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'Round the Towns


Sun, Jul 2nd, 2000
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Rushford: A well-attended public hearing was held in Rushford on June 26, regarding the future of the citys airport. Coincidentally, it was the twenty-third anniversary, to the day that the airport was officially dedicated. A MN. DOT study had recently found that the runway conditions at the airport were the third worst in southern Minnesota. Repairs to update the facility could cost up to $250,000 city administrator Larry Bartelson said. The state currently pays 40% of the maintenance costs. After much public input and discussion the city council voted to continue maintaining the airport.

Lanesboro: Clean up continues just west of Lanesboro one year after a tanker truck spilled 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel near the Root River on Highway 16. Every few weeks, water is pumped from monitoring wells and any product found is then withdrawn. Meridian Environ-mental Consultants were hired by the responsible parties to carry out clean-up activities.
CLEAN-UP CONTINUES NEAR LANESBORO from a diesel spill one year ago. Every few weeks, 3,500 gallons of water are pumped from several monitoring wells and diesel product is removed. Photo by John Torgrimson

Harmony:Michael Aggen of Harmony showed the Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer at the Minnesota Junior Purebred Heifer Classic held in Jordan, MN. during the weekend June 16th and 17th. The show is an all breed cattle show open to any interested Minnesota youth under the age of 21. This year the show had approximately 250 entries shown by 170 exhibitors from 35 counties from throughout Minnesota.

Chatfield: Rachel Irish of Chatfield works for The Country Peddlers & Co. of America, Inc. Her family was recently chosen from 5,400 Peddlers nationwide to be featured in the companys 2000 Christmas catalog. The three Irish children are featured on the front cover and a family picture is on the inside cover. In April, Rachel, husband, Rich and children, flew to Chicago to the home office of CPCA for the photo shoot.

Lanesboro: The vocal trio "Sweet Dreams" will perform at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro on July 13, at 7:30 p.m. "Sweet Dreams" are from the Goodhue and Kenyon area and perform a variety of musical styles from the Andrews Sisters of the 1940s to todays contemporary country songs. The trio has sung in Washington D.C.; performed for Minnesota governors Arne Carlson and Jesse Ventura; opened for the Statler Brothers; performed in Branson, Missouri; and toured the country of Austria. In addition they have recorded a CD called "Dreams of Christmas".

Lanesboro: Kim Rose, regionally acclaimed singer/-songwriter and acoustic guitarist, will perform on Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m. at Sylvan Park in Lanesboro. Rose performs a variety of original acoustic, contemporary folk songs including Irish, American Folk, rock n roll oldies, blues, country Christian and a variety of show tunes. Her debut CD "Lovers Epitaph: garnered fourteen separate award in the U.S. and abroad. In the event of rain the concert will be held at the Lanesboro United Methodist Church one block south of the park.

If you have a town news item for "round the towns", call Kia Donais at 800-599-0481 or 507-765-2151.

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