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One Moment Please... Are we there yet?


Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

All throughout this past summer, during trips here and there I think I heard, “Are we there yet?” from my children enough to earn a cameo appearance on the next sequel in the series of National Lampoon’s Vacation. Yes, my cheeks and chin have grown enough in recent years for me to be a stunt double for Chevy Chase, but that’s not my fault. My wife feeds me too well, and I lack self-control. But, I digress.

Well, we survived the summer months balancing daycare and all of the other summer activities that seem to saturate our days and weeks.

So, now the Fillmore Central kids are back to school as of this past Monday.

“We are there,” I can finally say. The kids are back in school, full of routine and studies.

And, with the school year back in full swing, there are a number of exciting things that I want to share with our readers relating to all that we have to offer at the Fillmore County Journal.

Scholarship

As of three years ago, the Journal started awarding a $500 annual college scholarship to one graduating senior in Fillmore County who met the eligibility requirements. Each year, we have selected one student from the pile of applicants, which has never been an easy decision. Our entire staff partakes in the process to determine who should earn this scholarship.

If you know of a person graduating from high school in 2013, please let them know about this scholarship opportunity. There is an advertisement appearing in today’s Journal with more details about the scholarship opportunity, and you can find an entire application on our website at fillmorecountyjournal.com.

Journal Student Writing Project

Now in its 14th year, our assistant editor, Jade Sexton, will be working with all of the high school English departments in Fillmore County, including Chatfield, Mabel-Canton, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, Kingsland and Rushford-Peterson, to put together an all-star team of student writers.

Each week throughout the school year, our area students touch on local and national issues from their perspective. And, every week, I guarantee that this feature is one of the most read features of the newspaper. I have seen past student writers take on very sensitive subjects with such poise and grace. With these commentaries, our area students give us a glimpse into the future of what great contributions they will make to our .....
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Faith

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

It seems to me that were one to have doubts about God’s existence, the furthest a person would dare to go would be to take the agnostic view and conclude that he or she doesn’t know if God exists or not. That is because if one concludes that God ..... 
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One moment please.... Growing up together

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

The Class of 2025 This past week really made me think about how swiftly the years are flying by. Our kids, more than anything, are my measurement of time. Last Monday evening, Tonya Keim organized a gathering in Harmony for all of the families of ..... 
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Balancing gun rights and public safety

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

The first letter that my husband and I received from the NRA arrived in 1965, forty-seven years ago. Included was a picture of some desperate, scrawny individuals peering out through the bars of a dirty jail in a foreign country. The message was,“ ..... 
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Stop government waste- vote "No" on voter ID

Wed, Aug 15th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

This November when you go to the polls unencumbered by a required “government issued photo ID”, vote “NO” to save our state and local governments from spending more on unnecessary rules and regulations. It has been estimated that the requir ..... 
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Musical Comedy, “Paint Your Wagon” coming

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Commentary

“Got a Dream Boy, got a song, paint your wagon and come along! “So says a well-known song from the musical comedy, Paint Your Wagon. With music by Lerner and Lowe, the show debuted on Broadway in 1951 and will hit the stage as part of the 40th A ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

In the Fillmore County Journal’s August 6 issue, in the article “Harmony Enterprises, Inc. celebrating 50 years,” it was incorrectly stated that Harmony Enterprises manufactures their own solar panels. They do not manufacture them, but they us ..... 
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Outdoor movie and music night in Whalan

Fri, Aug 10th, 2012
Posted in Whalan Commentary

How did it all begin? In June, 2010 the Whalan Hall Restoration Committee was formed. Our goal: To renovate the old town hall that was built in 1898 and in bad repair. The City of Whalan started things rolling by earmarking $20,000 for the projec ..... 
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More notes from a country kitchen

By Vicki Christianson

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

I’m sorry to report that I did not get a chance to write an article for this edition of the Journal. I spent the last two months doctoring with my husband in Rochester. I have jotted down some of life’s lessons that have been passed down to me a ..... 
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