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Habitat for Humanity is coming to Chatfield


Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Business Announcements

A steering committee has been formed in Chatfield, Minn., to bring Habitat for Humanity to our community. Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, grass-roots, ecumenical Christian ministry. Its mission is to eliminate sub-standard housing and homelessness by partnering with community members to build simple, decent houses. Habitat uses volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials to build affordable homes with financially eligible partner families, and then sells the homes to those families using no-interest loans. The new homeowners’ monthly payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that finances houses for more families.

Habitat has been doing this work worldwide since 1976. In 1994, Habitat for Humanity Winona County was formed. In 2009 it built its first home in Fillmore County, and in 2010 officially expanded its service area to become Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties. The organization has built 48 homes through 2013. Chatfield’s new Habitat committee will operate as a part of Habitat Winona-Fillmore. We are thankful to Chatfield Lutheran for initiating this venture, but our goal is make this a truly community-wide effort.

Habitat in Chatfield will likely begin on a modest scale, with Habitat’s “A Brush with Kindness” program. A Brush with Kindness helps low and moderate income homeowners accomplish exterior home improvements and repairs--for example, painting, roofing, windows, wheel-chair ramps, and similar projects--that homeowners would not otherwise be able to do. The program is not free: That is not the idea with any of Habitat’s work. The homeowner is requested to make a down payment for materials, and the balance is financed with a no-interest loan. But for many families and individuals, including senior citizens, A Brush with Kindness has provided a practical means of restoring the habitability of deteriorating housing. Eligibility is based on level of need and ability to repay the loan. Neither race nor religion is considered. The program is for homeowners--rental properties are not eligible.

To be successful in Chatfield, Habitat will need donations of money, labor and materials. If you would like more information about Habitat for Humanity, go to the website at www.habitatwinona.org. For further information about how you can help Habitat start up in Chatfield, contact Julie Young, (507) .....
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Red Cross Provides Services after Car Goes through Ice

Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, MN, January 5, 2014— American Red Cross volunteers were at the scene of a fatal accident on Sunday morning, providing needed services to rescue workers. The Winona Dive and Rescue team was called out on Sunday morning to the Mississippi Riv ..... 
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Merchants Bank banker appointed to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on beginning farmers and ranchers

Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Posted in All Business Announcements

ST. CHARLES, Minn. - Tim Gossman, Vice President and business and ag lender at Merchants Bank in St. Charles has been appointed to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s (USDA) Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. Gossman, who far ..... 
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Fillmore County Physical Therapy Ribbon Cutting

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Dec 27th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Preston Chamber of Commerce members and City Administrator Joe Hoffman welcome Lisa Stensrud and her technician Kristina Ruud with a ribbon cutting at the Fillmore County Physical Therapy open house on December 12, 2013. Pictured from left to right a ..... 
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Area food shelves receive money from “Swipe Out Hunger”

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with more than 1,700 votes cast to benefit area food shelves. Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used ..... 
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Semcac Center - comprehensive services at one location

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

Semcac Clinic has been offering family planning services to the community at 76 West 3rd Street in Winona for several years. Due to the fire in Winona earlier this fall, the staff of the Semcac Outreach & Emergency Services joined the staff at the c ..... 
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James Wendel to join Pioneer Sales Rep Agency Team

Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Posted in All Business Announcements

It is my pleasure to announce that as of December 18, 2013, James Wendel will join the Pioneer Sales Rep Agency Team as your local sales representative promoting Pioneer® brand products in the Harmony, Canton, and Mabel, Minn. areas. James will pro ..... 
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Preston Emergency Service receives grant from AgStar Fund for Rural America

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

MANKATO, Minn. – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Preston Emergency Service through its annual Emergency Response Equipment (EMS) Grant Program. Pres ..... 
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Salvation Army Match

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Preston Business Announcements

Help the Salvation Army bell ringing receive up to a $1000 match! Bell Ringing in Preston will be on Friday, December 20 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. this year if you contribute your donation on that day in Preston every dollar that you donate will be ma ..... 
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