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Canton asks for cleaner streets


Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Following recent street repairs, the Canton City Council addressed concerns of horse droppings on city streets at their regular meeting on August 12.

Street repairs were recently completed in Canton and the council agreed that they are satisfied and the streets look good. Mayor Donivee Johnson noted that the council had decided to use liquor store funds to pay for the street repairs, but that was not possible, as half of that CD is held as collateral. She went on to state that the repairs can be paid from the general fund, as there are sufficient funds in this year’s budget.

Councilor Cindy Shanks raised concerns about the ongoing problem with horse droppings in town. It was noted that the Amish used to park their horses and walk into town, but the old hitching spot is no longer used much. The council agreed that they should find a spot close to downtown where the Amish can hitch their horses and access the bank and businesses without having to walk too far. There is currently one place behind ZZ Tap where horses can be hitched. The council also thought it would be a good idea to approach one of the Amish bishops with the issue as they have been cooperative and helpful in the past. The council decided to try to communicate with the local bishops and to give thought to a location downtown that could be used for hitching horses.

Ordinance review

Mayor Johnson asked the council for direction on how to handle ATVs and golf carts when updating the code. Extensive discussion followed, with many ideas exchanged, before a consensus was reached on the priorities of the council relating to ATVs and golf carts.

The council noted that some people use recreational vehicles as a primary source of transportation and they don’t want to discourage riders from coming into town to go to local businesses. Young kids riding around town for fun was the primary concern, as it is a danger to both the kids and the community.

As for golf carts, the council agreed to limit operator age to 16 and older, to allow use only during daytime hours, to require passengers to be seated and to require liability insurance. For ATVs, the council agreed to allow use on city streets, but they decided to limit use to the “most direct route”. The city will issue a permit for each golf cart or ATV for a fee and failure to abide by the ordinance will result in suspension or revocation of the permit. Fees will .....
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Pre-order publication deadline approaches on September 1 for Boots & Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in All Features

The team at the Fillmore County Journal has graciously accepted the challenge of assembling a book, with the help of the public, honoring the Veterans of Fillmore County. Leading up to our June 30, 2015 photo and content submission deadline, we sa ..... 
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Take a gander at films starring local geese

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015

Owners of Sunnyside Farm near Preston, Minn., Darrell and Lois Ray, did not squawk at the opportunity to have some of their geese appear in a film recently and it is not the first time. Some of their Canada goslings were featured in the 1986 movie ..... 
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Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber ribbon-cutting

Fri, Aug 21st, 2015
Posted in Peterson Features

The Rushford Peterson Valley Chamber held a ribbon-cutting for L&L Volkman Auto Body Repair on August 14 to welcome the new business and new Chamber member. Leigh and Kayla Volkman own and operate the business and employ two full-time employees. Leig ..... 
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Thomas Daniel Moe

Thu, Aug 20th, 2015
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Thomas Daniel Moe, 82, of Rochester passed peacefully August 19, 2015 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester. Thomas was born on August 22, 1932 in Preston, Minnesota to Sam and Delia (Anderson) Moe. He attended schools in Preston graduat ..... 
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Michael J. Schimming

Thu, Aug 20th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Michael J. Schimming, 58, of McHenry, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 13th, at Advocate Condell Hospital, Libertyville, Ill. after an accident at home. Mike was the husband of Linda, with whom he shared 34 years of marriage. Mike was born on J ..... 
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Darrin David Wedmann

Thu, Aug 20th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Darrin was born August 25, 1972 to Reinhold and Shirley (Tengesdahl) Wedmann in LaCrosse, WI. He graduated from Mabel –Canton High School in 1991. He continued his education at UW-Stout graduating in 1995 with a degree in Construction Management. ..... 
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Roderick, Roberta E. "Robin"

Tue, Aug 18th, 2015
Posted in All Obituaries

Roderick, Roberta E. "Robin" (Nee Speerbrecher). Robin was born to Bob and Edith Speerbrecher on July 31, 1945 in the original Greendale Hospital above the Post Office. She graduated from Greendale High School in 1963. Robin played clarinet and wa ..... 
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Eleanor J. Gassett

Tue, Aug 18th, 2015
Posted in All Obituaries

Eleanor J. Gassett, 97 of Cresco, Iowa passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015 at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco, Iowa. Eleanor was born on November 18, 1917 in Fillmore County, Minnesota, the daughter of Major and Laura (LeFevere) Foster. She ..... 
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