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Long-distance friendship made shorter: Norwegian and Grand Forks pen pals of 6 years meet

August 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Kristine Andersen, 18, of Sarpsborg, Norway, said her first taste of Grand Forks felt “just like the movies.” Continue Reading

Dear Madeleine: Local woman carries on correspondence for 59 years

July 5, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Bernadine and Madeleine have never met face to face.
They have never even talked on the phone.
The two women live 4,600 miles apart: Bernadine Kunze in Worthington, Madeleine Egloff-Schwarz in Basel, Switzerland. Continue Reading

A tale of two cities: Zuehlke co-writes play about partnership’s beginnings

May 31, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON On the 60th anniversary of the partnership between Worthington and Crailsheim, Germany, Jessica Zuehlke was part of the delegation that traveled to Germany in 2007 for the milestone sister city festivities. She once again heard the story of how two young pen pals one European, one American, separated by an ocean and a language barrier planted the seed that grew and flourished into a strong bond between the two communities. Continue Reading

A tale of two cities: A true story of friendship

May 31, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON The play by Jessica Zuehlke and Jim Stowell, “A Wagon Load of Shoes,” is based on the true story of the partnership between Worthington and Crailsheim, Germany. Continue Reading