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Over the Back Fence begins seventh year


Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Monday, June 4, 2001The Lanesboro Radio Company kicked off their seventh season of Over the Back Fence on Sunday, May 20, performing around the theme Farmlife.

The hour long variety show, which can be heard on KFIL 103.1 FM and 1060 AM on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m., harkens back to a time when families huddled around their radios and tuned into their favorite entertainers. The show is built around the ad-lib talents of emcee Hal Cropp, who keeps the show running on schedule. Cropp’s sidekick is musician John Black. The two are accompanied each week by a musical guest as well as a cast of Over the Back Fence regulars.

Last Sunday, a standing room capacity crowd, made up primarily of Memorial Day tourists, filled the St. Mane Theatre. Performing around the theme, Far Away Places, the crowd listened to Jay Waldera sing Beyond the Sea, Peggy Hanson and the Good Back Girls (Hanson, Stela Burdt and Christine Winkler) perform Far Away Places, Carolyn Frieze sing 500 Miles (the evening’s church song) and Christine Winkler entertain with Part of Your World.. The featured musical guests for the evening were Mike McGrath and Carla Noack singing Celtic tunes.

The musical entertainment is structured around several standard routines such as Name That Tune, Poetry by John Wilson, Mail Bag, and the Sponsor Interview, where Cropp talks with the sponsor of the evening’s show.

On Sunday, a man from Rochester in a ballcap edged out two kids from Center Point, Iowa in Name That Tune, by identifying the first four notes to “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. Cropp read some fictitious, but funny letters from the Mail Bag from fans of the show in “far away places”. And with Cropp’s help, Louise Simon of the Sojourner Cafe touted her weekly specials, such as the Saturday night Prime Rib Special.

Cropp shines when he is chatting up the talent, interviewing the sponsor or throwing out one-liners to the audience. Listening to him, you can tell he likes being on center stage with a mike in his hand.

Cropp says that he has always been a fan of old time radio shows and mentions Don Ameche, Jack Benny and Abbot and Costello as favorites.

“I was really from that first generation of television kids,” Cropp said. “But in college I fell in love with these old radio programs. They’re classics.”

After several seasons, the Over the Back Fence team have perfected the tight schedule that live radio requires. Phil Dybing produces .....
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Journal Review

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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The Quilting of AmericaBy Diane Jensen and Lola SchoenrichMonday, June 4, 2001

Energy was a major issue before the Minnesota Legislature this year. The POWER Campaign was active at the Capitol, working for the elements of our energy sys ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council Report

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Sticker ShockBy John TorgrimsonMonday, May 28, 2001

Lanesboro City Council members were groping for answers on Monday night as to how they would pay the city’s $124,000 cost-share on the proposed Coffee Street Project.

With the first p ..... 
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No meeting

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Monday, June 4, 2001

The Fillmore County Commissioners do not meet on fifth Tuesdays.

Remembering the Art of Farming

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Conversations with elder farmersEditied by Beth WaterhouseMonday, June 4, 2001

Editor’s Note: American farming practices have changed dramatically since World War II. Larger farms, animal confinement, genetic modi ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Fri, Jun 1st, 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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Our Gift Shop

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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Welcome to Bluff Country's Finest Family Campground

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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SUPERSAW VALLEY CAMPGROUND
Deep in the heart of picturesque Bluff Country, welcome to Supersaw Valley Campground, southeastern Minnesota’s scenic family camping area.

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Fud 4 Thot

Fri, Jun 1st, 2001
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