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101 and going strong


Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

101 year old Amos Anderson and Harmony Care Center employee Laurie Pass pose for a photo. Photo by Barb Jeffers

In May of 2013 we visited with Amos Anderson for his birthday as he turned 100 years old. We thought for this year’s Senior Living Section it would be nice to check back with Anderson and see how he is doing after turning 101 on February 16, 2014.

There have been some changes in Amos’ life in the last year including moving from Traditions in Preston, Minn. to the Harmony Care Center in Harmony, Minn., which meant getting used to a new place and new people. However, Anderson didn’t mind saying he “loves to meet people” and always has.

Other things have not changed, including Anderson’s sense of humor. When asked for any secrets to a long life, he replied, “Keep your nose out of other people’s business!” and laughed. He then said, “Do a lot of walking” to stay healthy.

Laurie Pass, who works in physical therapy at the Harmony Care Center, stated that Anderson is “awesome” and is in “unbelievable physical condition”, adding that he has the legs of a 60 year-old.

Growing up on a farm between Peterson, Minn. and Rushford, Minn., Anderson knew what hard work meant and has always kept busy with one thing or another. Fishing was one of his favorite past times as a child and he says he went “fishing and loafing” as often as he could. He was always interesting in History and Geography also.

Amos Sidney Anderson went on to serve in Europe during WWII and after returning home worked for the Postal Service. Anderson and his wife, Helen, raised four children Larry, Greg, Janice and Patricia.

He spends his time now playing cards, reading, and listening to music as well as other activities that the care center provides. Andreson stated, “At the Harmony Care Center there’s enough going on to keep it interesting.” He also cherishes time spent with family.

Anderson says that he likes the “good food” at the care center and appreciates everything the employees do for him. He was chosen to be the Valentine King for the Harmony Care Center and rode in a Cadillac in the Fourth of July parade this year which was exciting. The Harmony Care Center employees respect and care about Andreson and it shows when they interact.

After living in Fillmore County for so many years he says he “knows most of the people in the area” and it is not an exaggeration to say a good percentage of people in this neck of the woods know that .....
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Inflow and infiltration issues in Harmony

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Government

At the Harmony City Council meeting on July 8, city employee Chris Johnson brought a problem to the attention of the council. Johnson noted at the wastewater treatment plant, there has been high levels of water infiltrating from the ground. While ..... 
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There was spirit in Harmony on July 4

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Features

The colors of red, white, and blue poured into the town of Harmony, Minn. during this year’s long Independence Day weekend. With July 4 falling on a Friday, many people enjoyed a three day weekend to take in all of the festivities the town had to ..... 
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Bloodmobile in Harmony on July 15

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Harmony will be hosting a bloodmobile at the Harmony Community Center from 1-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. All donors will be required to provide identification before donating, so please remember your donor card or driver’s license. Typica ..... 
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Fillmore Central to offer trap shooting

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Members of the Harmony Conservation Club attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on June 24. Board member Sue Sikkink explained they had approached her with the idea of starting a trap shooting team at Fillmore Central. The trap shooti ..... 
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Fifth annual Harmony Hustle sustains “A Brush with Kindness” projects

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

“We’ve raised more than $18,000 in support of Habitat,” said Harmony Hustle co-organizer Ralph Beastrom who helps organize the Harmony Hustle, a 10K run, 5K run/walk, and a 1K Kid’s Challenge all part of Harmony’s Fourth of July celebratio ..... 
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Fillmore Central Band and Choir perform at Disney World

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

This past week, June 16-22, the Fillmore Central Band and Choir traveled to Orlando, Fla., to perform at the Walt Disney World Resort. The marching band performed at the Magic Kindgom during the afternoon of Wednesday, June 18, for an enormous crow ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act is Needed for All

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I read the letter Greg Davids had in the Journal May 26 and I thought to myself, ‘good grief, Greg, isn’t there something you can be positive about?’ It appeared that you cherry-picked whatever negative you could find in th ..... 
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Deephaven author hoping to inspire young people by sharing the stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things

Fri, Jun 20th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

By Rachel M. Anderson What is the one thing most successful people have in common? Doctors, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs and others who are doing well for themselves are all in the business of helping others. Kevin Wilt, who made a name for h ..... 
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