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Caledonia, MN


Sun, Jul 23rd, 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 left towering 250 foot limestone bluffs and rolling hills leading to the Mississippi River. Early settlers used cattle as draft animals before horses came into the area. Horses were too expensive.

Many older buildings in Caledonia are built of locally quarried rock and plastered with native lime sandstone. This includes the Houston County Courthouse, Jail and Scheck's Mill.

The area is criss-crossed with spring fed streams which run winter and summer. A natural supply of trout hide in the watercress covered stream beds. Hiking, skiing, groomed snowmobile trails, camping facilities, picnic areas, a picturesque nine hole golf course, parks and playgrounds are available for your enjoyment. Caledonia offers walking and driving tours for all seasons.

The Houston County Historical complex features a log home, the Daily Schoolhouse and two buildings with most of their original furnishings--the Mayville Township Hall and the Sheldon Presbyterian Church.

Fall brings a spectacular blaze of color to the hills and bluffs, with shocks of corn appearing in the woven fields of the contour farmed land. Contour farming, which originated in this area to combat soil erosion, creates a montage of swirling corn and hay, weaving around the rolling hills.

In October the town is decorated with scarecrows. Unique Christmas lighting outlines the buildings of the downtown area in December. A Christmas parade is also held in December.

Caledonia, the Wild Turkey Capital of Minnesota, offers an abundance of wildlife for hunters and observers alike. The forest offers a home for a variety of birds. Sportsmen are rewarded with bountiful numbers of wild turkey, deer, and trout.

Preston, MN

Sun, Jul 23rd, 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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'Round the Towns

Sun, Jul 23rd, 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 ..... 
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Disaster Recovery Center in Preston on Tuesday

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management (DEM) will make a temporary Disaster Recovery Center in Preston on Tuesday, July 25th from 10 a.m. ..... 
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Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Change is good

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners dealt with a full slate of policy and administrative items at its weekly meeting last Tuesday.

Putting to rest some old business, the board approved a conditional use pe ..... 
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Chainsaw sculptor at Fillmore County Fair

Sun, Jul 23rd, 2000
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Monday, July 24, 2000

In his jeans and sport shirt and work boots, Dave Watson doesn't look much like a chef anymore. Specks of sawdust are sprinkled throughout his hair and clothes, and the heavy apron he wears to protect his clothes is spott ..... 
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FILLMORE COUNTY FAIR

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Thursday Results
DAIRY SHOW RESULTS
CHAMPION SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP: Matt Sloan CB
RESERVE SENIOR SHOWMANSHIP: Fred Williams MBB
CHAMPION INTM. SHOWMANSHIP: Carlena Sloan CB
RESERVE INTM. SHOWMANSHIP: Michael Johnson CC
CHA ..... 
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FILLMORE COUNTY FAIR

Sun, Jul 16th, 2000
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Open Class
NEEDLEWORK
Grand Champion-Lois Brekke, Lanesboro - Quilt
Champion- Jeanette Fortier, Chatfield - Hardanger
Reserve Champion-Laurice Kneeskern, Preston - Quilt
Sally Jeske,Wykof - Tree Skirt
LaVonne Feuerhel ..... 
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