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Harmony couple visit son stationed on the USS NIMITZ


Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and the moral courage of free men and women. ~Ronald Reagan

When Bob and Kathy Boice of rural Harmony had the chance to participate in a "Tiger Cruise", placing them on the USS NIMITZ with their son, Brian, a Navy Lieutenant pilot, their first impression of the experience was one of total amazement. The word, "huge" didn’t begin to describe the carrier, whose flight deck area spans about 4.5 acres."It was an incredible time,” reflected Bob as they rifled through pictures they’d taken during the cruise. Pictures that tried to convey the sheer magnitude of the carrier that reaches 18 stories high from the keel (the lowest lengthwise member of the framework of the vessel) to the top of the mast. The Navy phrase, "keep your head on a swivel,” (always look where you are going) was deemed especially important as the couple toured the 1,092 feet long by 252 feet wide carrier that houses the 17 different departments that combine to operate the vessel.Following deployment, the carrier docked in Hawaii and that’s where Bob and Kathy caught up with their son. He met them at the airport in Honolulu on Tuesday, October 28. The family stayed at a hotel on Waikiki Beach until that Thursday evening when they boarded the NIMITZ. Brian was a "sponsor" and had to be with his parents when they boarded. The carrier left Pearl Harbor the next day at 11:00 a.m. Bob and Kathy remained on the carrier until Wednesday, November 5th, when they docked in San Diego. Surprisingly, the trip would never of happened if it wasn’t for a coupon in a newspaper many years ago that offered a free flying lesson. Free flying lessonBrian graduated from Harmony High School in 1989 and that fall started college in Concordia Moorhead. While reading a local newspaper, a coupon for a free flying lesson caught his attention. That one-time experience hooked him completely. "It’s just one of those things, you know you like right away," Lt. Boice during a phone interview. Boice was hooked on flying. By the end of his freshman year, the young student had received his flying license. Because Concordia didn’t offer any aviation classes, Boice transferred to Mankato State. Besides majoring in geography and business, the ambitiou .....
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Testimony given in county zoning suit

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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CHATFIELD - Fillmore County District Judge Robert Benson heard testimony in a suit brought by Fillmore County against Eli and Mattie Slabaugh of Canton Township on Wednesday. At the center of the dispute is the site location of a house the Slabaugh’s ..... 
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Moose trial scheduled for March in Preston

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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Floyd Moose, 40, of Chat-field appeared in Fillmore County District Court on Monday for a pre-trial hearing. Moose is charged with 11 felony counts, including attempted murder, arson and several counts of kidnapping related to an incident on March 23 ..... 
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Harmony City Council Report: Rewriting city ordinances strikes a nerve

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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The task of rewriting Harmony’s ordinances in order to bring them up to League of Minnesota Cities standards challenged city council members on Tuesday as they reviewed the first chapter of the ordinances. City Administrator Jerome Illg pointed out t ..... 
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Area grocer gives shoppers' choice

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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When Spring Valley businessman Don Lanning opened his IGA grocery store on Spring Valley's north side in 1987, customers were treated to many conveniences and amenities not found in the small community. In just a few weeks, customers will be treated ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Dec 12th, 2003
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Felony Charges

Wayne Selmer Grant, 43, of Harmony, has been charged with child neglect endangerment, malicious punishment of a child, and domestic assault related to an incident on November 3. According to the criminal complaint ..... 
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Home for the Holidays

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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"Driving around in the city, the kids seem real upbeat. They’ve got no shoes and ragged clothes but they’re still smilin’. If they can persevere, anyone can do it."   Specialist E 4 Tim Bisek,   NaJaf ..... 
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Fabian orders city of Preston to issue building permit to Mausts

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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On Wednesday, December 3, Houston County District Court Judge James Fabian ruled that the city of Preston must issue a building permit to Robert and Elaine Maust. The Mausts are the developers proposing to build the Heartland Energy & Recycling plant ..... 
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Judge Wieners hears arguments in MPCA suit

Fri, Dec 5th, 2003
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ROCHESTER - Judge Joseph Wieners listened to more than two hours of arguments from attorneys on Tuesday in a suit brought against the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency by an environmental group. Orig-inally scheduled for courtroom #6, the hearing ha ..... 
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