December 15, 2017

How Does Your Garden Grow in 2017?

Staff Reoport Hopefully in Dennison. The Dennison Lutheran Church is seeking interested area residents and community members to join us as we kick off the Dennison Community Garden. The plot of land is located just East of the church. In years past, the ground was rented to local farmers and planted to a rotation of corn and soybeans. Two years ago, the church council seeded the ground into oats and alfalfa to "rest the ground" a bit in anticipation of potential future garden plots for people to use. The church is seeking interested parties that wish to have a garden plot this year. While there will be a minimal cost to have a space in the garden this year, it will be first come first served based on available space. A free will offering to the church to help cover the cost of water … [Read more...]

FEMA Disaster Assistance Tops $2.3 Million

More than $2.3 million in FEMA disaster assistance has been approved to help homeowners and renters in Blue Earth, Freeborn, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties who were affected by Sept. 21- 24 storms and flooding. Residents of those counties who have suffered loss or damage have until Jan. 30 to register with FEMA. To date, 1,330 people have registered for disaster assistance. As of Jan. 26: FEMA approved 605 individuals and households for disaster-recovery grants, including: More than  $2.1 million for housing grants, including short-term rental assistance and home-repair costs; More than $166,900 to cover other essential disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses and lost personal possessions.   Residents in the … [Read more...]

Many Residents Missing Out on FEMA Help

Many residents affected by the September storms and flooding in Blue Earth, Freeborn, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties may be eligible for assistance but have yet to seek help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Some homeowners and renters who may qualify for assistance miss out on receiving aid because they are mistaken or misinformed about applying. All one needs to do is to register with FEMA to begin the process. Call 800-621-3362 between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Multilingual operators are available. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may also call 800-621-3362.  You may also apply online with any computer, smartphone or … [Read more...]

Help May Be Available for Flood-Damaged Heating Systems

With bitterly cold temperatures on the way, homeowners are urged to make sure their heating systems and water heaters are in good working condition, especially those that may have been damaged by September flooding. If flood water got into heating systems, water heaters or other appliances, they need to be checked by experienced repair personnel to be sure they are working properly. Failure can occur weeks or even months after the event. FEMA grants may be available to help repair damaged furnaces and water heaters and replace those destroyed by flood waters.  Minnesota residents in Blue Earth, Freeborn, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties need to register by Jan. 30, 2017 to be eligible. If you have already repaired or replaced an appliance, it’s not too late to … [Read more...]

December 4-10 is National Influenza Vaccination Week

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO VACCINATE – GET YOUR FLU VACCINE TODAY! This fall, when you see signs reading “Get Your Flu Vaccine,” you might ask “Isn’t it too late to get vaccinated?” No, it’s not too late! CDC recommends that flu vaccinations continue throughout the flu season, which usually picks up in mid-November through February. Since flu vaccine takes about 2 weeks to work, the sooner you get vaccinated the more likely you are to be protected before the Holidays. For millions of people, the flu means a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, fatigue, and miserable days spent in bed, missed work and school. But flu can also be serious. Hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu each year. While the majority … [Read more...]

Santa is Coming to Farmers State Bank on December 10

Kids and parents can join Santa at Farmers State Bank Saturday, December 10th, 9:30-11:30a.m. Beverages and treats will be served.  (2015 File Photo)                                       … [Read more...]

Dennison Lions Turkey Bingo

A great crowd filled Dennison City Hall on  November 19 for the Lions Club Annual Turkey Bingo. This annual event helps raise funds for the non-profit clubs community activities. … [Read more...]

Dennison Lions Halloween Party

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A French-Canadian Christmas

Please join the Rice County Historical Society for a Christmas Open House at the former home of Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Faribault, located at its original location at 12 NE 1st Ave. in Faribault. The historic home will be open to the public on Friday, December 2, 4-7pm and Saturday December3, 10am-3pm. For this special event, admission is free! The house will be decorated with the French-Canadian holiday traditions of the Faribault family. The family celebrated the holidays in this home in the early 1850s. A traditional and unusual apple wreath will be displayed on the front porch. In the festively decorated parlor on the square Steinway piano, there will be a small decorated tree embellished with red ribbons and candles. The dining room table will be set for dinner with a candied … [Read more...]

Lyle Bickel Receives Award

Lyle Bickel receives an award for his dedication to the Dennison Lions Club. Over 38 Years of Service. … [Read more...]