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A Jordan Town Hall celebration


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

The Jordan Township Hall was built in 1877. The building was constructed out of local limestone by mason Thomas Ferguson. The stone has stood the test of time until now. A front corner has fallen and it needs repair. A Town Hall Restoration committee has started to help in the awareness of preserving the building and heritage. A joint effort with the Minnesota Historical Society Legacy Grant application has been started. This grant will verify the historical significance of it. An application for the National Register nomination is underway. The building has value to the area and for upcoming generations if it can be preserved properly.

The main focus for this year is the stone work to stabilize the building. Feature projects will be preserving the windows, flooring and interior renovation. The committee is looking at options for fundraising to help with the awareness and construction costs. An Evening at the “Stone Barn” is planned for July 19 from 6-10 p.m. to help offset the cost. Gary and Deb Anderson will be hosting the event at 32501 171st Ave. in Chatfield. Please help to preserve this wonderful, historical building so everyone can enjoy it.

This event features music provided by RavensFire and the Whole Hog Music Revue. The band, RavensFire will be playing Irish and Folk, sea shanties, original tunes and songs. They offer a lively and fun collection of music from all around the world, some old, some new, simple, yet complex, all guaranteed to get your toes tapping. The Whole Hog Musical Revue will be playing old time music in the tradition of dancing in homes, for house parties, and barn dances through generations. Hoedowns, waltzes, polkas, schottisches, plus polkas, ganglats, jigs and other tunes reflect the name Whole Hog. A night to enjoy be listening and dancing!



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There was spirit in Harmony on July 4

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

The colors of red, white, and blue poured into the town of Harmony, Minn. during this year’s long Independence Day weekend. With July 4 falling on a Friday, many people enjoyed a three day weekend to take in all of the festivities the town had to ..... 
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New owners at The Gateway in Wykoff

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Features

After years of dreaming of opening their own restaurant, sisters Kelly Hansen and Cheyanne Baker have become the new owners of The Gateway in Wykoff, Minn. The business had been owned for 22 years by Darla Heusinkveld and the sisters finally came to ..... 
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POET team members share experiences from Kenya

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This summer a group of POET team members traveled to Kenya, Africa to help build a dorm for the Traveller’s Oasis Girls School. Michele Anderson, Quality Manager at POET Biorefining, Preston and a resident of Saint Charles participated in this mis ..... 
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Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration and soldier grave rededication to be held in Houston

By Angie Rodenburg

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All Features

On Saturday, July 12, a Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration and soldier grave rededication will be held at Silver Creek Cemetery in Houston at 10:30 a.m. The service will commemorate the Battle of Tupelo in Mississippi that was fought on July 1 ..... 
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A successful Dairy Night on the Farm 2014

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

A perfect summer evening brought a large crowd to Blue Valley Holsteins for this year’s Dairy Night on the Farm hosted by Bruce and Tracy Wingert along with their son Matt and daughter Loni. Blue Valley Holsteins is a third generation farm locate ..... 
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Father’s Day fun at Lanesboro’s Art in the Park

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Father’s Day in this area of Minnesota is also synonymous with another important date on the calendar which is Lanesboro’s Art in the Park event. For those who may have a difficult time finding dad that gift that you thought he may actually use ..... 
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“Officer Joe”, Harmony native, named South Dakota School Resource Officer of the Year

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

“It has been a pleasure to work with Officer Joe in Brookings,” says Mickelson Middle School Principal Melinda Jensen, one of the administrators responsible for a nomination for the School Resource Officer of the Year award. “Officer Joe adds ..... 
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Preston Dairy and Farm Association breaks ground on expansion

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Groundbreaking on the Preston Dairy and Farm expansion outside of Preston took place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 with Preston Area Chamber of Commerce members, Preston Mayor Curt Reicks, Preston Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Wangen and EDA Direct ..... 
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