Articles from the November 12, 2015 edition

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  • Veterans Day programs held

    Randy Olson|Nov 12, 2015

    Students at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, as young as the preschoolers on up through seniors, took in Veterans Day programs on Wednesday at the elementary and high school buildings. The B-B-E senior high band and choir performed at both events. At the elementary school, sixth grade students recited information about Veterans Day while the Pope County Men's Chorus sang a number of songs. Members of the Brooten American Legion Post #288 and the Brooten Legion Auxiliary were seated up front during the...

  • Honoring those who have served

    Randy Olson|Nov 12, 2015

    The Korean War had been underway for close to three years when DeWayne Lien of Brooten was drafted into the Army in April 1953. At the time, when the war would end was in doubt. "To this day it seems like an odd war to have fought in. Fighting communism, I suppose," said Lien, about what the war's purpose was. He remembers the dividing line, though: the 38th parallel. Following World War II, Korea was occupied by the Soviet Union north of the 38th parallel, while the U.S. occupied Korea south...

  • B-B-E's 'Avenue Q: School Edition' musical

    Randy Olson|Nov 12, 2015

    Tickets are on sale now to the B-B-E theater company's upcoming performances of the newer Broadway musical 'Avenue Q: School Edition' on Friday, November 20; Saturday, November 21; and Sunday, November 22. You can purchase your tickets at the High School office or by calling 320-346-2317. The theater students and Director Lucy Lloyd asks the public to share this information and attend at least one of the shows. Lloyd commented about the musical, "Avenue Q: School Edition is a show full of...

  • Trinity Lutheran Grove Lake packs for Operation Christmas Child

    Trinity Lutheran Church, Grove Lake|Nov 12, 2015

    On Sunday, November 1, the combined congregations of Trinity Lutheran in Grove Lake and St. John's Lutheran in Villard, packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. The group filled 61 shoeboxes with items like: notebooks, pencils, crayons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, washcloths, shirts, underwear, toys, hair items, stuffed animals, and candy. The shoeboxes are filled for boys and girls ages 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14. To read the full story and see additional photos, please refer to page five...

  • GWP of Brooten sponsors Minnesota Kendama Open

    Randy Olson|Nov 12, 2015

    The second annual Minnesota Kendama Open is this Saturday and Sunday at the Mall of America in Bloomington. Glacial Wood Products of Brooten is the title sponsor of the event and a manufacturer of the unique Kendama handheld wooden game device. GWP has been building this line for over four years, and these products are sold across Asia, Europe and the U.S. Day two (Sunday, Nov. 15) begins with the start of the finals round at 11 a.m. followed by intermediate finals at 11:30. Competition...