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Ag Days fields fun for all


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The Spring Valley American Legion marks the beginning of the Ag Days Parade 2014. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town.

Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and theatre took center stage on Wednesday with the Brave Kidz Theatre play followed by the Brave Community Theatre’s production of “Mame” at the community center. The plays were performed both Saturday and Sunday giving everyone a chance to see the local talent in action.

An 18th Annual Cruise Night was held at the A&W complete with prizes on Thursday and the fun continued at Valley Lanes with music by Trouble Shooter to end the night.

Sunshine Foods parking lot was filled with the Antique Tractor Show for the weekend giving farmers and city folk the opportunity to see how things were done in the past. While reminiscing about the past another great stop was the Spring Valley Historical Society Museum which was open during Ag Days for visitor’s to take a step back in time.

Additional events on Friday were golf, kickball, and softball tournaments, Garden Club Flower Show, an ice cream social, and an antique tractor drive.

South Park was a busy place the entire weekend with many activities taking place such as three inflatable bouncy houses which children always enjoy, a sand pile, playground equipment, and many types of food and treats.

The Knights of Columbus were also busy in South Park as grill master Jerry Wolf cooked up the meat while Paul Klockeman, John Glady, and Mike Blanchard served hungry patrons.

Friday evening brought an emotional VFW flag retirement and candlelight vigil for POW/MIA’s at the Veteran’s Memorial.

Johnny Ringo’s had a DJ for entertainment Friday night and Fireworks ended the evening activities as people enjoyed the sights and sounds from their porches, lawn chairs, and blankets.

More competition was in store on Saturday with a fishing contest, a 6K run, sand volleyball tournament, bean bag tournament, and the Little Husker 1K which included hundreds of kids from ages 2 -12 who all received free t-shirts and a medal for completing the course.

Kids of all ages enjoyed watching Magic by Not Your Average Joe as he called for some volunteers from the crowd. Jackson Pettes, 11, assisted the magician and said, “It was fun because the magic .....
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Lantern tours available at Niagara Cave

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minn. has begun offering lantern tours of the cave each Saturday evening through Labor Day to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the cave opening to the public for tours. Mark Bishop, owner of Niagara Cave, stated, “The ..... 
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Small hitch in Western Days

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

Although Western Days 2014 in Chatfield, Minn. started out a little bumpy with the carnival rides not arriving as they were scheduled, the city went forward with the many other activities that had been planned for the 47th annual celebration. Cody ..... 
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Greenleafton hosts National Night Out

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Features

As the country celebrated National Night Out the evening of Tuesday, August 5, 2014, so did the small town of Greenleafton, Minn. Hosted by the Greenleafton Reformed Church and its Missions Committee, the event brings hundreds of people to enjoy ..... 
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30th Buffalo Bill Days a success

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The city of Lanesboro had something for everyone during the 30th annual Buffalo Bill Days which was held August 1, 2, and 3, 2014. Officially beginning the celebration with the opening of the Beer & Brat tent on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. people ..... 
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Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging under new ownership

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Dan and Melanie Ritter have set their “sites” on a new adventure with the purchase of Eagle Cliff Campground and Lodging located between Lanesboro, and Whalan. After owning and operating several businesses in the past the couple decided in was ..... 
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Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn coming to Lanesboro

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

A new business in Lanesboro is creating a lot of excitement in town as an old building gets a new (old) look. The proprietors of Iron Horse Outfitters and Inn will have a meet-and-greet during the Buffalo Bill Days celebration coming up August 1, 2, ..... 
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Bakkes selected as grand marshals

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Duane and Angel Bakke of Lanesboro, Minn. have been chosen as the Grand Marshals for the 2014 Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro and look forward to the annual celebration which will include the couple riding in the Buffalo Bill Days parade on Sunday, A ..... 
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Relay for Life wraps up in Harmony, moving to Chatfield

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Fillmore County’s Relay for Life, a staple event of the summer for the county, ended up crushing its fundraising goal of $128,000 at this year’s event in Harmony on July 11. Even though all of the money wasn’t fundraised in one evening, the ef ..... 
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