Reed Melvin Herman was born to Paul and Becky (Korf) Herman of Pierz on February 27, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Cloud Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Sandy Herman of Royalton and Neil and Mary Korf of Pierz. Great-grandmother is…

Brennen Ervin Gunther was born to James and Jessica Gunther of Buckman, March 5, 2019 at 8:42 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Brad and Anne Thomsen of Pierz and Jim and Linda Gunther of Pierz. Great-grandparents are E…

Jackie Bohlig celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday, February 9 with friends and family. A lunch was held at Anton's in St. Cloud that included children Cindy, Richard, Charles, and Mary. Many “old” friends also attended, including some she's known since 2nd grade, members of her wedding …

Rhett Louis Jackson was born to Kyle and Paige Jackson of St. Stephen, March 1, 2019 at 7:04 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Rich and Wendy Waltman of Little Falls and Jeff and Kris Jackson of Annandale. Great-grandp…

Mary (Pappenfus) Kistler and Ron Euteneuer are happy to announce their engagement. Mary is a 1971 graduate of St. Francis High School and a graduate of Brainerd Technical college. She recently retired after 28 years from the Family Medical Center. Ron is a 1965 graduate of St. Cloud Tech Hig…

Emma Louise Perrault was born to Dan and Kim Perrault of North Branch on December 26, 2018 at 9:54 a.m. Emma weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19.5 inches long. She was born in Minneapolis at the UMN Masonic Children’s Hospital and was welcomed home by her big brother Henry. Grandparent…

Breck Joseph Adamski was born to Joseph and Jessica Adamski of Little Falls, January 29, 2019 at 12:34 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are John and Brenda McMahan of Little Falls and Gerald and Ann Adamski of Randall.

Audrey Anne Smude was born to David and Joni Smude of Pierz, February 24, 2019 at 10:33 p.m. at Essentia Health Hospital, Brainerd. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Donald and Karen Boser of Hillman and Richard and Kathleen Smude of Pierz. Great-gr…

Ava SueAnn Fritzlar was born to Dustin and Becca Fritzlar of Little Falls, February 19, 2019 at 1:07 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19inches long. Grandparents are Daryl and Deb Froelich of Pierz and Mark and Kim Fritzlar of Avon. Great-grandparents are Darnell …

Sophia Elise Kemper was born to Tracy and Jonathan Kemper of Long Prairie, Feb. 11, 2019 at 8:10 p.m. at CentraCare Health - Sauk Centre. She weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Sophia is welcomed home by big brother, Logan Jay Kemper, 2 years old. Grandparents are Sherrill Ke…

Family and friends are invited to an “80th birthday” open house in honor of Eleanor “Cheech” Starr. Please join us Saturday, March 9th from 2-5pm at the Grub-N-Pub in Ramey. No gifts, your presence is your present.

Zaya Jo Zylka was born to Craig and Megan Zylka of St. Cloud, February 4, 2019 at 6:23 a.m. at St. Cloud Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 15.5 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Carol and Ray Kathrein of Little Falls, Doug and Joelle Zylka of Little Falls and Jerry and Janice…

Jonah John Luberts was born to Justin and Sara Luberts at their home in Pierz on January 19, 2019 at 11:54 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Karen and the late Roger Luberts of Little Falls and Joseph and Tammi O’Neil of Pierz.

Hazel Rose Popp was born to Heather and Eddy Popp of Rice, February 3, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. at St. Cloud Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Kathy and Ed Popp of Rice, Elaine Legatt and Lee Schnobrich of Rice and Ray and Lu Legatt of Rice. Great-gran…

Come enjoy a cup of coffee and a memory at an asopen house in honor of Keith P. Manbeck's 99th birthday which will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First United Church in Little Falls. Let your presence be your gift. Cards may be sent to Keith P. Manbeck,…

Ed and LouAnn (Kowalczyk) Kanieski of Little Falls are happy to announce their 50th Anniversary. They were married at Holy Cross Church in Harding Feb. 8, 1969.

Please join us for a 70th birthday open house Sunday, Feb. 17th from 1-4pm at the Little Falls VFW. Your presence is her gift.

Come celebrate Gert Peterson’s 90th birthday Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 1-4 p.m. at the Randall VFW. No gifts please. No invitations have been sent.

Adaline Avery Marts-Cordie was born to Alan Cordie and Abigail Marts of Little Falls, January 16, 2019 at 2:14 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Anne Hedberg-Marts of Little Falls, Ron Marts of St. Cloud, Deb Cordie of…

Del and Bobbie (Weygand) Seehafer of Fort ripley are happy to announce their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Mathias Church, Fort Ripley, on January 24, 1959. The have already celebrated the occasion with a cruise arond the British Isles.

Nevaeh Mae DeWitt was born to Micheal DeWitt and Stephenie Meister of Little Falls, January 11, 2019 at 7:38 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Sue and Jeff Conrad and Christy Schilling all of Little Falls. Eric and Dallas…

Freya Rose Ritter was born to Luke Ritter and Jennifer Krueger of Long Prairie, December 27, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. at CentraCare Health – Long Prairie. She weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Linda Zins and Kristi Walburn. Great-Grandparents are Harlen and Sue Hoakanson.

