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One vehicle accident claims life, sends another to hospital


Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Features

A Holmen, Wisc. woman was killed in a one vehicle accident on the evening of Saturday, December 20, 2014, in Fillmore County.

Laura Finseth Scott, age 27, died when the vehicle she was a passenger in rolled over on Fillmore County Road 11 in Pilot Mound Township at about 7:20 p.m.

According to Fillmore County sheriff Daryl Jensen, the northbound vehicle went off the road and rolled over in the ditch. Jensen said the car was driven by Hunter Scott, 28, also of Holmen. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester by Chatfield Ambulance.

Jensen said that there were reports that the roads were icy in the area where the accident occurred.

The accident remains under investigation by the Fillmore County sheriff’s office and the Minnesota State Patrol. Fountain Fire Department also assisted at the scene.



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Correction

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in All Features

In the December 15 issue of the Fillmore County Journal, there was an error in The true victims of the nanny state: Unintended consequences of liberal policies commentary. The error was located in the statistics regarding the illegitimate births, on ..... 
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Local family loses dogs to shooting

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Fountain Features

A Fountain family has found themselves on the unfortunate end of what Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department is calling an intentional shooting. Now, the family is seeking any assistance from the public in bringing justice to those responsible. Sa ..... 
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The Masonic Lodge’s Monetary Matchfood shelf challenge

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Features

Fillmore & Houston Counties, MN – Three Semcac food shelves, located in Rushford, Preston and Caledonia, will receive a dollar-for-dollar match for donations given to these food shelves from December 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015. The Masonic Lodg ..... 
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Community support evident on GTTM Day

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Features

On Thursday, November 13, Minnesotan’s again proved their generosity by giving a record $18,316,626 in the 24 hour online marathon to support non-profits and schools. This is a 7 percent increase over 2013 when $17.1 million was raised on Give to ..... 
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Red Kettle leadership changes

Mon, Dec 15th, 2014
Posted in All Features

After 10 years of working together and thousands of dollars raised for those in need in Fillmore County, the Preston, Minn. Salvation Army “Red Kettle team” consisting of Barb Scheevel, Nancy Byrne, Sue Hovey, and Sheila Craig are passing the to ..... 
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Intern approved for Veteran Services

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in All Features

At the December 2 Fillmore County board meeting, numerous Community Services employee related changes were approved. Veterans Service officer Jason Marquardt explained that an Upper Iowa University student had requested to perform an unpaid intern ..... 
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Ostrander city council discuss funding for LeRoy-Ostrander school pool

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Ostrander Features

The Ostrander city council met on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 for their regular meeting. Visitors included Mike Souhrada of LeRoy to discuss funding of the pool located within the LeRoy-Ostrander school. Souhrada explained a non-profit group raise ..... 
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Preston man visits polar bears

Mon, Dec 8th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Paul Mathison of Preston, Minn. has enjoyed traveling all over the world, including Russia, Norway, Sweden, Nicaragua, and Denmark, as well as other locations. Recently Mathison embarked on a different kind of journey which took him to the frozen t ..... 
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