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New year brings new owners for Generations of Harmony


Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Progress Edition



On January 1, 2015 Harlan and Joan Thilges purchased Generations of Harmony Antique Mall from Jean and Terry Ingvalson, who built the building in 2008 and opened the business in November of 2008.

The Thilge’s had lived in Welcome, Minn. and started two businesses from scratch which are located in Fairmont, Minn. One business was a decorating business, which they owned for approximately 30 years, and the other was a storage business they owned for about 24 years.

Looking forward to retirement, the couple bought some land north of Mabel, Minn., and “that’s where it all started”, states Harlan. Both Joan and Harlan like antiques so one day Joan stopped in to Generations of Harmony and was told it was for sale. She didn’t know if Harlan would be interested or not but thought she would talk to him about it.

Harlan states that after checking into it they felt it would be similar to renting storage space as they had before, only it would be a different kind of space. They thought it would work quite well for them and decided to purchase the business. From start to finish the process only took about two months and the Thilge’s were the new owners of a popular Fillmore County business.

The transition has been a smooth one since Jean Ingvalson helped with the initial transition and Trista O’Connor, who is the Ingvalson’s daughter and has been involved with the business since the beginning, will stay on until May of this year.

Jean says the Thilge’s “fit into the mall family well” and she wishes them luck, but knows they will do a good job. Harlan says that his business experience is helpful in this new venture and everyone familiar with the business has been “very helpful” with any questions.

There have been minimal changes according to Harlan and Jean as Trista did a very nice job with the business. He says “it was a very good business to step into” and the fact that the owners apartment is on the premises makes it very convenient. Living closer to their land by Mabel is an added bonus.

Harlan and Jean have been meeting customers and vendors and say everyone is very friendly. They currently have approximately 90 vendors within the 10,000 square feet of vendor space that the building offers which is actual vendor space as the living quarters are not included in that number.

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Dorian Honor Band students selected from Fillmore Central

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Education

The following ten Fillmore Central Band Students on being selected to participate in the 2015 Luther College Dorian Honor Band on Sunday, February 22 and Monday, February 23, in Decorah, Iowa: Participating in the Massed Bands: Cami Jones, flute ..... 
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Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

On the evening of Wednesday, January 14, 2015, the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce conducted their annual meeting at the City Council Chambers in the Harmony Community Center. Pictured above, left to right: Reuben Hershberger (Board Member), An ..... 
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Harmony City Council swears in new members

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Government

Harmony City Attorney Richard Nethercut swore in two people at the council meeting on January 13. Steve Donney, who was re-elected as Mayor of Harmony during the November election, and brand new council member Steve Sagen. Building and maintenan ..... 
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Marvin “Marv” Livrance

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Marvin “Marv” Livrance, age 88, of Harmony, Minnesota died of Alzheimer’s on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Harmony Healthcare Center in Harmony. Memorial services will be at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Granger, Minnesota on Saturday, Janu ..... 
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Results of the Harmony Community Chest 2014 charity drive

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Commentary

The 2014 Harmony Community Chest Drive has been completed. A total of $5,300 was collected via solicitation mailings. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the door-to-door campaign was not conducted this year, so the total collected is down from 2013 an ..... 
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Fillmore County residents are lottery winners

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Commentary

Jeffrey Leibold of Spring Valley won $25,000 by playing the Lottery’s Cash Storm scratch game. Leibold claimed the prize on Jan. 2, 2015. The winning ticket was purchased at Sunshine Foods, 501 N. Park Drive in Spring Valley. Eileen Schansberg o ..... 
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Donald T. Morem

Mon, Jan 12th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Donald T. Morem, age 92, a lifelong Harmony resident, passed away on January 7, 2015, at the Gundersen Harmony Healthcare Center. Funeral services took place 11 a.m., Saturday, January 10 at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Interment follow ..... 
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Dorothy Jean Ryan

Mon, Jan 5th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Ryan were held at 11 a.m. on Friday January 2, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. with Rev. Msgr. Paul Heiting and Father Don Schmitz officiating. Burial took place in State Line Cemetery, rural H ..... 
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