Archive | December 7, 2012
Glen D. Swanson, a resident of Upsala, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Upsala, with the Rev. Trish Jorgenson officiating. Burial was in the Gethsemane Lutheran Cemetery. G...Read More
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Emily Schudde and Eric Knopik were married Oct. 20, 2012, at Golden Valley Lutheran Church in Golden Valley with Pastors Gabe Kasper and Mark Schudde officiating at the service. Parents of the couple are Mark and Kristine Schudde and Dick and Jeanne Knopik. Attending as maid of honor was Erin Schudd...Read More
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Karin Jo Posch and Bradley LeBlanc were married Aug. 25, 2012, at St. Michael’s Church in Buckman with Father Ken Popp, Deacon Guy Beck and Father Ken Brenny officiating. Pianist was Susan Kimmon and vocalist was Michaela Barret. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Carol Posch of Buckman; and Rich...Read More
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To the Editor: You can read 100 books by 100 authors that talk about the  Bible, but you are never going to know for sure what the Bible says until you read it yourself. You can quote other people who have said something wise but if you want true wisdom, it comes from God. Anyone [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: There are a mix of people who seem to think it a classy idea to demonize the rich and big business. Really? These are the people who create jobs and hire people. And pay a majority of taxes. They also make it possible for the middle working class to donate to charities [...]...Read More
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To the Editor: A recent guest editorial “Modern Christianity has lost its way” had it all wrong. To begin with, social entitlement programs like Social Security, Aid to Dependent Children and welfare are not what made America great. What made America great was a constitutional republic which pro...Read More
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To the Editor: Republicans and Democrats agree that we need to find a balanced approach to solving our long-term fiscal challenges. We didn’t get into this problem overnight, and we’re going to have to make some tough choices on how we get out of it. President Obama recognizes this, and it’s w...Read More
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To the Editor: One letter about the Voter ID and the Marriage amendments said, “That if you voted in the General Election and did not vote on these two amendments it went as a “no” vote. Would the outcome been different if it counted as a “yes” vote? Governor Mark Dayton’s own transporta...Read More
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To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who attended the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Over 300 people were served. Special thanks to our committee members, Tina Wheeler and Tim Sumner, and to our exceptional volunteers. Also thanks to the Little Falls Community High School for hosting the dinner, mem...Read More
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Startling, stunning and shocking. Those are three words I heard constantly as Minnesotans have started to discuss a new federal report. It shows Minnesota is tied with several other states, ranking 29th in the U.S. for high school graduation. Our overall rate was 77 percent. Iowa ranked first with 8...Read More
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Among the vital public policy issues postponed until after the election, and now awaiting action by Congress, is the so-called “Farm Bill,” a somewhat misleading moniker that likely distracts the public and their elected officials alike. The fact is that some two-thirds of the dollars spent by t...Read More
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The Secretary of Health and Human Services and I aren’t big movie goers, but we try to take in two or three shows a year. Last summer, we didn’t go, however. It seemed as if every movie offered at the time was for the 12-25-year-old crowd. We’re not into vampires, violence or superheroes. The ...Read More
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