Archive | January 23, 2014

Bill Doroff There will be an open house retirement party for Bill Doroff. After 43 years of hard work and dedication, Bills decided to take a permanent vacation. Come and celebrate with him Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the VFW, 1210 3rd Ave. N.E. Little Falls, MN 56345.

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Nathan on Education by Joe Nathan Here’s good news for Minnesota students, families and taxpayers about closing achievement gaps and improving high school graduation rates. State data shows dramatically better high school graduation rates for students who take at least 240 hours of career technical courses – that’s between two or three courses. These can be great [...]

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To the Editor: Monday’s Martin Luther King holiday passed without the Record printing a single word about King’s legacy on economic justice and peace. This, despite ECM’s mission statement to contribute to “individual freedom, peace and justice in the world.” Beyond disappointing, but not surprising. On King’s holiday, two local non-profits sponsored a motivational speaker [...]

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West Words by Tom West Editor/General Manager President Obama will be delivering his State of the Union address this week. If it is anything like the last 40 or so such speeches, it will be three times as long as necessary, ignored by many and promptly forgotten by the rest. Always trying to be helpful, here’s [...]

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To the Editor: Minnesota’s political parties will hold precinct caucuses Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. At a precinct caucus, people talk about issues important to their community, what public policy positions should be adopted as part of a party’s platform and which candidates they will support in the upcoming election. Precinct caucuses are open [...]

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Aaron “Marty” Martinson paid a visit to Little Falls via V.J. Smith on Monday and Tuesday. Marty passed away 10 years ago, but for those Morrison County residents lucky enough to learn about him, it was an extraordinary experience. Smith, a professional speaker, told Marty’s story to the Little Falls faculty and students and also [...]

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Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel has announced that he will not seek re-election to the office of sheriff in November. According the Wetzel, “The time has come to pass the torch to a new sheriff who can bring new ideas and new energy to this very critical position.” With initial filings for office only four [...]

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Becoming an octogenarian is an accomplishment that is exciting but being married 60 years is more so. Marcel and Doris (Pat) Rehaume will complete their 60th year Feb. 6. They were married in 1954 at St. Patricks Church in Omaha, Neb. A warmer time celebration is being planned.

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Allen Al Kuebelbeck, age 72, a resident of rural, Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Jan. 25,at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding. A private family burial will take place at [...]

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