Archive | July 13, 2012

Gage VanRisseghem inspired by zoo’s plan for a zebra and empowered by his family’s support “At a membership meeting at the Pine Grove Zoo, I saw their future plans and that they wanted to get a zebra,” said 11-year-old Gage VanRisseghem, son of Brent and Angie of Swanville. “When we walked out, I told my grandma (Little […]

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Roger Eugene Watland passed away, Saturday, July 7,  2012, at his home. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, July 14, at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing, with visitation at 3 p.m., service at 4  p.m., and burial at Moran Riverside Cemetery. Roger was born Dec. 1, 1939, at the Watland home in […]

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Sister Mary Maristell (Mary Elizabeth) Schanen, died, July 6, 2012, at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis Convent Friday, July 13, 2012. Sister Mary Maristell was born Feb. 19, 1919, in Cohasset. She was the first of six children born to the late William and […]

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Eligible Minnesota voters must pre-register to vote for the state primary by Tuesday, July 24. “Election-day voter registration is an option in Minnesota, but pre-registering is a very good idea, because it saves you time when you go vote on Aug. 14,” said Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. State law requires Minnesotans to be registered […]

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Francis “Franny” Stangl, a resident of Buckman, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, July 10 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Buckman, with Father Al Stangl, Father Ken Popp, Father Gerald Dalseth and Father Ken Brenny con-celebrating. Burial was in […]

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To the Editor: I’ve thought long and hard about whether to write this letter. But after moving back home to this area last year, I believe a different viewpoint needs to be heard. I’m saddened by the extremist, unhelpful political viewpoints that are expressed in this paper, whether in letters to the editor or in […]

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To the Editor: I recently received a letter from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (they must be desperate) stating that the Republicans plan to “slash Social Security and Medicaid.” This is not true. The Republican plan is to leave both as they are now for current recipients and reform them to guarantee future benefits to […]

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To the Editor: I did not see coverage of the Central Minnesota Peace and Diversity Fair sponsored by the Little Falls Partners for Peace and the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace that started in Le Bourget Park with a high-spirited march to Maple Island Park Saturday, June 23. We were informed and entertained throughout the […]

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