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101 and going strong


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

101 year old Amos Anderson and Harmony Care Center employee Laurie Pass pose for a photo. Photo by Barb Jeffers

In May of 2013 we visited with Amos Anderson for his birthday as he turned 100 years old. We thought for this year’s Senior Living Section it would be nice to check back with Anderson and see how he is doing after turning 101 on February 16, 2014.

There have been some changes in Amos’ life in the last year including moving from Traditions in Preston, Minn. to the Harmony Care Center in Harmony, Minn., which meant getting used to a new place and new people. However, Anderson didn’t mind saying he “loves to meet people” and always has.

Other things have not changed, including Anderson’s sense of humor. When asked for any secrets to a long life, he replied, “Keep your nose out of other people’s business!” and laughed. He then said, “Do a lot of walking” to stay healthy.

Laurie Pass, who works in physical therapy at the Harmony Care Center, stated that Anderson is “awesome” and is in “unbelievable physical condition”, adding that he has the legs of a 60 year-old.

Growing up on a farm between Peterson, Minn. and Rushford, Minn., Anderson knew what hard work meant and has always kept busy with one thing or another. Fishing was one of his favorite past times as a child and he says he went “fishing and loafing” as often as he could. He was always interesting in History and Geography also.

Amos Sidney Anderson went on to serve in Europe during WWII and after returning home worked for the Postal Service. Anderson and his wife, Helen, raised four children Larry, Greg, Janice and Patricia.

He spends his time now playing cards, reading, and listening to music as well as other activities that the care center provides. Andreson stated, “At the Harmony Care Center there’s enough going on to keep it interesting.” He also cherishes time spent with family.

Anderson says that he likes the “good food” at the care center and appreciates everything the employees do for him. He was chosen to be the Valentine King for the Harmony Care Center and rode in a Cadillac in the Fourth of July parade this year which was exciting. The Harmony Care Center employees respect and care about Andreson and it shows when they interact.

After living in Fillmore County for so many years he says he “knows most of the people in the area” and it is not an exaggeration to say a good percentage of people in this neck of the woods know that .....
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Good Samaritan Society - Home Care celebrates 20 years of service

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

While some retirees venture off to the warm, dryer climates of Arizona and other parts of the south and west for their golden years, many find that they can only feel right at home here in the Midwest, specifically southern Minnesota and northern Io ..... 
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AgStar announces upcoming retirement of CEO

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

Mankato, Minn., – AgStar Financial Services, ACA today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Paul DeBriyn has decided to retire as CEO, effective immediately. However, DeBriyn will stay on for the next nine months serving as strateg ..... 
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Brass band concert at the care center

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

The Chatfield Brass Band will perform this week’s “Music in the Park” concert at the Chosen Valley Care Center. The concert is on Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Care Center. The band will perform traditional favorit ..... 
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A Jordan Town Hall celebration

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Jordan Township Hall was built in 1877. The building was constructed out of local limestone by mason Thomas Ferguson. The stone has stood the test of time until now. A front corner has fallen and it needs repair. A Town Hall Restoration committe ..... 
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Public Notice - Cellco Partnership

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) propose to build a 189-foot Self-Support Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Si ..... 
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Summary of Minutes - July 1, 2014 County Board Meeting

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The follo ..... 
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Notice of Filing - City of Fountain, MN

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the City of Fountain, Minnesota shall begin July 29, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. and close on August 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Affidavits of candidacy shall be filed with the City Cl ..... 
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Ostrander Ordinance Relating to Penalty

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Legals

An ordinance amending ordinance No. 10-2010 )or section 91.99 of the Ostrander city code), Adopted on 8/23/2010, and titles “An ordinance relating to penalty.” The City Council of Ostrander ordains: Section 1. Ordinance No. 10-2010 (or Sec ..... 
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