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Children’s polka musician to perform at the Preston Public Library


Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in Preston Features

Nationally known accordion player and children’s polka musician Mike Schneider (a.k.a. Uncle Mike) from Milwaukee, Wisc. will be performing his Pint Size Polkas program on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Preston Public Library starting at 2 p.m.

Schneider began performing professionally in 1996. In 2008 at his wife’s suggestion, he began his Pint Size Polkas venture as Uncle Mike with the release of his groundbreaking Pint Size Polkas Volume One CD. Since that time, he has brought a little bit of culture, education, and a whole lot of fun to children and their families across the United States with his Pint Size Polkas program. Uncle Mike educates on concepts like the alphabet, numbers, occupations, personal hygiene, relationships, and foreign language through the happy sounds of polka music. The multimedia portions of his program educate on topics like geography, history, math and how to dance the polka. Audience participation is encouraged through numerous sing-along and volunteer opportunities, including the “Chicken Dance”.

Find out why New York Public Library senior children’s librarian Warren Truitt says “You want happy? You got it! Tons of fun for young and old!”, by attending Uncle Mike’s Pint Size Polkas program at Preston Public Library on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 2 p.m. More information about Pint Size Polkas is available at www.pintsizepolkas.com.

Mike Schneider may be contacted directly about Pint Size Polkas at HYPERLINK “mailto:mike@pintsizepolkas.com” mike@pintsizepolkas.com or (414) 431-4683. More information about the Preston Public Library is available at http://preston.lib.mn.us/.



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Salvation Army expands services to Fillmore County

Mon, Jun 29th, 2015
Posted in All Features

Many area residents may not be aware that in April of 2015 the board of the Salvation Army approved expanding services to aid residents in Fillmore County and several other counties. Jessica Schultz, REACH/Pharmacy Coordinator for the Salvation ..... 
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Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

2015 marks the 16th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators, Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen, are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the eight contestants. This year’s contestants are L ..... 
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Root River Trail Towns received 501(c)(3) non-profit status on April 22

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Features

A Root River Trail Towns organization was first organized in the early 1990’s as a means for the towns on the MN DNR Root River Trail to collaboratively promote use of the Root River Trail and the local communities. Early activities included the a ..... 
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Lanesboro - small business celebration

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce Director of Tourism Eric Leitzen welcomed ten new business owners to Lanesboro at a mass ribbon cutting ceremony on Coffee Street on June 9, 2015. After introductory remarks from Mayor Robin Krom, each new busine ..... 
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93rd annual MPPOA (Minnesota Peace and Police Officers Association) Conference

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Features

By Sheriff Tom Kaase Deputy Jesse Grabau (along with his wife Samantha and their two sons), dispatcher Samantha Keasling, and I (along with my wife Dorle) attended this conference this past weekend. It was a very good, busy, and informative confere ..... 
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Boots and Badges: the home stretch

Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Posted in All Features

By Ellen Whalen As we are into the last couple of weeks of the collection period for the Boots and Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans book, we continue to be impressed by the amount of items offered to us. At this point, we have well over 36 ..... 
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Why not precision conservation?

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in All Features

(Reprinted by permission from the author, Jim Gulliford, Soil and Water Conservation Society) Farmers are using more and more sophisticated tools to refine and improve their crop management decisions, and to evaluate both yield and economic result ..... 
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Local electric cooperatives receive regulatory approval to acquire Alliant Energy’s electric service territory in southern Minnesota

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Features

RUSHFORD, MN (May 1, 2015) – Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC) received state regulatory approval to acquire Alliant Energy’s Minnesota electric service territory in a verbal decision on Thursday, April 30, 2015, by the Minnesota Publ ..... 
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