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 ...

A final farewell

May 1, 2019
Sacred Heart church says goodbye after 128 years It’s understandable that Phil Smith will likely have a hard sitting through Our Saviors/Opdal Lutheran Church’s final service. After all, Smith was baptized and confirmed in the 128-year-old church eight miles southeast ...