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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • Letters to the Editor, Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone numb...
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  • The American-News welcomes letters of opinion from our readers. Letters regarding current local and national news items are encouraged. All letters are subject to editing for length and style. Letters containing potentially libelous or obscene statements will not be published. Letters must contain name, address and phone number for verification and in case of questions. E-mail letters to: editor@montenews.com Letters may also be mailed to: Editor, Montevideo Publishing, P.O. Box 99, Montevideo, MN 56265
    Chord-Ayres deserving
    Several months ago my wife Paula and I read in the Montevideo American-News that the Chord-Ayres from Milan were going to be inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in New Ulm on November 2nd.
    Having lived in Montevideo for 30 years and now living in the small town of Elysian, east of Mankato, we thought it would be an excellent opportunity to attend the induction ceremony and get reacquainted with old friends and make some new ones as well. We were not disappointed.
    We were treated to a great meal, great entertainment and an even greater time.
    When the Chord-Ayres were formally introduced to everyone in attendance, there was a feeling that here was a group that definitely belonged in the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, right along with the likes of Dob Dylan, Judy Garland, Johnny Holms and many others.
    Along with the Chord-Ayres, also inducted into the Hall of Fame were Leonard Langley, Leroy Glazier, Canoise, Jerry Minar and the group Koerner, Ray & Glover.
    After the Chord-Ayres' induction, we were all treated to three songs sung by them that got the whole crowd in a great mood. It was definitely the highlight of the night, right up there with when some of our friends (in the Chord-Ayres) initially saw us and were surprised (and hopefully happy) to see us.
    —Rohn Halvorson
    Elysian
    Appreciated by Wing-Bain
    Once again, as another year comes to an end, all of us here at Wing-Bain Funeral Home would like to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation to those individuals in law enforcement, emergency services and providers of military honors for their assistance throughout this past year.
    Many times throughout a given year, these dedicated individuals are called upon to render their unique services to the families we serve. Everything from difficult at-scene removals, to funeral escorts, to honoring our fallen veterans, they provide dignified and compassionate services that contribute to an overall positive funeral experience.
    We recognize that many of the above mentioned contributions put forth by these individuals are taken for granted and never publicly acknowledged. All of us here at Wing-Bain Funeral Home wish these folks a happy holiday season and do so much appreciate their willingness to assist us in providing meaningful services to those experiencing the loss of a loved one.
    Page 2 of 2 - —Everett H. Bain
    Joseph W. Anderson
    Troy Diggins
    Linda Haff & staff of
    Wing-Bain Funeral Home
    Montevideo

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