Sports
Ema Feldewerd takes aim at a target during a practice round June 13 at Beste’s Sporting Clays near Sauk Centre. Feldewerd finished third in the girls individual rankings in Class 8A’s Conference 2.

State-bound with a sterling shoot

The Melrose Area clay target team will be competing in the Minnesota State High School League Clay Target State Championship Friday, June 21, at the Minneapolis Gun Club in Prior Lake.   …

Albany Babe Ruth teams receive tests

Behind excellent pitching and fielding, the Albany Purple 14U team got into the win column June 12, defeating Sauk Centre 4-2 in Albany.   Porter Roiger worked the first four innings and …
The Schroeder family — Tylor Schroeder (front, from left) and Dale Schroeder; (back, from left) Matthew Quade, Chelsea Quade, Olivia Schroeder, Linda Schroeder, Jerry Schroeder and Carin Schroeder — gather with mementoes of Dale’s induction into the Farming Flames Baseball Hall of Fame June 16 at Schleper Brothers Field in Farming. Dale is the current manager of the Flames.

Flames honor longtime manager Schroeder

Manager Dale Schroeder was inducted into the Farming Flames Baseball Hall of Fame June 16 following the Flames’ win over Richmond at Schleper Brothers Field in Farming.   Dale …
Columns

A complete town

There is a saying among some area baseball fans that a Stearns County town is not a complete town unless it has a bar (two are preferred), a Catholic church and a baseball team. The validity of …

Fish finders

We draw cards each morning during our Tree Hookers fishing trip to see who the non-boat owners get matched with to fish. That way there is at least a chance you get to fish with someone new each day. …

Online ordering is over 100 years old

Online shopping is part of the economy and commerce. Many think of it as a late 1990s or early 2000 innovation. That’s definitely when it received a big push, primarily because of the …

The fun of volunteering

Spunktacular Days, this Friday and Saturday, kicks off The Star Post coverage of town festivals. As fast as the summer goes, before we know it, it will be time for Albany Pioneer Days, Sept. 12-15, …
Obituaries
Barbara L. (Blattner) Gretsch
Barbara Lucille (Blattner) Gretsch peacefully received her angel’s wings, surrounded by her family, June 11, 2024, at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home-Memory Care in Albany, where she resided for …
Joseph G. Oevermann
Joseph G. Oevermann, 82, of Melrose, died June 10, 2024, at CentraCare-Melrose Hospital in Melrose. A Requiem Mass of Christian Burial was held June 18 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church …
Vernon J. Welle
Vernon J. Welle, 91, of Spring Hill, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, June 10, 2024, at his home in Spring Hill. A Mass of Christian Burial was held June 14 at St. Michael’s …
Jean M. Peleske
Jean Mary Peleske, 78, Holdingford, passed away unexpectedly June 8, 2024, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at St. Mary’s …
Byron A. Cigelske
Byron Allen Cigelske, 61, passed away peacefully June 13, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones. The funeral service was held June 18 at Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Avon.   Byron …
Birth Announcements
Vayda Lynn Frieler
Chris and Brittany Frieler, of Melrose, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Vayda Lynn Frieler, at 6:35 a.m. June 9, 2024, at CentraCare-Hospital in St. Cloud.   She weighed …
Jax David Gerads
Jax David Gerads
Adam and Amanda Gerads, of Melrose, are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jax David Gerads, at 9:35 a.m. June 2, 2024, at CentraCare-Melrose Hospital in Melrose. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 …