A fire burned several buildings at the Little Log House Pioneer Village early Sunday morning. The buildings burned included the Belle Creek School House, built in 1876, and two storage...
Cynthia and Neil Bahr didn’t know anything about raising grapes when they bought their farm in 2008. What they did know is they wanted to develop a sustainable lifestyle. The solution was what is now Vinmark Estates, a new local vineyard and winery. The couple lived in Cottage Grove for 14 years before moving to Denmark Township. Neil Bahr worked for a purchasing and supply chain, and Cynthia Bahr had a corporate career.
To the average American, the date May 17 probably doesn’t hold much significance, but for some, especially members of the Hastings-Cottage Grove Sons of Norway Hjemkomst Lodge, it’s a day for celebration.
It started as an innovative promotional campaign. Nicole Swanson of Nicole’s Nu Wave salon in Hastings decided to promote her business by taking advantage of one of Hastings’ biggest events of the year: the downtown Hastings Cruise Ins. The day before one of the shows, she called a few of her clients and asked if they’d be willing to have their hair and makeup done 1950’s style and model their classic looks next to the classic cars on display downtown.