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Habitat for Humanity now seeking partner families in Harmony and Utica


Mon, Aug 15th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Looking for an affordable opportunity to buy a simple, decent home?

Habitat will be hosting an application open house on Wednesday, August 24th from 5-7 PM at Merchants Bank in St. Charles. Habitat volunteers will be on hand to assist with the completion of applications for homeownership. Merchants Bank is located at 1130 Whitewater Avenue in St. Charles.

Habitat is planning to build one home in Harmony and two homes Utica in 2012 and is currently looking for potential homeowner families with whom they can partner. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical, grassroots, Christian organization, dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat partners with homeowner families, members of the local community, and volunteers to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit, through 30-year, no-interest loans.

To qualify for a Habitat home, the family must currently be living in substandard housing, be unable to obtain a conventional loan from a bank, have the resources to pay a monthly mortgage, and be willing to partner with Habitat. Before moving into a Habitat home, families contribute a minimum of 300 "sweat-equity" hours, time worked on the construction of the house.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

For an application go online to www.habitatwinona.org or call the Habitat office at 507- 457-0003.

Deep Energy Reduction open house at Eagle Bluff

Mon, Aug 8th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Everyone wants to save money these days. And the Eagle Bluff residence has been retrofitted to become more energy efficient to do just that.

Learn what you can do to update your home to minimize energy use and utilize local products in your ..... 
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KDEC home, sport and garden show set for March 6

Fri, Feb 25th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Early response to the annual Decorah Home, Sport and Garden Show has been strong, with a combination of past exhibitors and first-timers set to show their products and services.

The 28th Annual Show is scheduled for Sunday, March 6th, at Dec ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Does the Fillmore County Recycling Center accept clothing for recycling? Yes, we have for many years and continue to do so today. At one time, there was a large container near the fiber section of the recycling center where you could deposit unwante ..... 
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Tomato tasting and seed saving workshop September 4

Fri, Aug 13th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Seed Savers Exchange near Decorah, Iowa, is hosting a free Tomato Tasting and Seed Saving Workshop on Saturday, September 4, 2010. The Tomato Tasting will run from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, offering visitors the opportunity to sample a wide variety of heirloo ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Aug 6th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Does the Fillmore County Recycling Center accept clothing for recycling? Yes, we have for many years and continue to do so today. At one time, there was a large container near the fiber section of the recycling center where you could deposit unwante ..... 
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Lanesboro Local Farm and Garden tour

Fri, Jul 23rd, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Want some perspective on where good food actually comes from? "Bring a camera, a cooler and unleashed curiosity," suggests Nancy Martinson, board chair of Lanesboro Local.

The Farm & Garden Tour kicks off at 11 a.m. July 31 with a trio of st ..... 
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Low interest loan for well replacement

Fri, Jul 16th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden



The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is planning on pursuing funding to initiate a revolving low interest loan fund for well replacement in Fillmore County. The fund will operate similar to the revolving loan fund that wa ..... 
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Recycling 101

Fri, Jul 9th, 2010
Posted in Home & Garden

Batteries...... each of us owns several electronic devices that require batteries. Three billion, yes BILLION, batteries are sold each year in the United States. That is somewhere between thirty and forty per family. We all know that sooner or later ..... 
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