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30th Annual Buffalo Bill Days coming soon


Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. is fast approaching and this year’s celebration is a special one being that this year marks the 30th year that Lanesboro has hosted the celebration. The reason behind the name of the event is due to the fact that in 1900 the first Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows were performed in Lanesboro, according to the city’s website, www.lanesboro-mn.gov. That show consisted of six Indians (two Iron Maidens), two white men (Buffalo Bill and White Beaver), and a Mr. Man.

The celebration takes place each year during the first full weekend in August which lands Buffalo Bill Days this year on August 1, 2, and 3. Traditional Buffalo Bill Days activities will take place this year but also two new events have been added to enhance the fun of the weekend including a “Buffalo Roam” and the “Jim Busta Band” being included in this year’s schedule of events.

Grand Marshals for this year are lifelong residents of Lanesboro, Duane and Angel Bakke, who were honored to accept the prestigious title of Grand Marshals and will proudly ride in the Buffalo Bill Days Grand Parade on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

The official start of Buffalo Bill Days will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 1 with the opening of the Beer & Brat tent for the weekend and music with DJ Chase who is sure to get the weekend kicked off with good tunes and a great time.

At 7 p.m. the Softball Tournament begins with fans gathering at the softball field to cheer on their favorite teams and players. The Commonweal Theatre will be performing “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7:30 p.m., which is only one of the productions by the Commonweal during the weekend.

One highlight during the weekend, the Street Dance, will start at 8:30 p.m. Friday evening in front of the Lanesboro Fire Hall with the band “Trouble Shooter” performing. For those who celebrate a little too much over the weekend R & M Amish Tours will be providing Sober Shuttle Rides from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights to get everyone home safely. The phone number for the Sober Shuttle rides is (507) 467-2128.

Not only does the Softball Tournament continue on Saturday, August 2 but the Volleyball Tournament also gets underway which brings many teams to the nets near the Beer & Brat Tent with a large crowd always watching the teams go head to head and as if .....
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TJ Liquor

There’s a new Sheriff in town

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Features

Well, not yet. But, there will be. With Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen scheduling his retirement for the near future, his last day on the job will be January 5, 2015. On that day, a new Sheriff will be sworn in to office for Fillmore County. ..... 
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101 and going strong

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

In May of 2013 we visited with Amos Anderson for his birthday as he turned 100 years old. We thought for this year’s Senior Living Section it would be nice to check back with Anderson and see how he is doing after turning 101 on February 16, 2014 ..... 
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Good Samaritan Society - Home Care celebrates 20 years of service

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

While some retirees venture off to the warm, dryer climates of Arizona and other parts of the south and west for their golden years, many find that they can only feel right at home here in the Midwest, specifically southern Minnesota and northern Io ..... 
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A Jordan Town Hall celebration

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Jordan Township Hall was built in 1877. The building was constructed out of local limestone by mason Thomas Ferguson. The stone has stood the test of time until now. A front corner has fallen and it needs repair. A Town Hall Restoration committe ..... 
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There was spirit in Harmony on July 4

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

The colors of red, white, and blue poured into the town of Harmony, Minn. during this year’s long Independence Day weekend. With July 4 falling on a Friday, many people enjoyed a three day weekend to take in all of the festivities the town had to ..... 
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New owners at The Gateway in Wykoff

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

After years of dreaming of opening their own restaurant, sisters Kelly Hansen and Cheyanne Baker have become the new owners of The Gateway in Wykoff, Minn. The business had been owned for 22 years by Darla Heusinkveld and the sisters finally came to ..... 
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POET team members share experiences from Kenya

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This summer a group of POET team members traveled to Kenya, Africa to help build a dorm for the Traveller’s Oasis Girls School. Michele Anderson, Quality Manager at POET Biorefining, Preston and a resident of Saint Charles participated in this mis ..... 
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Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration and soldier grave rededication to be held in Houston

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Features

On Saturday, July 12, a Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration and soldier grave rededication will be held at Silver Creek Cemetery in Houston at 10:30 a.m. The service will commemorate the Battle of Tupelo in Mississippi that was fought on July 1 ..... 
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