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Annual Community Christmas Dinner Set for December 25

The Sauk Centre Community Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday, Dec. 25, at the Sauk Centre American Legion Club.
If you will be alone for the holidays, your family is unable to be with you, or you would like the company of others for your Christmas meal, you are welcome to join in the festivities.
There will be a punch and social gathering at 11 a.m., followed by a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings served at noon. No reservations needed for dining in.
Call by Friday, Dec. 23, to order takeouts or deliveries or to request a ride. Rides will be given at 11 a.m.; deliveries will be from 11:30 to 12:30 and takeouts will begin at noon.
Please call Connie
Blank-Meier at 352-3726 or 320-267-0941 or Joyce Jungers at 352-5195.
This dinner is community funded and coordinated by the Jungers family.


Give this holiday season Red Cross urges blood donation

A news release sent out on Dec. 5, 2016 from the American Red Cross states – It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs of patients remain steady.
Barbara Coger will never forget the donors that gave the blood that her husband received during the holidays.
“I have been donating blood for some time, but really started encouraging others to do so after my husband received a donation on Christmas Eve,” she said. “He had not been doing well and would not survive much longer, but with that extra boost, he was able to share a big smile with me on Christmas morning, something I will always cherish.”


Fraud/Scam Alert

Yesterday there was a “quick change scam” that happened at a local Melrose bank where an individual came in with several hundred dollar bills ($3600) and wanting to change it into $20’s. They try to confuse the person at the counter and get more money back than what they were given. It has been known they stopped in Sauk Centre first and have since left town but wanted all local businesses to be aware of this type of scam and to please contact the Melrose PD if you have any suspicious activity at 256-7211.


World’s Best Workforce Plan discussed at school board meeting

by Jennifer Coyne


Property tax notice

Homestead applications due


Honoring LaDonna Wessel

Much-beloved longtime secretary at the Sauk Centre Public Schools, LaDonna Wessel, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the age of 64. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Zion Lutheran Church in Sauk Centre.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service.

The following is a story that the Sauk Centre Herald ran upon her retirement in 2013. Rest in peace, LaDonna.



Little Shop of Horrors - CANCELED tonight

SAUK CENTRE-Tonight's show of Little Shop of Horrors is cancelled due to weather. An extra showing will be added to Saturday, November 19th schedule.

Saturday, November 19 Schedule

Ticket sales start at 1:30pm
Show at 2:00pm

Ticket sales start at 6:30pm
Show starts at 7:00pm


Community Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 24

The Rooney Family will be hosting the Sauk Centre Area Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24, at First Lutheran Church.
The day will begin with a social gathering at 11 a.m., with hot cider and other beverages. The meal will be served at noon.
Volunteers will be accepting deliveries and takeouts. For those wanting a meal or meals delivered to their home they can call Darlene at (320) 217-3995 or Jacinta at (320) 260-6114.
Volunteers and donations are accepted and can also be arranged by calling Darlene or Jacinta.
Rides are available by calling the above numbers. The Rooneys will be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal. There is no cost for those who attend.


Solutions for feral cats

Jodel Stricker aims to reduce number of strays in community
by elizabeth bethke


Signs on trail for Jacob

Submitted by Cliff Borgerding
Lake Wobegon has come to represent small town America and the values and personalities that help make America great. Garrison Keillor’s News from Lake Wobegon stories reminded us every week for over 40 years what life in America is about. Here’s a great real life example of those values and the people that go with that experience.
In late September I received a call from Lisa Klaphake asking if it would be possible to put up signs along the Lake Wobegon Trail to commemorate the memory of Jacob Wetterling. Lisa and her husband Dewey Klaphake live in the countryside near Avon, one of the small towns on the Lake Wobegon Trail. They just wanted to do something to help people remember Jacob and the #11forJacob movement encouraging people to practice the traits Jacob valued. They were willing to take on the project including funding it and putting up the signs themselves.


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