A good goose feather pillow, (considered the Cadillac of pillows) given proper care, should last anywhere between 60 and 100 years and still be in good usable condition. Here is why most of them don’t:
Every time a pillow is washed or steam-cleaned, those feathers have lost between 10 and 15 years of their usefulness.
A feather depends on the oil in it for its life and softness. Washing or steam cleaning removes oil from them, shortening their usable life. If cleaned by Carlson Pillow Cleaning Service, a machine is used to clean, disinfect, and deodorize the feathers without removing any of their oil. The feathers are not mixed with feathers of another customer’s feathers. The machine tumbles and fluffs the feathers. Tumbling removes the chaff and dust to a filter in the bottom of the machine. The feathers are subjected to germ-killing ozone-emitting ultra-violet light produced by a powerful germicidal bulb set in the top of the machine. The process takes about five minutes, the feathers are put into a new down-proof ticking, and the result is a cleaner than new pillow.
Saturday, June 8, in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day
New, Legacy-funded virtual tours will help families pick a park or trail to visit
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is
celebrating National Get Outdoors Day by offering free admission at all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 8. Many special programs will also take place at parks that day.
Ken Austin Memorial Education Fund through the MN-SD Equipment Dealers Association Scholarship
Dakota Bridge of Litchfield has been awarded a joint $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association along with his sponsoring dealership, Mies Outland located in Watkins. Dakota is seeking a Diesel Mechanics AAS Degree at Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria.
The Minnesota–South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association announced six (6) students who will further their education toward a career in the retail equipment industry. These students have been named recipients of a joint $1,000 scholarship from the Association’s Ken Austin Memorial Education Fund along with their respective sponsoring dealership for the 2013-2014 school year. The students were selected for the awards because they demonstrated the skills, aptitude, and character necessary to be a successful and valuable employee in an equipment dealership and their intent on pursuing a career with an equipment dealership located in Minnesota or South Dakota.
Local American Family Insurance agent Thomas Ehlinger earns American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification
Thomas Ehlinger an American Family Insurance agent in Kimball, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Ehlinger joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service.
The new owners of the Kingston Mini Mart (on Highway 15) hosted a grand opening celebration Saturday, May 18. They served pop and more than 300 hot dogs throughout the day. Pictured are the Orn family, new owners who have nearly completed the total renovation of the convenience store: (from left) Kim Orn, Dick and Julie Orn, Joshua and Whitney Orn, Kody Orn and Megan Mackereth, Kristie and Jim Orn. Missing from the photo is 7-month-old Jonah, son of Joshua and Whitney; he was taking a nap. (See their “thank you” on page 3.) Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.