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An active senior, an active citizen


Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Muriel Hanson of Preston, Minn. is a woman on the go. She is involved in many activities, both socially and through volunteering. When asked her age, Muriel said she is 79, and then added, “Can I be that old?!” Looking at her schedule, you would never guess Muriel is nearing 80 years of age.

Muriel worked for Preston Utilities for 28 years and retired 16 years ago. After retiring, and the death of her husband, Muriel wanted to stay active. This reporter was lucky to catch Muriel in between trips to St. Paul and South Dakota, one of many trips that Muriel has taken.

Some of the places Muriel has visited include Norway, Ireland, Alaska, Italy, Hawaii, Germany, France, and Belgium.

Muriel’s activities include volunteering at the Tourist Center in Preston, volunteering in her church office, an active member of the VFW in Preston, drives people to appointments using her own vehicle (Muriel was a volunteer driver for Semcac for over 12 years and recently retired from there), takes trips with the F & M Bank Summit Club, attends coffee club, attends Friday night supper club, and goes to dances regularly.

When asked what her secret is to staying young-at-heart Muriel said, “I don’t like to stay home, I like to stay busy.” Muriel exercises regularly at the Fitness Center in Preston, which helps her to stay active as well.

Muriel shows no signs of slowing down, and truly seems to enjoy every activity she is involved in. Many of us could take a lesson from Muriel on how to embrace life, at any age.

Health officials urge Minnesotans to take steps to prevent illness from swimming this summer

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

odies can make people sick; action steps can prevent illness As temperatures rise and Minnesotans flock to swim at their favorite beaches and pools, state health officials are reminding residents of steps they can take to help prevent recreational ..... 
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Harmony blood drive collects 50 units

Fri, Jul 13th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 2, 2012, succeeded in collecting 50 units of blood. There were 53 donors that presented and six first-time participants. Congratulations to these two donors who reached the following milestones: Marilyn D ..... 
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2012 4-H Summer Olympics Day Camp!

Fri, Jul 6th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Come experience the 2012 4-H Summer Olympics where kids can learn about the Olympics, compete in their own Olympic trials, build crafts, play games, and have a lot of fun! This is for anyone grades 3-4 and will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from ..... 
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Rushford gets kids biking safely

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

It’s been nearly 20 years since Rushford has held a bike safety clinic for its young people. This past Wednesday, thanks to tenacious part-time Rushford police officer Chris Frick, the community once again saw kids practicing the basics on the sch ..... 
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Wagons Ho! 24th Annual Friendship Wagon Train June 23-June 30, 2012

Mon, Jun 18th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Members of the Friendship Wagon Train are gearing up for their annual week-long trek through southeast Minnesota. Their #1 goal ... to raise funds for children and adults with developmental disabilities who attend Camp Winnebago. Camp Winnebago, lo ..... 
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Portable defibrillators increase survival rates Rochester survival rates, one of the best in the nation

By Bill Lisser

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Sudden cardiac death is one of the six leading causes of death in the United States. It can happen unexpectedly in people with no previous history of heart disease. When the initial rhythm of the heart is in ventricular fibrillation, the key to sur ..... 
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Local website promotes active living

By Nate Langworthy

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

If you’re looking for a way to have some fun getting a little exercise and more fully enjoy the outdoor resources that southeastern Minnesota has to offer, there is now a comprehensive online list of parks and recreation areas to fit your whims. ..... 
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Fillmore County has a new physical therapist

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

It wasn’t until recently that Fillmore County residents were able to receive physical therapy close to home. Lisa Stensrud opened up her Preston practice in the same building with Arndt Chiropractic at the beginning of December. Lisa Stensrud g ..... 
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