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Beneficial Tournament Tees up for 16th Year


Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Some members of the Jacobson family at the Burro Pride Golf Tournament - In back L to R: Marge, Robbie, Oz, Cathy, J.W. and Judy. In front L to R: Eric and Patty. Photo by Barb Jeffers

By Barb Jeffers

Saturday, August 10, 2013 brought a large group of people to the Lanesboro Golf Course for a tournament to remember those from the past and to support the future of others. The 16th Annual Burro Pride Golf Tournament raises money to be donated to the Lanesboro Booster Club.

The history of the tournament began in 1998 when Don Jacobson, an LHS Alumni from the class of 1951 and Burro supporter, realized there was a need for equipment and uniforms and decided a golf tournament would be a great way to raise the funds.

Don passed away in 1999 and his family decided to continue the tournament as a Don Jacobson Memorial. The Jacobson family continued organizing the tournament for many years with the Lanesboro Booster Club taking over leadership in 2003.

In 2007, the tournament began to honor Andrew Ruen, a student who passed away in 2006 and was a member of the Burro golf team. The tournament became the Burro Pride Tournament: In Memory of Andrew Ruen, Founded by the Don Jacobson Family. Many members of the Jacobson family and Ruen family spent the day at the golf tournament surrounded by people sharing hugs and laughter.

The four-person best shot tournament featured a Big Cup, Shotgun Start with 18 holes being played. Sixty-seven people hit the links in the tournament with the winning team consisting of Scott Strom, Cory Strom, Tyler Speer, and Pete Ask. The $40 entry fee included golf, prizes, and a delicious dinner by cook Bill Hanson of the Lanesboro Golf Course.

A highlight of the day for many children in attendance was meeting Raef LaFrentz. Raef, who stands six foot, 11 inches, was an All-American basketball player in college at the University of Kansas. He was third overall pick in the 1998 draft and played in the NBA until 2009. Raef, who was playing in the golf tournament, took time to talk with the children about the importance of working hard every day and posed for photographs with the kids.

A raffle was held with many donated gifts including a patio umbrella, grilling essentials, and t-shirts to name a few. Silent auction items were available for bidding with many gift baskets and other useful objects up for grabs.

Bidding went quickly during the live auction with auctioneer Steve “Ike” Wangen selling desirable items such as an adirondack chair decorated with the burros name and logo, a golfing package for Somerby .....
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Lanesboro’s Buffalo Bill Days 2013 was Ideal

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Barb Jeffers The weather for this year’s Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn. was perfect for a weekend spent with family and friends. Everyone attending the event was blessed with sunshine and smiles from friendly faces. Friday, August ..... 
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Summer Field Day held at Haz-Broy Farms

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Southeast Minnesota Forage Council (SMFC) along with the Midwest Forage Association held a Summer Field Day on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Haz-Broy Farms near Lanesboro, Minn. Owners of the farm, Brian and Judy Hazel, were gracious enough to hos ..... 
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Surprise Sculpture appears in Lanesboro

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Lanesboro, Minn. had its very first session of the Sculpture Surprise program for the summer on Tuesday, June 11. Several children excited to explore their own creativity met at the St. Mane Theatre in downtown Lanesboro. Directed by Courtney Ber ..... 
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Lanesboro celebrates annual Rhubarb Festival

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Mitchell Walbridge Town celebrations are pretty common around southeastern Minnesota, celebrating the founding of a town or highlights of the geographical area. What is uncommon, however, is when a festival is completely centered around a vegeta ..... 
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Lanesboro American Legion remembers American heroes

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 31st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

On the morning of Memorial Day, communities, American Legion posts from around the country, and similar organizations commemorate the country’s military heroes who no longer with us. The community of Lanesboro, Minn., American Legion Post #40, the ..... 
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Mock Crash has an impact on Lanesboro students

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Mitchell Walbridge “Mothers and daughters have a very special bond. From the moment Sydney was born, she was a true light in my life. Every day was a wonderful day because Sydney was a part of it… Sydney had dreams of becoming a wife and mot ..... 
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Early childhood programs in Lanesboro strive to emphasize early learning

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The early childhood programs at Lanesboro strive to meet the goals of emphasizing the importance of early learning and early literacy. We welcome you to learn more about our programs and would love you to join us! Early Childhood Family Educatio ..... 
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Lanesboro City Administrator embarking on a new adventure

Fri, Mar 22nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

For almost ten years, Bobbie Vickerman has been a vital part of the city of Lanesboro as the City Administrator/Clerk. Her life is going to change drastically however, when she begins her new job working for Winona County. As of April 2, Vickerman w ..... 
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