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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…

Opinion & Columns

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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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Jeffery Wander, age 52 of Monticello, passed away September 11, 2020. Survived by his parents, Dave and Joan Wander; wife, Sara Wander; brother, Terry Wander; and sons Connor Wander and Noah Ahmed. A private family service will be held later this month. Jeff loved sailing his boat on Big Bir…

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Robert J. “Bob” Tomsche, age 84 of Sauk Centre, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at his home in The Villages, Florida. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 19 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. There will be no visitation pr…

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Eleanor Jean Holm age 89 of Sauk Centre, MN passed away gently on September 6, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband Adrian (Bub) O. Holm, and survived by son Dennis (Gay), grand-daughters Brittany and Heather, 3 great-grandsons, sister LaDonna Melbye and closest niece Paula Melbye. …

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James B. “Jim” Haskamp, age 76, of Greenwald passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a short battle with brain cancer on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his home in Greenwald, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 8 at Patton-Schad Funeral Home i…

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Denise M. Janshen, age 52 of Grey Eagle, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Saukinac Campground near Sauk Centre, Minnesota. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 10 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m.…

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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…