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Foreston’s Fun Days celebration July 17 and July 18 didn’t feature the traditional community parade this year, but that didn’t stop celebrants from filling the streets with classic cars and a craft and vendor fair. The Friday night street dance featuring the Dram Shop County Band was cancell…

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Rosanne Volker’s father, Clem Volker, age 92, living in Greenbush Township on a Century Farm, recently caught three raccoons in one trap. She reports that getting three raccoons in the same trap is a rare occurrence; it has never happened before in her family’s experience. Clem and his wife,…

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The 14th Annual Long Siding Bar & Grill Car Show was well attended Saturday, July 11. Classic cars of many different model years, makes, and colors registered for the event. Trophies for approximately 20 different car award categories were handed out starting at 4 p.m. This year’s event …

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Fourth of July festivities in the Union-Times readership area were affected by COVID-19 related cancellations. The city of Bock took center stage with its parade that started at 3 p.m. Outdoor food was served by the Howling Dog Pub, Kountry Kettle, and Fat Jack’s Cabaret. Spectators lined ci…

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Milaca High School Class of 2020 senior students picked up their caps, tassels, and gowns Thursday afternoon and early evening. A small number of students were allowed into the building at a time, adhering to social distancing standards. Distribution of yearbooks was accomplished via drive-through.

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Princeton and Milaca each honored the Class of 2020 by participating in "Be the Light" celebrations Monday night, April 20. Football and baseball fields as well as M Health Fairview and the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds were lit to honor senior high school students in both communities as wel…

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The Kottke Family of Princeton organized a special adventure Sunday featuring Flip the Bunny. The holiday rabbit hopped aboard the family pickup for an around-the-town trek to visit children and adults. Flip’s progress going north to south was tracked via Facebook. Amy Kottke organized the e…

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An unsigned artist created these sidewalk messages in front of the Pizza Pub in Princeton. The colorful phrases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the community offered hope and inspiration to take out customers and walkers. ---Managing Editor Tim Hennagir---

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Milaca celebrated the start of the 2019 holiday season during Friday evening’s Community Tree Lighting celebration, which was organized by the Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Milaca, and businesses. The annual downtown event kicked off at 4:30 p.m. at First National Bank and pic…

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Milaca’s home-grown bluegrass festival grew from no camping and three band performances in its first year to hosting 11 bands, 20 hours of music, and more than 100 campers in its just–completed 10th year. The annual RecFest celebration had its four-day run from July 25 to July 28. Here’s a U…

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The Tud Young Award is the highest honor of the Historical Society, and is named after an early leader of the organization, who directed the work to get the Princeton Great Northern Railway depot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, and established a brick monument in the sam…

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Milaca’s adult co-rec volleyball league has existed for well over 30 years in Milaca. It is roughly a 20-week season running from October through March with a year-end tournament.  They play Wednesday evenings at Milaca High School and the league has two different divisions, the Rec League a…

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To send off the Princeton Tigers boys basketball team to the State Tournament, a parade was held in Princeton to commemorate the occasion, thanks to a royal escort from the Princeton Fire Department. Here are a handful of scenes and images from Tuesday afternoon.