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    Joe Rieland, of New Munich, fought brain cancer for six years. Family members joined together in his honor to raise funds for “Working Together for a Cure” (WTFC). Pictured are (from left): Joe’s widow, Brenda; his sister-in-law, Denise Rieland and his niece and godchild, Lindsey Rieland. WTFC was founded by friends and family […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Pastor Carol Smith’s mom, Anne Sogge, “was always cooking meals” and that heritage contributed to the ministry Smith and her husband, Pastor Geary Smith, coordinate in St. Cloud which serves more than 7,000 meals a month. “Anybody who showed up at our place got fed,” Smith said. “You […]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com When Stan and Lori Peglow pictured their retirement, they did not see caring for their disabled daughter and raising her three sons. But that is the turn their life took in 2008 when their daughter, Becky, fell from a horse. The Peglows raised their three children in the Twin […]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com With the exception of six months’ active duty with the National Guard, Mike Middendorf of Sauk Centre has farmed his entire life. He grew up on a dairy farm three miles northeast of town and brought his wife, LaVonne, home there when they married in 1970. They raised six […]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Sauk Centre’s Main Street Theater is one of the test market theaters showing “Walking With the Enemy,” from May 10 – 23. “I talked to producer/director Mark Schmidt at a convention in Las Vegas last year and he liked the idea that we were a small ‘mom ‘n’ […]

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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 It was the supportive atmosphere and confidence-building that drew 2012 Upsala graduate Marjorie Schleper to the National FFA Organization (formerly known as Future Farmers of America.) While still in elementary school, Schleper was allowed to tag along when her mom, Upsala FFA adviser Gretchen Schleper, went to activities. “I […]

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