Marlys DeBettignies, just hanging out with her great-granddaughter, Rianna.   Contributed photo

Moving closer to grandma a win-win

September 27, 2016
Some grandparents move to be closer to their grandchildren, and, other times, it’s the other way around. Marlys DeBettignies feels like her life is brighter because her grandson and family, including four great-grandchildren, live just a few blocks down the ...
The St. Croixs posed for a photo with the umpire after a recent game. The guys are holding their “willow sticks” and “onions.”  Photo courtesy of the Washington County Historical Society.

When the game was young

September 26, 2016
Vintage baseball league combines hits and history Cranks, judges and scouts hardly seem like terms associated with any customary type of baseball game. Welcome to vintage baseball!
The St. Croixs posed for a photo with the umpire after a recent
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Yvonne and Ed Yunker, of Crosby, at a rehearsal for Geritol Frolics, a musical variety show in Brainerd. The Yunkers worked hard to revive the show 13 years ago, and Ed has been the show’s director ever since. Photo by Jan Stadtherr

The show must go on

September 26, 2016
Crosby man saved popular Brainerd event, continues to serve as director 13 years later
Yvonne and Ed Yunker, of Crosby, at a rehearsal for Geritol Frolics, a musical variety show in Brainerd. The Yunkers worked hard to revive the show
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Merlyn Cadwell holds a telegraph, a tool he used for 40 years. 
Photo by Scott Thoma

Marshall man looks back on telegraph days

September 1, 2016
Merlyn Cadwell understands the way texters send abbreviated messages such as “lol” and “omg” because he was performing a similar task many years before that.
Merlyn Cadwell holds a telegraph, a tool he used for 40 years.
Photo by Scott
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The year of the bear

September 1, 2016
In late June, my husband and I took a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where we stayed at a family cabin.  A neighbor told us there had been quite a few bear sightings in the area. “One ...
While working as an extra in Grumpier Old Men, Bill Seefeldt took a moment to have his picture taken with Jack Lemmon’s car that was used in the film. 
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Darwin man appeared in Grumpier Old Men

September 1, 2016
While working as an extra in Grumpier Old Men, Bill Seefeldt took a moment to have his picture taken with Jack Lemmon’s car that was used in the film.
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In August 1995, William “Bill” Seefeldt, 76, of Darwin, ...
The Fort Ridgely Equestrian team that participated in the Western States Trail Tevis Cup 24-hour, 100-mile endurance ride included from left, Sarah Maass and Opie, Grace Steffl and Ajax, Dana Gasner and Remington and Cassie Wiethoff with Jack. Photo by Steve Palmer

Down the long, dusty trail

September 1, 2016
Fairfax woman finished 100-mile horse ride endurance race
Sarah Maass with her horse “Opie” placed 75th in the grueling Western States Trail Tevis Cup 24-hour, 100-mile endurance ride held in the California Sierra Nevada mountains in July. Photo by Steve
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Norwegian farmers, Magnar and Oddny, who travelled to America visiting relatives now have a second documentary, Siblings Are Forever: The Grand Journey, created from footage of their visit.

Siblings are Forever

September 1, 2016
Norwegian farmers, Magnar and Oddny, who travelled to America visiting relatives now have a second documentary, Siblings Are Forever: The Grand Journey, created from footage of their visit.
Last year, the Sr. Perspective featured brother and sister, Magnar and Oddny, ...
The 40th annual Croquet Roquet International tournament included (back L to R) Roger and Laurie Denbrook, Shirlee Gruber, Kurt Ronning, Mary Lee (with dog Stella), Jim Johnson, Patty Bearfield, Colleen Lanes and Connie Hausmann. In the front row are (L to R) Cliff McLain, Keith Gruber, John Lee, Dan Bearfield, Tom Lanes and Dave Hausmann. This year’s champion was John Lee of of Brandon, S.D.  Photo by Jim Palmer

A tradition like no other

September 1, 2016
The 40th annual Croquet Roquet International tournament included (back L to R) Roger and Laurie Denbrook, Shirlee Gruber, Kurt Ronning, Mary Lee (with dog Stella), Jim Johnson, Patty Bearfield, Colleen Lanes and Connie Hausmann. In the front row are (L
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Square dancers Anne Hutilla and Dennis Hagen at a recent dance at the Niemeyer barn near Sauk Centre. Photo by Nancy Leasman

It’s hip to be square

September 1, 2016
There were all smiles in the Niehaus barn near Sauk Centre for some good old fashioned square dancing last month. The barn has become a popular destination for square dancers. Photo by Nancy Leasman.
Square dancing clubs remain strong, active ...
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Sixty years of family, fish

September 1, 2016
Seventy two years ago, John and Hattie Bothof started a tradition by getting their six children and their families together on Memorial Day. They all went to Lake Shetek by Slayton, Minn., fishing for the day. “They usually went in ...
Doug Yozkamp, of St. Cloud stands between two rows of tomato plants that are taller than he is. The 71-year-old raises thousands of pounds of tomatoes each year. 
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A tomato bonanza

September 1, 2016
St. Cloud man produces several thousand pounds of the red fruit each year Doug Yozamp, of St. Cloud, spends a lot of time in his backyard growing tomatoes. It is a labor of love for Yozamp, who took over the ...
This photo of Hotel Sacred Heart was taken in or close to 1914, shortly after the hotel was built. The hotel building is now over 100 years old, is in fairly good condition and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Contributed photo

Working to preserve the ‘Radisson of Renville Co.’

August 1, 2016
This photo of Hotel Sacred Heart was taken in or close to 1914, shortly after the hotel was built. The hotel building is now over 100 years old, is in fairly good condition and is listed on the National Register
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