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Listen up as silent movies trigger deafening peals of laughter in Lanesboro, Minn.


Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Before Jack (Mike Holst) can sell his cow (Katherine Anderson) and score the magic beans, village authorities require a clean bill of health by the local veterinarian (Tom Sautter).

What’s so funny about a locally-made silent movie? One that reenacts fairytales we all know so well? What? It’s the fun of involving a big cast of local “movie stars” in a light-hearted project intended to get never-before-actors/actresses in front of a camera for the pure joy of bringing the community together to be entertained.

Please mark your social calendars for one or both free family showings of “2013 Silent Movies in the Park After Dark,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday evenings, September 14 and 15 in Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, Minn. -- same weekend as Lanesboro’s segment of the Taste of the Trail celebration. Bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket, settle in for live local entertainment, then the Silent Movies and treat yourself to beverages, popcorn and biscotti made by local volunteers.

Good things are so often rooted in trouble. In July of 2012, when the Lanesboro Community Theater group called for auditions for the summer melodrama, an outdoor production they have typically staged in Sylvan Park each August – just one lone actor showed up to audition. It was clear that the notion of community supported entertainment needed refreshing.

After a little head-scratching, Community Theater volunteers proposed that their small budget for the melodrama be used instead for a local amateur film project. Why not a silent film, where the stakes would be low and anyone and everyone would be included in the fun of filming? Why not local, original, slightly-fractured versions of well-known fairytales whose storylines could easily be cue by subtitles? Soon, 60 local residents and visitors to Lanesboro were involved, gathering costumes and props and playing the parts – and having a bewitchingly good time! “The reception for the 2012 Silent Movies was so successful,” explained film project director Barbara Benson Keith, “that we all wanted to do it again – and again and again!”

The silent movie-making project continues. This year’s budget didn’t need to be very large since the stories are in the public domain, the roles and tasks have been handled by volunteers, the screen for outdoor showings was purchased last year and the projector is borrowed from a local source.

Tales selected for “2013 Silent Movies” include Jack & the Beanstalk, Cinderella and a traditional Norwegian troll tale called The White Cat of Dovre Mountain. On nights of the showings, as .....
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Leather and Pipes ride to Lanesboro

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Leather and Pipes Motorcycle Run visited Lanesboro, Minn., on August 17, 2013 during this year’s sixth Annual fundraiser for the event with riders raising money for cancer awareness and to help find a cure. The Leather and Pipes Rally began ..... 
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Letter about “Love is Love”

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Going through a few back issue of the Journal, I just read the cover story from August 12 -- “Love is Love.” I offer you a hearty CONGRATULATIONS and thank you for choosing to run that story -- and on the cover, no less! Having ..... 
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Livestock: Life long passion

By Megan Kiehne

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Agriculture

By Megan Kiehne Dedication and commitment can lead to great achievement as proven by Ashley Bue, Fillmore County 4-H’er and livestock shower. As soon as Bue was old enough to show beef cattle at the Fillmore County Fair, she was in the arena. Lov ..... 
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Lanesboro man accused of unauthorized practice of law

Fri, Aug 30th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Court

Seventy-one year old David Welford Williams Jr., of Lanesboro, Minn., made an appearance in Fillmore County Court. Williams is accused of practicing law in an unauthorized manor, which in this case is considered a misdemeanor level offense. Thoug ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

As summer draws toward its close, the Lanesboro Barn Dance presents the last dance of its 19th season. It’s a fine chance to kick up your heels.exercise while enjoying yourself! You can socialize with friends and new acquaintances while you glide ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board updated on laptop program

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School Principal Brett Clarke updated the school board on the one-to-one netbook program that was started at the high school this past school year. As they prepare for a new school year, Clarke said they will be instal ..... 
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Lanesboro Gun Club hosts second annual Youth Fun Shoot

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Sports

September 14, 2013 1p.m.-4p.m., Lanesboro Gun Club Stillwater Jim (aka Jim Martin), a member of the Cedar Valley Vigilantes, will give a demonstration of single-action cowboy shooting. Cowboy Action Shooting is a multifaceted amateur shooting spo ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company Presents “The Memory of Water”

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents Shelagh Stephenson’s beautifully moving story, “The Memory of Water”, September 21 through November 10 with discounted tickets available for previews September 13 to September 20. Ca ..... 
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