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Harmony still waiting on new grit pump


Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Government

By Hannah Wingert

After having issues with their grit pump for over a year and trying to fix it several times, the City of Harmony was able to purchase a new one. It was shipped from the supplier and was supposed to arrive July 11, but never showed up. It was determined that it somehow got sent back to the company before it even reached Harmony. No one is sure why it happened, but they are working to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible.

Larry Nolan from the Harmony Ambulance Department asked the council’s permission to begin gathering specs for a new ambulance. For some time now, the department has replaced their ambulance every four years, and the time is just about up for the current one. As a new one will take six months to acquire, the crew would like to start the process now. A committee will be formed at the next ambulance crew meeting, and they will present the specs to the city council before getting bids.

An air leak has been detected in one of the city’s wells when it first starts up. The contractor plans to come look at it in person since troubleshooting has not been successful. The well will need to be shut off for at least a week before he comes, so he can determine what the problem is.

The Utility Committee has identified five or six areas in Harmony that need street and utility work done. They will discuss the potential projects and present the council with specific plans and suggestions at the August city council meeting.

The committee also reviewed the current utility rates and recommended that the council adjust them, which they did. The electric rates will not change. The water and sewer rates will increase 2.15%-5% depending on the service offered, the recycling and refuse rates will each increase 26.32%, and the storm sewer rates will increase 50%. The last time the rates were adjusted was in June 2013.

Council member Debbie Swenson asked about the possibility of changing the way the city’s compost pile is taken care of. Currently, the city spends $2,500 a year to have the compost hauled out to a sinkhole and dumped. Swenson suggested that they spend that money on grinding it up so residents can use it for fertilization, adding, “If we can do this for the same price, it might be worth it.” City maintenance director Chris Johnson pointed out that they would need to be sure that people don’t dump tree branches in the pile and re .....
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Fillmore Central Schools set 2016 eligibility meeting

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Sports

The eligibility meeting for 2016-2017 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School varsity gym in Harmony on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to partic ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 50 units

Mon, Jul 18th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on July 12, 2016 succeeded in collecting 50 units of blood. There were 57 donors that presented and three first-time participants. Congratulations to these three donors who reached the following milestones: • Jos ..... 
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Living in Harmony True happiness comes from living life in harmony with all that is

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

By Karen Lind Brazas Channel Islands, California Main Street in Harmony looks like any main street in a sleepy little town. Other than a thriving Amish community and the Niagara Cave, there doesn’t appear to be much for the average person to se ..... 
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One year later: Remembering Cecil the Lion’s legacy and the controversy surrounding his death

By Sara Snipes

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Commentary

By Sara Snipes The conservation world was rocked on July 1, 2015 as news spread about the death of Cecil the Lion. While Africa may be home to underdeveloped nations with crippling civil wars, it is also the home of many important conservation effo ..... 
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ACT on Alzheimer’s Harmony event June 30

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

A community discussion on aging Please join Harmony area community members in an engaging dialogue on aging and planning for the life changes that are inevitable for all within our community. This event will take place Thursday, June 30, 2016, f ..... 
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Local martial arts master finds fulfillment in refereeing

Mon, Jun 27th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

By Hannah Wingert “I was just looking for something else to do after wrestling ended,” remembers Dan Rogers. He had just finished his wrestling career in college and wanted to replace it with something else while he completed his undergrad in ..... 
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Harmony Chiropractic Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

Community members joined Dr. Janell Randa and family on June 4 for an open house, tours and ribbon cutting at her new office location. Dr. Randa has been serving the chiropractic needs of the Harmony area for 18 years, and moved into the new locatio ..... 
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Essence of Harmony ReStore Grand Opening to be held Thursday, June 23

Mon, Jun 20th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Business Announcements

The Essence of Harmony ReStore is pleased to announce a grand opening on Thursday, June 23 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Located at 45 Main Ave N. in downtown Harmony, Essence of Harmony’s mission is to provide a sustainable future for the community while p ..... 
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