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'Round the Towns


Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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Monday, August 7, 2000
NATIONAL BIBLE QUIZ champions from the Fillmore Free Methodist Church are Stephen, Susanna and Sarah Hopper.


Preston. The 141st running of the Fillmore County Fair was considered a success all around. It was the first year that the Fair has sold out all 3,000 of their Fair Buttons. In addition, sales from parking and from the carnival rides were up. There were around 800 4-H livestock exhibitors and nearly 600 non-livestock exhibitors at the Fair.

Fillmore. A team from the Fillmore Free Methodist Church placed first in their division recently at the National Bible Quiz in Spring Arbor, Michigan. The team, consisting of Susanna, Sarah, and Stephen Hopper, was undefeated as they competed in 17 rounds over a period of four days. Stephen Hopper made it to the final round of Young Teen Individual Competition, where he placed 6th overall. In the championship round, Fillmore won against a team from Butler, Pennsylvania. Bible quizzing is open to students entering grades 5 through 12.

Harmony. There were several block parties and potluck dinners throughout Harmony during the nationwide National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1. The Harmony Community Band, under the direction of Marv Wilt, performed at several get-togethers during the evening. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch as a crime prevention activity.

Spring Valley. Mike Bubany, Spring Valley City Administrator since October 1996, will be leaving his post with the city sometime this fall. Bubany, who will continue to live in Spring Valley with his family, will stay in the public administration field when he begins working with Dave Drown and Associates, a private company involved in public finance.

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A Day on the Farm

Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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Monday, August 14, 2000

“The organic market is hot,” Tim Findley said last week, “Get ready for the horse race because it’s the new big thing.”

Findley is a resource coordinator for Organic Valley, an organic food distributor located ..... 
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Board spends time on budget

Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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Discusses early retirement incentive By John Torgrimson

Monday, August 14, 2000

For the second week in a row, the county board spent most of their time discussing the proposed 2001 budget with various department heads. On Tuesd ..... 
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Flood meeting held

Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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Monday, August 14, 2000

After being flooded three times in as many weeks this summer, Spring Valley is looking at ways to prevent the same thing from happening in the future.

So last Monday, August 7, a host of local, state, and feder ..... 
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Like getting paid for fishing

Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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In search of the endangered Blanding’s Turtle
By John P. LevellMonday, August 14, 2000

This is work? A real, honest-to-goodness paying job catching turtles, easily my all-time favorite animal with the possible exception of dogs. This ..... 
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More Highlights from the

Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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Fillmore County FairBy Virginia CooperMonday, August 14, 2000

There were so many great questions asked; last week we heard about all the trouble with tomato blight. This week will focus on Rust Diseases, especially in lawns.

Rust disea ..... 
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Not in my backyard

Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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Monday, August 7, 2000

"Not in my backyard," read a recent "Journal" article about the proposed trail that would connect Spring Valley to the Root River Trail system. "Not in my backyard," say the neighbors of the Reiland dairy farm and the Mi ..... 
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The elusive Blue Racer

Sun, Aug 13th, 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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Vanishing America

Sun, Aug 13th, 2000
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Monday, August 7, 2000

Ever since I read about Lilly and her general store in his book, Jailhouse Stories, I’ve been asking Neil Haugerud to take me over to the little burg of Amherst for a visit.

"You’ve never met Lilly?" Neil always ..... 
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