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Journal Writing Project: Small town


By Kaia Hongerholt

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

The band Rehab captured it best in their song “Welcome Home,” when they describe their hometown. Growing up in a small town is an experience that only the lucky ones receive.

People who grow up in a large city like New York City or Los Angeles are raised with locked doors, subway passes, and a couple friends. In a small town students are exposed to a larger variety than a large high school would have to offer. From sports to friendships to classes, a small town can offer it all. There are not tryouts for sports teams because everyone is welcomed to play, and friendships are even strong between seniors and freshmen.

Class sizes can vary from 20 kids all the way down to four. This offers students the chance to know your teachers and get the one on one help with homework. When you walk down the halls of Lanesboro High School, every day you will get a welcoming hello and a joke from Mr. O’Koren. His bright face is always there to brighten your day. This shows the close-knit family our community has formed. Coming from a small town sets students ahead when they go to college. These students will have participated in a wider range of extra-curricular activities to prepare them. This is where the star quarterback is also the point guard on the basketball team, the valedictorian, and the leading trumpet in the band. Having the opportunities that a small town offers prepares students for a full load of college course work, but also offers a quiet place to come home to. For me, coming from Lanesboro means knowing I have a place to come home to. No matter which path you choose, to go to college, enter the military, or the work force, you have the skill set to accomplish whatever your dreams are.

Living in a small town may seem like a negative while your growing up, but when you leave your small town you realize the love and opportunity it offered you.

Kaia Hongerholt is a student at Lanesboro High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fifteenth year.
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Lanesboro School Board hears update on Lanesboro Arts Campus

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

The Lanesboro School Board met on Tuesday, May 13 for a regular monthly meeting. All members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs and Courtney Bergey from the Lanesboro Arts Center also present. Bergey addressed the sch ..... 
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Lanesboro School Board hears update on Lanesboro Arts Campus

By Mitchell Walbridge

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Lanesboro School Board met on Tuesday, May 13 for a regular monthly meeting. All members were present for the meeting along with Superintendent Jeff Boggs and Courtney Bergey from the Lanesboro Arts Center also present. Bergey addressed the s ..... 
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Lanesboro still searching for funding for dam

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The City of Lanesboro has been seeking funding to repair the damage to the dam since flooding caused damage in 2008. The cost of the project has only increased over the years with regulations requiring the repairs be made with historically accurate m ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering is May 15-18, 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The 16th Annual Bluff Country Gathering is delighting us again with traditional American music and dance in Lanesboro, Minn. from May 15-18, 2014. One can learn the tradition through workshops (only a few spots left), revel in the musical talent thro ..... 
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Eagle Cliff Campground to host first-time blood drive over Memorial Day weekend - Red Cross cooling towels and special T-shirts offered to all presenting donors

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Eagle Cliff Campground is partnering with the American Red Cross to kick off the Red Cross “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign by reminding eligible donors that their support is needed. On May 24 and 25, Eagle Cliff will host a blood ..... 
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Artist Adam Manley to come to Lanesboro

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Mixed Media Artist Adam Manley will be Lanesboro Arts Center’s 39th Artist in Residence: May 17-31, 2014, working on a public art project involving place and history and architecture. PUBLIC INVITED to participate on Saturday, M ..... 
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Blood donors give patients the chance to create a lifetime of hope

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With summer right around the corner, the American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make giving blood as much a part of their summer plans as barbecues, ball games and road trips. Donors of all blood types are needed. “Blood d ..... 
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Ann Paige Simenson

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Ann Paige Simenson, 77, of Chatfield, Minn., died Saturday April 26, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Hospital - St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn. Annie was born June 26, 1936 in Decorah, Iowa to Norman and Jennie (Robinson) Indvick. She attended school in ..... 
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