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By Judy Thomas

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Columnists

July 14, 1914 - What is so significant about that date? Well, it is my mother’s birthday. She would be 100 this year and I wish she were here to celebrate with, but in reality I know that can’t be. We all have wonderful memories about our moms, but my mother had a little different story to tell, and I’m so proud to have been her daughter, even though I inherited diabetes from her side of the family. Here’s why I am proud...

Evelyn Dorthea Grace Edge was born in the little town of Leeds, Iowa near Sioux City, and when a small child she moved with parents Charles and Dasa to Waterloo, Iowa with her older sister Frances. About the age of 15, she was diagnosed as a diabetic, which in those days next to nothing was known about the disease. Her parents entered her into a research program at the U of Iowa University Hospital to undergo the “Guinea Pig program” as she called it and lived there for the next six months learning to use the first commercially produced regular insulin for human consumption.

She always said that it saved her life, but was not a pleasant experience. They had their stomachs pumped daily, until she rebelled, so that was stopped. Her arms bore scars from repeated blood draws, and believed they weren’t as sophisticated as they are now. She used glass syringes and stainless steel needles that had to be sharpened and the testing of sugar was so far behind that she was probably always 2-4 hours behind what the real test results really were. She took insulin three times per day before each meal, and I can remember after World War II when they came out with NPH U-40 long coverage and she could go to once a day. How happy she was. But in later life she said she had much better control with the three times per day and six small meals, rather than three big meals, and this is what they train you to do today in diabetes education.

In spite of all her problems she was a very fun, loving mom. She was an excellent cook, seamstress, she made all my clothes much to my dismay (and now I realize just how lucky I was). After I was married and had children of my own, she kept them in beautifully made outfits out of her scraps. She was a talented piano and organ player, gardener, confidant, Christian example and a great cook. I have her 1939 “Household Searchlight Cookbook”, so will pick a recipe from the back and share with you. These recipes are from the war era when rationing and coupons were n .....
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Birth Announcements - Mark James Yonts

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Serenity proudly announces the birth of her baby brother! Mark James was born on June 13, 2014 to John and Danielle Yonts of Preston, Minn. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are James Yonts of Rushford, Minn; ..... 
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Birth Announcements - Jack Carl Steven Holger

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Jon and Sara Holger of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jack Carl Steven, born on June 10, 2014. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Carl and Sue Holger of Rushford, Minn.; Steve O ..... 
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Seven EMTs added to Mabel Ambulance

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on June 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. All council members were present. The city had accepted sealed bids for the 2004 Chevy Impala police car that is no longer being used by the police department. The bids were opened at the coun ..... 
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There was spirit in Harmony on July 4

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

The colors of red, white, and blue poured into the town of Harmony, Minn. during this year’s long Independence Day weekend. With July 4 falling on a Friday, many people enjoyed a three day weekend to take in all of the festivities the town had to ..... 
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County Board recognizes probation/parole week

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Alex Bunger, Support Services Unit Supervisor with DFO Community Corrections, reviewed the proclamation in recognition of Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week (July 13-July 19) at the board’s July 8 meeting. DFO (Dodge-Fillmore-Olmst ..... 
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Fountain City Council discusses sinkhole

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

Fountain resident Jason Sethre attended the July city council meeting held on July 3, 2014 to request assistance in dealing with an ongoing sinkhole problem on his property. According to Sethre this is the third sinkhole that has developed on the p ..... 
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9. The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the city council meeting in May and a pub ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 7.14.14

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Chatfield Police Department Hashi Iman Abdi, 43, Postville, Iowa; 5/25/2014, Speeding - 39/30; Fees $130. Robert Demetrius Romell Andrews, 24, Austin, Minn.; 5/5/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $289. Jason Everett Ba ..... 
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