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The environment is the defining issue of our time!


By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Thank you Karen Reisner for your comprehensive article, “Pay it Forward.” The word that jumps out at me is “responsibility.” We have been entrusted with the care of this planet.

Sometimes I’m tempted to believe in providence, that the table has been set for me and that I am the invited guest. Lately a series of circumstances have convened in an amazing order.

Our read for book club this month was “Turn Here Sweet Corn”. From the shelf of my personal library I retrieved a story “The Apple Orchards”, written by Vera Powell Glenn, a family history of the Powell family who came from Wales bringing with them apple seedlings. They established an enduring heritage, as they built homes and planted orchards for their families. Inadvertently I dislodged a small book that fell into my hands, “Heaven in a Wildflower”, written by the same author, in which she describes caring for her wild flower garden. “The humblest things of nature hold the secrets of the universe and its creator.” Then a package arrived in the mail. When the wrapping fell away there was a beautiful picture of Jane Goodall in the woods. Her book “Seeds of Hope” was a gift from a friend in Pennsylvania.

For the past month I’ve been immersed in another world. I’ve given myself to exploring the connection between humans and plants: how all living things are related and depend on each other.

A wake up call for me came in 1962 with the publishing of Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring.” “That Man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.... In nature nothing exists alone.... The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we have for destruction.... The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.”

I received an email from my son who resides in open country north of Duluth. The abundant rain had caused a preponderance of bugs, flies and mosquitoes. He was rejoicing that a host of hungry dragonflies had finally hatched and would take over the problem. It occurred to me that if he had sprayed the bugs he would have also killed the dragonflies.

Along with the practical reasons for farming there is a feeling of being part of the creative process: in harmony with nature. In “Turn here-Sweet Corn”, Atina Diffle .....
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Guest commentary on Rushford-Peterson School facilities

By Brett Kues

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

So here we are having a beautiful summer in southern Minnesota and facing another referendum in the fall. It’s only late-July and the community is already polarizing and lines are being drawn. People are coming out and making cases for and again ..... 
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Correction 7.28.14

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

In the article “Inflow and infiltration issues in Harmony” that appeared in the July 14 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, it was stated that the Harmony Public Library started charging fines for overdue books and movies. This is incorrect. ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Check your balance

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

I’m not referring to checking your ability to stay upright. I’m referring to your bank account. I recently learned that our company business bank account had been compromised. Apparently, while I was using our company debit card to make purc ..... 
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Whats going on in the garden?

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in All Home & Garden

By Judy Lacey, Extension Ag Assistant When we vegetable and flower garden, this is the busy time of the year. I’ll visit with you on a few things that need to be done. Strawberries are about done now. We need to think about next year’s berri ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson addresses building security

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

The district has ramped up its protocol for usage and opted for restricted access by key, following a concern brought forth by board member Taylor Peterson regarding unauthorized and unsupervised use of the facility. Under the new plan, access to th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson addresses building security

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

The district has ramped up its protocol for usage and opted for restricted access by key, following a concern brought forth by board member Taylor Peterson regarding unauthorized and unsupervised use of the facility. Under the new plan, access to th ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson addresses building security

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

The district has ramped up its protocol for usage and opted for restricted access by key, following a concern brought forth by board member Taylor Peterson regarding unauthorized and unsupervised use of the facility. Under the new plan, access to th ..... 
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Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” Show features the Slick Newhouse Band and more

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature Chef Johnny Mango -- of catering fame in Rochester, Minn., and University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse Political Science Professor -- and frequent Wisconsin Public ..... 
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