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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Alise Sjostrom grew up on a dairy farm near Brooten, and had already decided when she was in her teen years that she wanted to make cheese. She told her dad, Jerry Jennissen, that although she wanted to make cheese, she didn’t want to milk the cows. After Alise […]

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  Megan Auger spends five weeks with Reign Ministries By JENNIE ZEITLER Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com Megan Auger is a senior at Holdingford High School. She lives east of town and is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Opole. She is a dedicated swimmer and runner. But while serving with a ministry […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Mike Nistler of Jacobs Prairie has created an “Elder Garten” for those of the baby boomer generation who may have never attended kindergarten. Nistler is a retired union carpenter. He and his wife, Sue, bought the 150-year-old farm in 1993 and were married there. They raised three children, […]

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  Jeff and Sue Burg and six Percherons provide rides at variety of events By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com It all started with a pair of white Arabian horses that Jeff and Sue Burg were given 20 years ago. They found a surrey from an Amish family near Bertha and were soon asked to […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Mary Reuter of Sauk Centre has been married to Ken Reuter for 45 years, gave birth to six children and is now delighting in 16 grandchidren.  Although there are many meaningful moments in all those family events, Reuter looks back at another landmark moment that influenced the direction […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Hundreds of high school graduates spanning many decades gathered in Sauk Centre for an All-School Reunion, Aug. 16-18. While none who attended classes in the first Sauk Centre High School building are still living, many of the alumni remember the old high school building behind the library. Sue […]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Growing up as the sixth of eight children on a dairy and hog farm near Spring Hill, Gene Gruber had plenty of practice plowing. He and his siblings began to enter plowing competitions during those years, an activity started by Gene’s father, Werner, and his uncle, Bernard Nietfeld of […]

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