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State Fair summary


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in All Features

Andrew Gathje (middle) of Chatfield, Minn., ran for poultry prince and was chosen for the top three. The coronation took place in the poultry barn at the state fair on sunday, August 24. Andrew placed 2nd in the Poultry Royalty contest!

By Megan Hopp

The 4-H livestock week at the Minnesota State Fair started on Thursday August 21st and ended the 24th!

Thursday was the day that the 2014 Minnestota State Fair opened up for the public! All of the animals and 4-Hers arrived on Wednesday, August 20th. The animals are all comfortably settled in as well as the 4-Hers! “This week holds much excitment for us 4-H members as we look forward to the upcoming shows,” says pig shower Noah Fenske. The poultry show is taking place this afternoon and everyone is hoping for a good outcome! Wish Fillmore County 4-H good luck for the upcoming week at the Great Minnesota Get-Together!

Friday was a busy day for Fillmore Country at the Minnesota State Fair! In the morning, there was the pig show, beef show and goat show. That afternoon held the sheep show and the market rabbit show! Many kids also did their livestock interviews Thursday and Friday and Fillmore County was very successful in those! Great job these past few days!

On Saturday, there was the dairy show, rabbit show, and sheep showmanship! We are wrapping up the 4-H livestock week! Sunday all of the 4-Hers will leave the fair and go home. Fillmore County was very successful this week and everyone did a great job, especially the first years that have never been to the state fair before!

Sunday was the last day of the 4-H encampment. All of the market animals are being loaded onto the trailer and those taken from farms will return safe and sound later this evening. The 4-Hers are sad that the week is over, but are glad to be going back home because it has been a busy week!

Fillmore County did very will in everything that they participated in. Thank you to everyone who supported them and helped them throughout the week. Congratulations to everyone that participated!

Results from the week at State Fair are written below!

Poultry show Results

•Jessica Fenske, reserve champion, Turkeys

•Alyssa Gathje, blue ribbon, Market Pen Chickens

•Andrew Gathje, blue ribbon, Market Pen Chickens

•Bennett Gathje, red ribbon, Breeding Pen Chickens

•Kaci Goldsmith, purple ribbon, Bantam Breeding Pen Chickens

•Josef Pettit, reserve champion, Pigeons

Beef Show Results

•Hunter Aggen, purple ribbon, Junior Yearling Cow

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Motor in to Preston Service Plus

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Craig Bond and Justin Jones, new owners of Preston Service Plus, located in Preston, Minn., are getting settled into owning and running their business since taking over July 14, 2014. Both men were employees of Preston Service Plus under previou ..... 
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New facility for Preston industry BCM

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As you drive into Preston from the north on Highway 52, you have probably noticed a site being graded at the new North Industrial Park. Soon an 11,500 square foot facility will be erected for the new home of Bluff Country Manufacturing, Inc. (BCM). ..... 
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Working like a dog (or cat)

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Features

While most of us go to work each day and make the best of it there are several businesses in the area which get a little help from some furry friends. Just as having pets to come home to is comforting and meaningful the same can be said for having ..... 
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Milwaukee Road Caboose No. 02095 dedicated to Preston exhibit

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Members of the Preston Historical Society, Bob Storozuk who is the President of the Milwaukee Road Historical Society, Representative Greg Davids and the public gathered at the site of the historic Milwaukee Elevator on August 16 to welcome the addi ..... 
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A lifelong investment in Lanesboro

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Michael Hayner Lanesboro, Minn. is known for many things. Lanesboro has an abundance of clear trout streams, bike paths, beautiful bluffs, and more countryside to explore than many other places.These attractions bring tourists from around the na ..... 
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Canton was right on with Day Off

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Canton Features

The city of Canton, Minn. celebrated its 135th Day Off celebration with hundreds of residents and visitors enjoying three days of summertime fun August 15 - 17, 2014. A softball tournament got the weekend started Friday and continued through Sunda ..... 
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Ag Days fields fun for all

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Features

The annual Ag Days celebration took place August 12-17, 2014 in Spring Valley, Minn. with activities taking place from Tuesday through Sunday all around town. Spring Valley Senior Living’s Cutest Pet Contest got the ball rolling on Tuesday and t ..... 
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Lantern tours available at Niagara Cave

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minn. has begun offering lantern tours of the cave each Saturday evening through Labor Day to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the cave opening to the public for tours. Mark Bishop, owner of Niagara Cave, stated, “The ..... 
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