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The write stuff: Christensen draws from her Iowa hometown for literary creations

October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

BETH RICKERS
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It’s been 55 years since Madonna Dries Christensen lived in Osceola County, Iowa, but thoughts of — and stories about — her home area are never far from her mind.
Over the last 20 years or so, she has writt…continue reading on dglobe.com

Karen in Kenya: WMS teacher spends six weeks teaching, learning in East Africa

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Imagine a summer vacation without electricity, Wi-Fi or indoor plumbing, and no umbrella drinks — or even a weekly shower — in sight.
But as a volunteer teacher of Maasai youth in Kenya with International Volunteer HQ, Karen Bals…continue reading on dglobe.com

Karen in Kenya: WMS teacher spends six weeks teaching, learning in East Africa

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Imagine a summer vacation without electricity, Wi-Fi or indoor plumbing, and no umbrella drinks — or even a weekly shower — in sight.
But as a volunteer teacher of Maasai youth in Kenya with International Volunteer HQ, Karen Bals…continue reading on dglobe.com

Striding toward the finish: Local running group has organized King Turkey Day 10K for 35 years

September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

WORTHINGTON — Organizing themselves as running buddies back in the late 1970s, a Worthington-based group known as the Okabena Bay Area Striders doesn’t put on the high mileage on the roads that it once did.
But, these athletic-minded a…continue reading on dglobe.com

Signatures of thanks: Worthington community plays role in USO flag project

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

On the website USOmoments.org, a video features four individuals talking about why they signed a giant flag — a USO promotion to create the world’s largest thank-you for U.S. troops and their families and break a world record.
But the subjects i…continue reading on dglobe.com

Automotive nirvana: Okoboji Classic Cars is museum, restoration facility and dealership — all under one roof

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST OKOBOJI, Iowa — It’s a museum.
It’s a dealership showroom.
It’s a gift shop.
It’s a restoration garage.
It’s the ultimate man cave.
It’s a trip back in time.
Okoboji Classic Cars, located just off the intersection of Iowa 86 …continue reading on dglobe.com

Automotive nirvana: Okoboji Classic Cars is museum, restoration facility and dealership — all under one roof

January 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST OKOBOJI, Iowa — It’s a museum.
It’s a dealership showroom.
It’s a gift shop.
It’s a restoration garage.
It’s the ultimate man cave.
It’s a trip back in time.
Okoboji Classic Cars, located just off the intersection of Iowa 86 …continue reading on dglobe.com

FACES: Couple asks family, friends to donate to food pantries for 65th wedding anniversary

August 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Russell and Jean Hoverson have everything they need for their home, but they knew that friends and family wanted to give them gifts for their 65th wedding anniversary celebration. So on their anniversary party invitation, the Hoversons asked their family and friends to donate an item for area food pantries. Continue Reading

FACES: Carole Torgerson trains therapy and service dogs

July 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Carole Torgerson’s therapy dogs give the recreational activities at 4000 Valley Square, a golden touch. The owner of Heaven-Sent Golden Retrievers near Euclid, Minn., breeds, raises and trains therapy, service and companion dogs and also shows dogs. Continue Reading

FACES: Crookston couple enjoys letting others reap what they’ve sown

July 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For Jessica Luckow, picking green beans on a sweltering summer day beats working in an air-conditioned office any day. Luckow has spent hundreds of hours outdoors since May. She and husband Dan own Whitetail Gardens, a community-supported agriculture business near Crookston. Continue Reading