Pierz

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 [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor When representatives of all the organizations instrumental in helping Smude’s Sunflower Oil get started gathered to wait for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to visit, the room was packed. But then, it took a lot of help for Tom and Jenni Smude of Pierz to start production of their sunflower oil, and [...]

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Pitcher/Infielder Eric Lampert, senior, Upsala-Swanville Area Lampert, the Record’s Player of the Year, was about as consistent as they come in all phases of the game for the Patriots. He went 5-1 with a 1.11 ERA, striking out a staggering 80 batters with only seven walks in 50 2/3 innings, recording back-to-back complete-game wins in [...]

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Pole Vault/Sprints/Jumps Rachelle LeBlanc, senior, Little Falls LeBlanc finishes off one of the best athletic careers in Little Falls history as the Record’s Athlete of the Year for the third time. LeBlanc proved a valuable point-earner in sprints and jumps, but her biggest impact was unquestionably in the pole vault, where she cleared 11-feet in [...]

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Throws Trysten Ross, senior, Little Falls Some athletes show marked improvement from year-to-year. Ross, the Record’s Athlete of the Year, did one better. Already one of the top throwers around when the year began, Ross turned himself into one of the best in the state, winning the Granite Ridge Conference shot put title, placing second [...]

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The first week of June brought excitement to 67 students from Pierz, Little Falls, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, and Browerville schools as they ended their school year and loaded the bus to attend the 2014 Together We Lead Youth Leadership Retreat at St. John’s University. Following the theme, Together We Lead, students were exposed to different [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Dr. Jamie Litke, owner of Litke’s Veterinary Services in Pierz, has brought Dr. Maggie Wehseler on board. A Pierz native, Wehseler said it’s great to be home again, working in a small rural agriculture community. Wehseler grew up on a dairy farm north of Pierz with her parents Ron and Barb [...]

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Infielder  Jacquline Nichols, senior, Royalton  Nichols, the Record All-Area Player of the Year, was not only a local standout, but one of the premier players in the state this spring, being selected to play in the Minnesota All-Star Series. Nichols was nearly impossible for opposing pitchers to retire, hitting .623 with an on-base percentage of [...]

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