Sports
Hannah Hoppe earns a medal at the Minnesota State High School League Class A Gymnastics State Individual Tournament Feb. 24 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. Hoppe finished seventh in the all-around and was the only Lady Dutchmen to medal.

Ending the season as elite

The Melrose Area gymnasts earned fourth in the Minnesota State High School League Class A Gymnastics State Tournament Feb. 23 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. “It was exciting to be …

Spotless streak

The Albany boys basketball team’s 79-43 win over Milaca Feb. 26 at Milaca High School in Milaca keeps them undefeated at 13-0 in Granite Ridge Conference play with one game left to go. The …
Monika Novitzki kicks out her leg while leaping above the beam at the Minnesota State High School League Class A Gymnastics State Individual Tournament Feb. 24 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul. It was Novitzki’s first time competing at state.

Novitzki makes memories at first gymnastics state trip

Monika Novitzki wants to return to the Minnesota State High School League Class A Gymnastics State Tournament.   The Holdingford eighth grader competed as the lone representative of the …
Columns

A life changing day Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a time when we thank men and women who served in the military. It warmed my heart Thursday afternoon as I watched Melrose American Legion 101 Post and Auxiliary members visit with …

The practice of providing school lunches

In recent years, school meals have been a focus of school board meetings. Actually, discussion and interest about school meals is not new.   While the discussion today may be more about …
Obituaries
Peter A. Van Beck
Peter A. Van Beck, 80, of Greenwald, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Feb. 20, 2024, at his home in Greenwald. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 26 at St. Andrew’s …
Dolores C. Maleska
Dolores C. Maleska, 92, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Feb. 21, 2024, at the Cura Care Center in Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 27 at St. …
Catherine M. Primus
Catherine M. Primus, 94, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Feb. 14, 2024, at Cura Care Centre in Sauk Centre. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb.19 at St. …
Nancy “Nance” A. Kellen
A Celebration of Life will be from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Nance A. Kellen, 61, who passed away surrounded by her family at her …
Larry J. Ostendorf
Larry John Ostendorf, 91, formerly of Freeport, Eagan and Glencoe, passed away peacefully Feb. 5, 2024.   He was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Krain Township, Stearns County, Minnesota, and grew …
Birth Announcements
Klaire Elaine Wagner
Karla and Matt Wagner, of Elbow Lake, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Klaire Elaine Wagner, Aug. 28, 2023, joining her brother Maverick, age 2.5.   She weighed 7 pounds, …
Candace Eden Alvarez-Vazquez
Pedro and Perla Alvarez, of Sauk Centre, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Candace Eden Alvarez-Vazquez, at 7:37 a.m., Dec. 22, 2023, at CentraCare-Melrose Hospital in Melrose. …