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Patriotic shed catches the eye on Highway 52


Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield Features

Brian and Ann Klindworth stand in front of their patriotic shed. Photo by Hannah Wingert

By Hannah Wingert

If you’ve driven on Highway 52 from Fountain to Chatfield in the last month and a half, then you may have noticed a unique painting job on the side of a shed that sits almost right next to the highway. The shed belongs to Brian and Ann Klindworth. Together, they worked to paint a large American flag on it, along with a list of names, dates, and military branches.

Brian, a fifth generation farmer, and his wife Ann bought and moved onto their farm in 2009. Previously, it belonged to Brian’s parents who had never actually lived there, but rented it out for years. At 80 acres, Brian considers it a hobby farm. He and Ann raise a few beef cows, ducks, horses, and pigs while growing just enough crops to feed them all.

Earlier this year, the Klindworths were planning to paint their shed white when Brian realized that, not counting the top and bottom ones, there were 13 slats - perfect for the stripes of an American flag. So instead of painting the whole shed white, the couple decided a flag would be more interesting.

They began work on the shed the weekend before Memorial Day, and the flag was finished in time for the holiday weekend. It was during that time that Brian and Ann decided to paint a list of several family members who had served in the Military on the shed next to the flag. They made a few calls to get some more information such as dates served and before they knew it, they had 15 names. “We’d call one of our relatives to get some information, and they’d end up giving us another name,” Ann said.

Each name was painted on a slat of the shed, followed by the dates the individual served in the military, and their branch.

The list includes members of both Brian and Ann’s extended families such as great uncles, a stepfather, grandfathers, nephews, and cousins. And of course their daughter, Jennifer, who is currently serving in the Army, had to be put on the list as well. The bottom four names, including Jennifer’s, have open ended dates as all four are still serving in the Army today. The earliest date on the list begins in 1942, ending with Jennifer’s, which is 2014.

Brian and Ann ran into a problem when they tried to buy wooden stars that they could paint and nail onto the flag portion of the shed. The three stores they went to were all sold out. Luckily, they were able to find a friend who could make the stars for the .....
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One Moment, Please... Finding the truth

Mon, Jul 25th, 2016
Posted in Preston Commentary

Is it fair to say that the Internet is now the judge, the jury, and the executioner? Recently, a 2000 Fillmore Central High School graduate, Kiel Rushton, was erroneously acknowledged as the officer involved in the shooting of Philando Castile on ..... 
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Maxine Winslow

Tue, Jul 19th, 2016
Posted in Wykoff All

Maxine Winslow, 102, of Fillmore, died at Chosen Valley Care Center on July, 14, 2016. She was born on September 7, 1913 in the Village of Fillmore to Willie and Katherine Manley. She attended Fillmore Schools through the 8th grade and was married t ..... 
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Lorene M. “Lori” Roberton

Tue, Jul 19th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Lorene M. “Lori” Roberton, 45, of Winona and formerly of Rushford, Minn., died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at her home. Lori was born on May 15, 1971, in Winona, Minn., to Ted and Anne (Biesanz) Roberton. She was raised in ..... 
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Gary Norby

Tue, Jul 19th, 2016
Posted in Ostrander Obituaries

Gary Norby, age 72, of LeRoy, Minn., died Thursday, July 14, 2016, as a result of injuries sustained while working in the woods on his home place. Gary Keith Norby was born October 4, 1943 to Lloyd Kermitt and Frances Elizabeth (Hamlin) Norby at S ..... 
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Summary of Minutes June 14, 2016 Board of Appeal and Equalization

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes June 14, 2016 Board of Appeal and Equalization The Board of Appeal and Equalization met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other d ..... 
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Summary of Minutes june 28, 2016 County Board Meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes june 28, 2016 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and sta ..... 
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Summary of Minutes june 14, 2016 County Board Meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes june 14, 2016 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in regular session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and s ..... 
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Summary of Minutes July 5, 2016 County Board Meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Preston Legals

Summary of Minutes July 5, 2016 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and st ..... 
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