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Verdon Flattum


Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Verdon Flattum was born on March 18, 1935 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Gynther and Lillian Flattum. He attended Lanesboro Schools where he played tenor sax and the clarinet graduating in 1952. He enrolled in the Army where he played in the Army Band. Verdon married Karlene Anderson in Chatfield, Minn. in 1961, they moved to California and had one son, Stuart and later divorced.

Verdon returned to Minnesota and attended Mankato State University where he played in the Mankato State Band and received his Bachelors Degree in Library Science. Verdon also received his Masters Degree in Library Science from USC in Los Angeles. Verdon was a professional musician and played with many jazz bands in Los Angeles and Palm Desert until ill health in 2009. Verdon married Marlene Raner Kirkham in Los Angeles on April 27, 1974. Marlene accompanied Verdon to his many gigs.

Verdon is survived by his wife Marlene, two stepchildren, his son, five grandchildren and his brother Darrel (Karen) Flattum of Rochester, Minn. and nieces Tamera Mensink, Pam Flattum, Vicki Darling and nephew Mitchell Flattum. His parents and two grandchildren preceded him in death. His body was cremated.

A jazz Celebration of Life will be held for Verdon Flattum at the Palm Desert Greens Country Club in Palm Desert, California on April 26, 2014 from 4 pm to 10 pm.
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Lanesboro School helping with playground equipment costs

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The playground equipment at Sylvan Park will be updated in a special project taking place this summer. City Administrator David Todd attended the school board meeting on March 20 to discuss a cost-sharing agreement with the school district. Todd ..... 
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Dale M. Olson

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Dale M. Olson, 72, of Lanesboro, Minn., passed away March 21, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Dale was born October 14, 1941 in Lanesboro to Melvin and Clara (Berge) Olson. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1959 ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes Dee Slinde

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The City of Lanesboro, Minn. and the surrounding area has graciously opened its arms to the new executive director of the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) and Tourism, Dee Slinde. Having grown up in London, Minn. near Austin, and gradua ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance to be held March 29

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance begins its twentieth season on Saturday March 29 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. It starts at 8 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. with an admission charge of $7. As always, the Lanesboro Barn Dance will feature tr ..... 
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“LOCAL MOTION” Makes local connections through bold experiences

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. -- Join Lanesboro Local for a delectable and adventurous dinner auction in support of local food and goods. On Saturday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, this fundraising event will auction ..... 
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Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism appoints new executive director

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Business Announcements

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism (www.lanesboro.com) announced today that Dee Slinde has joined the LACC as the new Executive Director, effective March 1, 2014. Dee Slinde comes with a wealth of executive level exper ..... 
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Sustainability...

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I am abundantly grateful to Dr. Van Gorp for his comprehensive article on “Sustainability”. “Infinite growth on a finite planet, is by definition, not sustainable.” As it is we have a government “of the few, by the few, fo ..... 
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Sydney Johnson is second runner up in Miss Minnesota International competition

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Features

Sydney Johnson, of Lanesboro, Minn., represented Fillmore County as Miss Fillmore County in the 2014 Miss Minnesota International compeititon that took place in St. Cloud, Minn. on Saturday, March 8. Johnson was named second runner up for the title. ..... 
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