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Not your ordinary Joe


Fri, Nov 23rd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

By Barb Jeffers

A large benefit was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, for Joe Rodgers from Lanesboro, Minn. with many activities that occurred throughout the day to benefit Joe and his wife Sue.

Joe, who was employed by the City of Lanesboro until his retirement last Spring, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Large B Cell Lymphoma. His former co-workers and friends wanted to help Joe in any way they could so a benefit was held to help defray his expenses.

The benefit was held at the Lanesboro Community Center with many people attending through the day to support Joe. A silent auction was held, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with many individuals and businesses donating numerous items such as a nights stay at the Scandinavian Inn in Lanesboro, framed prints, gift baskets, and much more.

Various foods and drinks were offered at the benefit for a free will donation which people enjoyed while chatting with other attendees. A bean bag toss competition was also held with many people playing. Bucky Rogers, who is a good friend of Joe’s, made lefse at the benefit and sold it to raise money for the cause. The proceeds from the Lanesboro American Legion fish fry that evening were also donated to Joe and his wife Sue.

Joe enjoys playing the card game Huckley Buck, so a tournament was held during the benefit. While playing a game of Huckley Buck during the tournament, Joe said that the whole day was “unbelievable” and stated it was “mindboggling” how many people were there. He stated that seeing so many people come to the benefit was “awesome.” The day of the benefit was “one of the best days of my life,” Joe stated. It was obvious how much Joe appreciated the events of the day and how much work people had done on his behalf.

Vince Jeannette, who donated to the silent auction, said, “Joe is one heck of a guy.” Vince donated and attended the benefit because, “That’s just what you do,” he said. It was clear from the number of people who donated to, worked at, and attended the benefit for Joe Rodgers that he is surely no “ordinary Joe.”

For those who were unable to attend the benefit for Joe Rodgers, but would like to help, there has been an account set up at Associated Bank of Lanesboro, Minn. The phone number for Associated Bank is (507) 467-2145.
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RIchard Thompson

Mon, Nov 19th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Richard Verdayne Thompson, 81, of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Harmony Community Health Care Center. Richard was born June 28, 1931, to Charley A. Thompson and Elfrieda (Olness) Thompson. He was baptized at Union Prairie Lutheran ..... 
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Letter about Thanksgiving

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

Letter about Thanksgiving To the Editor, Thanksgiving prayer. It’s a powerful tool we can bring to heal the fractious bickering that threatens to break our nation apart. Not the kind of prayer that pleads for “my” side to win. Not the reques ..... 
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Lanesboro Christmas Inn tour

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Bed and Breakfast Inns of Lanesboro, Minnesota welcome you Sunday, December 2, to our Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour. Join us for an afternoon of celebration and tour the Bed and Breakfast Inns that have made Lanesboro the Bed and Breakfast Capit ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents its own distinctive telling of the classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol, November 23 – December 23 with previews beginning on November 16. Commonweal’s imaginative take on this classi ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears audit report

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

By Jade Sexton Pam Ristau, CPA, presented the Lanesboro City Council the 2011-2012 audit report at their regular meeting on November 15, and the board approved it as presented. Ristau said the district had a decrease in their general fund balanc ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council hears library report

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Tara Johnson and David Hennesey spoke to the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting on November 5 and gave their quarterly report about the public library. Johnson said this summer there were 21 programs at the library, including story t ..... 
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Letter about Pubic hearing for Industrial Sand Mining ordinance

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Fillmore County’s draft ordinance for frac sand mining will have a public hearing on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 pm in the Commissioners’ Room of the Courthouse in Preston. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in fra ..... 
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Lanesboro High School Class of 1942

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Features

The Lanesboro High School Class of 1942 held their 70th class reunion at Judy’s Country Kitchen in Peterson October 23. Members left to right are Hazel (Holtet) Riehl, Eleanor (Johnson) Davidson, Lois (Bremseth) Peterson, Robert Lawstuen, (Irving) ..... 
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