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Fillmore County Journal

Pieper repeats as TRC high jump champion

Chris Pieper repeated as the conference high jump champion, clearing a personal-record 6-feet, 5-inches for Caledonia/Spring Grove at the May 14 Three Rivers Conference Track & Field Meet at Dover-Eyota. His previous best effort was the 6-feet, 4-inches while winning the TRC title last year. Pieper has won the high jump at all six meets he has entered in 2022. The versatile senior also took fifth place with a discus throw of 116 feet and also ran on the eighth-place 4×400-meter relay. The top nine places in each event earned team points.
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Waterloo Columbus girls tennis advances to state semifinals

The Waterloo Columbus girls tennis team defeated Decorah 5-0 in its Class 1A first round State Tournament match held yesterday in Independence. The Sailors advance to the semifinals for the 34th time in the 39 years the tournament has been played. The Sailors will next play June 1st at Waveland...
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Spring Grove tied at the top with two SEC wins

Spring Grove remained atop the four-team logjam in the Southeast Conference baseball race with a pair of critical SEC wins – one by a comfortable margin and the other a nailbiter. With make-up games packing the schedule, there were three games in three days, first the lone loss in a closely-contested, non-conference May 9 clash versus Martin County West at a neutral site in Austin. MCW High School is located in Sherburn, Minn.
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Spring Grove drops SEC showdown, splits at R-P tourney

Spring Grove dropped out of a first-place tie with a 4-2 loss to visiting Southland on May 13, one day before splitting a pair of games at the 2022 Rushford-Peterson Classic. All four tournament games were run-rule blowouts, including a Spring Grove split. The Lions fell to R-P, 13-3, before taking the third-place game against Goodhue, 15-4. That was the boys’ sixth game in six days.
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It takes a village to keep a community safe

The Preston Police Department recently implemented a new program to protect the town’s residents and businesses. The department is creating a database of surveillance cameras in private homes and local businesses to assist the department in case of a crime or an emergency. The project is new to the area and is completely voluntary.

School history: Krambeer is MFL MarMac’s first state golf qualifier

MFL MarMac golfer Nick Krambeer is headed to state. The sophomore placed fourth at the May 16 Class 2A district meet at Mediapolis, becoming the first Bulldog golfer ever to earn that achievement. He’s pictured with assistant golf coach Mike Meyer (left) and head coach Jake Wilke. (Submitted photos)
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Turkey Valley's Jalyssa Blazek wins gold in 800, 1500 at State

DES MOINES - Excellent competition and weather that ranged from incredibly hot to cold could not prevent Turkey Valley senior Jalyssa Blazek from winning gold at the 2022 Class 1A State Girls’ Track Meet, held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines from May 19-21. Blazek tallied first place in the 800 meters (2:15.83) and the 1500 (4:46.63) on Saturday to earn Turkey Valley’s first two gold medals in running events at the State Meet. In 1988, Trojan Laura Kriener won a gold medal in the shot put.

MFL MarMac baseball team will rely on strong pitching, defense

Members of the MFL MarMac varsity baseball team include (front, left to right) Brayden Gordon, Elias Hatt, Austin Evanson, Jaron Wille, Jonah Wille, Quinn McGeough; (middle) Cayl Anderson, Austin Schlee, Parker Kuehl, Bryce Radloff, Jacob Schellhorn, Landon Johnson; (back) assistant coach Paul Gordon, Cayden Pester, Dylan Jones, Chauncy Drahn, Kaden Stocker, Carver Blietz-Bentien, Ben Krambeer, assistant coach Max Havlicek and head coach Brandon Burke. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
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Golfview Doherty First Addition

The Final Plat for a new subdivision, Golfview Doherty First Addition, was approved at the Preston City Council’s May 16 meeting, as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The subdivision is to be located along the eastern side of Golfview Dr. and is to consist of eight lots for single family homes.
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Spring Grove municipal liquor store showed a loss in 2020 and 2021

The Spring Grove City Council met Monday, May 16, at 6 p.m. at Spring Grove Communications, Room 100. Mayor Scott Solberg led the council and audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. All city council members were present – Mayor Scott Solberg, Travis Torgerson, Karen Folstad, Chad Rohland, and Trent Turner....
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Pastor Devotion – The importance of faith, worship, commitment and being involved: A time for renewal

Maple Leaf Parish Spring Valley: Faith, Cherry Grove, Fountain, Preston (and Lenora) United Methodist Churches. Here is an old photograph from about 1890 of pioneer people standing in front of the historic Lenora Church. It must have been a church picnic, a holiday of some sort as the people came together for this photo. I am impressed with the clothing, the bonnets, the hats – the people coming together in front of their church building on a summer day. Someone is holding the American flag on a pole, which makes me think it might have been a Fourth of July picnic.