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One Moment, Please... Thanks to Bruce


Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

You may have recently heard that Bruce Fishbaugher was retiring from his long-time leadership role with KFIL Radio in Preston.

Well, he’s not completely retiring. He’s going to continue to help the station with advertising sales.

While people don’t hear Bruce on the radio, he has been the person who has brought the team together to do great things on a regular basis.

With his gift of gab, he has built relationships all throughout Southeast Minnesota.

Yes, Bruce is a well-traveled man. Everybody knows Bruce.

For me, personally, I have appreciated working with Bruce and his team at KFIL in a way that only a media person can really appreciate.

Over the past 20 years, as I worked in other markets throughout the Midwest, there was always a contentious relationship between media companies.

Whether competing for news coverage or advertising dollars, there was always this awkwardness.

And, I get that.

But, that’s never been the case with the relationship between our newspaper and the staff at KFIL Radio.

I cannot help but credit Bruce Fishbaugher for that relationship.

Both of our media companies complement each other for the sake of informing the public.

Our sports directors, Devon Krueger (KFIL) and Paul Trende (FCJ) sit side-by-side at games, and share the victories and the upsets in two different formats.

And, Devon and Paul can tell the same story with two different viewpoints.

Truth be told, I think Devon is on a short list of Packer fans I hold in high regard. A very short list -- speaking as a Vikings fan.

We are fortunate to have a great radio station in this area, and I know it is a team effort. It’s no different than putting out a newspaper. It takes a lot of coordination behind the scenes to pull it off.

Thanks to Bruce for leading the way in so many ways. I know he’s a modest guy, but he deserves the recognition.

And, I am happy to see that even as Bruce steps into a different role with the company, it is still business as usual.

Considering KFIL is owned by a large corporation, it sure doesn’t feel like it. To me, they operate like a small town radio station should -- with autonomy.

Sweet home Minnesota

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

Greetings and salutations from Hokah! Yes, that’s right: after two years of struggling and trying to persuade Sarah to move, we closed on a house in Hokah less than a week after the birth of our darling baby girl. After a housing deal fell thro ..... 
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Fillmore County residents are lottery winners

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Commentary

Jeffrey Leibold of Spring Valley won $25,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Storm scratch game. Leibold claimed the prize on Jan. 2, 2015. The winning ticket was purchased at Sunshine Foods, 501 N. Park Drive in Spring Valley. Eileen Schansberg o ..... 
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Fillmore County residents are lottery winners

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Commentary

Jeffrey Leibold of Spring Valley won $25,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Storm scratch game. Leibold claimed the prize on Jan. 2, 2015. The winning ticket was purchased at Sunshine Foods, 501 N. Park Drive in Spring Valley. Eileen Schansberg o ..... 
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Correction - Jan. 12 Fillmore County Journal article titled “Kaase begins new chapter”

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

In the Jan. 12 Fillmore County Journal article titled “Kaase begins new chapter”, there was a list of all Sheriffs that had served Fillmore County. On that list, Carl Fan was recognized for his service from 1967 to 1968. His dates of service ..... 
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Unbelievers and their faith

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

It is remarkable how many things there are advertised and available to supposedly increase our lifespan and to make us thinner, happier, and have a better quality of life ad infinitum. Like most people my age, I take a few things that are supposed ..... 
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Rebuttal to Herb Panko’s guest commentary

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

I wish to express my appreciation for the commentary submitted by Herb Panko in the 12/29/31 FCJ. With his typical personal attacks and predictable references to the decades old accomplishments of his chosen party, Mr. Panko could save his origi ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Take an interest in your history

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

With the recent retirement of Sheriff Jensen, and the introduction of Sheriff Kaase into his new role with Fillmore County, I was curious how many Sheriffs had served this great county. So, I contacted Debra Richardson, the Executive Director of ..... 
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The energy boom in America: Who gets the credit?

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

“Great Depression” of the 1930’s. These years have been terribly painful for millions of Americans, and according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, the recovery has been slower and more anemic by far than the average of the ..... 
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