Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Warrior Boats a done deal

Melrose–The Warrior Boats deal is officially done.
“Welcome to Melrose,” mayor Tim Vogel said to Chuck Barth as the two shook hands following a special meeting and public hearings  Monday night when the city council approved resolutions related to the Warrior Boat project, officially bringing the business to town. 
The next day it was down to work, according to Barth, who said they--Barth and his Warrior Boats partners Joe Hellermann, Al Leinen and Dave Andersen--were going to begin manufacturing Warrior boats in a rented building in Melrose, with hopes of “putting out boats in the next three weeks.” He estimated next week they would break ground on their new facility in the Melrose I-94 Industrial Park. Read more about this meeting in Wednesday's Melrose Beacon. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quilting for a cause-CentraCare-Melrose Harvest Celebration

      Melrose–Alma Herges, Rose Poepping and Lydia Zenzen have a good reason to attend the Oct. 15 CentreCare Health Foundation-Melrose's first Harvest Festival.
And it's not just for a good meal at the Melrose American Legion. 
A shades of blue and white quilt they stitched will be auctioned off, along with other items in their quilt basket, and they are anxious to see how much it goes for. Read all about the quilt and the First Annual Harvest Celebration in Wednesday's Melrose Beacon.

Barn, cows perish in Spring Hill fire

Rural Spring Hill– Fire to any degree can be damaging, but when it takes your livelihood, it’s devastating.
In the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 30, Danny and Deanna Welle saw their livelihood burn before their eyes as their dairy barn and two-thirds of their dairy herd were taken by fire.
The Welle family – Danny and Deanna and three children, Megan (20), Brad (17) and Ryan (12) – was asleep when the fire began on their farm in rural Spring Hill. 
Read more about the fire in Wednesday's Melrose Beacon.