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Quilters join together to raise money for Habitat for Humanity


Fri, Oct 22nd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

RUSHFORD, Minn. - In an amazing display of friendship and support, the people of Rushford and Fillmore County are raising funds for Habitat for Humanity in a very unique way. Funds from this project will help with the completion of the Habitat for Humanity twin home in Rushford. When it is complete, it will provide two homes for ten people. Each of the two families will receive one of the hand quilted gifts that will serve to remind them of the hundreds of people who have shown their support for this project.

Community members are being asked to sign a quilt square and make a donation to Habitat to help construct the homes in Rushford. Signatures will be embroidered onto the squares and then made into quilts which will be given to each family at the time of the dedication of their home. Besides raising much needed money, the quilts will be symbols to the families of the involvement, care and support of their communities.

The first quilt will be presented to Chad and Annie Bybee and their children -- Lenora, Robert, and Uriah at the dedication of their home in mid December.

The second quilt will go to the Nick Corcoran/Danielle Dailey family sometime in the spring of 2011 after the second side of the duplex is completed. The couple also has three children - Brennan, Dominick, and Destiny.

Martha Larson explained, "Some people are going to give $1, some might give $100 like the check I got today. We don't care how much people give; we just want to make people from our communities feel like they have been involved in the process of supporting these two families."

Many members of area communities have come forward with donations of fabrics and embroidery thread for the quilts as well as donations of many hours of time cutting, piecing and embroidering squares and collecting cash contributions for the project. The assembly of the quilt and the actual quilting are still to come. Geri Schlueter has been the primary organizer for the construction of the quilt. Gail Hoiness came up with the original idea and she continues to handle the details of managing the project. Representatives of many churches in the area have been extensively involved in the process. Next steps will be to assemble the quilts, and then have a "traveling quilts" blitz schedule where we go around the area at set dates and times to gather many more signatures from individuals as well as groups in the communities, then the final embroidery and finally qui .....
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POET GM visits D.C.

Mon, Oct 11th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

As political candidates debate a range of subjects that could make or break their chances of earning a vote on election day, General Manager of POET Biorefining, Rich Eichstadt, traveled to Washington D.C. for the duration of September 13-15 to meet ..... 
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Zenke to serve as NAMIC board officer

Tue, Sep 28th, 2010
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Jerry Zenke, PFMM, was named vice chairman of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) board during the association's 115th Annual Convention held earlier this month. Zenke serves as the general manager/treasure ..... 
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Arlin Falck Foundation now accepting applications for grants

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Notice is hereby given that the Arlin Falck Foundation will accept applications for grants for community development, community promotions, community education, and similar matters. The grants shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Fillmore ..... 
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What is OWLS?

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

OWLS = Older Workers Leading Success.



Who is an OWL?

OWLS'S are the 45 years old and older adults in our area workforce with a wealth of skills and knowledge to transfer to our area work force. An OWL is also an older worker t ..... 
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Touch of Nature

Fri, Sep 3rd, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

In the midst of all the reports of foreclosures, rising unemployment, and threats of a double dip recession, it is refreshing to see someone with the courage to step out and undertake a new business venture here in Fillmore County. Many of you may h ..... 
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Lanesboro graduate named to PRWeek's 2010 '40 under 40' list

Fri, Aug 27th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

MINNEAPOLIS, August 4, 2010 - Weber Shandwick today announced that Brooke Worden was named to PRWeek's 2010 "40 Under 40" list profiling professionals, nominated by colleagues, who have made significant contributions to their agencies, clients and o ..... 
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TEC CREWS WORKING TO RESTORE POWER

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Business Announcements

Rushford, MN (8 am August 13, 2010) - Storms rolling through southeastern Minnesota this morning are causing a number of power outages to members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TEC). Line crews have been on the scene since 6:30 a.m. repairing st ..... 
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Historic Bluff Country celebrates 25 years

Fri, Aug 6th, 2010
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Southeast Minnesota Historic Bluff Country Regional Convention & Visitor's Bureau is Celebrating 25 years and you're invited!

Join Historic Bluff Country for a day of celebration and memories on Monday, August 23, 2010, at the Old Barn Resor ..... 
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