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Helen L. Allen


Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Helen Allen, 87, of Chatfield, died Friday, November 24, 2000, at Stewartville Nursing Home after a short illness.

Helen Leora Horsman was born December 28, 1912, in Spring Valley. Following her graduation from Spring Valley High School, she attended normal training in Chatfield for two years. In 1931, she married Charles R. Hanley at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Mr. Hanley died in 1953. On Nov. 28, 1959, she married Milo Allen in Las Vegas. Before Mr. Allen's death in 1980, they spent winters in California for 10 years. She was employed as a grade school teacher at Bernard School and was a homemaker and member of Chatfield United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Charles (Rosie) Hanley of Chatfield; two daughters, Lilas McPherson and Marilyn Sperling, both of Ontario, CA; three stepsons, Mathew (Eileen) Allen and Wayne (Mary Ellen) Allen, both of Chatfield, and Robert (Aletha) Allen of Makinen, MN; four stepdaughters, Cora Winterboer of Brewster, MN, Betty Jones of Des Moines, IA, Sharon (Florance) Worden of Chatfield and Ruth Allen of Spencer, IA; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 34 step-grandchildren; 82 step-great-grandchildren; and 15 step-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, three brothers, a sister, a stepson, two stepdaughters and a step-grandson.

The funeral for Helen L. Allen was held Wednesday, November 29, 200, at Chatfield United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Cox-Townsend officiating. Burial was in Chatfield Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.
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Harmony, MN

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Like many small towns a hundred years ago, Harmony grew up near the railroad and was peopled by immigrants from Norway, Germany and Ireland. Local legend says that the settlers decided to make their community an incorporated "village" and met to choo ..... 
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Fountain, MN

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Fountain, the western gateway to the Root River State Trail, is also the home of the Fillmore County Historical Center. The Historical Center houses a complete museum of antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia from the past, either lent or donated by ..... 
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Chatfield, MN

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Chatfield is one of those places that everyone needs to experience from time to time. Oh sure, there are supermarkets and a few convenience stores in town, like everywhere else, but this place is full of history. The downtown is filled with turn-of-t ..... 
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Canton, MN

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Canton, Minnesota, located along U.S. Highway 52 is the first city in Minnesota along this major north-south route.

Canton was originally founded in 1879 as a stopping point for the railroad. At first its legal name was "Boomer," depicting ho ..... 
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Caledonia, MN

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Caledonia was named for the ancient name of Scotland. Caledonians celebrate their founding with an annual Founder's Day celebration in June. The hardwood forests and terrain are unique to this area. Torrents of meltwater carved out deep valleys and l ..... 
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Preston, MN

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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The city of Preston became situated on the south branch of the Root River in 1853. The location of the town was most desirable as the river afforded opportunities for a dam, land for houses and access to abundant supplies of timber, water power, ston ..... 
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Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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'Round the Towns

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Monday, October 23, 2000

Preston Ramon Cruz, 27, of Jalapa, Nicaragua, is spending 13 months at the Dave and Rita Wilson home at Ridgeview Farms in rural Preston, as part of the University of Minnesotas MAST (Minnesota Agricultural Stu ..... 
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