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Rushford Days 2014 packed full of fun


Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Features

A young participant in the Rushford Days 2014 Mutton Bustin event takes a fall along with the sheep. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The City of Rushford, Minn. was blessed with perfect weather for Rushford Days 2014 which was held July 14-20. The sunshine and warm temperatures brought a large crowd who did not let road construction in town stop them from enjoying the celebration.

The official celebrating began Monday evening with the Queen Pageant at the High School Gymnasium. Christina Strapp was crowned Queen with Courtney Gravos and Emily Rasmussen as attendants. Little Miss Rushford 2014 is Aubrey Ingvalson, according to the events Facebook page.

Tuesday evening brought many kids to the Rushford Aquatic Center for the Teen Swim Night which is a fun way for the teenagers to get together and cool off at the same time.

Ferndale Country Club held a Car Cruise Night on Wednesday night as attendees enjoyed music by Last Call Meldahl while also taking time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and spending time with friends.

Wine lovers poured into the American Legion Thursday evening for a Wine Tasting event where they could sample their favorite wines and also try some new blends. Younger kids had their own event on Thursday evening with the 6 - 12 Grade Teen Dance at the Fest Tent.

The annual event geared up on Friday with the food vendors serving at the Fest Grounds. The choice of food and drinks was so varied that it made the choice of what to eat a difficult one. Philly steak sandwiches, Mexican food, mini donuts, cheese curds, and pitas were only a few of the delectable’s available.

Stumpy’s of Rushford had their concession wagon filled with pizza slices, corn dogs, and corn brats which is a brat cooked in the same batter as a corn dog and is very tasty. Isaac Rasmussen, 6, son of Josh and Danielle Rasmussen of Rushford seemed to really enjoy his foot long corn dog!

Cub Scouts Pack 53 volunteers Lorelei Bunke, Chloe Bunke, 13, and Caleb Bunke, 8, sold Gatorade and water for those who felt a little parched and wanted their money to go to a worthy cause.

Bingo began at the Fest Grounds Friday evening which was sponsored by St. Joseph’s Youth Group. Nolan Mueller, 14, Alora Wilkemeyer, 11, and Olivia Hoff, 14, did a great job working at the Bingo Tent as did many others in the group and provided entertainment for many who hoped to shout out that they had gotten b-i-n-g-o!

The Root River Saddle Club sponsored pony rides at the Fest Grounds which the kids lo .....
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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 ..... 
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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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