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Masons donate to food shelves

Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:29 pm

•Mary and Martha’s Pantry receives donation from Prudence Masonic Lodge

Tom Merchant

Sentinel Tribune

Westbrook — Last week Lodge Master Mike Simon and Jerry Thompson of Storden presented a check of $3,460 to pantry manager Kathy Zens. The money is a part of the money raised by the Masonic Lodge.

The money came from donation jars distributed by the lodge members in the area businesses. The Masons collected a total of $7,106 in their fund drive. These contributions were doubled by a grant from the Minnesota Masonic Charities, which is the Philanthropic arm of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for a total of $14,213.96.

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    A Slam Dunk for Kate . . .

    •Tim Orth Memorial Foundation held events to raise money to help parents of kids facing high medical costs as a result of accident or illness

    Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    Fairfax — The Gibbon Fairfax Winthrop gym was alive with top notch entertainment. The event was sponsored by the Tim Orth Foundation fund raising basketball game with senior boy and girl players from the Red Rock and Tomahawk Conferences.

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    Erickson receives state award

    Parker ambulance captain and volunteer fire fighter Mike Erickson was recently honored at a conference in Pierre.

    Erickson was named Fire Instructor of the Year. The state award is given to one individually annually and is chosen by the fire marshalls throughout the state.

    “I was so surprised I won! You don’t know who it is (getting the award) until they tell you,” said Erickson.


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    Masters honored for service

    On Saturday, March 29, at Parker’s annual Fire Department fundraiser, Bob Masters was honored for his 13 years as fire chief for the organization.

    Masters, who was elected chief in 2001, recently stepped down from his post but is still on the department.

    “I would like to thank the department and community for there support over the past 13 years as Fire Chief. I am extremely proud of what we

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    Seven from Parker experience trip to Haiti

    Pastor Don Reiffenberger

    An amazing adventure began on Wednesday, Feb. 5! Dave and Jerilyn Hansen from Helping Hands for Haiti led a crew from Parker on a mission trip to Haiti.

    Gerry Schnabel, on her 12th trip to Haiti, helped six “newbies” from Grace Lutheran do “God’s Work…Our Hands.” The “newbies” included Ron Nelson, Gina and McKenzie Cole, Julie Anderson, Kimberly Ryan (Gerry’s daughter), and myself.

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    Upcoming Kulinary Kings event sure to satisfy

    This year marks the fourth annual Kulinary Kings, an event sponsored by Hegg Memorial Health Center, and a decided success for all involved. On April 12 at A&K Electric in Rock Valley, chefs representing local businesses will bring their best and most delicious creations for the community to enjoy. A total 750 tickets were sold in four days, ensuring that this year’s Kulinary Kings will again be a success.

    Nancy Dickmann, Hegg Memorial’s director of foundation development, is in charge of the event

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    Celebrate Hull at Awards Night and Miss Hull event

    The community is invited to celebrate Hull on April 12 at the Awards Night and Miss Hull event. This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the Miss Hull pageant and 43 years since the Little Miss Hull competition was added to the evening’s lineup.

    This year, there are seven juniors vying for the Miss Hull title and seven kindergarteners competing for the Little Miss Hull title. All girls must be residents of Hull.

    “For both Miss Hull

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    Rozeboom serves with Northwestern’s Spring Service Project

    As many local students experienced first hand over their spring break, some of the best things in life are what we share with others. Northwestern College student Carly Rozeboom was just one of those students who gave up her break from school to help those in need.

    Northwestern’s Spring Service Project (SSP) program sends teams of students to several different locations in both the U.S. and abroad. Carly Rozeboom, a Hull native and junior at Northwestern went to Cary, Mississippi for the third

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    Locks of Love

    hen Aimee Scholten’s 5-year old daughter, Toni, asked her if she could cut her long hair and give it to a girl that had none, it brought tears to Aimee’s eyes.

    “I don’t know if she saw it on TV or heard me mention it before,” Aimee said. “I couldn’t say no after she said it.”

    A few weeks ago, they did just that. Aimee and her two daughters, Sophie, 12, and Toni, 5, made an appointment at Images Salon in Inwood

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    Fire destroys Storden home

    •Family escapes without injury, but loses most

    of possesions

    Storden — The Storden Fire Department received a call a week ago last Wednesday at 112 Highway 30 in Storden about 7:00 p.m. The home was occupied by Christine Barber and her family. Barber and her family got out of the house safely after smoke was detected coming from the upstairs of the house.

    When fire fighters encountered heavy smoke

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