Tag Archives: Fort Ripley

After 65 years, local man continues to visit his first grade teacher, Mrs. Happke, during the holidays

Mervin Eisel credits his first grade teacher for a lifetime of confidence By Terry Lehrke, News Editor terry.lehrke@mcrecord.com She touched his life 65 years ago. She, a teacher at a country school; he, a very shy first grader. Mervin Eisel of Fort Ripley remembers … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal places JN Firewood’s products at number 15 on the list of best Christmas gifts

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Joe and Angie Nelson, owners of JN Firewood Inc., in rural Fort Ripley, recently learned their product was listed in the Wall Street Journal as number 15 for the best Christmas gifts for 2011. “We … Continue reading

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A vivid imagination and a love of mysteries gives Fort Ripley woman the urge to write

Marlene Chabot has published her third mystery novel By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com All it takes is a shard of pottery, a scarf blowing in the wind or a trip to Mexico to get Marlene Chabot’s imagination going. Having recently … Continue reading

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Fort Ripley resident builds energy efficient modular home to reduce individual footprint

By EMILIE THIESSEN, Staff Writer emilie.thiessen@mcrecord.com After 33 years of working at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Jamie Gaddis was ready to retire. On June 1, he did just that, and started his first adventure as a retired man … Continue reading

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Victory League: Sobieski repeats as Region 8C champs

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com It wasn’t the easiest path, but Sobieski ended up back in the same spot it was a year ago: Region 8C champions. Sobieski dropped two of its first three games of the regular season, … Continue reading

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Victory League: Lightning strikes for 13 runs to rough up stingy Rebels staff, earn state bid

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Nisswa dropped its first four meetings of the season to Fort Ripley. Sunday, the Lightning reversed the trend to win the biggest meeting yet, punching its ticket to the state tournament with a thunderous … Continue reading

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Victory League: Kramer’s turn to toss shutout as Rebels roll into state play-in game

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Baseball can be a complex game, filled with many intricate strategies, but one is simple: if your opponent doesn’t score, winning becomes easy. That has been Fort Ripley’s mantra all season long and the … Continue reading

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Victory League: Branum fans 10 as Fort Ripley blanks Avon 2-0

By PATRICK SLACK Sports Editor patrick.slack@mcrecord.com Fort Ripley entered the Region 8C tournament, Saturday, with an unblemished 14-0 record in Victory League play this summer. Most of those wins came on the strength of strong pitching efforts, as the Rebels … Continue reading

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Cities of Flensburg, Burtrum and Fort Ripley in danger of losing their post offices

Residents will be invited to public meetings By Terry Lehrke, News Editor terry.lehrke@mcrecord.com “It’s kind of the meeting place, it always has been,” said Sheila Gardner. “You go down there to get your mail in the morning and that’s where you … Continue reading

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Look for ‘99 Percent Country’ in Fort Ripley

The new hall will soon open for dancing, music and private parties   By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Tired of no country music to dance to? Still looking for a good country band to listen to? There will soon be … Continue reading

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