World War II

By David Hoadley, Correspondent Mary Konen had already lived an active life when she started her two-year military service toward the end of World War II. Now at age 90, she can relax a bit in her Little Falls home. “I was born in New Ulm,” Konen said, “In Brown County. Then when I was 5, […]

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The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming and many other jobs such […]

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Joe and Betty Pietrzykowski’s family among those helped by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer One of the charisms (gifts of the Holy Spirit) of the Franciscan sisters in Little Falls is to live in poverty, recognizing that absolutely everything is a gift from God and as such we are owners of nothing. “Caring for those in need […]

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Dewayne Schwanke spent 43 years in military service By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Dewayne Schwanke spent 43 years in military service. He started very early in his life as part of the Merchant Marines, then a career in the National Guard. He now holds the title of Brigadier General. “A Brigadier General is just an […]

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