Sauk Centre

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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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com JoAnn Beckley simply fell in love with alpacas. “I had seen ads on TV, and ran across an alpaca farm after making a wrong turn one day,” she said. “I just fell in love with them.” Not knowing anything about alpacas, JoAnn and her husband, Dick, brought four alpacas [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com In the 18 months that Sauk Centre native Andrea Wander Kerfeld has been at the helm of the Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce, membership has increased from 112 to 153. “The Chamber had stalled and was on ‘auto chamber,’” Kerfeld said. “It was just a matter of letting [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com The Boston Marathon draws runners from around the world for reasons as diverse as the places they come from. Three of the participants in this year’s marathon hailed from Central Minnesota — Sabrina Hoppe of Nelson, Kevin Zimmer of Sauk Centre and Gary Geer of Brooten. What no runner [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Keith and Mary Ann Martin started their married life farming in Indiana. They became the proud parents of nine children — two daughters and then seven sons. In about 2000, they were part of a church outreach looking for a place to settle. Keith and six other men headed [...]

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Sauk Centre man wounded By  Terry Lehrke, Staff Writer A Melrose man was charged Wednesday, with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, for shooting a Sauk Centre man in Upsala. Around 3 a.m., Dec. 15,  a resident in Elmdale Township in Morrison County, called the Morrison County Sheriff’s Department, reporting a man had pounded on their [...]

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Good Sight for Kindergarten at Eyes On Main The Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) has named a day in August as Pre-K Eye Exam Day, a statewide effort that is part of its Good Sight for Kindergarten campaign. Participating MOA members will offer one-time, no-cost eye exams on Aug. 14 to 5-year-olds entering kindergarten. Dr. Freese [...]

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The AmericInn Sauk Centre, has announced it is participating with other AmericInn hotels nationwide to support a new military support program called “Hotels For Heroes,” providing free hotel stays for wounded U.S. troops and their families while they are receiving treatment. The program, which provides AmericInn customers the option of donating their Easy Rewards guest [...]

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