Pedal Pusher

September 2, 2014
At age 80, Washick has participated in 16 MS Trams, hoping for more When Dan Washick started bicycling for Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) he couldn’t imagine the impact it would have on his life. Dan started MS biking in 1996, ...

A gift worth waiting for

September 2, 2014
In their 70s, half sisters meet for the first time Patricia (Pat) Cubbage spent the first eight years of her life living with her grandparents. During her early childhood, her mother lived elsewhere, and she knew nothing of her biological ...

Running man

September 2, 2014
Wabasso’s Joel Dudgeon has run over 66,000 miles in the past three decades In the Academy Award-winning 1994 Hollywood movie, Forrest Gump, actor Tom Hanks ran back and forth across the country for three years just because he felt like ...

Serving from the start

September 2, 2014
Four charter members of Auxiliary still active, 50 years later Teddy Roosevelt wrote, “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” It could be said that the ladies of Inspiration Peak American Legion Auxiliary Unit #527 – ...

Back in the same GTO, 40 years later

September 2, 2014
In 1960 Dennis Kesteloot, of Cottonwood, graduated high school and worked with his dad on the family farm in Lyon County, until he decided to join the Army  on Feb., 28,1963.  Like most red-blooded American young men, Kesteloot had an ...

Mounted patrol saddles up

September 2, 2014
A horse with a fan club? It’s not such a far-fetched idea. When the Minneapolis Police Mounted Patrol retired their much-loved horse, Oliver, in February, found a new home in rural St. Cloud. There, he was not only cared for, ...

Boomer’s Journal: Drama at the Sunset

September 2, 2014
The old drive-in theater, a place where drama unfolded outdoors, on a big screen, in a former cattle pasture sprinkled with strange- looking metal boxes on wooden posts. The old drive-in theater. This was a place where summer nights were ...

Woman finds birth family after 39 years

September 2, 2014
‘It was the most comforting, heartwarming welcome you could ever experience’ “Never give up hope. If you’re looking for someone go and find them. If it turns out that you don’t like them or it doesn’t work out you never ...

Ellering excels in sport of power lifting

September 2, 2014
She doesn’t look like a weightlifter.  Her biceps don’t bulge and look more suited to carrying a tray at her dad’s restaurant. But as Rachael Ellering, of Grey Eagle, points out, she’s not a body builder, and she doesn’t lift ...

Lost baby loon inspires popular children’s book

September 2, 2014
In July 2010, retired educator Bob Kutter saw a tiny loon swimming all alone near his home on Big Birch Lake near Grey Eagle. He did what any responsible lake resident would do–he got out his binoculars and looked around ...