Out of the Blue

“I’ve seen better eyes on a potato; better legs on a piano.”
– Steve Kerzie, quoting insults he got as a referee


Steve Kerzie keeps his eyes on the action during a local high school basketball game, c. 1970s. Submitted photos.I was exploring the Black Hills in South Dakota earlier this week when I heard the news: Gilbert’s beloved Steve Kerzie had passed away S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Camp George E. Sigel approaches centennial

Bible camp continue its focus on spiritual welfare of children

The beach at Camp George E. Sigel on a serene morning. Photo by Alex Kunnari.LAKE ESQUAGAMA – Like thousands of other children, Kelly Hester has fond memories of summer camp at Camp George E. Sigel on the shores of Lake Esquagama, near Gilbert and Bi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bible camp offered at Camp Sigel on Lake Esquagama

Reflecting on a lifetime of involvement with summer camps


Campers gather around for flag raising to start each morning at summer camp. Photo by Alex Kunnari.LAKE ESQUAGAMA – Bible camp was new, exciting, and just a little bit intimidating for this seven-year-old boy who had never been far from home or paren… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Support Our Troops license plate fund program awards grants

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced the recipients of the competitive Support Our Troops (SOT) license plate fund grant program. : • Community Action Partnership-Hennepin County, $90,000 • Every Third Saturday, Inc., … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New VA MISSION Act expands caregiver assistance to pre-9/11 veterans

Following years of debate, collaboration and finally compromise, on May 23 Congress gave final approval to historic veterans legislation that would expand the eligibility for the Department of Veterans Affairs comprehensive caregiver program to veter… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Recipes gathered to help kids go to camp



 The following recipes are from the cookbook, Homemade with Love from the Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron. An excerpt from the book reads: “This book was compiled by the Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry (VLM) Camp Team at Messiah Lutheran Church…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life

Letting the month of June in and tuning out with the loons


 A very warm welcome to everyone with hugs and kisses and to the arrival of our new month which brings us summer time (although it feels like summer has been in full swing these past weeks with our heated temperatures). At this hot time, I imagi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 389

Buying the best brands for your buck and putting an old car to rest


 Greeting and Sallytations! I stopped to get some vanilla today and, once again, there are so many brands and types to choose from. Prices ranged from 99 cents up to $12. I had the 99 cent bottle in my cart – it was an imitation el-cheapo brand… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Coach Tom’s Corner

All over the map


 T oday’s column is a solid example of what happens when I get running in a bunch of different directions at the same time and suddenly realize that I’m missing my submission deadline. Whether it’s apparent or not, I usually give some deliberate… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Flu vaccine better than expected; anticholinergic drugs and dementia

 Q: I heard that the flu vaccine worked only 20 to 25 percent of the time last year. Is it even worth getting it this year? — Lolly G., Stamford, Connecticut A: It’s always worth getting the flu shot, and that 20 to 25 percent effectiveness nu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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