LSS of Minnesota achieves Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation With Distinction

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) was awarded the Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation, With Distinction, from The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). This accreditation confirms the organization’s commitment to person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people supported by LSS Personal Support Services. Lutheran Social Service supports 2,600 individuals throughout Minnesota, empowering them…

What are you for?

By Pastor David Buchs Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fair Haven One of the ways we stem the tide of mischief in our house of raucous boys is to remind everyone that things have a purpose. What’s that baseball bat for? It’s not for sword-fighting. It’s for hitting baseballs. What’s that pillow for? It’s not for…

Pain, faith, hope, as life faded

Reprinted from Senior Perspective September 2020, with permission There are two poems and the prayer printed on this page by Roger Zajicek of Hutchinson. They were given to Rev. Richard C. Gross and are printed with permission from the family. “The first one, entitled Miracle, was written on June 3, 1991, when Roger returned from…

Strong medicine

By Pastor David Buchs Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fair Haven When you were a kid, it didn’t take much to heal your scrapes and bruises. Often it took nothing at all except your belief in your mother’s kisses. A kiss and a Band-Aid and little bit of time were enough to get you back on…

This is the perfect time to come together

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor Over the past weeks and months, even the most casual observer would notice that “We the People” are pulling apart over several dividing lines. Whatever your stand on any side of any of these issues – and even if you’re doing your best to straddle them all so as to…

St. Anne’s celebrates 100 years

By Jean Doran Matua, Editor The original plan was to hold a dinner and reception to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Anne’s Parish in Kimball. That would be Sept. 13, 2020, and the plan was to include this celebration in the annual parish festival that weekend. But along came COVID-19 and all plans were…

GNTC Summer 2020

Great Northern Theatre Company is partnering with MN Association of Community Theatre (MACT) for FAST Fest, a statewide festival celebrating creativity in community theatre. Great Northern Theatre Company is sponsoring a Youth Theatre Day Camp; Aug. 3-7 for students grades 8-12. Students will develop their own original play based on the theme of being a…

‘Rightfully Hers’ open at Stearns History Museum

Pop-up exhibit commemorates ratification of 19th Amendment A new pop-up exhibit from the National Archives, “Rightfully Hers” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, is available for viewing at the Stearns History Museum through Nov. 25. 

St. Anne’s 100th anniversary
In a ceremony somewhat subdued by COVID-19 restrictions, St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Kimball honored their 100th anniversary Sunday afternoon, July 26.It started with a gathering of parishioners and friends in the parking lot, along with a cadre of church officials. They then proceeded into the church for a special mass. Watch for more details…
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