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  • Hobbies keep retirees busy in Melrose+

    Jim Jackson watches one of his planes take off and soar over the Melrose millpond.  It does a few gentle maneuvers and lands, with...

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    A change in the air+

    As I drove up the long driveway to Art and Ann Weber’s farm just north of Melrose, it was a cold, crisp afternoon. I...

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    Ups and downs of a life in teaching+

    With the country just beginning to pull itself out of the Great Depression and facing another World War on the horizon, the variety of...

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    Critical care by certified canines+

    They bring sunshine when they walk into a room for a visit with a hospice patient. For a little while the patient forgets his...

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    Sebeka mural a real treasure+

    Every school day high school students in Sebeka have the opportunity to appreciate fine art. That is because, in 1938, service clubs in Sebeka...

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    Goelz family tradition continues+

    Frank Goelz had no idea of the family tree he was planting when he emigrated from Germany in 1882. The 17-year-old arrived in New...

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    A community pastor+

    Christmas is synonymous with giving. The value of the gift does not matter; it is the thought of giving that counts. It is a...

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    A special delivery+

    Who would have thought that a couple in their late 70s could have a baby?  Only in fairy tales, right. Well, for Gene and...

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    Holding on tight to family+

    Phyliss Mosby of Long Prairie is fiercely protective of family; her own and others. Having nearly lost two of her three children, to very...

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    Radio dramas revived+

    Children raised in the last 30 or 40 years don’t remember the large wooden console that used to have a spot of prominence in...

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    Classic tale etched in her memory+

    Young Beatrice Becker would sit enthralled as her teacher read “The Night Before Christmas” at the Middle Creek country school. “I loved the story,”...

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    Melrose man finds dream job at museum+

    If anyone has ever found his dream job, it’s Doug Thompson.  A military buff since childhood, Doug has amassed a huge collection of military...

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    Bringing warmth to the soldiers+

    As long as we have troops serving overseas, a rural Pennock woman will probably keep knitting caps for them. She always makes sure she...

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    Building homes in Fergus+

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has spent many of his retirement days as  a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. This world wide program was...

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    Meet Herman Lensing+

    If you’re attending a play or program, sitting in the stands at a local football game or anywhere on the streets in the Melrose,...

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    Fixing tractors since the 50s+

    Alvin “Alvie” Rechow is a mechanic at John Deere in Stewart, and he can often be found fixing equipment for some third generation John...

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    Retired minister, pilot recalls days as POW+

    It was on Christmas day in 1944 when Don Chapman’s life did an about face.  He was on his 42nd mission for the U.S....

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