Teaching the Word through puppets

December 3, 2019
Dawson man reflects on his years as a pastor, ventriloquist About to turn 91 years old in late December, Bruce Rodrick now resides in an assisted living facility in Dawson with several companions that have traveled nationwide with him during ...

Keep close eye on diabetes, eye disease

December 1, 2019
Answers by Mitchell Gossman, MD, an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, located in St. Cloud Question: What are the big concerns when it comes to diabetes and eye disease? Patients with diabetes need to be seen at least ...

December Reader Photo Gallery

December 1, 2019
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Finding joy in joyrides

December 1, 2019
Mom, caregiver son celebrate time together by going on adventures Joy as defined in the dictionary is “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.” The definition of joyride is “a ride taken for pleasure (as in a car or aircraft).” ...

The gift of giving

December 1, 2019
Grandma Roers makes homemade gifts for every member of her family Handmade gifts are the only kind of gifts Geneva Roers, of Alexandria, gives her family. And with four adult children, three step-children, seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and ...

My Perspective: Could your story truly impact others?

December 1, 2019
When people think of the Senior Perspective, one thing that likely comes to  mind is usually our articles. We have had a wide variety of stories. Some are historical. Some are heart warming. Some are informative. And some are just ...

Sculptor finds inspiration in 1931 discovery

December 1, 2019
Pelican Rapids artist Marcella Rose never met the subject of her “Spirit Rising” bronze sculpture. Meeting her was, in fact, impossible since the central character of the artwork, a young Native American maiden, lived more than 10,000 years ago. But ...

A cherished family Christmas tradition

December 1, 2019
It’s the holiday season. The calendar is filling up and the to-do list is growing, but many of us will try to slow down, if only briefly, so we can spend some time and create memories with those we love. ...

Sending Christmas cheer… in a shoebox

December 1, 2019
Long Prairie woman leads OCC shoebox drive Blanche Tirk, of Long Prairie, has acquired several nicknames—“Energizer Bunny,” “Totally Awesome Blanche” and probably the most descriptive one, “Crazy Shoebox Lady.” At 78, she is happy to be called names that emphasize ...

Expansion complete at St. Williams

December 1, 2019
St. Williams Living Center, which has served the Parkers Parkers area since 1963, was recently rated as a 5-Star facility by Medicare.gov, a government agency that ranks and compares all senior living facilities in the nation.  That’s big news… but ...

Country Views: To build a fire

December 1, 2019
At this time of year I light a fire in the stove every day. To light those fires, and others, I’ve made firewood most every year of my life, excluding infancy and a few years while residing in a downtown ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: The magic of holiday traditions

December 1, 2019
It’s become a tradition for the retail world that by October, Christmas décor is seen in many stores, including holiday music in the background. I chuckled at a cute cartoon of the Thanksgiving turkey scolding Santa by saying, “November is ...

Volunteering at 100

December 1, 2019
St. Peter woman, who will reach century mark this month, donates 20 hours a week Gale Kreykes, whose 100th birthday is on Dec. 3, credits her longevity to three thing… genetics, keeping busy and healthy habits. “I had an aunt ...

Ask the Expert: How do reverse mortgage loans work?

December 1, 2019
Answers by Sharon Johnson, Reverse Mortgage Specialist at Northwestern Bank in Dilworth What is a reverse mortgage loan? Reverse mortgage is a borrowing option available to homeowners 62 and up that allows you to use the equity in your home ...

Friend of the orioles

December 1, 2019
Richville man busy making, distributing feeders As one travels down to the end of Hackberry Point Road is the home of Dick and Bonnie Swanson. They built on the peninsula property that Bonnie’s grandparents homesteaded back in 1897. The land ...

Magical Medora Christmas returns

December 1, 2019
A Magical Medora Christmas is returning for its fifth year. Six popular and experienced performers from Medora’s Burning Hills Amphitheater are coming together to present the family-style holiday extravaganza. The show will be offered 30 times in 23 communities, covering ...

Wreaths pay respect to fallen soldiers

December 1, 2019
As an event that began in 2006 with a half dozen friends and only five wreaths, the organization, “Wreaths for the Fallen” has “grown exponentially every year,” according to one of the founders, John Thomas. Each year on the second ...