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Holiday 'Round the Towns


Sun, Dec 10th, 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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All the right stuff

Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Shuttle mission Endeavour gets local send offBy Mary JergensonMonday, December 11, 2000

As I look out on this wintry day in Fillmore County, it seems odd to think that just a few days ago my family was in sunny Florida f ..... 
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County increases taxes by 8%

Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Monday, December 11, 2000

The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners held a Truth in Taxation hearing at the courthouse last Thursday evening. Present at the meeting were four commissioners and eleven department heads, along with about seven c ..... 
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Letters to Lydia

Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Monday, December 11, 2000

It is 1966. My grandma, Lydia Harris DeLeeuw, lies semi-conscious in Glenhaven Nursing Home in Glencoe, Minnesota, the town in which she was born. She is eighty-nine years old and dying of colon cancer. My grandfather ..... 
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Election 2000:

Sun, Dec 10th, 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 Getaway

Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Monday, December 11, 2000

My wife and I like to take a short trip every year after Labor Day. We decided that this year we would return to the Black Hills and see how the work was getting on at the Crazy Horse monument, visit Mount Rushmore an ..... 
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A Harry Potter party

Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Harry Potter has worked magic in Fillmore County, enticing both children and adults to become passionate readers. And I, too, have become a Harry Potter fan. In fact, as each new book was released I had to bargain with ..... 
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The Easy Way Out

Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Monday, December 11, 2000

Here's a story for your entertainment. Say there's a girl and a boy who are both teenagers, we'll call them Britney and Billy-Bob. They have sex. They have sex a lot. In fact they have sex whenever they can. But one m ..... 
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The Underground

Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Monday, November 27, 2000

Earth
Day after day
Wave after wave
Where are you going? Where are you going?
Earth wounded by so many wandering men!
Earth fertilized by the bodies of so many.
But the earth is us,
We' ..... 
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