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County supports proposed trail projects


Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

Vicky Tribon, chair of Harmony Trails Commission, and Vern Bunke, Bluff Tracks, asked commissioners for their support to further each of their specific projects for recreational trails at the board’s June 9 meeting.

Tribon and Bunke pitched their plans in late May to the Fillmore County Economic Development Authority (EDA). The EDA approved resolutions of support for each project to help them in their applications for state funding.

SE Minnesota Stateline Trail Extension

Tribon described her group’s plan for the SE Minnesota Stateline Trail Extension. Efforts are being made by the city of Harmony to extend the trail from the existing Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail south from Harmony to the Iowa border. There is an interest in extending the Cresco Trail system (northeast Iowa) to the Minn. border to meet this proposed Root River State Trail extension. The resolution suggests that the extension will increase economic opportunities in Fillmore County. The planned extension will allow trail users a convenient access to Niagara Cave.

Tribon said they hope eventually to have an official trail loop to connect the SE Minnesota system to the Decorah trail system.

Tribon explained that she wanted the resolution, in part, in support of a language change in the Blufflands Trail system statute that had been included in a vetoed bill (Environment and Energy). The language change includes language for “connections to the Iowa border including a connection to Niagara Cave” and also the addition of “Prosper”. She also will use the resolution of support in a 2016 bonding proposal request for construction and land acquisition.

Commissioner Mitch Lentz, who is also on the county EDA board, was concerned that language in the proposed resolution had not been included which would rule out the use of eminent domain for land acquisition. An amendment adding a clause specifying that eminent domain will not be used for land acquisition was approved. The resolution as amended in support of efforts to extend the Root River State Trail to the Iowa border was unanimously approved.

Bluff Tracks

Bunke described his vision of a “low cost, locally managed, nature based, regional recreational trail system.” His Bluff Tracks system goal is to establish 250 miles of ATV trails, 100 miles of equine trails, 50 miles of mountain or fat tire biking trails, and 50 miles .....
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Harmony Community Garden first planting day June 18

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

The Harmony Public Library would like to announce their first in a series of community planting days in the Harmony Community Garden, located behind the Community Center in Harmony. This event will be held on Thursday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ..... 
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Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

2015 marks the 16th year of the Miss Harmony Scholarship pageant. Pageant coordinators, Amanda Heibel, Emily Kiehne and Allison Whalen, are very excited about the activities that lay ahead for the eight contestants. This year’s contestants are L ..... 
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Murals to be created for library patio Artists sought to contribute to centennial project

Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

Harmony Public Library has been awarded a Legacy Community Collaboration grant from SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating). The library is partnering with the City of Harmony Arts Board and the Fillmore Central High School Arts Department to des ..... 
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Fillmore Central summer food program for kids

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Education

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary s ..... 
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Letter about veterans...

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It is good to hear from our veterans, especially our local vets. Ron Scheevel wrote a great commentary (“Vietnam by an ‘old’ soldier”) on his thoughts and memories of the Vietnam War. We would love to hear more from these guy ..... 
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Harmony Library receives grant from SELCO

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

The Harmony City Council met on May 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. All city council members were present. The consent agenda was approved which included the minutes of the previous meeting and the claims and bills. City Administrator Jerome Illg reported ..... 
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Fillmore Central Junior High Golf

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Sports

Congratulations to three FC Junior High Golfers for their placement at the 2015 Three Rivers Conference Golf Tourney at Harmony. Shown are (left to right): Hailey Lange, 7th grade champion; Taylor Bushman, 7th grade , 2nd place; and Madison Bakken, ..... 
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Allan Joseph Hill

Mon, May 18th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Allan Joseph Hill, age 77, of Harmony, Minn. died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Harmony. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 am Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. Interment followed in State Line Cemetery ..... 
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