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WDC students canoe the Crow Wing River
Verndale bus garage project moving forward
Students learn about fur trade at history museum
5-year-old Henning girl returns home after farm accident
Iken, Snyder name 2016 Homecoming Queen and King
Veronen, Schneider lead Cardinal swimmers
Ross finishes in Top 50 at Milaca Mega meet
Weniger, Pirates lasso Mustangs 52-8
Pirates place eighth in Class A Showcase
Former Viking to sign autographs Friday in Wadena
Stephanie Mae Peters
Paws & Prairie Animal Clinic expanding in Wadena
Cyber Cafe offers safe space for teens
Lunde Auto Sales opens in Wadena
Karvonen Funeral Home adding cremation services
Henning woman accepts new NJPA position
Real Men Sing Festival is Oct. 1
Photo walk in downtown Wadena Saturday
Barn raising finished, barn dance commences
Who will be the Great American Storyteller?
Entertainment briefs - Sept. 22 edition
Church briefs - Sept. 29 edition
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Birth announcements - Sept. 22 edition
An open letter to the Wetterlings: Your Jacob's passing leaves us all grieving
State struggles to get grip on mental health problems
Letters to the editor - Sept. 22 edition
What is zipper merge and how does it work?
Expanded role of service dogs
Don't make one of these four mistakes with car seats
Outdoor briefs - Sept. 15
State pheasant forecast both good and bad
Shooting sports highlight for Forkhorn Field Day
Pheasant harvest shows 41 percent increase
State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 24
July 31, 2011
A new friend, Margaret Roggenkamp, moved into Fair Oaks Apartments this week. Tony, her husband, is a resident in Fair Oaks Lodge. Margaret was...
July 31, 2011 - 9:46am
July 23, 2011
A rock hunter and Scrabble master
This week a gent by the name of Dean Kingsley gets the story spotlight. Dean was born in Wadena in 1947 to Morse and Edith Kingsley. He has two...
July 23, 2011 - 2:38pm
July 11, 2011
Life as the wife of a cop (and a Kopp)
This week we will hear the story of Lois Kopp. She is under our big roof to get over the effects of a fall. Lois was born on a farm near Park...
July 11, 2011 - 10:27am
June 13, 2011
The story of a friend, Jean Johnson
In today's spotlight is another long-time friend, Jean Johnson. Her parents were Ed and Della Love Hammond. Jean went through school in St. Cloud...
June 13, 2011 - 9:26pm
June 5, 2011
Goddings enjoy cooking, Arabian horses
If there is anything better than making new friends, it is getting reacquainted with old ones, like this week when I met up with John and Norma...
June 5, 2011 - 10:29am
May 29, 2011
Today I made a new friend named William (Bill) Tanney. Bill was born in Becker County, not far from Menahga in 1925. His father's name was August...
May 29, 2011 - 9:57pm
May 23, 2011
Norma fell in love with family
Now, are you ready to hear about a young woman who traded a career she enjoyed to marry a widower with 6 children between the ages of 2 and 10?...
May 23, 2011 - 10:35pm
May 15, 2011
Lonely for the farm's spring bounty
Fair Oaks Lodge property is a winner, right up front, when it comes to welcoming spring. Our trees, Whisky Creek and its pond on one side, willows and a slough on the other. Shucks, Fair Oaks folks are on a first-name basis with Mother Nature, just as they have been all of their lives. Even...
May 15, 2011 - 5:29pm
May 8, 2011
Memories of Nimrod with Lucille
When I was searching for someone from Nimrod to write about I discovered Lucille Swanson, right here under our big roof, wouldn't you know it?...
May 8, 2011 - 9:25pm
May 1, 2011
A visit from Ruby at Fair Oaks
I was pleased to hear Ruby's story as this is the first one I have written about a nurse who lived in the staff house while she worked here. The staff house is a beautiful building filled with large airy rooms on two floors that housed staff before snowmobiles made going places in...
May 1, 2011 - 10:07pm
April 10, 2011
Close calls for Fair Oaks residents
Each year I dip into the Darwin Society Awards to see what inventive ways individuals have found to die or almost die, in some creative way....
April 10, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 3, 2011
The man who makes wheelchairs go
Ask anyone depending upon wheels to stay mobile what is important and he will likely reply, my wheels, my way to get around, be more independent....
April 3, 2011 - 11:23am
March 27, 2011
Man vs. land, and man won
My thanks for the tip that mentioned Donald Carter had an interesting life that was worth the telling. His wife, Shirley, was a resident at Fair...
March 27, 2011 - 12:49pm
March 20, 2011
Craft group a satisfying activity
On craft day at Fair Oaks Lodge, you will find a couple of dozen Fair Oaks folks gathered around tables in the dining room busily making some...
March 20, 2011 - 5:30pm
March 13, 2011
Fetching the preacher for matrimony
Shady Lane land still cuddles up on one side to the big swamp slough on the east and south. Those who bought solid ground on the west edge were Dr. Babcock in 1905 and Bert Bounds, who sold 15 acres to Fair Oaks Lodge for $100 an acre. The swamp extends for miles along Wing River....
March 13, 2011 - 4:54pm