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The Facts on the Pierz Referendum Request

I hope everyone is enjoying fall, despite its winter appearance. For the most part, we will all do our “fall things” no matter what, (with the possible exception of yard work, which isn’t such a bad deal anyway). Pierz Schools … Continue reading

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Value of the Hennepin Paper site set at minus $2 million

“Writing grants is always fun,” said City Administrator Rich Carlson at Monday evening’s Little Falls City Council meeting. He then went on to inform the council that it had been learned that a grant application to the MN Department of … Continue reading

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October 30, 2002

George W. Gedde, 85George W. Gedde, a resident of Pillager, MN, died Oct. 27, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, MN. Services were held Oct. 31 at First Lutheran Church in Pillager with Pastor Kathryn Ingbritsen officiating. … Continue reading

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Benedict Heurung, 88Benedict (Ben) Heurung, a resident of Pierz, MN, died Nov. 6, 2002, at the Pierz Villa. Funeral services were Nov. 9, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Little Falls with Father Ray Donnay officiating. Burial was in the … Continue reading

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Updated November 8, 2002

Remaining steadfast in the FaithBy Rev. Jon Benson, Word of Life Church, UpsalaSimon Peter was a “bold” disciple. For that He is often admired. Simon Peter wasn’t afraid to say what he thought. In one of his earliest encounters with … Continue reading

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LF Football honors parents and seniors at banquet

(Pictured here are award winners Adam Gosiak, Bo Corrow, John Kathrien, Blake Smith, Bryan Leblanc and Adam Olsen. Staff photo by Adam Brisk)The best offensive lineman award was given to senior Bryan Leblanc, who was also All-Conference Honorable Mention. The … Continue reading

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50th wedding anniversary

Family and friends of Harlan and Joan Faust of Long Prairie, MN, are invited to an open house celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 16, 2002 at the Hub Supper Club in Burtrum, MN, from 2 – 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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LF Community Services

Classes and ActivitiesMost Community Services classes and activities require preregistration and prepayment. Call Community Services at 632-7938 for information. Adult Ed and Basic GED classes will meet Nov. 12 in Meeting Room 1 at Central Office; Playtime for toddlers every … Continue reading

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New face in the Record News Department

The Record News Department has a new face. He is 24-year old Adam Brisk. Brisk started with the paper Oct. 14, and will be writing most of the local sports stories as well as various feature stories. Brisk’s parents, Jim … Continue reading

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Catherine Brodkorb, 88Catherine Brodkorb, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died Oct. 25, 2002, in Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 28 at St. Otto’s Chapel in Little Falls, with Father Raymond Donnay officiating. Burial was in the … Continue reading

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Franciscan Sisters establish hermitage in Belle Prairie

Saturday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 10, Sister Maristell Schanen and Sister Therese Lenz were welcomed at a reception hosted by Holy Family Parish in Belle Prairie. Parishioners had the opportunity to visit with the two Franciscan Sisters of Little … Continue reading

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Updated November 8, 2002

Carter MeyerCarter Ervin Meyer was born to Lisa and Todd Meyer of Buckman, MN, on Oct. 24, 2002, at 3:12 p.m. at St. Cloud Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Ben and … Continue reading

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LF students explore the voting process

Little Falls Community High School students, though most are not of legal age, explored the democratic process of voting Nov. 5. Though their votes didn’t count, the students gained valuable knowledge about our nation while taking part in the voting … Continue reading

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50th wedding anniversary

Arvin and Jean (Virginia) Litke will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 24, 2002, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 12:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Church in Pierz, MN. An open house will follow immediately after Mass in the Pierz … Continue reading

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Pierz girl is music center’s October Student of the Month

Maria Flicker of Pierz has been named the October Student of the Month at St. Francis Music Center in Little Falls. Maria is a senior at Pierz Healy High School and has studied piano for nine years. In nominating Maria … Continue reading

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MFIP program considered a success

The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) appears to be working in Morrison County as well as throughout the state. MFIP replaced the federal program Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) after Congress passed Welfare Reform legislation allowing states to … Continue reading

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Clarence L. Smieja, 78Clarence L. Smieja, a resident of Swanville, MN, died Oct. 24, 2002, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 28, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Swanville. Clarence … Continue reading

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Santaland Diaries opens Nov. 29

The Hole In The Day Players are proud to present the hit Off-Broadway comedy The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. This hilarious holiday show will be presented at the Pine Edge Inn on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, … Continue reading

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November 7, 2002

Our recipes this week are taken from Taste of Home’s Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2002. It’s a beautiful book, full of recipes, photos and tips. The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is coming so fast, now is a good time … Continue reading

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LF students explore the voting process

(Pictured are some of the participants who voted via the internet in statewide mock elections. Pictured here are, from left, Karsten Klimek, Brady Hanson, Matt Kestner, Nicole Vasilauskas, Amanda Dunlap and Allison Thompson. Staff Photo by Lisa Wimmer)Patrick Cory and … Continue reading

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Updated November 1, 2002

Robert L. Scherping and Stephanie D. Sanders, both of Little Falls, MN.

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Shelley Funeral Chapels donate services to Minnesota Lions Eye Bank

Six funeral directors for Shelley Funeral Chapels in Little Falls, MN., serve as volunteers for the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank (MLEB). Doyle Hofer, Trent Iverson and Terry Nelson were all recertified Sept. 23 as eye procurement specialists and join fellow … Continue reading

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Royalton Council adopts rental

The Royalton City Council adopted a rental housing maintenance ordinance Wednesday. Structured after a similar ordinance adopted previously by the Little Falls City Council the purpose of the ordinance is to enhance the supply of safe, sanitary and adequate housing … Continue reading

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Terrance Spears, 50Terrance “Terry” M. Spears, a resident of Little Falls, MN, died Oct. 26, 2002, at his home. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls with Father Raymond Donnay officiating. Interment will … Continue reading

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Santaland Diaries opens Nov. 29

Santaland Diaries is the hysterical tale of an out-of-work actor who is forced to take a job as an elf at the cherished Macy’s Santaland. Jason Schommer stars as the rebel elf without a Claus who recounts the hijinks and … Continue reading

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Updated November 7, 2002

Readers, please note that all advice given in this column pertains to those who live in Central Minnesota.

From October to NovemberI’m sure that all of you folks are more than ready to write the month of October off as a lost cause. It was a month that a lot of us with a list of things to … Continue reading

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Area events to honor veterans Monday, Nov. 11

Too often Americans take for granted the rights, privileges and freedoms that come with being a citizen of the United States. Religious freedom, peace, and prosperity are just a few of the gifts given to all Americans. These gifts, the … Continue reading

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Updated November 6, 2002

Little Falls Bowling Center• MORRISON COUNTY MEN’S LEAGUE—1st – Falls Bar; 2nd – Heartland Tire Service; 3rd – Kruschke CPA Services; 4th – CME; 5th – Brothers Exteriors; 6th – Emdale Creamery; 7th – Herzog Roofing; 8th – Shooter’s Auto … Continue reading

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Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal planned

Once again, those who wish to enjoy a free turkey dinner with others in the community on Thanksgiving Day will have the opportunity to do so. The 20th annual Community Thanksgiving Day dinner will be held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, … Continue reading

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Updated November 8, 2002

District Court ReportFelony charges filedCharged in Morrison County District Court with felony crimes recently were: • Denise Kelly Lawrence, 47, Randall—In connection with incidents between Sept. 5 and Sept. 15, Lawrence has been charged with one count of check forgery … Continue reading

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