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By Gabby Landsverk, Staff Writer For having had a kidney transplant less than half a year ago, Mason Herman is feeling great. The energetic 8-year-old was diagnosed with congenital renal dysplasia while still in the womb. “We’ve always known he’d someday need a transplant,” said his mother...Read More
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Friends and family plan benefit to ease the burden By Terry Lehrke, News Editor In a small town like Genola, neighbors and friends become nearly like family; and when a member of that family is in need, it’s not unusual for everyone to step up to help out. That was the case in February, when fr...Read More
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Living in the present is what Jeff and Brenda Deters of Royalton have been doing since Jeff was diagnosed in September 2014 with advance Stage 4 large cell adenocarcinoma. “It’s lots of words for one terrible disease” Brenda said. What started out as a cough last spring due to possible allergi...Read More
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A survivor benefit spaghetti dinner will be held for Shirley Waytashek, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at the VFW, Little Falls. Waytashek was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in May 2013. She quickly went through two lumpectomies to remove the cancerous cells. She then started b...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Ivan Weber, born and raised in Pierz, has been told most of his life that he has cerebral palsy. He was diagnosed in 1968, at age 3 after his parents, Leo and Rosetta Weber, took him to the doctor. A benefit for Weber is planned for Saturday, July 26, at the [...]...Read More
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Students, faculty and family wear the color in support of Matt Athman  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer The residents of Pierz are all wearing green to support Matt Athman, 17, who was in a devastating car accident Nov. 1. He sustained traumatic brain stem injuries and green is the color which represen...Read More
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Schuett and his two dogs made it out safely  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer John Schuett woke early  Nov. 11, to the sound of a smoke alarm. As soon as he saw the smoke and flames, he narrowly escaped without shoes, socks or shirt. His two favorite companions, Duke and Skamper, made it out too. ...Read More
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A diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis put him on the transplant list  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Harold “Bub” Jansen, a lifelong resident of Pierz, is currently in the University of Minnesota Hospitals recovering from a double lung transplant. The hospital called him when they had rece...Read More
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A benefit in Royalton is planned for 4-year-old Preston Holewa By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Only 4 years old, Preston Holewa has experienced more than most of his friends. Even more than most of his parents’ friends. Since February, he has been going through treatments for leukemia. His parents, G...Read More
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