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Manville “Manny” Bates


Thu, Apr 14th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Manville “Manny” Bates, age 89 of Rochester, Minnesota and formerly of Harmony, Minnesota died Sunday evening, April 10, 2016 at his home in Rochester. Memorial Services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Harmony, friends may call from 1 pm until time of services at the church. The Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Manny was born in Mabel, Minnesota, one of eight children, to Granville and Delia (Miner) Bates. The family moved to Harmony when he was in the third grade. He graduated from Harmony High School in 1944 and then volunteered for the Navy. He became an Air Crewman and flew in a Navy SP2C as a Radioman and Gunner. After the war was over he went to Kansas City to a Radio School and that’s where he met Alta Walker. They were married on May 20, 1950 in Missouri. They moved to Harmony where Manny became a clerk in the Harmony Post Office and then became a rural carrier for 28 ½ years. Manny became Postmaster of Harmony in 1984 and retired three years later. Manny, Alta and their four sons enjoyed life on their 80-acre hobby farm where they raised Shorthorn cattle. In his spare time Manny enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop making items to give to the grandchildren and sell along with items Alta made. For 27 years they enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona.

Manny is survived by his wife Alta of Rochester; four sons: Brad (Cindy) Bates of Preston, MN, Darrell (Deb) Bates of Winona, MN, Allen (Sheila) Bates of Boise, ID and Randy (Shari) of Lanesboro, MN; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters: Zola Hoiness, of Harmony, Edith Wood of Indianapolis, IN and Helen Scheevel of Donna, Texas. He was preceded in death by four siblings: Ernest Bates, Nellie Stroud, Floyd Bates and Phyllis Burkholder.
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Landowner contracts secured to extend Harmony-Preston Valley bike trail to Iowa

Mon, Apr 11th, 2016
Posted in Harmony The Great Outdoors

The City of Harmony is pleased to announce they have secured purchase option contracts from the necessary landowners to extend the Harmony-Preston Valley bike trail from Harmony to Niagara Cave and the Iowa border once funding for the project is mad ..... 
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Linda Sue Grover

Tue, Apr 5th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Linda Sue Grover passed away on Monday, March 21 at St. Mary’s in Rochester. A memorial of life will be on Thursday, May 12 at the Harmony City Hall. Born November 22nd, 1949 in Austin, Mn. To Kenneth and Wilma Peterson. She grew up and graduated ..... 
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Bristol Township Rock Quotes

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Legals

Bristol Township Rock Quotes Bristol Township will accept quotes on crushed rock that meet the state specifications to be delivered and spread on Township roads by order of the supervisors. Certificate of insurance must accompany quotes. Quotes ..... 
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Fillmore Central Kindergarten Round-up meeting and visitation Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

The Fillmore Central Elementary School will have its annual Kindergarten Round-up information meeting for parents and visitation for students on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. Please use elementary entrance. Fillmore Central S ..... 
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Fillmore Central High School student recipient of Minnesota State High School League ExCEL award

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Education

MINNEAPOLIS, March 15, 2016 – Wells Fargo announced Kiera Olson of Fillmore Central High School has been named a recipient of the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Program. Wells Fargo sponsors the ExCEL Program as part of ..... 
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Local dancers to perform at Outback Bowl

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

A group of Just For Kix – Harmony dancers have been selected as part of the Outback Bowl National Performance Team for the 2017 Outback Bowl Halftime and pregame shows. The Outback Bowl is a college football bowl game on January 1, featuring team ..... 
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Carol Elaine Ward

Wed, Mar 30th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Carol Elaine Ward, age 81, of Harmony, Minnesota died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Mayo Health Systems – St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Carol was born December 16, 1934 in Harmony to Edward and Evelyn (Christianson) Kiehne. She attended V ..... 
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Personal injury accident

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in Harmony Police Reports

On March 21, 2016, at approximately 12:36 p.m., the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center received a call of a personal injury accident at the intersection of US Hwy 52 and US Hwy 139, in the City of Harmony. Fillmore Co ..... 
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