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How is my community unique?


By Cody Hendrickson

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Journal Student Writing Project

My community is unique in many ways. Harmony is a place of many things to do. It has an elegant public golf course, a top ten cave in the United States, and don’t forget its ever so popular Amish community that thousands of visitors come visit every year. Harmony may only be a town of just over 1,000 residents, but it has its own character in many more ways than one.

First of all, the name “Harmony” came about at a town hall meeting when everyone was arguing and somebody stepped in and said, “Let us be in Harmony,” and that’s how it came about. I personally think that it is unique in its own way. Also, Niagara Cave was discovered when a farmer lost three pigs and went searching for them. He found them at the bottom of a hole, which was then found to be the great Niagara Cave as we know it today. Those two events are unique in themselves.

Harmony is also very popular because of its large Amish community. The Amish community has brought in many tourists to southeastern Minnesota throughout the years. The town of Harmony offers Amish tours that roam the countryside to see their unique lifestyle. The Amish bring in their goods into town on Saturday’s for a market where they sell their very delicious goods. The Amish also provide excellent service within the community. They provide carpentry work, hoof trimming, and almost everything in between. Last but not least, the Amish keep all of their shopping local, because they have to. When you come to Harmony to get groceries or stop into Kingsley’s Mercantile you are almost guaranteed to see at least one Amish buggy trekking through town. If you do stop at the grocery store, you will see a special spot just for them to park their horse and buggy. I don’t know about you but I find that very special about our community.

Another special part of Harmony is its famous movie theater, the Jem Theatre. It is only one of the few small family owned and operated theaters in the state of Minnesota. The prices are low, at $5 a ticket, and the service is simply amazing. This Harmony feature is one of its finest.

Lastly, Hobo Park is a unique structure on the west side of town. It consists of six hobo sculptures that have been carved by Slim’s Woodshed. It itself is very unique.

I find that the community that surrounds me is very special. It has given me opportunities with school and businesses along with the people I meet. My community .....
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Journal Writing Project: College basketball and sleep

By Mike Walsh

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

As I sit here thinking about a topic to write about, the only topic that continues to surface in my head is college basketball. By the way, I should let everyone know that is it Wednesday at lunchtime, and yes I am just beginning to write my articl ..... 
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With giving comes love

By Ashley Bue

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, all that is on people’s minds is the holiday festivities. Whether one is single or in a relationship, a person can find love but not the way he may. No awkward first dates necessary. All a person has ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Love and Life

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Megan Kiehne Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and people are wondering what to get that special someone. Do diamond earrings mean you’re committed? Are chocolates and a fuzzy stuffed bear too kiddish? Should you give pink, red, or white r ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Florida...Oh so nice!

By Cody Hendrickson

Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

I had the opportunity to travel to Florida for a week on January 8 through January 15. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 8:00 that morning, at which it was 22 degrees in Minneapolis. Not to mention it was my first time flying, so I was a little n ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Celebrating music making

By Kristina Mengis

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

Music brings people together. Whether it’s coming together as fans of the same genre or actually coming together to make music, it is able to accomplish wonderful things. Like someone once said, “Music does bring people together. It allows us to ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: A man’s best friend

By Kirsten Ruen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

By Kirsten Ruen You know how people say that a dog is a man’s best friend? Well, I think that statement is completely true. Over Christmas break my family and I had the great gift of a new dog to add to the Ruen clan. Since we got the dog over br ..... 
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Your local sports

By Mike Walsh

Fri, Dec 21st, 2012
Posted in All Journal Student Writing Project

‘Tis the season for the start of college basketball, or should I say ‘tis the season for the Duke Blue Devils to climb to the top of the polls. The Blue Devils have found themselves atop the polls after Indiana lost this past Saturday 88-86 to B ..... 
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The Grinch is Right!

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

My favorite time of the year is approaching! Vibrant lights illuminate houses, Christmas songs play on the radio, ornaments adorn Christmas trees, and everything is covered with a blanket of fluffy white snow for the holiday season. People are busy ..... 
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