Suicide bereavement webinar offered

Dec. 1 webinar aimed at agricultural communities affected by suicide The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will offer a free webinar Tuesday, Dec. 1, about suicide bereavement – what happens to people who are touched by another person’s suicide – in rural communities.

Assumption Church social hall nears completion
A view Nov. 17 across State Street of the new social hall attached to Assumption Church in Eden Valley shows that it’s nearing completion. It’s a beautiful and large addition that should serve the parish and community well for many years to come. You can see more photos of the progress on the Assumption parish…
Four-day Parish Mission

The Christ Our Hope Area Catholic Community presents a four-day Parish Mission featuring Rev. Bill P. Casey CPM, of the Fathers of Mercy at 7 p.m. Dec. 7-10, at the Church of St. Anthony in Watkins. Father Casey is a nationally renowned speaker and a frequent guest on EWTN. See the parish website or Facebook…

Cokato Museum features new online exhibit

The Cokato Museum’s new online exhibit “Movers and Shakers: Celebrating the Women of Cokato” is now open to the public. Tour this interactive exhibit to learn who were some of Cokato’s early women influencers, when Cokato School established its first girls’ basketball team, and how women’s organizations helped shape the community. Enjoy perusing through historical…

Thanksgiving

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919 We walk on starry fields of white    And do not see the daisies; For blessings common in our sight    We rarely offer praises. 

Be busy with things that matter

By Pastor David Buchs Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fair Haven I recently heard someone describe his despair over the results of the 2016 Presidential election. He said, “I was depressed. I felt like everywhere I turned, all I could see or hear was news about Donald Trump.” I think it’s fair to say that many,…

Talking the holidays during a pandemic with U of M

This year, the holidays will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Jo Kreitzer with the University of Minnesota talks about how people can cope, create new traditions, and more. Q: How will the holidays look different this year? Dr. Kreitzer: It is safe to say that none of us have ever experienced major…

Kimball Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees
Kimball Boy Scouts will be selling “Turks” Christmas trees starting Friday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 13. The trees will be located in their normal spot, the old Gohmann’s Foods store. Please pay at JB Liquor Store. The trees are $40 each, and checks can be made out to Troop #357.The Boy Scouts would like…
Christ Child luncheon

Friday, Dec. 4, 2-6 p.m. Christ Child luncheon drive-thru at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 35 Birch St. E., Annandale. Meals will be prepared by Cottage Gourmet for a free-will offering. Proceeds go to Pro-Life organizations. Call (320) 274-8074 to pre-order by Monday, Nov. 30; leave your order, full name, and phone number. Hot dish choices:…

Local students confirmed
Confirmation ceremonies usually take place in the spring, but in the year 2020 even this revered tradition was affected by the pandemic and had to adapt. Kimball students were confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 27, at St. Nicholas Church. Members of Saint Anne’s Church are Austin Donnay, Carter Lyrek, Simon Ochs, Simon Stang, and (not pictured) Matthew…
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