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Additional carved musicians to be unveiled in Harmony


Fri, Nov 8th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

The city of Harmony, Minn. is about to enjoy the company of musicians. Three additional wood carved musicians will be joining the Czechoslovakian Concertina Player which was dedicated in 2009 and was placed on the corner of Main and Center Street in Harmony.

The musicians are the work of artist Stanley “Slim” Maroushek who has a vision of carving five musicians in total each in costume representing the different nationalities found in southeastern Minnesota.

An unveiling of the three newest creations will be held on November 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the cancer park in Harmony. A German tuba player, a saxophone player from Belgium, and a bass fiddler from the Netherlands will soon be permanent fixtures near the visitor’s center, grocery store, and cancer park in Harmony for residents and visitors to enjoy.

The project is made possible by a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council and support was also received by the City of Harmony, Harmony Arts Board, Harmony EDA, Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce, Harmony Foods and Harmony Township.

Before and after the unveiling of the newest musicians Slim and his wife Anna will be giving tours of Slims Wood Carving Museum as a way of welcoming the citizens of Fillmore County to come and view over 4,000 pieces included in the museum. In lieu of the usual admission cost visitors are asked to bring donations for the Fillmore County Food Shelf. Tours of the museum will be given at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Slim says that this may be the last chance for some people to come and see the museum as the contents are for sale. Slims Woodshed, however, is not for sale. Slim states he has received inquiries from Dollywood, Branson, and the House on the Rock as well as others about obtaining the largest single collection of wood carvings in the United States that Slim houses in his museum.

Keeping the collection in the Midwest so Slim could be near his family would be ideal but he states that he wants the collection to go where it will be “most appreciated” and he will probably go where the collection goes as there is a story behind each piece that no one can express except Slim.

The wood carvings in the museum have been collected from Slims travels through the years as well as donated pieces and the purchase prices have ranged from 25 cents to $25,000. Some pieces are not worth a lot while .....
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Harmony Foods

Pharmacy makes changes to suit customers

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

Running any business in a small town is a challenge. Many small towns in Fillmore County have lost businesses, sometimes vital ones, because there is simply not enough business to support them. Sterling Pharmacy in Harmony, Minn., owned by Astrup ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

In the August 19 edition of the Fillmore County Journal in the article titled “Harmony discusses musician carving project,” it was stated that a motion was made to place one of the statues at the town hall. However, it should have been specified ..... 
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Special Oympics Eagles Team enjoy ‘Elvis’ at fundraiser

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

A night filled with food, music, dancing and fun is just what the Eagles Special Olympics team of Fillmore County experienced. On Friday, July 26 the Eagles held their annual fundraiser at the Harmony, Minn. Community Center, and a large crowd of pe ..... 
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Niagara Cave adds a maximum feature

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

Niagara Cave in Harmony, Minn. has added something new and fun to its list of available activities. Owners Mark and Jennifer Bishop, along with their sons, Aaron and Ryan, are proud to announce the opening of a miniature golf course at Niagara Cave ..... 
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Harmony celebrated Fourth of July with a Bang

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

By Barb Jeffers Residents of Harmony, Minn., area visitors, and folks coming “back home” were thoroughly entertained from Wednesday, July 3 until Sunday, July 7, 2013 with Harmony’s Fourth of July Celebration. The town of Harmony hosts a spec ..... 
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Celebrate Independence Day in Harmony

Fri, Jun 28th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

Whether it’s the sight of fireworks, the sound of the parade, or the smell of delicious food cooking, or all of the above, Harmony’s Fourth of July Celebration draws a crowd every year. The Fourth of July Celebration in Harmony, Minn. does not ..... 
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Habitat for Humanity holds housewarming in Harmony

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

By Barb Jeffers The population of Harmony, Minn. has grown by six. On Monday, June 17, 2013 a housewarming was held for Harmony’s newest residents. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore County invited volunteers, Habitat for Humanity representat ..... 
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“Joining Julie” during her presentation in Harmony

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

It is no mystery why a group of more than forty people attended a book-signing event and presentation by author Julie Kramer at the Harmony Public Library in Harmony, Minn. on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Kramer started her presentation by stating s ..... 
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