Elmdale

Elk farming growing, but not fast enough, says Mark Luedtke By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Mark and Lisa Luedtke walked away with nine awards from the annual North American Elk Breeders Association and International Antler Competition in Kansas City, Mo., held July 31 – Aug. 2. The Luedtkes have been competing since 2005. The competition has [...]

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All hands work together to make annual holiday meals happen by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer The Don and Rita Wensmann family of rural Elmdale grew up strong with 17 siblings. Now with 53 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren, the crowd is huge at holiday time. The year that the Elmdale Community Center was built, the Wensmanns began [...]

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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 built a log blacksmith shop in 1915, five miles south of [...]

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The weather was chilly and windy, but the reception several area soldiers received was bright and warm, Wednesday. Over the next three weeks, soldiers returning home from deployment will be dropped off in areas close to home in what Lt. Blake St. Sauver called a “decentralized process.” This, he said, allows soldiers to be dropped [...]

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