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Sweet home Minnesota


Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

Greetings and salutations from Hokah!

Yes, that’s right: after two years of struggling and trying to persuade Sarah to move, we closed on a house in Hokah less than a week after the birth of our darling baby girl. After a housing deal fell through all the way back in 2012, we found ourselves stranded in La Crosse for two years as we tried everything we could to get back into a better state. It may have cost us a good chunk of our savings, but you’ll never get anywhere if you don’t take risks, right?

It’s great to be back in Minnesota: I was a two-time All-State Choir member here, I was a Boys State Commissioner here, and I was the captain of my high school’s first (and, as far as I know, only) state-qualifying Knowledge Bowl team. Heck, those of you with long enough memories might remember when I wrote for this here paper back in high school. I even found time in there to letter six times in football and baseball, and get myself named “Most Likely to Succeed” in my high school yearbook. So far, that last one has proven a bit frustrating but, for those who went to high school with me, knowing that I have a wife and child might be surprising enough. I know there are days when my wife would agree, but when I look at where we’re sitting, and when I look at my little girl’s bright blue eyes, I sure feel like a success, I can tell you that.

So thank you, Minnesota, for all you’ve done in my past and all you’ll do for me in the future. It’s great to have a home here for too many reasons to count. I may have been born in Wisconsin, but I can’t think of any better place to raise my family than on this side of the river. I apologize for the brevity of this column, but my life is now pretty busy, full of diapers and feedings along with work, and to top it all off I’m working on moving into a brand new house. If you know a Leitzen, you’ll know we can never do anything easy.

Here’s to a great 2015 in Minnesota! My only regret is that I never saw a game in the Metrodome.

Fillmore County residents are lottery winners

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Commentary

Jeffrey Leibold of Spring Valley won $25,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Storm scratch game. Leibold claimed the prize on Jan. 2, 2015. The winning ticket was purchased at Sunshine Foods, 501 N. Park Drive in Spring Valley. Eileen Schansberg o ..... 
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Fillmore County residents are lottery winners

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Commentary

Jeffrey Leibold of Spring Valley won $25,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Storm scratch game. Leibold claimed the prize on Jan. 2, 2015. The winning ticket was purchased at Sunshine Foods, 501 N. Park Drive in Spring Valley. Eileen Schansberg o ..... 
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Correction - Jan. 12 Fillmore County Journal article titled “Kaase begins new chapter”

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

In the Jan. 12 Fillmore County Journal article titled “Kaase begins new chapter”, there was a list of all Sheriffs that had served Fillmore County. On that list, Carl Fan was recognized for his service from 1967 to 1968. His dates of service ..... 
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Unbelievers and their faith

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

It is remarkable how many things there are advertised and available to supposedly increase our lifespan and to make us thinner, happier, and have a better quality of life ad infinitum. Like most people my age, I take a few things that are supposed ..... 
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Rebuttal to Herb Panko’s guest commentary

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

I wish to express my appreciation for the commentary submitted by Herb Panko in the 12/29/31 FCJ. With his typical personal attacks and predictable references to the decades old accomplishments of his chosen party, Mr. Panko could save his origi ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Take an interest in your history

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

With the recent retirement of Sheriff Jensen, and the introduction of Sheriff Kaase into his new role with Fillmore County, I was curious how many Sheriffs had served this great county. So, I contacted Debra Richardson, the Executive Director of ..... 
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The energy boom in America: Who gets the credit?

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

“Great Depression” of the 1930’s. These years have been terribly painful for millions of Americans, and according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, the recovery has been slower and more anemic by far than the average of the ..... 
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The energy boom in America: Who gets the credit?

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in All Commentary

“Great Depression” of the 1930’s. These years have been terribly painful for millions of Americans, and according to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service, the recovery has been slower and more anemic by far than the average of the ..... 
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