Woman of the Month

By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Paynesville business owner Kay McDaniel is the newest Dairyland Peach Woman of the Month. She is part of the Paynesville Event Planning (PEP) Committee, a group of downtown business owners who pool their efforts, creativity and funds to promote Paynesville. In addition to being the owner of BlessingWell Gallery […]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Jenny Mayers is a Melrose native who got a taste of living somewhere else for a short time — and decided life was much better in Melrose. Now, she spends her working life travelling around Minnesota and the United States for her marketing position, but at the end of […]

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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 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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  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 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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