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David Robert Drake


Wed, Jun 19th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

David Robert Drake, 76, of Lanesboro, passed away at his home Wednesday, June 12, 2013.



David was born in La Crosse, Wis., Nov. 3, 1936, to Charles R. and Vienna L. (Kennedy) Drake of Lanesboro. He graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1954, and when his daughter, Deborah graduated in 1973, they were the first fourth generation family to graduate from Lanesboro which included his father, Charles R. Drake and grandmother, Nel Rafferty Drake. On Jan. 29, 1955, David married Marjorie L. Thompson, his wife of 57 years, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa.



He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro.



He is survived by his wife and four children, daughter, Deborah (Dennis) Long, Des Moines, Iowa; sons, Robin (JoAnn), Marshalltown, Iowa, Kevin and Andrew (Mara) both of Lanesboro. He has 11 grandchildren, Nicholas (Marsha), Christopher, Stephanie, Melanie, David, Ashley, Leah, Michael, Abigail, Meghan and Mason; eight great-grandchildren, Caden, Olivia, Noah, Levi, Silas, Treighton, Zoe and Sahari. David has three siblings, Dianne Drake of Minnesota City; and two brothers, Michael (Carol) and Peter of La Crosse.



He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Don.



David was a 40 year senior maintenance employee of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and was missed by many local travelers following his retirement. During this time he served three terms on the Lanesboro City Council and two terms as the city mayor. He also drove a school van for Lanesboro Public Schools for eight years. David volunteered in many organizations including Boy Scout Master, Lanesboro Historic Preservation Board member, Lanesboro Sylvan Park Board Member, 27 year member of the Lanesboro Fire Department, EMT on the Lanesboro Ambulance Service, Secretary of the Tri-County Firefighters Association, organizing member of the Root River Recreation Committee, and 41 years on the LHS Football “chain gang”. He was a league bowler for many years and especially enjoyed early a.m. meetings of the gang at the “Chat-n-Chew” restaurant and the “Hucklee Buck” card games at the Lanesboro Legion and Pedal Pusher Cafe. David loved life, he loved his family and he loved friends.



A memorial service in his honor will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, Saturday, June 22, at 1 .....
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Robert Duane Kingsbury

Tue, Jun 18th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Robert Duane Kingsbury, 85, of Lanesboro, died June 14, 2013, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Robert was born July 16, 1927, in Harmony, to Arthur R. and Alice (Benston) Kingsbury. He attended Harmony High School, graduating in 1945. On M ..... 
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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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The Biggest Loser Challenge ends

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Coffee Street Fitness & Dance began its six month Biggest Loser program back on January 7, 2013. Fresh off of New Year’s resolutions participants were eager to get started but hesitant on what their results would be when the six months were up. ..... 
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Valerie Wendt

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Valerie Wendt, age 54, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday June 8, 2013 at her home following a battle with cancer. She was born October 18, 1958 in Lanesboro, Minn. to Marvin House and Georgia Bailey. Valerie was united in marriage to Jerry W ..... 
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‘White Water, Black Gold’ Documentary

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – ‘White Water, Black Gold’ Documentary Film to be shown at the St. Mane Theatre on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 pm – FREE and open to the public – Discussion following the film. Next up in the Third Friday Film Serie ..... 
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Lanesboro City Wide WEED UP!

Fri, Jun 14th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro The Great Outdoors

Spring has sprung and with it have come the unsightly weeds that threaten to overtake our public green spaces. We need your help to get Lanesboro’s greenery under control! Join fellow volunteers on Monday, June 24 from 6 - 8 pm at the Lanesboro Vi ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council hears audit report

Fri, Jun 7th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Jason Boynton of Smith Schafer and Associates presented the 2012 audit report at the regular Lanesboro City Council meeting on June 3. Boynton went over the main points of the revenues and expenditures. The property tax revenue was very close to ..... 
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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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