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A little of this, A little of that.


By Kathy Little

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Real Bites

CONNOISSEUR is a French word meaning a person who has expert knowledge and keen discrimination in some field, especially in the fine arts or matters of taste. Well, not to brag but I am a connoisseur...........of cardboard boxes ! It has taken me a lot of time and effort to become one.

My first bout of “organizing mania” started even before there were “de-cluttering consultants” charging $l00 an hour. It began with a sale at a big box store in a neighboring city on big blue plastic totes. Yes, advertising does work. As I looked at the flier I could see in my mind a totally organized walk-in attic and an uncluttered garage. It was simply a matter of buying these totes.

I drove to the store and found the totes. They were indeed big and blue. I had two projects in mind so I purchased twenty thinking I could always come back for more later. Getting them into my car was quite troublesome because they wouldn’t all fit in the back seat. I put the rest in my trunk, but of course then I couldn’t close it. Well, I had witnessed my husband tie the trunk door down with rope before. In fact, said rope was still in the trunk. I didn’t know exactly how to tie the trunk door down but how hard could it be to tie a knot?

It was more difficult than I imagined! As I pulled out of the parking lot I realized I couldn’t see anything in my rear view mirror. Still, I had my side mirror to depend on. I drove 30 miles per hour all the way home because I feared that the rope would break and my totes would all fall out and litter the highway. Can nothing ever be easy? Obviously not, because having tied so many knots to hold the trunk door down, I couldn’t get them untied. Fortunately, I cut them before my husband came home and wondered what “Lucy moment” I was having.

Now a 25 gallon tote is quite roomy and will hold a lot of STUFF. However once stuffed with stuff, it was too heavy to move by myself. Enter husband, my knight in shining armor asking in a sarcastic tone, “Are you sure they’re big enough?” Needing his help in lifting the 20 stuffed totes, I said nothing and just gave him a helpless female smile. Those totes were worth their sale price because my attic was now uncluttered. My husband was not impressed with all my work since we moved said totes to his garage, which now was even more cluttered. Some people are really, really hard to please!

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Fillmore Central High School Band

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central High School band students on being selected to the 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band: Kaitlyn Aug, bass clarinet, Katie Tammel, horn, Courtney Schroeder, horn, Sara Schultz, clarinet, Anna Chri ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Band

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central High School band students on being selected to the 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band: Kaitlyn Aug, bass clarinet, Katie Tammel, horn, Courtney Schroeder, horn, Sara Schultz, clarinet, Anna Chri ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School Band

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Congratulations to the following Fillmore Central High School band students on being selected to the 2014 Three Rivers Conference Honor Band: Kaitlyn Aug, bass clarinet, Katie Tammel, horn, Courtney Schroeder, horn, Sara Schultz, clarinet, Anna Chri ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Thanks to several hundred of you, Fillmore County held a very successful Household Hazardous Waste Day on October 7. One hundred seventy vehicles bringing HHW from more than two hundred sevent ..... 
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Interception with 0:00 Preserves M-C Win

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Sports

Mabel-Canton’s Mitch Kuhn wasn’t the Cougars’ main weapon versus Lanesboro. We didn’t tote the ball 34 times like teammate Wayne Ross. He wasn’t Ross’ running partner in crime like Weston Whalen. He didn’t complete all but one of hi ..... 
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Houston Superintendent gives VCP update

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on October 21. During the public comment portion of the evening, Audrey Hegland and Cynthie Christensen represented the Houston County Farm Bureau and expressed their gratitude to the board for the work they ..... 
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GasBuddy update

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Minnesota, October 20- Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.93/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the natio ..... 
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Local conservationists to be honored as area finalists at state soil and water conservation district convention

Mon, Oct 27th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) has named John and Deb Bruihler of Rushford as one of eight Area Finalists in the 2014 Outstanding Conservationist Award Program. The Bruihlers will be recognized at a Dec. ..... 
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