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Walter Howe


Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Walter Howe, 92, of Highland Prairie and Stewartville, a retired electrician, died April 8, 2001 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Born May 6, 1909, in Highland Prairie, he attended Bridge Creek School and farmed at Bridge Creek until joining the Navy during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater. On Aug. 23, 1944, he married Gladys Kopperud in Highland Prairie. They lived at their farm home in Highland Prairie and in Stewartville. Mr. Howe was an electrician for Norman's Electric for more than 30 years. A lifelong member of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church, he was an active volunteer and served on the church council. He was a 50-year member of the Rushford VFW and American Legion, and was active in the Senior Center. He enjoyed yard work, trips to Norway, and playing cards and pool.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Kenneth (Elizabeth) of Stewartville; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alette Dahl of Rushford. A sister and five brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral for Walter Howe was held May 11, 2001 at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Rushford, with the Revs. Rod Nygren and Jules Erickson co-officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hoff Funeral Homes-Cook Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Virginia F. Garness

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Virginia F. Garness, 85, of Rushford died May 1, 2001 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.

Virginia F. Otis was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Rushford. She grew up in the Rushford area and graduated from Rushford High School. She married Ern ..... 
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Herschel Berning

Fri, May 11th, 2001
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Herschel Berning, 94, of Spring Valley, a former truck driver and farmer, died May 7, 2001 at Spring Valley Care Center, where he had lived almost seven years.

He was born May 28, 1906, in Carimona Township, Fillmore County, to William Berni ..... 
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The "Art" of friendship

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Monday, April 23, 2001

Commonweal Theater Company offers an outstanding execution of French playwright Ms. Yasmina Reza’s "Art." But don’t let the title fool you. The subject of modern art is a guise for a candid exploration into the meaning of fri ..... 
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Planning Commission

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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“It looked like a bluff to me”By John TorgrimsonMonday, April 30, 2001


Curt Walter of Rochester, representing Richland Telecom, ran into a buzz-saw of opposition at Thursday’s Fillmore County Planning Commission meeting.

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Lanesboro City Council

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Council deals with art commission business, creates parking study groupBy John TorgrimsonMonday, April 30, 2001

The Lanesboro Art Center Commission has identified a preferred site to locate the proposed Regional Art Center. The commission vote ..... 
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Not really an issue...

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Monday, May 7, 2001

The presence of an Austin television news reporter and cameraman outside the Commissioners’ chamber usually means that something out of the ordinary is going to happen at the Tuesday morning meeting.

However, at la ..... 
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Kids Philosophy Slam

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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Event draws entries from around the worldBy Nancy OvercottMonday, May 7, 2001

"This could be an amazing event," says John Davis, creator of the Kids Philosophy Slam, for which 4,300 kids in grades 1-12 from all across this cou ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, May 4th, 2001
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
Agriculture • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


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