Click Here to Download Form
 
Letterwerks Sign City
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 

100


Are you concerned with how the NFL disciplines players involved in domestic violence?









View Results
Bluffscape Amish Tours Ody's Country Meats
<< | < | 3404 | 3405 | 3406 | 3407 | 3408 | > | >>


Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Editors note: After my story about the Runaway Chicken, a rooster who hitchhiked to Preston in the back of my pickup last October, was published a few weeks ago, I have been overwhelmed with comments from people who have seen (or heard) the bird.

Doctor Stephanie Jakim wrote in the Journal last week about the staff at the Olmsted Medical Clinic seeing the bird recently.

The latest on this story comes from Bryan Berg of Preston, whose family seems to have adopted the errant fowl. Heres Bryan in his own words.

John Torgrimson


To the Editor,

My wife and I read John Torgrimsons Runaway Chicken story (from the January 22, 2001 Journal), as well as Dr. Stephanie Jakims letter to the editor in the January 29th edition, and thoroughly enjoyed both. But more than that, we read them with more than a passing interest in this humorous, almost legendary story.

You see, my family has been sharing space with the creature in question since that fateful October morning when it hitched that now famous ride on the back of Johns pickup, and then made its fateful decision to hightail it up the hill toward the Olmsted Clinic building.

The rooster first made its presence known to us one morning when my wife, Connie, noticed something odd wandering near Water Treatment Plant #1 which is just across the street from our house. Because of the dip in the terrain there, we caught glimpses of a birds head and we both initially thought that a pheasant had made its way into town. We shared looks of disbelief when we realized that it was, indeed, a Bantam Rooster! This initial encounter took place just a couple days after Fillmore Centrals Homecoming game, and so we chalked this roosters in-town presence to being the result of a prank.

Interestingly, we soon found out that no such prank had taken place (nobody else had seen any other poultry running around town), and over the next few days the rooster made more appearances: strutting up and down by our side of the fence one day; being chased by a couple of the neighbor children on another; another sighting across the street some days later; and frightening it out of some small evergreens when I took out the garbage on another evening.

Still, we just never gave him much thought. After all, what exactly do you do about a chicken? He had been a very polite neighbor up to that point. the neighbors cat was more of a nuisance and even that wasnt mu .....
[Read the Rest]

Monday, February 5, 2001

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

To the Editor,

There has been a lot of publicity regarding the mentoring program that we hope to get started throughout Fillmore County. Sometimes the word mentor is a little scary - especially to men. To help put it in perspective, l ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Henry Ulring

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Henry Ulring, 93, of Chatfield, retired manager of the Chatfield Creamery, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided since August 1998.

He was born March 14, 1907, in Webster, MN. On Sept. ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Lula Vix

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Lula Vix, 88, of Houston, a longtime area farm homemaker, died Sunday, January 28, 2001, at Franciscan-Skemp Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.

Lula A. Ray was born May 6, 1912, in Houston County. She married Lloyd O. Vix in 1930 in Winona, an ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Luellen VanGundy

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Luellen VanGundy, 95, of Houston, a longtime area farm homemaker, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.

Luellen E. Olson was born April 27, 1905, in Ostrander and grew up in the Ostrander and Grand Meadow ar ..... 
[Read the Rest]

J. Troy Schrock

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

J. Troy Schrock, 90, of Preston, a longtime area farmer, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester following a stroke.

Born Dec. 30, 1910, in Shipshewana, IN, he graduated valedictorian of the class of 1928 at Midd ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Clifford Roesler

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Clifford Roesler, 86, of Harmony, a longtime area farmer, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Regional Health Services of Howard County, Iowa.

He was born July 11, 1914, in Howard County, IA. On March 1, 1937, he married Arlene Cooper in Lime ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Roy Overland

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Roy Overland, 77, of Richfield, MN, a Rushford native, died Tuesday, January 30, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; a daughter, Sandra; two grandchildren; a brother, Norman of Rushford; and two sisters, Beverly (George) Simpson and G ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Robert Olson

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
Posted in

Robert Olson, 78, formerly of Spring Valley, died Tuesday, January 16, 2001, in Minneapolis.

He was born May 5, 1922, in Grand Rapids, MN, and grew up and attended school in the Ostrander and Spring Valley area. He was in the U.S. Navy for s ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3404 | 3405 | 3406 | 3407 | 3408 | > | >>
Studio A Photography