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PRSRT STD ECR WSS US. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 70 MADELIA, MN 56062 Are you planning a Daycation? Daytripper POSTAL PATRON 2012-2013 Southeast Minnesota’s Guide to More T han 101 Places To Go In Our Beautiful Area “Where Fillmore County News Comes First” Weekly Edition Rushford’s upgrades inside today’s journal page Monday, July 2, 2012 Loss of a leader 3 page 5 Volume 27 Issue 31 Fillmore County Court Report page SMIF grants available 13 page 20 Canton l Chatfield l Fountain l Harmony l Lanesboro l Mabel l Ostrander l Peterson l Preston l Rushford l Rushford Village l Spring Valley l Whalan l Wykoff Chatfield reviews resident survey By K aren R eisner Crystal Narvesen runs Serenity Massage as part of the Lanesboro Day Spa. Photo by Jade Sexton Lanesboro Day Spa has new massage therapist runs Serenity Massage by Crystal. She received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Stone Mill Hotel and Suites Massage Therapy from the Minin Lanesboro is not only a place nesota School of Business, and where people can spend the she enjoyed her education. night when they visit the area, “I originally went for medibut a place where they can be cal transcription, but I realized pampered as well. Package deals I really enjoyed contact with are available with rooms that people,” shared Narveson. include a visit to the Lanesboro At school, Narveson learned a Day Spa. Recently, the spa lot about anatomy and physiolacquired a new massage thera- ogy, kinesiology, and patholpist to help make your visit ogy of diseases. She especially enjoyed the technique classes. relaxing and therapeutic. “It was very fun,” she said. “It Crystal Narveson lives in Chatfield with her daughter didn’t feel like school at all.” Kyra. She came to Lanesboro Narveson added that it doesn’t to work in March, and now feel like she is working at her By Jade Sexton job, either. “That’s when you know you’re in the right place!” Serenity Massage joins Prana Healing Massage Center, which is run by Sue Betts, and is also a part of the Lanesboro Day Spa. According to Narveson, Prana Healing Massage Center uses more traditional eastern medicine techniques, where Narveson uses more western techniques, although they do share some services. Narveson does several different types of massages for people, including hot stone massage, in which hot stones are placed on different parts of the body to New LaNdING behind outfitters for tubing Tuesday is Tubing 101 Parkway Ave. S. Lanesboro • 507-467-3400 two-for-tuesday See DAY SPA Page 22  Intern Jordan Boysen detailed the results of a resident survey at their June 25 meeting. The city participated in the State Auditor’s Performance Measurement Program. The intention of the survey is to measure the effectiveness of city services and elicit opinions of those services from city residents. Mayor Don Hainlen and councilor Josh Thompson were absent. City Clerk Joel Young noted about 1,000 surveys were sent out, from which there were 225 responses. He added that public comment helps out. Space for commentary was next to each question. Boysen said most questions elicited a satisfactory response or better from about 90 percent of respondents. Nearly 60 percent of respondents have been residents of the city for 20 or more years. The two greatest concerns were the number and condition of empty store fronts and the city’s water pressure. Comments were made citing a need for the city to draw in more business. Most all residents feel safe with less than two percent feeling somewhat unsafe. Residents were generally satisfied with fire protection and the quality of the streets. There was some dissatisfaction with the street surfaces, especially in the west Chatfield area. Although residents were satisfied with the responsiveness of the snow plows, there was some negative comment about snow build-up on sidewalks. Residents were satisfied for the most part with the water and sewer systems, but there were complaints about the cost. Some suggested there should be a senior discount. Garbage service was not part of the survey, but some respondents felt there should be competitive pricing. There were positive comments See CHATFIELD Page 8  County to apply for grant and loan funds for Greenleafton as the fiscal agent for the Greenleafton sewer project. Most age systems in the community Steps toward a possible reso- are non-compliant and the lots lution to the sewage problems are too small for new drain fields. of the Greenleafton community At that meeting it was suggested were taken at the county board’s that the Total Maximum Daily June 26 meeting. A proposal Load (TMDL) grant would from Stantec was approved. cover up to 50 percent of the Their services and expertise in construction cost. Another 25 preparing a grant application percent of the cost may be able will cost the county up to $500. to be covered by a Small Com A request was made at the munity Wastewater Treatment April 3 county board meeting Program. The last 25 percent asking Fillmore County to act See COUNTY Page 20  By K aren R eisner Sun-Thurs 11am - 9pm • Late Night Bar Menu 9-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-9pm • Late Night Bar Menu 9-11pm Live Music • Friday, June 29, 9-11:30pm ~ Pop Wagner • Sunday, July 1, 5-9pm ~ Root River Jam • Wednesday, July 4 5-9pm ~ Michelle Lynn Dirty 109 S. Parkway, Lanesboro, MN 55949 Martini Lounge

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