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'Round the Towns


Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000
EARL JOHNSON (right) AND LOIS ROBERTON (left)


Rushford. Earl Johnson and Lois Roberton were named Mr. and Mrs. Rushford for Homecoming 2000.

Johnson worked for the Tri-County Electric Cooperative for 41 years, 21 as its general manager. He is a member of the Rushford Lutheran Church, Lions Club, VFW, and Masonic Lodge. Mr. Johnson has been involved with a variety of service organizations and has served on several boards.

Roberton worked as a registered nurse before moving to Rushford with her husband in 1946. She has been active in the Rushford Federated Club, Rushford Community Clinic and the Rushford Area Society for the Arts. She is also a member of Eastern Star. Mrs. Roberton worked for several years with the Rushford State Bank and also served as city treasurer.

Mr. and Mrs. Rushford will serve until Homecoming 2005.

Preston. Development of the Preston-Forestville Trail continues to move forward. The Root River Trail Western Extension group have secured land options for Phase 1 of the planned trail, which would link Preston, and the Root River Trail, to Carimona. The DNR is expected to begin working on trail alignment sometime in July, with engineering of the trail surface to follow. If all goes according to schedule, construction could begin by the spring of 2001.

Lanesboro. The Art Center Commission has hired an architectural firm to begin work on the site location process for the proposed Regional Art Center. Close & Associates from the Twin Cities are scheduled to begin meeting with the commission in July. Two sites are being considered: the former River Valley Cheese building down-town and the basketball courts adjacent to the Lanesboro High School in Sylvan Park.

Houston. Former legislators Steve Morris and Virgil Johnson were on hand for the formal opening of the Root River Trail extension from Rushford to Houston on July 8. Repairs of the trail, which was damaged during recent flooding, were completed in time for the ceremony.

If you have a town news item for "Ďround the towns", call Kia Donais at 800-599-0481 or 507-765-2151.

Scheevel calls charges ridiculous

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 31, 2000

Last week a group of Land Stewardship Project (LSP) members from Fillmore County called on state Attorney General Mike Hatch to investigate whether state legislators improperly pressured the Minnesota Department of Health ..... 
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Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Change of venue

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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By John TorgrimsonMonday, July 31, 2000

The Fillmore County board is now meeting where the zoning office used to be.

The change of venue occurred after commissioner Donald Boyum complained that the U-shaped arrangement at the former c ..... 
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It all started with White Beaver

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 31, 2000

Iíve always been a bit skeptical, Iíll admit, about Buffalo Billís Lanesboro connection. Never having seen any mention in Fillmore County history books that the legendary scout, buffalo hunter and showman ever spent any t ..... 
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Plan Now for Fall Vegetables

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 10, 2000

Itís not too late to sow seeds of many short season vegetables. Many gardeners want to get all their seeds in and then just let it grow! But staggering planting dates will give you a longer harvest season. This week there ..... 
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Scenes from Childhood

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 10, 2000

We stand on a cracked sidewalk, looking across a cyclone fence at vacant lots and trees, all that remains of the Sumner Field Housing Projects in North Minneapolis. In 1938, the year he was born, my husband's family becam ..... 
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The elusive Blue Racer

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

In an edition of this column published earlier this year (Fillmore County Journal Vol. 15, No. 34, May 29, 2000) we briefly examined how the physical geography of the Upper Mississippi River Valley, in combination with th ..... 
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A mystery writer visits

Sun, Jul 30th, 2000
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Monday, July 10, 2000

Running a motel in Helena, Montana, was a very confining business, the mystery writer and Chatfield native, Elizabeth Gunn told an audience last week at the Harmony Public Library. "There were whole years where we didnít ..... 
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