Bowlus
Dean Fesette has seen a lot from the seat of his bike. At 73 years old, he will finish circumnavigating the United States this summer. But his path, and that of 10 other cyclists making a cross, led to a new experience over the weekend: a part in the Bowlus Fun Day parade, July 6. [...]...Read More
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On Sunday, July 6, hundreds will flock to Bowlus for Bowlus Fun Day. The all-day event, sponsored by both the Bowlus Fire and Rescue and the Bowlus First Response teams, will have something for everyone. A 5-K walk-run kicks the celebration off at 8:30 a.m. at the City Park, followed by a 1K fun wal...Read More
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District 59 eighth grade Class of 1963 gathers   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The strongest memories of the District 59 eighth grade Class of 1963 were the games they played before school and at recess. All five class members gathered at the one-room school one mile north and one mile west of ...Read More
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Cancer benefit April 21 in St. Anna  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer  Although John Binsfeld was born in the Navy town of Groton, Conn., his parents never lost their connection to the area of Central Minnesota where they were born. When Binsfeld was 14, his dad retired from the Navy and the fa...Read More
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Students from Thailand and Norway make themselves at home in Bowlus  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer  For the fourth year, Tom and Joan Fussy have welcomed exchange students into their home and into their hearts. The newest members of their worldwide family are Nantanut “Song” Kittiekkacha...Read More
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Petersens work on farm equipment, other unique projects by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Even though the forge has been gone for two decades, Daniel, Dennis and Melvin Petersen continue a metal-working tradition at Petersen’s Modern Blacksmith begun by their father’s uncle, Mark Petersen. Mark bu...Read More
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Moonshining part of many local family experiences By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer [email protected]    Punky Benusa of Bowlus has held on to the still used by a family friend who was a moonshiner during the Prohibition years of 1920 – 1933. In 1981, shortly before he died, Be...Read More
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Partnership grows with Somali students’ visit to Morrison County By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer [email protected]   Frank Gosiak of Little Falls, began integrating art from different cultures into one of the classes he teaches at Holdingford High School “I was already teaching ...Read More
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Sometimes love comes in the form of a piano By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer [email protected]  The doors open wide at Tom and Joan Fussy’s home, and this year their home has been full of the sound of two young foreign exchange students’ voices as well as the lilting sound of a piano....Read More
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The retail and repair shop is not just for people with horses By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] When customers walk into Z Saddlery and Leather in Bowlus, they smell the new leather immediately. What they see are leather items everywhere. And the inventory is so much more than sad...Read More
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