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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Amy Waldorf and Kyle Marthaler will always remember “five years, 10 months and 18 days.” That was how long they dated before Marthaler proposed. They are now planning a wedding and preparing for a marriage. “We met at a party in high school and started talking,” Waldorf said. “We [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Different snowmobiles work well in different stages of life, and Jay and Connie Petermeier of Melrose are very pleased with their vintage Johnson Skee-Horse 30 sled and the cutter they pull behind it. Things were different during their growing-up years, when Connie remembers the frustration of getting stuck in [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com After waiting years for a cross-country ski trail in western Stearns County, Sauk Centre High School computer instructor Dana Boschee started grooming a trail himself. Boschee had advocated for a ski trail while serving on the Park Board. He had approached Stearns County about setting up a trail. “The [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Darlene Schoenberg, the Peach Woman of the Month for January, grew up on a farm near Lake Henry. She began nursing while still in high school, as a nursing assistant in Paynesville. After graduating from nursing school at the St. Cloud Hospital, she started working in Sauk Centre one [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Butch and Sandy Roelike, who live south of Elrosa,  have missed hosting a foreign exchange student only one year out of the past 11. After agreeing to help out a host family whose work took them out of town, the Roelikes discovered how much they enjoyed the experience when [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com It was Jim Korblick who first started carving designs in wood after taking a class in the late 1990s. But one night in about 2001, he asked his wife, Grace, to go along with him to a Parkers Prairie Woodcarvers Club meeting. “That was my downfall,” she said. She [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The guitar sitting close to Paul Jensen’s glass studio workbench hints at the years spent playing for a rock band. Those years gave way to glass crafting in the 1990s. Jensen has never taken an art class. But he so enjoyed drawing as he was growing up that he [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Nicki Vogt, December Woman of the Month, is a busy wife, mom and city of Sauk Centre administrative assistant. She is active in the PTA at Sauk Centre Elementary and serves on the board of directors of Punkins and Monkeys Preschool, a non-profit co-op. “My kids are my world [...]

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