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Remember when

I’ve been going through a lot of memories lately. Certainly, there are a number of reasons. The recent loss of my husband resulted in going through a lot of pictures of our life together. There were...

 

Looking forward to sunny days

I've been feeling a bit housebound for the last few months. Now that the weather has been more agreeable, I have been venturing outdoors a lot more. The sidewalk in front of my door has been shedding...

 

Gardens - stepping stones to heaven

For the past several months I have been nursing my husband, Donald. While he was in the process of leaving this earth for the broader realms of heaven, we talked about his garden. This was a garden...

 

Marriage, a commitment not to be taken lightly

During the last nine weeks, I have had a great deal of time to think about marriage. Most of us think about June and brides dressed in beautiful gowns, surrounded by smiling guests. Marriage is a...

 

Discovering life's many blessings

During this joyous time of year, there are many blessings received into our lives. One of the most important blessings is the love of family — husbands, wives, children, grandchildren. It is these...

 

Now is the time for thanks

This is the time of year when we find ourselves facing the winter season, holidays and all sorts of family events. It is a time when we remind ourselves of our many blessings. It is also a time of cha...

 

Small Cities grant money available

“Grant monies are still available for single dwelling, multiple dwelling and businesses through the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership for Moose Lake properties,” stated Ed Zimny, Small Cities...

 

It's going to be a long year

Well, one convention is history and the other will soon be relegated to old news. I am prepared to listen to three and a half months of all the reasons to vote for one or the other party. “Frankly,...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 9, 2016

City administrator hired

The Moose Lake City Council met Thursday, June 2, and had a short discussion regarding their choice of Tim Peterson, currently employed by the city of Proctor, as the new Moose Lake city...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    May 26, 2016

City in negotiations with administrator prospect

The Moose Lake City Council interviewed three candidates for the city administrator position May 11. They are currently in negotiations with one of the prospects, though the name has not been...

 

Reconnecting with a good friend

What would we do without our family and friends? Life would be pretty dismal. I know there are people around who tend to be hermits, but is it really a chosen lifestyle? Is their lonely existence due...

 

Rural living has its rewards

When I was a child growing up in Evanston, Illinois, I would dream of living on a farm. It was hard to imagine open fields when Chicago was right next door to the south of us. We did have the big...

 

Summer is here, what next?

Well, the grand and glorious Fourth of July is past. A grand day it was. There was a little breeze, the parade was wonderful, and a good time was had by all. Now, we are really into the groove of...

 

Completion of hospital in sight

At the Mercy Hospital Board of Directors meeting May 26, Director of Support Services Keith Carlson announced October 1 as the projected completion date for the hospital renovation project. Should...

 

Herbs, the spice of life

This past week I have been accumulating little pots of herbs for the summer garden. It is impossible to find every herb I want at the same nursery. I don’t know why. I will find great basil at one...

 

Eddie asks, 'Are roads wider in Texas?'

Are roads wider in Texas? To answer that question, you will had to have driven in Texas. I can attest to the fact that roads are wider in Texas. No, I don’t mean I got out and measured the distance...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    May 7, 2015

Cost control success at Mercy

Mike Delfs, CEO of Mercy Hospital, spoke to the hospital board about an agreement with Blue Cross/Blue Shield regarding its payment for coverage at Mercy Hospital at the Board of Directors meeting...

 

Keeping faith

As many of you know by now, the family of the Star Gazette / Evergreen and the other Franklin newspapers, have suffered a tragic loss. Our editor, Colette Stadin, her husband Paul, and family, are...

 

Moose Lake McDonald's now open

Moose Lake city officials attended the soft opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new McDonald's restaurant on Wednesday, October 15. The restaurant officially opened October 16. City...

 

Moving finger having writ, moves on

The moving finger writes, and having writ Moves on, nor all your piety or wit, Shall take back ere a line, Nor all your tears wash out a word of it. -Omar The Tentmaker What was said in the 12th...

 
 By Eddie Jane Pelkey    News    June 5, 2014

Moose Lake building projects continue

Moose Lake City Engineer Joe Rhein presented an overview of the current Park Place Road project at a public hearing May 28 that was attended by Moose Lake citizens interested in the plan. Business...

 

Garden of Eden is where we find it

Now that spring has finally arrived, it is possible to sit on the deck or patio and enjoy the emerging floral displays that will soon burst into summer colors. It always strikes me how close we are...

 

Dr. Barb Reed retires

A retirement reception was held for Dr. Barb Reed on Thursday, November 14 at Mercy Hospital in Moose Lake. Dr. Reed has been a medical provider in the Moose Lake area since 1987. She was a 1985...

 

Is it politically correct to lie?

Who said, “To thine own self be true”? Seems to me it was Shakespeare. But who am I to quote such a lofty person? I grew up hearing this phrase from my mother, who believed that you should never...

 

DNR buyout funds discussed

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Mitigation funding for non-homesteaded homes was discussed by the Moose Lake City Council at its regular meeting June 12. Members of the public expressed their...

 

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