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Community garden coming to Harmony

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony city council meeting on October 14, Becky Hoff, along with Brenda Pohlman from Fillmore County Public Health and Aaron Bishop from Niagara Cave, approached the city council about starting a community garden.

According to Hoff, they have looked at different locations and would like to install the garden behind the community center, where the basketball court is located. The blacktop is broken up, the hoops are in bad shape, and the area is not being used.

“We are looking for funding to remove the asphalt and get dirt,” said Hoff.

The community garden would be divided into plots approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. People could use these plots to grow vegetables or flowers, and there could possibly be a plot for food that will be donated to food shelves.

The location fits their needs well, as Hoff explained it is handicap accessible, and in a central location that the community already uses.

Bishop said they would like to use the whole area, but if not, at least the south side, as it receives more sunlight.

Illg said the south side of that area is used to store chips used for seal coating when that is done. He asked Hoff if they have considered the Industrial Park area.

Hoff said they have looked at many options, but she had some concerns with that idea. For one, it would not be handicap accessible. The location is another issue.

“I hesitate to put it on the edge of town, because I feel it would be underused,” said Hoff.

Council member Kyle Morem asked about weed control. “Mulch,” replied Hoff. “Mulch, mulch and more mulch.”

Planting melons and pumpkins would also help keep the weeds down. Hoff said the Girl Scouts would be willing to volunteer their time. They will also be seeking out other volunteers.

Hoff pointed out gardening is a good, healthy activity for community members, and would be a great benefit to the community.

Mayor Steven Donney said they should keep planning and let the council know how it’s going. He thought the area would work well, and the city could find another location to store the seal coating chips.

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Two programs, one day at Harmony Library

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

“A Monster Meeting for Kids”, with Draga Stefanovic reading her book, “A Monster Meeting about Healthy Eating”, will take place at 11 a.m. on October 25 at the Harmony Library. Later the same day, join Rochester native, Erin Hart, in discus ..... 
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Area residents meet new business owners in Harmony

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

Things change. People change. Businesses change hands. That is just what has happened in the town of Harmony, Minn., as the former Torgerson’s Paint & Floor Covering, Inc. has recently been renamed: Torgerson - Ostby Floor Coverings & Stone, Inc. ..... 
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Veterinarians purchase second clinic

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

The veterinarians at Harmony Veterinary Clinic have expanded their business and services with the purchase of the Cresco Veterinary Clinic in Cresco, Iowa. Drs. Lynn Aggen, Sarah Otto, and John Rein purchased the Cresco clinic on September 16, 2 ..... 
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Harmony Fire Department hosting smoke trailer and fire house public event

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Commentary

For Fire Prevention Week, the Harmony Fire and Ambulance Departments, in conjunction with Fillmore County deputies, will be coordinating an open house event on October 7, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the public. While enjoying refreshments, h ..... 
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Goal exceeded by four at Harmony blood drive

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Thank you to all the donors who contributed to the success of the bloodmobile held in Harmony on September 23, 2014. Our goal for the day was 38, and with 44 donors presenting (including one first-time donor), we succeeded in collecting 42 units. ..... 
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Donations to Fillmore Central Readiness program

Mon, Oct 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

The Preston Area Community Foundation, along with a matching grant from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation,recently donated a combined $6,000 to the Fillmore Central School Readiness program. School Readiness is available to eligible child ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Adeline Jo Johnson

Sun, Sep 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Social Scenes

Adeline Jo Johnson Brothers Caden, Carson and Teigen are proud to welcome home their baby sister, Adeline Jo. Adeline Jo was born August 28, 2014 to Trinity and Emily Johnson of Peterson, Minn. She weighed 8 lbs. 9.2 oz. and measured 21.5 inches lo ..... 
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In response to “Working like a dog (or cat)”

Sun, Sep 28th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Pardon me…but I was overlooked by your writer of, “WORKING LIKE A DOG (OR CAT,)” on Monday, August 25’s news article. Let me introduce myself. I am “Gus,” a 16 pound, grey and white tabby cat, adopted by Gundersen Harmony ..... 
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