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Marie A. Barth


Mon, May 8th, 2000
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Marie A. Barth, 92, of Chatfield, died Friday, April 28, 2000 at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.

She was born October 4, 1907, in Columbus, WI, and graduated in 1925 from Spring Valley High School. On June 5, 1929, she married Russell Barth in Spring Valley. She also lived in Stewartville for six years, and moved to the Chatfield area in 1940. She worked at Wedding World in Rochester and in the laundry at Chosen Valley Care Center.

Survivors include her daughters, Sister Joy Barth of Rochester and Shirley (Mrs. Roy) Finn of Chatfield; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Alice (Mrs. John) Scanlan of Eyota. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, and one brother.

The funeral for Marie A. Barth was held Monday, May 1, 2000 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dan Derek officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

Max Terry Johnson

Mon, May 8th, 2000
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Max Terry Johnson, 50, of Rushford, died Sunday, April 30, 2000 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel.

He was born February 13, 1950, in Rushford, grew up there and was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church.

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Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Mon, May 1st, 2000
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We meet at the peanut butter log near my front door. We look into each other's eyes, mine as big as his head, his as big as the head of a pin.

It's April 1, 1999 and the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has returned, announcing his arrival by drummin ..... 
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County buys Caterpillar after tortoise start

Mon, May 1st, 2000
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The Fillmore County Board worked well into the noon hour at last Tuesday’s meeting, making decisions on a number of unfinished business items. Although only three commissioners were present at the beginning of the meeting, it appeared that things wer ..... 
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Opera comes to Holt Township

Mon, May 1st, 2000
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David and Lori Bakke and their three sons are not opera buffs. But that won’t stop them from hosting a production of Aaron Copland’s opera The Tender Land on their Lanesboro, MN farm this summer. On June 11, the Bakkes will welcome as many as 2,000 p ..... 
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Lanesboro: Scenic gem of the valley

Mon, May 1st, 2000
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Time Capsule 2000By Mike McGrath

Editor’s note: This is the second in a Journal series of area city profiles.

In the early days of pioneer settlement of this region, the railroad was the king of transportation. Where the r ..... 
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Sport fishing

Mon, May 1st, 2000
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For most people few outdoor activities seem more ecologically benign than good old-fashioned recreational fishing. While the baited hooks, trolled lures and slowly drifting flies of lazy days spent angling certainly do appear relatively innocuous, ap ..... 
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Dear Stephen King

Mon, May 1st, 2000
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I have to admit that over the years I haven’t paid much attention to you or the hundreds of books that you’ve written. I’m not a big horror fan and neither is my wife. She’s such a wimp, in fact, that she suffered nightmares after watching that sappy ..... 
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Trout

Mon, May 1st, 2000
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About a year after we were married, I took my wife out trout fishing for the second time in her life. Fishing in the Whitewater River late in the evening, she hooked the largest brown trout I had ever seen. It was twenty-two inches long and weighed o ..... 
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