ponders future of school” that appeared in the August 18 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, it was stated that the assessment rate for road, curb and gutter would be $654 per lin ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Government

•Monday, August 25, Chatfield City Council meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall. •Monday, August 25, City of Rushford City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall. •Monday, August 25, Spring Valley City Council meeting, 6 p.m., City Hall. •Tuesday, Au ..... 
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