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Journal writing project: My unique community


By Kaia Hongerholt

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

Small towns may seem like a dime a dozen in Southeastern Minnesota. However that is simply not the case in Lanesboro. People come from all around the country to bike on the famous Root River bike trail that runs through the heart of the community. Even though there are many tourist ‘hot spots’ located throughout the bluff countryside, that is not the most alluring aspect of being a member of the local community. When one comes from such a tight knit area of the Midwest, it is hard to understand the hustle and bustle of big city living where one is not even familiar with his/her next door neighbors. Coming from a small town, such as Lanesboro, has been such a rewarding experience for me as an individual.

The massive amount of community support for not only the local businesses and the theater company, but also the school and all of its academic and athletic endeavors is an essential component to the family-like atmosphere that the town has come to be accustomed to. A prime example of this is demonstrated through the great support that all of the athletic programs have from the community...whether it is older adults purchasing their season tickets for the various athletic events, Butch offering half price shaved ice after a winning game, or being able to count on the entire city to show up at the Metrodome in the Twin Cities for a state championship football game in the middle of November.

Not only does the school benefit from this outstanding community, but the citizens also can rely on a familiar face or pleasant greeting when entering one of the many local businesses that are staffed by many of the high school athletes. Whether it is Chelsea Hanson assisting customers at the BP gas station, or Olivia Haug asking if you would like a combo with your cheeseburger at Gil B’s, the people of Lanesboro have come to recognize the students that have submersed themselves throughout the community.

This allows the older generations to become familiar with the current high school students, and increases the likelihood that these individuals will support the athletic organizations at the school through either attendance at the games or donations for new uniforms or athletic equipment.

Not only does this community support the athletic endeavors of the students, but also the academic activities that are taking place throughout the school district. Townspeople in recent years have been willing to increase ta .....
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A cancer story: Striving for normalcy

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

To Karla Strom, “A normal day is a good day.” These normal days are now appreciated much more since a discovery of breast cancer from a routine mammogram around February 28, 2013. Strom had no real symptoms and did not suspect that she would be ..... 
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Lanesboro jewelry artist receives Minnesota State Arts Board grant

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

International award winner jewelry designer Liz Bucheit of Crown Trout Jewelers, Lanesboro, Minn. has been awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in the area of Folk and Traditional Arts. Influenced by her Norwegian ancestry and traine ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at employee health insurance

Fri, Oct 11th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

At the regular city council meeting on October 8, City Administrator David Todd spoke to the council about the Affordable Care Act and city employee health insurance. According to Todd, the city has three choices. They can do nothing at all, since t ..... 
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‘Body Parts’ theme for “Over the Back Fence” community variety show

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Body Parts’ is the theme for the upcoming “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, held on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn., with poems, songs and skits about hair, eyes, faces, and more perfo ..... 
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3rd annual Sheep & Fiber Farm Tour

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

Friday, October 11 5-9p.m. - $15.00 Saturday, October 12 FREE 10-4p.m. Sunday, October 13 FREE 10-4p.m. Brochure, Tickets & Info at: www.fiberfarmtour.co ..... 
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Lanesboro All Hallow’s Eve Masquerade Ball Drag Show Fundraiser!

Fri, Oct 4th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Join us at All Hallow’s Eve Masquerade Ball while the Rochester Girls perform an “Exquisite Drag Review” once again in Lanesboro, Minn.! This year’s event will be held October 26, 2013 at the Lanesboro Community Center. Doors will open at 6: ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves preliminary levy

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton During their regular meeting on September 19, the Lanesboro School Board members approved the preliminary 2013 payable 2014 tax levy at the maximum amount. Superintendent Jeff Boggs explained the total levy is $336,776.08, but they a ..... 
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In peace, with honor

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Jason Sethre The story of the sword continued on Saturday, September 21, 2013, coincidentally also recognized as the International Day of Peace by the United Nations. Orval Amdahl, along with his wife Marie, traveled from their home in rural L ..... 
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