Filling up on nostalgia

November 27, 2014
Clearwater man’s collection recalls good old days at the pump If you blink you might miss Bing Skelton’s shrine to gas stations of the past. His dazzling display of old gasoline pumps and other gas station memorabilia is partially hidden ...

Grief therapy leads Sartell man to write

November 27, 2014
Dennis Herschbach didn’t plan to be a writer, but life had other plans for him. The former teacher from Sartell lost his wife Dorothy to melanoma August of 2005 and turned to creative writing to deal with his grief. She ...

Hooked on hooking

November 3, 2014
Carol Dunn has been a hooker for 25 years. To clarify, Carol is a primitive rug hooker, an art that once was considered a craft of poverty during the 1800s. As a teacher of this primitive art, Carol explained, “Rug ...

Lofty flight plan

November 3, 2014
St. Cloud doctor aiming to land in every airport in Minnesota Dr. Mitch Gossman lets his imagination take flight when he is not treating patients at Eye Surgeons and Physicians in St. Cloud. The native Minnesotan has a personal goal ...

Golden K members come together to help the hungry

November 3, 2014
Some 50 Golden K members, spouses and friends gathered at Harvest Pack in Alexandria, to purchase and package over 10,000 meals for shipment to hungry and starving people around the world. In just over an hour on a Thursday afternoon ...

Wings over Hector

November 3, 2014
Couple shares passion for flying rare planes A long time ago Ed Newberg’s interest in planes started as a young boy when he sat in front of a 1950s black and white television screen and watched episodes of Sky King. ...
Photo by Cheryl Skurkis.

Exploring the majestic ice caves

November 3, 2014
South Haven writer visited the Apostle Islands ice caves last winter The car flew through the night along Highway 13 on Wisconsin’s Bayfield Peninsula. Looking to the left, we could see glimpses of the snow-covered lake lit by the moon. ...

Changes to ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ designed to serve more

November 3, 2014
Joe Holm, of Willmar, Let’s Go Fishing director and founder of the organization back in 2002, said there are some changes going on with the organization, and he’s excited about them. “Change is tough, but change is necessary in the ...

Walking to help others

November 3, 2014
With every step, Fergus Falls man raised money to help cancer survivors Walt Smith has always walked for exercise, but on Oct. 11 the 82-year-old walked for a special cause. He made the 9.5-mile trek from Underwood’s Under-Mart to the ...

Senior volunteers are ‘value-added people’

November 3, 2014
Verna Toenyan is the aging coordinator for the Todd County Council on Aging. She describes Todd County as the most active county in the state when it comes to senior volunteers. She should be given some credit for that, though ...

‘Gentle giants’

November 3, 2014
New London man has special bond with his two Percheron draft horses It wasn’t difficult for Les Graham to come up with a name for his ranch located in rural New London. With his two Percheron draft horses at the ...

Off to the races…

November 3, 2014
When ‘Miss Betty’ heads south… she drag races! Webster’s Dictionary defines “race” (in part) as “n. 1. Rapid course, as of a river, or its channel. 2. A contest of speed, as in running or driving. 3. Any competition.” The ...