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Operation Round Up grants $3,000 to local causes


Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Rushford, MN - Tri-County Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 1 and elected to donate $3,000 to the following worthy organizations:

•$1,000, Local Food Shelves, to help purchase food for residents in need. The amount is divided equally between 10 food shelves (Caledonia, Hokah, Houston, Mabel, Preston, Rushford, St. Charles, Spring Valley, Winona and Wykoff).

•$350, Bundles of Love, Chatfield, Minn., to help purchase supplies for diaper bag bundles which are given to needy families in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties.

•$300, Rushford-Peterson Community Education, to help purchase items for starting a STEM Lego Camp.

•$300, Harmony Community Healthcare, to help purchase an emergency generator.

•$300, Red Cross – Fillmore and Winona Counties, to support disaster services.

•$300, Camp Winnebago, Caledonia, Minn., to help purchase a water heater or water softener.

•$300, National Child Safety Council, to help purchase educational safety materials for local police departments to use in Fillmore County public schools.

•$150, Rushford-Peterson Girl Scout Troop 40301, to support the community bike rack project.

Operation Round Up is funded by donations made by members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 1,200 members currently participate with the average of $6 a year per member. It truly shows that small change can make a difference. To learn more about Operation Round Up visit www.tec.coop.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties in Minnesota and Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. It provides electricity to more than 12,800 services in the area. TEC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

Earth Day Event Planned at historic Lenora Church

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Canton Arts & Culture

Tired of winter? Ready for spring? There will be a celebration of New Life in conjunction with Earth Day on April 21st at 3:00p.m. at the historic Lenora United Methodist Church located in the small Fillmore County Village of Lenora. This will ..... 
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Jewelry Designer Liz Bucheit Receives “Dazzle Diva” Award at the Women’s Jewelry Association Spring Gala Event in New York City

Thu, Mar 21st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Jewelry designer and goldsmith Liz Bucheit of Lanesboro, MN was awarded first place in the Bridal Wear Category of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s “Dazzle Diva” Design Competition. Bucheit received her award at the Women’s Jewelry Associ ..... 
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Shakespeare Festival Production Honored

Wed, Mar 20th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Great River Shakespeare Festival-originated production of The Comedy of Errors was honored with three St. Louis Critics Circle Awards at a gathering Monday evening, March 18. The production featured a New Orleans at Mardi Gras, circa 1936, setti ..... 
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Grant application for Eagle Cliff Trail Spur

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Whalan Arts & Culture

By Karen Reisner The owners of Eagle Cliff Campground had requested that Fillmore County be the sponsor for a grant application to the Minnesota DNR to finance a bicycle trail in the Hwy 16 right of way near Whalan. At the board’s March 12 meeti ..... 
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A View From The Woods

By Loni Kemp

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

Back to Gardening: Pruning in the Snow Winter has a hard hold on Fillmore County in mid-March. Astounding snowfalls were followed by blue crystalline skies with forests bearing mounds of white fluff. The quality of light with daylight savings time ..... 
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Announcing call for entries for “Rural Americans” exhibit to be held at Lanesboro Art Center

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, MN - The Lanesboro Arts Center would like to invite artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming “Rural Americans” exhibit, a juried group show about people and communities in rural America. The exhibit will run Jun ..... 
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Harmony area dancers competed at the Just For Kix United We Dance Competition

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On March 9, 2013 the Middle Kix Just For Kix Team competed in the United We Dance Competition in Waverly, IA at Wartburg College.  The team performed to the song Rumor Has It. Middle Kix competed in the Kick division. The team was awarded FIRST ..... 
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Learn Chip Carving at Vesterheim Museum

Thu, Mar 14th, 2013
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Looking for a traditional Norwegian craft that’s easy to master and requires only one basic tool? Local artist Ellen Macdonald is teaching “Introduction to Chip Carving” beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, April 12, and mee ..... 
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