Monthly Archives: July 2001

MCA tests show students’ skills improve

The results of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) tests taken in March, 2001, by third and fifth grade students across the state shows a continued trend of improved skills in reading, writing and math.According to the Department of Children Families … Continue reading

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Support group for breast cancer survivors

Central Minnesota women and men who have had breast cancer can take advantage of a new breast cancer support group being offered through St. Gabriel’s Hospital, in partnership with the American Cancer Society. The free support group combines education with … Continue reading

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Camp Ripley’s facilities applauded

For the first time in seven years, a Minnesota Army National Guard Attack Helicopter Battalionparticipated in a joint-service operation at Camp Ripley on July 15-16. This unit, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 147th Aviation of St. Paul, Minn., supported 14th Marines, … Continue reading

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TRAM for MS winds way through Eastern Morrison County

(Pictured stopping briefly for rest and refreshments during the 335-mile TRAM for MS are, left, Lois Weiss of Hillman, Lois Merchant-Stumpf and son Simon, Theresa Poser and father Gene, all of Pierz. ) Physically fit and seasoned riders, they put … Continue reading

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TRAM for MS winds way through Eastern Morrison County

The bikes and bikers came in all sizes, shapes, colors and ages. While most rode singly, some doubled up on bicycles built for two. Wearing Numbers 460 and 461, Bill and Mary Nobech of Harris, MN traveled together on a … Continue reading

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Classes prepare parents for birth of a new baby

(Pictured are Matt and Gwen Wielinski, with their daughter, Marre)“Dr. Klinker suggested that my husband, Matt, and I attend the classes,” Welinski said. “We wanted to be more comfortable with the birth process and we knew the classes also offered … Continue reading

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Classes prepare parents for birth of a new baby

For most new parents, preparing for the arrival of that first baby can be filled with anxiety. On one hand, there’s great anticipation and excitement for the new creation. On the other hand, new parents often worry that everything will … Continue reading

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Gift of appreciation given St. Gabriel’s Hospital

(Pictured are Mary Klinker, MD; Heidi Gunn, MD; Jane Smalley, RN; Colonel Terry Dorenbush; Carl Vaagenes; Julie Bell, MD; Nancy Olson, RN; and Marilyn Bertsch, RN; accepting a framed photo from Camp Ripley in appreciation for the hospital staff’s response … Continue reading

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Gift of appreciation given St. Gabriel’s Hospital

In appreciation of the care provided during a lightning strike that resulted in 23 marines being treated at St. Gabriel’s Hospital on July 17, Camp Ripley post commander, Colonel Terry Dorenbush, presented a gift to St. Gabriel’s Hospital president/CEO, Carl … Continue reading

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Former Pierz graduate answers religious calling

(Pictured is Julie Kummet displaying an icon of Mary of Guadalupe, a name she is considering as a future Franciscan Sister. Staff photo by Lorae Vardas)The Rev. Jerry Dalseth, pastor at St. Joseph’s Church in Pierz, bestowed on her a … Continue reading

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