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Lanesboro celebrates Homecoming 2014

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Left to right: Liam Dorn, Claire Peterson, Kyle Lawstuen, Bailey Gartner, Will Semmen, Rosie Jones, Zach Voeltz, Kelsey O’Koren, Matthew Luck, Alexis Jorgenson, Master of Ceremonies McKenzie Hanson. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The cooler weather and leaves changing color not only mark the beginning of fall but also homecoming season for area schools. Lanesboro High School in Lanesboro, Minn. held coronation Monday, September 22, 2014, which brought many residents and visitors to the school’s gymnasium.

As the band played, keeping everyone entertained, the excitement grew until 7 pm when the program began. McKenzie Hanson, daughter of Lisa Benson and Bill Hanson, was master of ceremonies and began the program by introducing the royalty and crown bearers who all looked very nice in their suits and dresses.

Queen candidates were:

•Bailey Gartner, daughter of Tom and Mikki Gartner

•Alexis Jorgensen, daughter of Britt and Erin Amdahl and Matt Jorgensen

•Claire Peterson, daughter of Joe and Jody Peterson

•Rosie Jones, daughter of Lisa Jones

•Kelsey O’Koren, daughter of Joe and Jane O’Koren

King candidates were:

•Zach Voeltz, son of Dennis and Debby Voeltz

•Liam Dorn, son of Patty Wigg and David Dorn

•Matthew Luck, son of Ron and Shaune Luck

•Will Semmen, son of James and Brenda Semmen

•Kyle Lawstuen, son of David and Debby Lawstuen

Crown bearers were Jeweleanna Lidke, daughter of Holland Lidke and Barry Churchill, and Cooper Hovland, son of Mark and Kayla Hovland. The kids did a wonderful job performing their duties as crown bearers and enjoyed watching the skits along with the rest of the audience.

Before the King and Queen were crowned, the seventh through twelve grade each performed skits, which were quite comical. Winners of the skits were: first place - tenth grade, second place - seniors, and taking third place was the seventh grade.

Following the skits, the King and Queen were crowned. The Lanesboro High School Homecoming Queen is Claire Peterson and Homecoming King is Kyle Lawstuen. Both were very surprised and happy when last year’s King, Kole Ruud crowned each of them. Last year’s Queen, Regan Howerton, was unable to attend, so Ruud stepped in to crown both the King and Queen.

Many events were included throughout Homecoming week, including a Cross-Country Invitational at the Root River Golf Course, junior high football in Grand Meadow, Minn., junior high volleyball at home versus Spring Grove, B squad football in Grand .....
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In search of truth and courage

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

I always feel sad when I see the furry bodies of animals that didn’t make it safely across the road. I imagine their fear and pain at the moment of their death. One day as my husband and I cruised along “County 8” ,I saw a dark lump to my ri ..... 
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Lanesboro makes changes to school bus routes

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Two bus stops in town will be added to the Lanesboro School bus routes starting in October. The Lanesboro School busing policy states the school buses will only pick up students that live at least one mile from the school. At the August school boa ..... 
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LFC Girls CC

Mon, Sep 15th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Sports

Lanesboro declared an Arts Campus

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

John Davis was at the Lanesboro City Council meeting on September 2 with an update on the Arts Campus project. “First I want to thank the city and the park board for their support with this initiative,” said Davis. He added Lanesboro is getti ..... 
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Announcing the Lanesboro Arts Campus Festival

Mon, Sep 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts Center is hosting the LANESBORO ARTS CAMPUS FESTIVAL on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The festival is in celebration of new Arts Campus components, and all events are free and open to the public. There are three p ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

As summer draws toward its close, the Lanesboro Barn Dance presents the last dance of its 20th 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 glid ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board discusses bus routes

Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lori Anderson approached the Lanesboro School Board about making changes to the transportation policy. The current policy regarding the bus routes is only students who live outside of a one-mile radius get picked up. Anderson wondered if the scho ..... 
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