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Houston Benefit


Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Features

Head boys basketball coach Jason Carrier, Head girls basketball coach Lisa Myran-Schutte, assistant girls basketball coach Ethan Scheck and assistant boys basketball coach Dale Moga.

Head boys basketball coach Jason Carrier, Head girls basketball coach Lisa Myran-Schutte, assistant girls basketball coach Ethan Scheck and assistant boys basketball coach Dale Moga.

In mid-February, the Houston Basketball Teams organized and completed a fundraiser (Coaches v. Cancer) for Alysta King, a Houston Elementary 4th grade student who was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma last October. Since the diagnosis, King has been undergoing treatment at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis. The family hopes this last round of treatments and stay at Gundersen Health Systems will be the final one so Alysta can come home, for good, in late May or early June.

The Coaches v. Cancer (Alysta King Benefit) was very successful. The coaches, players, parents, and community all helped out with the activities which included; a bake sale, halftime shootout, paper airplane toss, 50/50 raffle, game ball auction, and a free-throw-a-thon. With everyone’s hard work, the basketball teams were able to raise more than $9,000 for the family to help off-set expenses accrued during this time. The basketball coaching staffs stated, “There is nothing better than teaching life lessons and helping others out. We would rather lose every game and know that our players became better people and learned life-long lessons and values, and we knew we were successful as soon as we saw the great smile on Alysta’s face when she received not only the check, but also the other gifts from our teams.”
TJ Liquor

Local fire departments battle March 1 house fire

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Features

It’s not often that the Rushford Fire Department gets a call for a house fire, and that’s the way they like it. Unfortunately, the Rushford Fire Department received such a phone call at 12:52 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 from the residence of Royal ..... 
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Goldsmiths’ gentle giants

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Dan Goldsmith says, “Don’t be intimidated by their size.” As I look up...way up to the face of “Fawn”, a strikingly magnificent Belgian horse, looks down with affection in her eyes. Amy and Dan Goldsmith own Goldsmith Belgians located ..... 
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In the company of horses

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Bring up the topic of horses to Tracy Hanson of Chatfield, Minn., and a certain glint comes into his eyes as he describes his love for horses. The only thing which brings a bigger smile to Tracy’s face is talking about his family and their involve ..... 
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Fillmore County cleans up after February 20-21 blizzard

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Features

If you were at work on the morning of Thursday, February 20, you probably looked out your window a few times anticipating to see the snow flakes flying. Though the winter storm that hit the area didn’t get underway until roughly 2 p.m. in Fillmore ..... 
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Minnesota Energy Resource Coorporation (MERC) rate increases

Fri, Feb 28th, 2014
Posted in All Features

A request was made by a Fillmore County Journal reader to look into the “customer charge” and “per unit charge” increases requested by MERC last fall. MERC has many local natural gas customers in Rochester and surrounding cities. MERC, a s ..... 
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Black Hawk Aviator, former Kingsland grad, visits home

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

Even as a young boy growing up in the community of Spring Valley, Minn., Eric Mathison knew he was destined to join the military. A long line of proud and dedicated servicemen in his family definitely had an impact on Mathison’s vision of his futu ..... 
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Memorial fishing tournament takes place in Lanesboro

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

As snow fell on a chilly winter’s day at the 2014 Memorial Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on Saturday, February 15, all the participants felt was warmth as friends, family, and neighbors of Andrew Kingsbury, Blake Overland, and Matthew Eri ..... 
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Cindy Gallea to compete in 12th Iditarod

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

While some people in this area complain about the cold and the snow of winter, there are others whose passion depends on such conditions. Cindy Gallea of Wykoff, Minn. has a passion for dog sled racing or “mushing” and the snow we now have in ..... 
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