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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 see or do. But I’m not your “average person.” Because from 1959-1964 Harmony was my world, and those teenage years were some of the best years of my life.

Back in ‘59, a population of about 800 farmers and “townies” called this piece of lush green rolling landscape their home. Main Street was simply referred to as “town.” The Harmony House Restaurant was the go-to place after any school function. Players and fans enjoyed root beer floats and the French fries that made The House famous. Further down Main we often hung out at Hanson’s Drug Store, perched on wiggly red plastic stools at the soda fountain, sipping cherry cokes through red licorice sticks for added flavor. Next door the Harmony Theater occasionally offered up movies. Whether or not a film was showing was anyone’s guess as the theater was closed more often than it was open. Even so, we always found something else to do. “Cruising” was the favorite alternative...down Main Street, to the dump, and back down Main...with, as the song says, “no particular place to go.”

The First National Bank sat across from the theater. My dad, Carl Lind, managed the bank, and he often put in a 10-12 hour day, returning to the bank after dinner to finish his work. During the summer we kids looked forward to those evenings because he’d bring home a big jug of A&W root beer and a huge bag of hot buttered popcorn from the little stand across from the bank.

Most of our lives as kids centered around Harmony High School. I thought our school enormous and beautiful. Two old brick buildings housed grades 1 through 12. In the early warmth of spring, tall red and yellow hollyhocks graced the entire front of the high school building. However, the main attraction of the grade school was the exterior fire escape. Think today’s waterslide tube, enjoyed often, due to the little “troublemakers” who pulled the fire alarm whenever the teachers’ backs were turned!

About 250 students were Harmony High “Cardinals.” My graduating class numbered 53. A wide grassy lawn stretched from the school to Main Street...the lawn where we all gathered on Senior Ditch Day, the annual Ma .....
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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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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Harmony to hold final service

Mon, Jun 13th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

By Hannah Wingert St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, also known as the Big Springs Church, has been a landmark on County Road 22 outside of Harmony for over a century now. The congregation was first organized in January 1870 and in 1873, the church memb ..... 
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ACT on Alzheimer’s Harmony program offered on Tuesday, February 16

Mon, Feb 8th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

The ACT on Alzheimer’s-Harmony Committee will host a Program on being DEMENTIA FRIENDS on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Greenfield Lutheran Church. The Dementia Friends initiative by ACT on Alzheimer’s shar ..... 
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Drugs stolen from Sterling drug Harmony location during burglary

Mon, Jan 11th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Features

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two burglaries that happened in the city of Harmony. On the morning of December 30, 2015 at approximately 5:13 a.m., the Sterling Drug Store and Boutique on Main were burglarized. The suspect t ..... 
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Harmony Bloodmobile collects 44 units

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 1, 2015, succeeded in collecting 44 units of blood. There were 43 donors that presented and four first-time participants. Congratulations to these three donors who reached the following milestones: • ..... 
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Results of the Harmony Community Chest 2015 Charity Drive

Mon, Dec 7th, 2015
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The 2015 Harmony Community Chest Drive has been completed. A total of $7,189 was collected from solicitation mailings and door-to-door solicitations. Proceeds from the Drive are given to local and regional organizations and charities. The disburseme ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on December 1

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Don ..... 
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ACT on Alzheimer’s December program

Mon, Nov 23rd, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

On Tuesday, December 1 at 5 p.m., you are invited to attend a Free Community Presentation hosted by Harmony’s ACT on Alzheimer’s Action Committee in the downstairs Fellowship Hall at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. The topic is “ ..... 
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