Bruce and Linda (Schrom) Olson of Rice will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an opne house on Sunday, January 20th from 1-4pm at Graham United Methodist Church in Rice. They were married in Collegeville at St. Johns Abbey Church on January 18, 1969. Their childrfen and spouses a…

Kalison, Burke, and Brock Rocheleau are proud to announce their mom amd dad finally did it! Sarah Muhlenkamp and Brad "Rocko" Rocheleau were united in marriage in a private ceremony on December 18, 2018. A formal reception to party will be held on March 23, 2019. Parents are Levi and Margare…

Patrick & Sharon (Rolstad) Cairns had a private family gathering at their home on Nov. 24th celebrating their 60th anniversary. The couple were married on November 27th, 1958 at the church of our savior in Little Falls.

“Look who are 90 years young! Please join Ade Malek and Angie Kempenich at their open house celebration on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Little Falls VFW, from 2-4pm. No gifts please.”

Damien Michael Reineke was born to Tiffany (Czech) and Daniel Reineke of Hampton, Virgina on October 4, 2018 at 6:23 p.m. at Riverside Hospital in Newport News, VA. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Duane and Joan Czech of Little Falls and Lawrence an…

Miles Warren Walkoviak was born to Brent and Ashley Walkoviak of Little Falls on December 11, 2018 at 2:42 a.m. He weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches long. He was welcomed into our home by big brother Rowan. Grandparents are Ronald and Carole Walkoviak and Mary Waddell of Little …

Talon Steven Santala was born to Benjamin and Erin Santala of Little Falls, November 19, 2018 at 11:29 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Chuck and Faye Santala of Little Falls and Steve and Julie Hanson of Little Falls. Gr…

Elena Anne Madson was born to Sean and Julie Madson (Wenzel) of Chanhassen on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 5:49 p.m. at Maple Grove Hospital. She weighed 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22.4 inches long. Grandparents are Tony and Judy Wenzel of Randall and Jeff and DeAnna Primus of Little Falls…

Maverick Justin Cichon was born to Brock Cichon and Katie Ripplinger of Holdingford, November 20, 2018, at 5:25 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces and was 17 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Dave and Linda Cichon of Bowlus and Myron and Kristy Ripplinger of Bowlus…

My memory of Advent growing up consists of fighting with my siblings over who got the chocolate from the Advent calendar. If it was the nasty orange filled chocolates, I always let them have it. Advent is so much more then calendars and chocolate though. It is a time of waiting. A time of de…

Grayson Gary Genske was born to Joshua and Carmen Genske of Little Falls, November 16, 2018, at 6:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Patty Backowski of Flensburg and Kris and Steph Genske of Waconia. Great-g…

This past Wednesday in our student ministry we had what we call the “Big Give Night.” Students in our ministry and across the state have sacrificed, saved and sold items so that we could help missionaries and ministries reach people all across our state, nation and world. It’s a sight to beh…

Lincoln Louis Noakes was born to Alicia (Czech) and Brandon Noakes of Little Falls, September 27, 2018, at 5:35 p.m. at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Duane and Joan Czech of Little Falls, Kim and Christine Sherseth of Bax…

Noah Ray Noakes was born to Alicia (Czech) and Brandon Noakes of Little Falls, September 27, 2018, at 5:44 p.m. at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Duane and Joan Czech of Little Falls, Kim and Christine Sherseth of Baxter …

Asa Joan Herman was born to Travis and Kimberly Herman of Royalton, November 9, 2018, at 3:05 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Leonard Herman of Little Falls, Shelly and Gene Olson of Coleraine and Keith Olson and Sta…

Don Zenner celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, November 11, with his wife, Terry, and five of his children: Kevin, Tim, Paul, Amy (Johnson), and John. The family watched Don’s grandson, Zach, play for the Lions on Sunday and so some were wearing Lion’s jerseys.

Jerome and Kathleen (Johannes) Ebnet will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass at 8 a.m., Nov. 25, at all Saints St. Mary's in Holdingford, following with a private family gathering. The couple were married Nov. 27, 1958, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Opole.

Maximus Karl Gillingham was born to Alex Gillingham and Kristina Gable at the Northfield Hospital in Northfield, MN on November 7th, 2018. He weighed 8# 12oz and was 20 1/2" long. Grandparents are Karl and Pam Gillingham of Fort Ripley, and Mary Gable of Northfield. Great grandmother is Jean…

An amaryllis plant has graced every home at some time and makes a wonderful gift. It is an exotic flowering plant that grows from a huge bulb and produces 5- to 10 -inch flowers. They are very expensive so it is well to note that they can be kept for re-blooming for many years. 

I like that fact that thanksgiving is not about buying presents or decorating trees and homes, etc., but it’s about getting together with family and friends and doing what we all love—eating! And more importantly, it’s about giving thanks.

Sophie Adrianne Bell was born to Grant and Libby Bell of Cold Spring, on October 24, 2018, at 6:32 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Paul and Tracy Marcus of Little Falls and Steve and Julie Bell of Little Falls. Gre…

David and Sara Jane Brutscher of Little Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Laura Brutscher to Aaron Benjamin of New Rochelle, NY, son of Saragail Benjamin and Scott and Andrea Benjamin. Laura is a graduate of Little Falls Community High School, Concordia College Moorhead, a…