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Support for Kaase


Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

By Mike Ask

of Lanesboro, Minn.

I am a concerned citizen of Fillmore County and would like to express my personal feelings regarding the upcoming election for the position of Sheriff of Fillmore County.

I started working as a Dispatcher/Jailer for Fillmore County in 1983. In November of 1984, Tom Kaase was also hired as a Dispatcher/Jailer for the Fillmore County Sheriff’s office. During that time, I began to recognize his high energy level and determination. On January 1, 1986, I was appointed Chief Dispatcher/Jailer and with that position I was responsible for supervising and scheduling.

One day, Tom approached me asking my thoughts about him going back to college to obtain a degree in law enforcement. I encouraged him to do so and supported him by adjusting his work schedule so he could attend classes and still work. Tom worked hard, worked extra hours and worked many different shifts so he could achieve his goal. He succeeded. Tom received his law enforcement degree in 1988. He began his new position as a part time deputy for Fillmore County and also as a city officer for many towns within the county. He continued this schedule until he became a full time deputy. During this time, we (Tom included) worked together and had the opportunity to sit in the sheriff’s office under the direction of Don Gudmundson, Jim Connolly, and Daryl Jensen along with many other staff members. Within these walls, many decisions were made. We didn’t always agree but we always knew that the final decision would be made by the sheriff to which we always supported and respected.

One evening, Tom expressed to me his dream of being the sheriff of Fillmore County. I advised him to be patient and continue to work hard. He continued to do so but also kept his career options open. He applied for a job in Rochester to which we had many conversations regarding the pros/cons. He was reluctant to leave Fillmore County because of his family ties but I encouraged him because of the broader opportunities which would only enhance his resume keeping in mind his future goals.

I was glad when Tom filed for the position of Commissioner for Fillmore County and was elected. Because of his knowledge and experience with Fillmore County and the Rochester Police Department, it gave us in law enforcement the assurance that he understood and appreciated all that we were involved in and experiencing on a daily basi .....
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Common good news

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

By LuAnn Wilcox of Lanesboro, Minn. Back in August, a wise woman advised a frequent FCJ commentary writer that he was too much of a “Debbie Downer” and he conceded that “she was absolutely right.” That may be the only thing he and I will ..... 
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Thoughts from District 28B candidate

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Commentary

By Jon Pieper of Lanesboro, Minn. First, I want to thank everyone for the experience of running for MN House 28B and the opportunity to represent Fillmore and Houston Counties. I have met thousands of people over the last nine months. Many of them ..... 
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Lanesboro approves policy regarding frozen pipes

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The extreme cold temperatures we experienced last winter left a lot of people in many communities dealing with frozen water pipes. Since it has been predicted this coming winter will be similar, some communities are going into it prepared. Lanesb ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Madysyn Ryan Himle

By Peyton Bergey

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Social Scenes

Ryan and Alysha Himle of Lanesboro, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of Madysyn Ryan, born Sept. 19, 2014. Grandparents are Gary and LeAnn Olson of Lanesboro and Dennis and Kristi Himle of Claremont, Minn.

Call for entries for Emerging Art Show at Lanesboro Arts

Mon, Oct 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts is announcing a new art show planned for 2015, highlighting the work of 1-4 emerging artists, as per jury selection. Lanesboro Arts is now accepting applications in all 2D and 3D visual arts media from emerging ar ..... 
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“Lanesboro Live” upcoming events planned

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s “Lanesboro Live” show will offer an eclectic mix of entertainment for the upcoming show on Saturday, October 4, 2014, 7:30 pm at the St. Mane Theatre. Darren Wendt, aka ‘Sidonia Dudval’, will talk wi ..... 
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Lanesboro celebrates Homecoming 2014

Mon, Sep 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

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 vis ..... 
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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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