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Ashley Hartwig going to Girls State

Ashley Hartwig of Swanville has been chosen to represent Swanville Public School at the 60th session of Minnesota Girls State. Minnesota Girls State is a program of learning the functions of city, county and state government by actual participation. The … Continue reading

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Pine Grove Zoo, Morrison County trail improvements included in final bonding package

The Minnesota Legislature’s Capital Investment Package was announced May 20 and includes state bonding dollars for several projects in Morrison County. Those projects are: the Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls; a trailhead center on the Soo Line Recreational Trail … Continue reading

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Little Falls Community Services

Classes and Activities • June 12-—Morning baseball programs for kindergarten through grade seven start; and Flyer cross country camp starts. Computer Classes • June 7-—eBay introduction, 6 to 9 p.m. • June 12 and 13—Windows, 9 a.m. to noon. • … Continue reading

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Stacy Popp – Jeffrey Schmidtbauer

Stacy Lynn Popp and Jeffrey James Schmidtbauer were married April 22, 2006, at Holy Trinity Church in Royalton with Rev. Laurn Virnig officiating. Continue reading

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Kathryn Posterick – Brad Renninger

Darrell and Valerie Posterick of Little Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn to Brad Renninger, son of John and Mary Renninger of Osceola, WI. Continue reading

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Fuchs and Czech inducted into MCBA’s Hall of Fame

By Joyce Moran Larry Fuchs and Joe Czech were recently inducted into the Morrison County Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame.While both were recognized for their great bowling careers, they were also honored for their work in helping younger bowlers get … Continue reading

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Rice mayor receives regional Jefferson Award

Rice Mayor Nancy Anderson was one of six regional winners of the prestigious Jefferson Award. Founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard, the American Institute for Public Service created the Jefferson Award … Continue reading

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Raymond Calhoun, 86

Raymond Joseph Calhoun, a resident of Little Falls, died May 30, 2006, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls. Continue reading

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Summer mulching

By Betty Winscher Mulching keeps the soil cool and in early spring we are advised to wait as we want the soil to warm enabling plants to grow. Well, it has not only warmed, but seems we are dried to … Continue reading

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Father Timothy Wenzel to celebrate 40th anniversary

Father Timothy Wenzel will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood Sunday, June 11, with a Mass at noon at St. James Church in Randall, his home parish. There will be an open house reception at the … Continue reading

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Arts and craft fair coming to Grand Casino Mille Lacs

Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind art from oil paintings and jewelry to household knickknacks and garden solutions will be available at a one-day arts and crafts fair in the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events and Convention Center Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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Auditions slated for Pierz Summer Theater production of ‘Snow White’

Auditions for Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original musical production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” will be held on Monday, June 5, at the Performing Arts Center of Healy High School at 10:30 a.m. Those coming should use the … Continue reading

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Lochners’ 50th wedding anniversary

LeRoy and Margaret Lochner of Buckman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 11, 2006, with a Mass at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Buckman, followed by a private reception at Jason’s Casual Dining in Little Falls. The event is being hosted by their children.

LeRoy and Margaret (Schirmers) Lochner were married June 11, 1956, at St. Michael’s Church in Buckman.

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Johanna Smitten, 87 Eugene Smitten, 93

Johanna (Reischl) Smitten, died Nov. 19, 2005, and Eugene Smitten, formerly of St. Cloud, died May 13, 2006, in Tacoma, WA. Continue reading

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Fort Ripley businessman pleads guilty to tax fraud

The owner and operator of five central Minnesota construction companies pled guilty May 26 in U.S. District Court to failing to pay more than $822,000 in federal income and employment taxes withheld from employees. Scott R. Lennander, age 39, Fort … Continue reading

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Peg Seitzer to celebrate 80 years

Friends are invited to join Peg Seitzer and her family at an open house celebration in honor of her 80th birthday. It will be held June 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood Terrace Hall party room, 40 1st Ave. SE, Little Falls.

