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Video: Donkey Basketball
Published January 22, 2016 at 11:47 am
Talent search is on for Upsala Community Variety Show VII in February
Published January 8, 2016 at 11:07 am
A talent search for the “finest and most fun” from the Upsala area is now under way to fill the program for the Upsala Community Variety Show VII set for Sunday, Feb. 28. A wide variety of acts are being sought, including musical numbers, skits, stunts, lip syncs and dances. Four prizes will be...
A man from small-town Upsala is in the news, big time
Published October 19, 2015 at 9:06 am
By Jim Wright, Correspondent The artist from Upsala stood by the acclaimed King of Country Music, George Strait, looking at his just unveiled portrait of Strait — created largely of repurposed materials. “Awesome job,” the international star said. That artwork is now the cover for Strait’s...
Upstage Players to present ‘Mary Poppins’
Published July 18, 2015 at 9:20 am
The Upstage Players Community Theatre group will present the Central Minnesota debut of the Broadway version of “Mary Poppins.” The production contains many of the classic songs from the film such as “Jolly Holiday,” “Spoonful Of Sugar,” “Let’s Go Fly A Kite,”...
‘Pass the Salt’ encourages personal growth for student film producer
Published February 12, 2015 at 11:04 am
By Kerry Drager, Correspondent Imagine living in today’s world without a computer for just a single day. Aside from the personal aspects that are found on people’s smartphones, they are also personal assistants and keep businesses flowing smoothly. But has the media taken over too much of...
Talent search on for Upsala Community’s Variety Show VI
Published December 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm
A talent search for the “finest and funnest” from the Upsala area is now under way to fill the program for the Upsala Community Variety Show VI set for Sunday, Feb. 23. A wide variety of acts are being sought, including musical numbers, skits, stunts, lip syncs and dances. Four prizes will be...
Artistic images come to life in glass in Paul Jensen’s studio near Swanville
Published December 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm
‘Imagery in Glass’ encompasses detailed projects large and small by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The guitar sitting close to Paul Jensen’s glass studio workbench hints at the years spent playing for a rock band. Those years gave way to glass crafting in the 1990s. Jensen has never taken an...
Yesterday’s Crafts thriving in Upsala
Published November 15, 2013 at 10:38 am
Uta Zeis raises sheep, spins and knits – shop open by appointment by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer In an age of advanced technology, when a person can find a quickly-processed wool sweater at any big-box department store or online, it might seem obsolete to produce a wool sweater the...
Upsala Upstage Players casting ‘The Foreigner’
Published November 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm
The Upsala Upstage Players will hold tryouts for “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. There are roles for two women and five men. The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by “Froggy” LeSeuer. This time, Froggy has brought a friend, a very shy young man named Charlie, who is...