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To Easter, Spring, and New Beginnings


By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

It was Easter Sunday. I was 4 when a furry bundle was thrust into my arms. “Tippy Toe” was snow white with a pink nose, long silky ears lined with pale pink and eyes the color of red wine. My two older sisters and I delighted in watching him munch on carrot shavings and lettuce leaves.

My parents loved tradition and celebrating. My sisters and I could count on a yearly visit from the Easter bunny. We scurried around the house Easter morning looking in cupboards, under beds and behind furniture for the Easter basket that had our name on it. There were squeals of delight as each was discovered. There was a chocolate bunny, yellow marshmallow chicks, brightly colored hardboiled eggs, jelly beans and a large orange.

After a breakfast of banana pancakes we went to church. The service was held in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. (Anyone who is interested can look up “Bryn Athyn Cathedral” on the internet for pictures.) It was built of granite in the Gothic style found in Cathedrals in Europe. It stood majestically on a hill with spires reaching into the sky, landscaped with trees and rolling lawns. Boxwood bushes nestled against the walls and there were gardens, a host of brilliant tulips, daffodils and crocus` swaying slightly, their colors flashing and changing in the early morning sun.

In two of the towers there were young men in white robes playing trumpets.

I was wearing a new dress my mother made for me, pale pink voile with tiny pink roses and smocking, white socks and black patent shoes.

I joined the other children in the choir hall where we were given flowers to carry in a procession. We walked along an inside wall of the church and up a center pathway through the congregation where we were greeted by young women in white robes who arranged the flowers in vases on stands, making a pyramid on either side of the aisle.

The church was designed in three parts. The main part where the congregation sat opened on to a smaller area where the choir was seated. The massive pipe organ was behind the choir and there were two lecterns used by the ministers. The first part of the service was a reading from the Bible which we called “the Word” (of God). The second reading was from the writings of Swedenborg. Beyond this was the sanctuary, the final area, where there was an altar on which the Word was placed, surrounded by seven candle sticks. Before every service a young man or woman ca .....
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One Moment Please... Congratulations Abigail Hanson

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
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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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One good turn

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
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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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Joyfully, those restricting bonds of winter melt away

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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As the accursed snow melts away and the ground that seemed buried forever appears, the bonds of winter slowly melt away. Hopefully, no more 10 layers of clothing, no more shoveling and chopping ice or trudging through two feet of snow, and no more ..... 
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Rep. Davids bill would exempt social security benefits from Minnesota income tax

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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By Jason Wenisch ST. PAUL, Minm. – In an effort to allow Minnesota to join 28 other states that in some way exempt social security income from local taxes, State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is authoring legislation that would provide ..... 
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Agenda 21: How progressives are using deception to destroy liberty

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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Those familiar with my articles know I have been warning the folks about the “noose of government dependence” that is being tightened slowly but surely around our collective necks. The radical left and secular progressives want you to think th ..... 
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Time to fix government

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
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By Lee H. Hamilton In 1965, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, Wilbur Mills, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House. That was my first year in Congress, and I remember vividly the m ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Miles of smiles

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
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On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the community of Fountain lost an icon. For 42 years, Willis “Willie” J. Cambern made his livelihood in the city of Fountain alongside his wife Beezie, a husband-and-wife team owning and operating Willie’s Grocer ..... 
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LifeSource

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
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By Gary Hahn, Fountain, MN This is a letter to the editor regarding the Life-Saving gift that people need to know about. April is known as Donate Life month and many activities happen all over the US during this month and throughout the year. As ..... 
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