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College/School News


Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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• Dani J. Book of Peterson and Kari L. Byrne of Preston, were both named to the Dean’s List for fall semester at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

• Shannon L. Ehler, a 1998 graduate of Mabel-Canton High School, and daughter of James and Betty Ehler of Canton, was inducted Feb. 3, 2001 into the Kappa Delta Pi, Gamma Tau Chapter, honor society for educators. Kappa Delta Pi is dedicated to the ideals of fidelity to humanity, service, science and toil at Winona State University.

• Michael C. Mensink, of Preston, was named to the Dean’s List for first semester of 2000-2001 at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.

• The following area students have been named to the Deans List at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for the first semester of the 2000-2001 academic year. From Preston-Brett R. Paulson and Marshall E. Dornink; Chatfield-Benjamin T. Halvorson, Krista A. Rich, Katie L. Lovejoy. Harmony-Molly M. Bigalk; Mabel-Sarah F. Russell; Rushford-Suzanne Runkel, Kjersta L. Poppe; Spring Valley-Melissa T. Soldan.

• The following area students were among the candidates to receive degrees at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on December 17, 2000; Cheryl L. Norby, of Canton (B.S.in Accounting), Brooke J. Fjerstad of Chatfield (B.S. in Exercise/Sport Sci-Teaching) and Lori A. Britton of Preston (B.S. in Occupational Therapy).

• Eric M. Werner, of Lanesboro, and Amy J. Crussel, and Carolyn J. Rose, both of Spring Valley, were named to the Dean’s List for fall semester at North Dakota State University at Fargo, ND.• Dani J. Book of Peterson and Kari L. Byrne of Preston, were both named to the Dean’s List for fall semester at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

• Shannon L. Ehler, a 1998 graduate of Mabel-Canton High School, and daughter of James and Betty Ehler of Canton, was inducted Feb. 3, 2001 into the Kappa Delta Pi, Gamma Tau Chapter, honor society for educators. Kappa Delta Pi is dedicated to the ideals of fidelity to humanity, service, science and toil at Winona State University.

• Michael C. Mensink, of Preston, was named to the Dean’s List for first semester of 2000-2001 at St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN.

• The following area students have been named to the Deans List at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for the first semester of the 2000-2001 academic year. From Preston-Brett R. Paulson and Marshall E. Dornink; Chatfield-Benjamin T. Halvorson, Krista A. Rich, Katie L. Lovejoy. Ha .....
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Army Pfc. Erik A. McKay

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Army Pfc. Erik A. McKay has graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, MO.

During the training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, militar ..... 
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Geary~Pickett

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Jerry & Betty Pickett of Preston, MN would like to announce their son, Jay’s engagement to Melissa Geary of Fargo, ND.

Jay graduated from Preston High School in 1991 and Minnesota Riverland Technical College in 1993 with an Associates Degree ..... 
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Paine~ Vrieze

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Mr. and Mrs. Nevin Vrieze of Fountain are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their son Kealon, to Jennifer Paine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Paine of Little Chute, Wis.

The bride to be is a CNA at the Preston Care Center and ..... 
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Root - Schubert

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Bob and Mary Ann Root of Spring Valley, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Christine Root to Jeremy Schubert, son of Larry and Linda Schubert of Owatonna, MN. The bride-to-be was a 1993 graduate of Kingsland High School, a ..... 
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In praise of small places.

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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First time author Tony Andersen is a true patriot of Minnesota. Born and raised in St. Paul, one gets the impression after reading his recently released book Small Town Minnesota A to Z, (Afton Historical Society Press; 120 pages, $24.95) that he wou ..... 
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The accidental artist

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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For Hong Kong native Peter Mak, the journey to Lanesboro isn't as far as it seems. You see, Mak's exhibition of art work at Cornucopia Art Center has a local connection. Mak's wife is Barbara Tammel, the daughter of Marilyn and Donne Tammel of rural ..... 
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The Giving Star

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Monday, December 18, 2000

If the thought of sitting through another traditional Christmas play gets you feeling a little Scrooge-like, the Commonweal Theatre’s holiday production might be just what you need. "The Giving Star" puts a refreshing ..... 
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Book Review: Recently released Minnesota books

Fri, Mar 9th, 2001
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Last month I attended the annual convention of the Upper Midwest Bookseller Association in downtown St. Paul, a gathering of authors, publishers and independent booksellers.

I was impressed, as I was last year, by the number of fine books of ..... 
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