Loretta M. Petermeier, age 91 of St. Rosa, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 26 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Virgil […]

David Robert Jameson, 70, of Browerville, passed away on November 16, 2014. Funeral services for David were held on Sunday, November 23, 2014, 3:00 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls, Wisconsin. Interment will be held at a later date in the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Dave was born May 18, […]

Donald Eugene Boyer, 70, of Isle, passed away on November 22, 2014. Funeral services for Donald were held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville, with Pastor Gena Koeberl officiating. Interment was held at Evergreen Cemetery, Browerville. Don was born April 13, 1944, in Long Prairie, to Glen […]

Orville Deane Hayes, 87, of Eagle Bend, passed away on November 20, 2014, at the Centra Care Health System Nursing Home in Long Prairie. Funeral services for Orville were held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Justin Hesterman officiating. Interment was held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. Orville was […]

Dolores Kurpius, 72, of Winter Haven, Florida, died November 13, 2014, at Winter Haven Hospital in Florida. Funeral services for Dolores will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. Friends may begin calling one hour prior to the service at the […]

By Kerry Drager Correspondent For roughly 15 years community members in Farming and the surrounding areas have sponsored the Christmas Care Drive during the holiday season. The events sponsored by the Christmas Care Drive help generate funds to create care baskets to be donated to needy families and seniors while providing holiday cheer for people […]

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the bird. The centerpiece of November’s famous holiday most likely was raised right here in central Minnesota. Swanville is known as the turkey capital of the world, and one area family has helped give the little town that name. John Gessell Jr. […]

When I was a child, my grandparents lived in a big, old house in St. Paul, near the University of Minnesota farm campus. We visited them many times for holidays, particularly Thanksgiving. To make extra money, my grandparents took in roomers, mostly students at the university. The students went home for the holidays. Curious grandchildren […]

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