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Local dairy farmers honored at annual banquet


Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in All Agriculture

Pictured: 800 lb Plus Protein Club Members present, left to right: Adam Hinckley, Doug Hopp of Sass Farms, Cory Mulhern, Trinity Johnson, Ellie Schwartz, Nate Heusinkveld, Terry Schwartz, Michael Johnson. Photo submitted

The Fillmore County American Dairy Association (ADA) and the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) held their annual banquet Thursday, March 17 at the Branding Iron. Highlights from the event included the 2016 Fillmore County Dairy Princesses being crowned, honors awarded for dairy production and the announcement of the host for the annual Dairy Night on the Farm.

Dairy Princess candidates, Haely Leiding, Kayla Leiding and Makala Nauman were judged during a personal interview and oral presentation and were evaluated on their communication skills, personality and knowledge and passion for the dairy industry. They are now qualified to continue on to compete in the state contest for Princess Kay of the Milky Way. At the banquet they presented their personal dairy messages and were crowned as the 2016 Fillmore County Dairy Princesses.

Haely is the daughter of Todd and Stacy Leiding of Fountain. She is sponsored by AMPI.

Kayla is the daughter of Todd and Stacy Leiding of Fountain. She is sponsored by AMPI.

Makala is the daughter of Sandy Sellner-Wee and Gary Wee of Spring Valley. She is sponsored by Heusinkveld Farms.

The princesses will be accompanied by the 2016 Dairy Ambassadors:

Eli Hopp, son of Doug and Heather Hopp of Chatfield.

Caden Johnson, son of Trinity and Emily Johnson of Rushford.

Emma Mulhern, daughter of Cory Mulhern and Kathy Mulhern of Fountain.

Faith Schriever, daughter of Paul and Nicole Schriever of Harmony.

Tori Raaen, daughter of Kurt and Tracy Raaen of Preston.

Throughout the year, the 2016 Fillmore County Dairy Royalty will participate in dairy promotion events, including local parades and Dairy Night on the Farm.

Duschee Hills Dairy, Pat and Christine Troendle; and Ben and Darla Taylor of Lanesboro will be this year’s Dairy Night on the Farm host. The annual event will be held on June 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Fillmore County ADA will once again be serving a meal featuring cheeseburgers and ice cream.

Also honored by the two organizations was Melvin Grabau for his lifetime of service to the dairy industry. Grabau recently retired from his position as the Parlor Supervisor at the Fillmore County Fair. He also served the industry for many years as a DHIA milk tester.

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Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert date change

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Education

The annual Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m., in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities. This year’s conc ..... 
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Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert date change

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The annual Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m., in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities. This year’s conc ..... 
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Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert date change

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Fountain Education

The annual Fillmore Central Spring Band Concert is now scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 8 p.m., in the high school varsity gymnasium in Harmony. This change in schedule avoids a conflict with other important school activities. This year’s conc ..... 
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Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office news release

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

By Sheriff Tom Kaase On April 15, 2016, at approximately 3:23 p.m., Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch Center received a report of a fire at 10517 County Road 113, Mabel, Minn. The address is located in an unincorporated communit ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

On April 6, Nicholas Richard Brauer, 30, of Mabel, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Brauer is charged with Domestic Assault – By Strangulation, a felony with a maximum penalty of a $5,000 fine, three years in prison, or both ..... 
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Ask a Trooper

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: With all this attention to distracted driving recently, I know that a person can “talk” on a cell phone while driving if they are 18 years old or older. I understand that it is illegal for anyone under that age to be “on a cell phon ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Leah Marie Broderick, 23, Minneapolis, Minn.; 3/7/2016, Speeding (66/55), Fine $50, Total Fees $140. Tiffany Marie Bryhn, 32, Rochester, Minn.; 3/7/2016, Speeding (66/55), Fine $50, Total Fees $140. Stephen ..... 
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Harmony Council approves 2015 audit

Mon, Apr 25th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met for their regular meeting on April 12 at 7 p.m. Assessor Brian Hoff presented the annual report for the Board of Review hearing to discuss property valuations in the area. The consent agenda was approved. It inclu ..... 
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