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Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Elaine Colleen Thompson Johnson was born October 30, 1942 to Cleo and Edna (Haakenson) Thompson in Lanesboro, Minn. Elaine and her cousin Joan Thompson were both baptized together at Mabel Lutheran Church, Mabel, Minn. Elaine attended the O’Hara Country School through the 6th grade, graduated from Lanesboro High School with the class of 1960, and Rochester Junior College in Rochester, Minn. She then worked as a medical secretary at the Rochester State Hospital.

Elaine was united in marriage to Gerald Duane Johnson on April 3, 1964 at Central Lutheran Church in Winona, Minn. This union was blessed with two daughters, Debra Sue and Kimberly Ann, and one son, Troy Alan.

Elaine worked for 20 years at Atwood Automotive in West Union, Iowa; owned and operated the Sleepy Nisse, a bed and breakfast, with her husband, in Lanesboro, Minnesota for seven years and worked at the Mayo School of Graduate Education at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for five years. After retiring, Gerald and Elaine moved to Decorah, Iowa. Elaine was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church and volunteered at the food shelf there. She enjoyed rosemaling, quilting, reading, gardening, photography, traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Jerry of Decorah; two daughters: Debra (Daniel) Lafferty of Rochester and Kimberly Johnson of Urbandale, Iowa; one son Troy (Chantel) Johnson of Lakeville, Minnesota; and five grandchildren: Logan Lafferty, Lauren and Ellen Scott, Kelby and Kaleb Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Margaret E. Isenberg

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Margaret E. Isenberg died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.  She was born Margaret Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Elmer and Mary Jane (Adams) Thompson in Goldfield, Iowa on November 22, 1926. On August 30, 1947, Margaret ..... 
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Government for the Week of April 14, 2014

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Government

•Monday, April 14, Whalan City Council meeting, City Hall, 5 p.m. •Monday, April 14, Spring Valley City Council meeting, City Hall, 6 p.m. •Monday, April 14, City of Rushford City Council meeting, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, April 14, Wy ..... 
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Spring Sports Preview

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Baseball Preview Last year’s baseball season ended with upstart Fillmore Central/Lanesboro making a surprise trip to Austin. They were the last county ‘ball’ team standing. But the Falcons, and four of the other five Fillmore County Journal co ..... 
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One Moment Please... Congratulations Abigail Hanson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

I would like to be the first to publicly congratulate Abigail Hanson, a senior at Mabel-Canton High School, for being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Journal StudentWriting Project Scholarship. Since 2010, the Fillmore County Journal has contr ..... 
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In response to “Corned Corn”...

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As cattlemen and cattlewomen from Fillmore County, we are concerned by the recent commentary article “Corned Corn” published on March 14, 2014 in the Fillmore County Journal which suggests that going “meatless” is somehow heal ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: How is my community unique?

By Abigail Hanson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

What images and memories do you recall when you think of fall? Many might say the fall colors on the trees, while others think of the cool weather, hot cocoa and soup. Maybe you think of the apples and pumpkins ripening in the trees and fields, or th ..... 
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One good turn

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

After six years of searching following my graduation from college and my semester of student teaching, I have landed a full time job. Despite five years experience as a teacher, the position is not in education due to both a cultural and governmental ..... 
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Preston, home of The Driftless Fly Fishing Co.

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This is no fish tale. There is a new business in Preston, Minn. that may reel you in hook, line, and sinker. Well hook and line anyway. No sinkers involved here. If you, a friend or family member loves to fly fish or have always wanted to learn n ..... 
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