Almond Gene Miller passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in the care of the VA Hospice-St. Cloud, Minnesota, where he entered on November 5, 2014. Gene was born June 20, 1927 to Charles and Dora (Brown) Miller in Kelly, Iowa. He grew up in Central Iowa, the youngest of eight children. On October […]

Verena H. Steffes, age 96 of Sauk Centre, died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 17 at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Interment will follow in the parish […]

Isabelle I. Isey Ostendorf, age 91 of Grey Eagle, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 22 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald […]

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Jack Kloss is a smiling, happy three-year-old little boy who brightens the day of anyone who gets the opportunity to meet him. He is the youngest child of Andrew and Kate (Hartung) Kloss and the grandson of Ken and Peg (Erickson) Hartung of Freeport, MN. His loving family and friends have […]

The 7th Judicial District, which includes Stearns and Todd counties, had  two unusual elections this fall. They were unusual because they were contested, meaning that an incumbent judge had a challenger. Under Minnesota’s state Constitution, we elect our judges, but that is in name only. The reality is that most judges resign/retire in mid-term, a […]

CentraCare Health – Sauk Centre plans to break ground in Spring 2015 on a 7,600-square-foot expansion to accommodate the patients of newly recruited physicians as well as those of visiting specialists. The $1.7-million addition will feature 15 exam rooms – bringing the clinic’s total to 39 – when completed in late Fall 2015. Joining the […]

Jennifer Tomford, R.N., CentraCare Health – Melrose, received the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in the rural health category and was honored at the Oct. 25 annual Nurse of the Year Award ceremony in Brooklyn Park. Tomford began her career at CentraCare Health – Melrose in 2000 as a certified nurse assistant. […]

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