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Police Scanner - Oct. 19 edition
'Picturing the Good Life'
Edinger recognized for 60 years in Lions Club
Shakin' their tail feathers
Diggin' the history
Wolverines earn No. 1 seed for 6A Volleyball playoffs
Wolverines open postseason with Staples-Motley
Wolverines make it two straight with 31-14 romp
Wolverines finish third at Park Region Championships
Second place finish for Wolverines at Park Region Championships
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Ida Minerva Hoefs
Two providers join Verndale Clinic
Uptown Restaurant earns Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Tri-County Health Care CEO descend for diabetes
Rural broadband becoming reality for central Minnesota residents thanks to nearly $10M in public and private investments
Living in the golden years
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 19 edition
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 12 edition
Library to host computer class Nov. 18
Book Ends announces guest author Elisa Korenne
Entertainment briefs - Oct. 5 edition
St. Huberts church hosting Harvest Festival Oct. 28
God may be an easy target, but he's a strong one
The cost of being a disciple
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
Faith briefs - Sept. 14 edition
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Pension advance loans are schemes
Over 1,500 service members still eligible for 2013 military tax credit
Energy Infrastructure Spells Major Job Opportunities for Minnesota
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
Knob Hill, MDHA sponsoring Forkhorn Field Day Oct. 1
Fly fishing class slated for May 24, 31 and June 7
Time to drop the lines
Sports briefs - April 27 edition
Chalk up a pair for the Grants
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Hayden James Lynk
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