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Darrell Duncan Snodgress

Posted August 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Darrell Duncan Snodgress died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family in Soldotna, Alaska on August 7, 2016.

He was born on April 19, 1927 in Murray County, Minnesota the second of four children born to Harry and Cora Snodgress.

He graduated from nearby Marshall High School and entered the United States Army in 1945. He served in China at the end of World War II in the Nanking Army Headquarters Command. He returned to Minnesota in 1946 to begin farming with his uncle until a sense of adventure and economic opportunities led him to California where he met his wife to be Ila Vivian Youngblood while working at McClellan Air Force base as

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    Beware of “Spear Phishing”

    Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson

    In the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” everybody knows what “fishing” is, and many people are also familiar with “phishing” scams. “Phishing” occurs when a criminal sends an e-mail impersonating a financial institution, government agency, or reputable company and asks the recipient to verify their personal or financial information. Today’s scam artists have now turned to a more sophisticated, targeted, and profitable version of the scam, known as “spear phishing.”

    History of “Spear Phishing”


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    Whooping It Up

    By Tom Merchant

    Sentinel Tribune

    westbrook — The week before last Hooperina gave a presentation of Hula Hooping at the Westbrook Community Center. The event was a part of the Westbrook Library’s Summer Reading Program.

    Hooperina the Hula Hoop dance expert showed kids from two years old to about 12 years old many different ways of using a Hula Hoop. She demonstrated several ways the kids could use the

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    Dale Schubert

    Dale Schubert


    Rock Rapids, Iowa

    August 6, 2016

    Dale Schubert, 79, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at his home.

    Memorial service

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    Church celebrates culmination of expansion

    This past Sunday, Aug. 14, the Inwood First Reformed Church congregation celebrated the completion of an addition to its church building with a special worship service followed by a low-key ribbon cutting and time for prayer. The celebration also included cake and other snacks during a time for fellowship among members of the congregation.

    Attendance on a

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    Ups and downs are part of the business

    Major changes are taking place in the swine industry, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialist, Dave Stender. Five new packing plants are coming online during the next couple years, and many producers are expanding production to start meeting new packing plant capacity. This presents challenges for the industry.

    Currently packing plant capacity is near capacity, pressuring

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    Local vineyard earns gold medals

    Rolling hills mark the landscape approaching the Big Sioux River valley. Atop those hills to the west of Inwood sits Calico Skies Winery, and it just so happens that land there is perfect for growing grapes.

    Ashlee Bahnson-Kimberly and her husband, Will Kimberly, have operated Calico Skies Winery for the past six years, and over

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    ‘Common couple for a common town’

    Leading the parade during the 2016 Lester Day Parade will be long-time residents Silas and Edith Knobloch. “We were asked because we’ve lived in Lester for over 50 years,” said Edith. The couple will have lived in their current home 39 years this November. Before that they spent 12 years in a different home a few blocks away.

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    LeMoyne Kenneth Jorgenson

    Funeral services for LeMoyne Kenneth Jorgenson were held Monday, August 8, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church, Westbrook, MN. Interment was at Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

    LeMoyne, 87, Westbrook died Friday, August 5, 2016 at Sanford Westbrook Medical Center.

    LeMoyne Kenneth Jorgenson “Jorgie” was born May 23, 1929 to Thomas and Gladys (Hanson) Jorgenson in Westbrook Township,

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    Anita Lee Riddell

    Anita Lee Riddell, 83, died August 1, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, AR.

    She was born in Patterson, IL October 14, 1932, the daughter of Lela Alice Fry (Walk) and John Fry. She attended school in Jacksonville, IL. She married Raymond Chandler Riddell on August 17, 1951 in Anoka, MN and they lived in Westbrook, Mankato, and Tyler, MN. For the past 25 years she lived in Bella Vista, AR. She was a

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