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One Moment, Please... Boots & Badges - submission deadline


Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

Behind the scenes of the Fillmore County Journal, our staff is always working diligently on something pretty special.

About two months ago, we finished up our 30th edition of the Visit Bluff Country Magazine. This 144 page magazine -- our biggest ever -- takes a lot of coordination, energy and creative minds to present the finished product. And, this year we increased our press run from 30,000 to 35,000 quantity, along with adding more distribution points in over 20 communities in a four state area. It’s an enormous project, and I’m proud of our team for making it bigger and better every year. We literally have tourists requesting copies of our magazine from all over the nation, which amazes me. But, this is also a clear indication of how special The Driftless Area (a.k.a. Historic Bluff Country) is to visitors.

Upon completion of that massive project, we began to dedicate more of our resources toward Boots & Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans. We are holding weekly internal meetings to make sure we are communicating on all aspects of the project. Publishing a book of this nature is not something that happens overnight. We need to collaborate in all regards. We are fortunate to have an outstanding Project Coordinator, Ellen Whalen, who has been intrumental in keeping this project organized and on task. There will be many decisions to be made regarding what appears on every single page of the book, and our team is excited and anxious about how this will all come together.

At this time, we feel it is most important to promote content submissions for Boots & Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans, because our deadline is June 30, 2015.

Effective July 1, 2015, our team -- under the direction of Creative Director Jana Olson -- will begin to assemble the book one page at a time.

So, it is absolutely critical that we let as many people know about this deadline as possible. And, this is where we need your help.

If you know a veteran in Fillmore County, ask them if they are going to be included in the Boots & Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans book.

We have found that we have many submissions dating back to the War of 1812, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. But, we don’t have as many submissions for veterans who have served in more recent years. So, please let them know that their involvement in this book is important. This book is .....
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One Moment, Please... Let the festivities begin

Mon, May 11th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

In today’s paper, you’ll notice several pages dedicated to the promotion of Preston’s Trout Days, Rushford’s ExpoCulinaria and Whalan’s Stand Still Parade. This is an exciting time of year, because it gives each of these communities a ..... 
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STANDING GUARD: Patriots among us part 3

By Jeff Erding

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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Dale Wondrasch, Korea, US Army 1953-55 The source of some details and descriptions is “This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War” by T.R. Fehrenbach No one in their right mind wanted to be in Korea, North or South, in ..... 
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Prejudice and hate. Do these words describe Christians?

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, May 11th, 2015
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Let’s go to the source of our Christian faith to answer that question. Jesus said, “A new command I give you; Love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another.” Did you notice that Jesus uses the word “must”? Does th ..... 
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Job creation

Mon, May 4th, 2015
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National job creation numbers were flat in March and Minnesota’s numbers are tracking similarly. Obviously, job growth follows business growth. Through our various lending and other programs, Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) plays a ..... 
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The dangerous ideology of the extreme right

By Herb Panko

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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One of the greatest threats at present to our democracy and our way of life is national and global right wing extremism. This ideology expresses itself as ultra extremism in the Middle East with the Isis beheadings of those who hold opposing belief ..... 
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For the media, traditional values still matter

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They’re not what you might think, however. Far from considering journalists to be irritating pains ..... 
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Making local foods matter

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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Recently Target Corp. announced the expansion of its Made to Matter program, an initiative that highlights exclusive “better-for-you products” from mostly up-and-coming brands. The program is part of Target’s plan to boost its reputation as a ..... 
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Through a small window

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Apr 27th, 2015
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Politics have always been driven by our perception of reality which evolves from our personal experience. We all see the world through the relatively small window of our own experience. It is not easy to keep an “open mind” and to be tolerant o ..... 
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