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Matthew Kiehne returns from Mission Trip to Tanzania


Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Faith & Worship

The Minnesota Youth Servant Leader Institute (YSLI), in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and Good Earth Village Bible Camp, formed a group of eight youth (ages 16-21) from southern Minnesota and four adult leaders. The mission group traveled to Tanzania July 1-16 with the following goals:

•To build up leadership and partnership skills between our American youth and the Tanzanian youth

•To connect with our partner congregation, Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Singida, Tanzania

•To share our faith in Jesus Christ through our ministry.

The mission group worked to build community by learning music, language and customs from one another and creating skits and activities. They traveled to the eastern Tanzanian villages of Arusha, Kijota, and Singida offering “day camp” programs making connections and ministering the story of Jesus Christ.

Matthew said the experience has made him appreciate many of the things he takes for granted in our community. Things like clean water, ease of transportation, jobs, access to health care and the food at our grocery stores. He met children, adults and families in the villages as well as the Maasai Tribe. The Tanzanians were welcoming, and he made many friends.

Matthew is thankful for the generous support of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Good Earth Village Bible Camp, and numerous individuals in our community. He will be sharing his experiences during the 9 a.m. worship service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on August 11.
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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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Lanesboro School Board decides against referendum

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton At the June meeting the Lanesboro School Board discussed an operating referendum of $300 per student. Superintendent Jeff Boggs had informed the board that the state was offering a referendum match of $212 per student. If the distric ..... 
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Buffalo Bill Days - A Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time!

By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Well folks, get those cowboy boots out of the closet and saddle up because this weekend is Buffalo Bill Days in Lanesboro, Minn., starting on August 1-3! According to the committee that organized this western-themed celebration, ..... 
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The May North, and author Greg Brick will be guests on "Lanesboro Live!"

Tue, Jul 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The band The May North will take the stage at the St. Mane Theatre at the upcoming “Lanesboro Live! Conversation, Comedy & Cool Jams . . .” show on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Host Damon Prestemon will also talk with writer G ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center one of 59 projects selected nationwide

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced 59 Our Town grant awards totaling $4.725 million and reaching 34 states in the Our Town program’s third year of funding. Lanesboro Arts Center (LAC) is one of those grantees ..... 
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Lanesboro Local has a new view

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

The Marketplace has a new home: 201 Parkway Ave North, right downtown Lanesboro, Minn. This centralized location will hopefully attract more customers to the market along with making Lanesboro Local the outlet for producers to sell their foods and g ..... 
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A new look and a new name for Lanesboro restaurant

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

By Jade Sexton What was once Rhino’s Pizza and Sub Shoppe in Lanesboro, Minn., has recently become Gil B’s Pizza and Sandwich Shoppe, but the name isn’t the only change. Owner Kim Reimann, who opened the restaurant in 2005 as Rhino’s, descr ..... 
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Letter about Bonita Underbakke’s comments

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Bonita Underbakke’s comments To the Editor, We have asked many times for help from the County, Soil & Water and MPCA for help to correct excessive water run off from a rock quarry located in the middle of our farm. This water enters ..... 
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