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Holiday 'Round the Towns


Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, December 11, 2000

Past

Lanesboro. The Lanesboro Lions and Santa helped the needy. Santa and his helpers - the Lanesboro Lions - served a hearty breakfast to the Lanesboro community on Saturday, December 2. Approximately $400 was raised for the Fillmore County Food Shelf.

Lanesboro. The Elstad Lutheran Church choir went charoling in Lanesboro on Friday night, December 8. The choir visited the manors and performed at several locations throughout the town. The choir was escorted around the city by horse and buggy by Duane Sveen and his Belgian horses.

Preston and Harmony. The Lions Clubs of Preston and Harmony were also in the Christmas spirit on December 2, hosting “Breakfast with Santa” for the Fillmore Central Early Childhood and Family Education program. In Harmony, the Harmony Area Promotions Association assisted the Lions with the festivities.

Present

Houston. Ace Communica-tions Group and Midwest Wireless are collecting toys and funds for “Christmas in Fillmore County” and “Houston County Care and Share.” As of December 1, Ace received over 150 toys and $650. The promotion continues through the end of December.

Future

Chatfield. A special holiday concert, “Songs of the Season” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, in Chatfield. The performance will be held at Val-A-Lodge, located at the intersection of Highways 52 and 30. “Songs of the Season” is open to the public free of charge. For those unable to attend, an encore presentation will air Friday, December 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on KFIL FM 103.1. The broadcast is sponsored by Root River State Bank of Chatfield and the First State Bank of Fountain.

Preston. A complimentary Christmas dinner will be served on Monday, December 25 at St. Columban’s Church dining room, beginning at 12:00 noon. Anyone in the area who is alone or away from their family is welcome. Carryouts are available and can be delivered. Reservations are encouraged. Call Lois Barlow 765-2544; Jo Fitzgerald 765-3308; Ellen Scheevel 765-2425.

Mabel. The St. Olaf Youth Group is conducting their Mabel Food Drive on Saturday, December 16 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Residents should place all non-perishable food items in a plastic bag and place outside their door. All items will be donated to the local food shelf.

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Fillmore County Pork Producers
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"Bad News from a Black Coast"

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, December 25, 2000

There are those who consider the little-known Moritz Thomsen one of the best American writers of the century. Washington Post Book World, 1996.

The very last time I visited Moritz Thomsen he was sitting ..... 
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Cold talk on a cold day

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, December 25, 2000

Last Friday, the Fillmore County Board met in its last session of the year 2000. Although the agenda was light, even with sub-zero temperatures occurring outside the building, there was a lengthy discussion on a noisy ..... 
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MPCA erred in Reiland expansion

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, December 25, 2000

Fillmore County District Judge Robert Benson ruled on Friday, December 22, that the MPCA Citizens Board erred when it found that an Environmental Impact State-ment (EIS) was not necessary for the proposed Reiland Farm ..... 
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Election 2000:

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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One for the history booksBy Al MathisonMonday, November 13, 2000

Fillmore County voters turned out in large numbers last Tuesday, November 7. The auditor’s department reported that as of 7 a.m. on Election Day there were1 ..... 
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The Plight that Failed

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, December 25, 2000

I did not make any New Year’s Resolutions for this year. My wife told me the one that I made last year was enough to last her for a lifetime. It wasn’t so much that she told me not to, it was the way that she made her ..... 
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The Gift of Life

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, December 18, 2000

When the phone rang at three a.m. last Monday morning, my husband Joe sat straight up out of a deep sleep, "Baby time," he said.

With one foot on the floor, he then heard me saying, "Yes, you can dry ginger a ..... 
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Educating a State

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, December 25, 2000

What are our educational problems? There is no such thing as a perfect school, but we can try to get as close as we can. Minnesota has many education problems in its system, some of which were addressed at an open for ..... 
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Simply to be trusted by a shy wild creature enhances one's self-respect. -Alexander Skutch

Sun, Dec 24th, 2000
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Monday, Decmber 25, 2000

Alexander Skutch is one of the great naturalists of our time. Almost seventy years ago, he went to Central America to study plants, but the tropical birds there quickly captured most of his attention. For ten years, he ..... 
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