Society News: Aug.10

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The Red Cedar Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met at the home of Cheryl Potter on Aug. 2, 2014. The DAR ritual was repeated and the members present completed the program calendar for 2014-2015.

Red Cedar will have a display at the Austin Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in honor of Constitution Week. Included in this display will be a copy of the Constitution, a tactile USA flag with “The Pledge of Allegiance” in braille, an American flag which was flown over our nation’s capitol on July 3, 2013, a bi-centennial rug with the dates of 1776-1976. Small American flags will be handed out, as well as many other historical brochures and literature. Polly Jelinek is the chairperson of this special observance. Mayor Tom Stiehm will be signing the proclamation designating Sept. 17 to 23, as Constitution Week, at the Library at 11 a.m.

The next meeting will be held at the Hormel Historic Home on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

For 123 years the NSDAR has honored God, Home and Country in service to our nation. Since 1890, more than 920,000 women have joined the National Society.

 Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for July 30 with four tables played: First place, Romelle Enderson and Marilyn Gesme; second place, Lu Schmitt and Loren Cleland; third place, Eunice Michaelis and Warren Behrends; fourth place, Jim Fisher and Bud Higgins.

Duplicate Bridge is played each Wednesday at noon at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. All Bridge players are welcome. Call Dave Ring at 507-434-4189.

Mower County

Volunteers are needed for the statewide bumble bee survey

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions June 3-10

Mower County

MnDOT asks motorists, riders to safely share the road during motorcycle convention in Rochester

Mower County

City of Austin to spray for mosquitoes

Mower County

Ikes to host steak cookout

Education

Education: Accolades

Blooming Prairie

Education: Blooming Prairie Honor Roll

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Mower County

In Your Community: Mower County Senior Center

News

Family of bystander killed during Minneapolis police pursuit files lawsuit against the city

News

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era ban on rapid-fire rifle bump stocks, reopening political fight

Agriculture

New influenza testing rule for dairy cows going to Minnesota fairs

Mower County

Warrant issued for Jeffer Lorenzo after he fails to show for sentencing

News

Unanimous Supreme Court preserves access to widely used abortion medication

News

Audit finds Minnesota agency’s lax oversight fostered theft of $250M from federal food aid program

Adams

Partnerships celebrated during community event for Mower, Fillmore solar installations

Mower County

Mayo Ambulance training program hopes to increase EMT numbers

Business

Workforce Development one of nine organizations to receive funding to train underrepresented workers for clean energy careers

News

Minneapolis police officer killed while responding to a shooting call is remembered as a hero

Mower County

Documentary follows AHS class across 50 years

Mower County

2024 Friendship Wagon Train coming to the area

Agriculture

New funding available for continuous living cover grants

Mower County

MDH inviting well users to seminar on nitrates

Mower County

In Your Community: May Sweeps winner claims her prize