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Vesterheim Welcomes "Lady Fiona," Viking Storyteller at Free First Thursday


Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa —Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, welcomes storyteller Jane Nichols on Free First Thursday, September 4. There will be free museum admission from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Nichols will give a presentation on Norse myths and Viking lore in the museum’s Amdal-Odland Heritage Center.



“Exploring myths and the Viking language legacy that we still use can be a fun way to connect with Nordic heritage,” Martha Griesheimer, Vesterheim’s Free First Thursday coordinator, said. Nichols, also known as “Lady Fiona,” is from Kansas City, Kansas, and has been giving variations of the presentation on Norse myth since 1992 at a variety of venues, including libraries, colleges, and the Danish Brotherhood. Nichols’s presentation covers the days of the week, since those came from the Norse gods, as well as words like “weird,” “berserk,” and “brag,” and much more.



“We are delighted to have ‘Lady Fiona’ visit Vesterheim,” Griesheimer said.



Through 24,000 objects and 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa, shares the most comprehensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world. This treasure is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.
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Houston Superintendent Abraham appointed as MNVA Head of Schools

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The Houston School Board held a meeting on August 19. At the meeting, the board set a date for the Truth in Taxation meeting, which will be on December 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Houston High School library. The big discussion of the night was th ..... 
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A little of this, a little of that

By Kathy Little

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Columnists

“Girls just want to have fun,” I explained to my husband when he asked about our latest girls’ weekend. For the last six years my three sisters and two nieces and myself have gone on a vacation together. Our male counterparts who used to pou ..... 
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Working like a dog (or cat)

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

While most of us go to work each day and make the best of it there are several businesses in the area which get a little help from some furry friends. Just as having pets to come home to is comforting and meaningful the same can be said for having ..... 
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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Canton All

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Principal of Mabel-Canton High School resigns

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on August 19th, 2014 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the July 15, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to welcome back the staff and students of Mabe ..... 
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Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 dedicated to Preston exhibit

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Members of the Preston Historical Society, Bob Storozuk who is the President of the Milwaukee Road Historical Society, Representative Greg Davids and the public gathered at the site of the historic Milwaukee Elevator on August 16 to welcome the addi ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court 8.25.2014

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Court

Steven Craig O’Neill, 47, of Chatfield, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on August 11, 2014 for an amended sentence for a probation violation on one count of Burglary - 3rd Degree - Steal/Commit Felony or Gross Misdemeanor. For the probat ..... 
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Ralph J. Hanson

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Retired Sgt. Major Ralph Jesse Hanson was born in Preston, Minn. on September 5, 1942 to the late Ralph H. & Francis J. (Shaw) Hanson. He graduated from Preston High School in June 1961 and enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 12, 1961. He retired from ..... 
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