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Lanesboro Gun Club hosts youth Fun Shoot day


Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro The Great Outdoors

On a recent stroll down memory lane, Norrin Storelee and Dave Campbell recalled the early days of the Lanesboro Gun Club. Norrin recalls one Halloween when some folks were out at the gun club goofing around and some outhouses got knocked over. Not to be outwitted they bought some toilets from the High Grove schoolhouse that had cement bottoms. The toilets cost $5 each.

Originally started under the Izaak Walton League the gun club was eventually incorporated on July 15, 1949, and a clubhouse built on six acres just past the state fish hatchery. Membership drives and fundraising have always been a part of the club. Back in the 1970s they had oyster stew dinners, which were quite popular, until somebody ate 14 bowls. They had a snowmobile race one year and horse races at the Preston Fairgrounds. Norrin recalls Bill Broadwater had an old plug in one race and he rode one of Charlie Betts’ horses. He wasn’t the best at riding, so “I just hung on,” he says with his eyebrows raised in remembering. They had coon trials, where even people from Arkansas would bring their dogs and they would bet on how the dogs did. In the wintertime for a fundraiser they put an old rusted car on the bass pond in town and sold tickets on when it would fall through the ice. The Federal Arms company would come out and have trick shooters show off their guns. Dave recalls that they would “splatter cabbages” and this would bring people out.

The gun club was quiet for a while and then a league was formed in the 1970s with about 20 teams. Lanesboro has four teams and holds the #1 team recore title for 10 years in a row; a record that has yet to be beaten. Local member Dewey Hungerholt holds the unofficial individual record of missing 15 in a row. One of the local rivals would come with the best guns, gear and goggles, determined to beat the Lanesboro “farm folk.” Dave hesitates and laughs, “They’d come and we’d whip’em with our beat-up guns!”

Norrin recalls they would have “sneak shoots” where the shooter would have his gun down by his side and start walking, not knowing where the clay pigeon would come from and this was a great way to practice for when out in the field. The gun club is all about gun safety and learning how to handle a gun. The club holds Firearms Certification classes and local sheriffs practice at the club. A lot of the club members are involved in the community, like the fire department and ambula .....
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A new dining experience in Smoky River BBQ

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro All

If you are not hungry when you walk in the door of Smoky River BBQ, you will be when the aroma hits you. The smell of BBQ brings to mind summer picnics and family gatherings. The placement of the business next to the river in a quiet spot also spar ..... 
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Garrison Keillor will entertain area residents

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Government

Lanesboro, Minn. - On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, Garrison Keillor will headline a DFL fundraising evening at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Avenue South in Lanesboro. The event will feature Keillor’s endearing and original Lake Wobego ..... 
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Charles L. Bremseth

Tue, Aug 28th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Charles L. Bremseth, age 76., was born in Lanesboro, Minn.June 28,1936, the son of Alvin and Stella Bremseth. He resided in St. Anthony, Minn. He is survived by children, Renee and Bradley Bremseth, and Sara (Steve) Kedrowski; grandchildren, Joseph ..... 
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Engagement - Rinn ~ Nation

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Jody Rinn and Rodney Nation of Lanesboro, Minn. are happy to announce their recent engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride graduated from Lewiston, Minn. and then Winona State University, and currently works at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. ..... 
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Lanesboro Commmunity Theater presents a silent in the park- in the dark!

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, MN – Saturday and Sunday evenings, September 8 and 9, the Lanesboro Community Theater will premiere two showings of their own locally produced silent movie in Sylvan Park. The movie stars a cast of dozens of local residents and visiting ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board approves handbooks

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board heard from high school Principal Brett Clarke and approved three handbooks at their regular meeting on August 16. The first handbook was the Student Handbook. Clarke said the only change made was the semester test polic ..... 
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Beverly R. Overland

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Beverly Ruth (Erickson) Overland, 83, of Preston, formerly of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Golden Living West in Rochester, where she has resided since June. Beverly Ruth Erickson was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Winona County, to Elmer Roy ..... 
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Letter about fracking sand

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Let’s be positive about fracking sand and find a way to speed the production of some of the large amount of energy in this country. Let’s give the families who struggled at times to maintain this area of Minnesota that we love a ..... 
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