Sauk Centre

By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Meads Department Store in downtown Sauk Centre is thrilled to once again have their front display window entered in the “Window Wars” competition sponsored by Silver Jeans Company of Winnipeg, Manitoba. “We had to preregister,” said Jacki Mead, co-owner with her husband, Terry. “Silver gave us criteria to meet [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Ken Arnzen’s Oak Knoll Ranch began with white-tailed deer 22 years ago. What was intended to be just a hobby evolved into a successful elk raising operation in partnership with Dennis Suelflow and Springbrook Elk. “We were just going to have the deer as pets,” Arnzen said. “But the [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Since snow dragons are relatively rare, it’s no wonder heads are turning along a stretch of State Highway 71 in Sauk Centre, just south of the Sauk River bridge. The snow dragon spread out along the street was crafted by Jeremy Weber, who, along with his wife, Sara, owns [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Peach’s August Woman of the Month, Pam Michels Borgmann and her husband, Mike, were born and raised in Sauk Centre. Life took them away for many years, but as retirement neared, they decided to return. “We came up all the time, with our parents here,” said Borgmann. [...]

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The Minnesota Twins offer free baseball and softball clinics to youths in Sauk Centre on Friday, July 19, at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Jaycee Park. In case of inclement weather the clinic will be at Sauk Centre Civic Arena. The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout the [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Cindy Zheng (pronounced ‘chung’) came to the United States from Fujian, China with her parents in 2003, and lived in New York City for about eight years, working in a restaurant owned by relatives. She had learned a little English in China and attended a bilingual high school [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Although Tim Kampsen joined his family’s annual New Year’s challenge to lose weight and make healthier choices in 2011 — losing 20 pounds — he gained back half of what he had lost. But in 2012, he committed to losing a sizeable portion of himself, and succeeded in doing [...]

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