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The Rotary club of Farmington was honored Nov. 4 at the 16th-annual The Rotary Foundation Celebration at Brackett's Crossing Country Club in Lakeville. The Rotary club of Farmington was recognized along with 15 other clubs for its contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Donations to the Foundation totaled over $530,000 in the 2016-17 year. That money will be used to continue efforts to wipe out polio, train future peacemakers, support clean water sources and strengthens local economies.
The Surgical Services team at Northfield Hospital and the student-run Volunteer Network at St. Olaf College worked together to organize a Be The Match Marrow Donor Registry Drive to be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at St. Olaf College Buntrock Commons in the Trollhaugen Ballroom.
In response to Rachel Garaghty's Sept. 7 letter on Jason Lewis, first of all let me say that I do not know your life circumstances, nor do I intend to make assumptions about the protesters you mention in your letter. I just want to state my point of view and what I feel represents a lot of the voters that cast their vote for Jason Lewis. I do not agree with all Lewis stands for, but I do agree with fiscal conservatism.
Recently, our small-town paper left its front page blank to show what Farmington would be like without our town paper. This letter to the editor will show what Farmington would be like without our beautiful small-town pool: Jim Lugowski Farmington
The Farmington Library is located at 508 Third St., downtown Farmington. For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library . Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Don't forget about the FHS '36 football team I certainly do not want to take anything away from the great season that the Farmington High School girl's softball softball team had — culminating with a "modern era" team state championship — but maybe there is a bit too much hoopla though over the "fact" it was the school's first team sport state championship.
ReAnn Eidahl, 2016-17 Miss Ambassador, will represent Farmington in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes July 18-22. The scholarship program offers growth and educational experiences to young women throughout the state and is dedicated to volunteerism and developing leaders who can serve as positive role models. People can support Eidahl by attending the Torchlight Parade along Hennepin Avenue Wednesday, July 19. In addition, Farmington Ambassador float and the 2017 Ambassadors will be in the parade.
Minneapolis has become the place to be for youth volleyball and aspiring U.S. Women's National Team athletes in the first few days of summer. The 38th annual USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships had 1,264 teams competing at the Minneapolis Convention Center from June 25 to July 4 with an estimated 13,000 players, along with 3,000 coaches, referees and support staff taking part. Further, 30,000 family and friends are expected to watch the event on site with several other thousand viewers on the event live stream.
A pair of stellar pitching performances helped the Farmington Legion Post 189 baseball team come away with two wins in four tries against a couple of the top teams in the state last week.
A woman was killed June 29 in a two-vehicle crash in Dakota County. Wanda Narum, 87, of Shoreview, was traveling westbound on County Road 46 in Coates when she attempted to turn onto the southbound ramp to Highway 52 and collided with a gravel truck that was eastbound on County Road 46, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office. Narum was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened about 1:19 p.m.