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Local volunteers travel to New Orleans to salvage homes

Several volunteers from Little Falls answered a recent plea for help to gut homes in New Orleans to the studs. The plea was made in response to the potential epidemic of disease resulting from the mold and decaying materials in these homes, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, as temperatures rise in New Orleans. Continue reading

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Local volunteers travel to New Orleans to salvage homes

Several volunteers from Little Falls answered a recent plea for help to gut homes in New Orleans to the studs. The plea was made in response to the potential epidemic of disease resulting from the mold and decaying materials in these homes, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, as temperatures rise in New Orleans. Continue reading

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Lt. Governor Carol Molnau spends Memorial Day in Swanville

Memorial Day is the day set aside annually to honor and remember the sacrifices of the men and women serving in the military—those men and women given the heavy responsibility of protecting the freedoms Americans enjoy. Last Monday, Minnesota’s Lt. Governor, Carol Molnau, was present at Swanville’s Memorial Day Program for just that reason.

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Swanville local to walk 60 miles in Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day

Paula (Natvig) Henrie of Swanville will join thousands of other dedicated women and men at the Boston Breast Cancer 3-Day benefiting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Philanthropic Trust. The participants will walk 60 miles during … Continue reading

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Angel Warzecha – Tyrone Sebasky

Angel Warzecha and Tyrone Sebasky were married April 12, 2006. Continue reading

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One day at a time

Rev. Jesse W. James, Pastor Emeritus Someone has rightly said that there are two days we should eliminate from our calendar. One of these is yesterday, the other is tomorrow. We must beware lest we let yesterday or tomorrow hinder … Continue reading

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The Recipe Box

By Val Klemish How about making some homemade ice cream to start off June as Dairy Month? You don’t need an ice cream freezer for this one! HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 2 eggs 3/4 c. sugar 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 c. … Continue reading

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Beep, beep—soy diesel hitting the highway

By Peter Graham I saw a sign on a convenience store that proclaimed “we now have soy diesel.” Not long ago, most such operators, and their customers for that matter, probably knew little about soy or bio-diesel fuels, much less … Continue reading

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Beep, beep—soy diesel hitting the highway

By Peter Graham I saw a sign on a convenience store that proclaimed “we now have soy diesel.” Not long ago, most such operators, and their customers for that matter, probably knew little about soy or bio-diesel fuels, much less … Continue reading

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Pioneer Elementary observes Drug Awareness Week

The Pioneer Elementary Student Council recently sponsored a drug awareness week. The council raised money to buy supplies through collection of Kemp’s milk tops and General Mills’s box tops. They also wrote and received a Healthy Communities Collaborative grant. Continue reading

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Pioneer Elementary observes Drug Awareness Week

The Pioneer Elementary Student Council recently sponsored a drug awareness week. The council raised money to buy supplies through collection of Kemp’s milk tops and General Mills’s box tops. They also wrote and received a Healthy Communities Collaborative grant. Continue reading

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Gardening is good medicine

By Edith Rylander I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden. No long-time reader of this column should be surprised. This is the 42nd spring in which the partner and I have disced, plowed, cultivated, shoveled, seeded, transplanted, … Continue reading

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Therapeutic riding aids Pierz boy with rare condition

Cri du Chat syndrome. Before the birth of their third child, Pam and Paul DeMorett of Pierz had never heard of the phrase. Translated from the French, it literally means “cry of the cat” identified in 1963 by famed physician Jerome Lejeune. One of the tell-tale signs of the rare disorder is the distinctive kitten-like cry of a newborn. Continue reading

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Therapeutic riding aids Pierz boy with rare condition

Cri du Chat syndrome. Before the birth of their third child, Pam and Paul DeMorett of Pierz had never heard of the phrase. Translated from the French, it literally means “cry of the cat” identified in 1963 by famed physician Jerome Lejeune. One of the tell-tale signs of the rare disorder is the distinctive kitten-like cry of a newborn. Continue reading

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