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I hesitated to write about the coronavirus this week because so much remains unknown and conditions change rapidly. Nevertheless, the news this week feels a little like it did in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. The nation was reeling from that shock. Then, someone started sending anthrax th…

Obituaries

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Joseph S. Drayna, 90, passed away on October 18, 2020 after a brief battle with COVID-19. A private family burial was held at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery in Browerville. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and for the health and safety of family and friends, the family will have a celebrat…

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Even the sky cried on Monday, October 19, 2020 when our beloved Jenny left us from her home in Osakis, MN to begin her new, eternal life, having just recently reached the age of 43 years. Jenny Joy was born on October 13, 1977 in Alexandria, MN to proud parents, Vernon ‘Barney’ and Kathy (Jo…

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Joseph N. “Joe” Mohs, age 81 of Elrosa, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Public visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 11 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held …

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Elizabeth “Betty” Petermeier, age 88 of Melrose, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at CentraCare Melrose – Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meier Grove …

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Anthony F. “Tony” Welle, age 84 of Melrose, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at St. Benedict’s Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Freeport MN. Rev. Daniel Walz officiating and Deacon Ernie Kociemba. Interm…

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FRUIT SALAD SUPREME 1 c. mandarin oranges1 tall can pineapple chunks1 (#2) can fruit cocktail1 pkg. vanilla pudding (not instant)20 large size marshmallows1 can heavy creamDrain fruit well. Reserve juice, measure 1 1/2 cup juice, combine with pudding and cook until thick and smooth. While ho…

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OLD FASHIONED BUTTER COOKIES 1 c. butter, softened1 egg1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. vanilla1 c. sugar2 1/2 c. flour2 Tbsp. orange juiceIn a 3-quart mixer bowl,cream butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, baking powder, orange juice and vanilla until smooth and well combin…

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APPLE STREUSEL MUFFINS1 1/2 c. sifted flour1/2 c. sugar2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 c. shortening1 egg, slightly beaten1/2 c. milk1 c. shredded, unpared tart apples1/2 tsp. ground cinnamonSift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into mixing bowl. Cut in shorte…

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VENISON HAMBURGERS2 lbs. venison (ground)1 med. onion chopped fine1/2 c. bread or cracker crumbs1/4 tsp. pepper2 tsp. salt1/2 lb. ground pork1/2 c. cream or milk3 eggsDash of paprikaPeat meat in bowl, add chopped onions, beaten eggs, crumbs and seasonings. Mix well and form into patties. Fry…