Sports

Rarified level of representation

The Melrose-Sauk Centre Fusion state qualifiers consist of Thatcher Van Beck (front, from left), Jacob Robischon, Grant Eveslage and Andrue Stalboerger; (back, from left) Nolan Fleischhacker, Macen Toavs-Etcheverry, Alex Wilwerding and Sevrin Anderson. The Fusion won the Section 5A meet in convincing fashion and will boast at least one state qualifier in each event.
It will be a historic moment when the Melrose-Sauk Centre Fusion begin competing in the Minnesota State High School League Class A Boys State Swimming and Diving Meet Feb. 29 at the Jean K. Freeman …
Rylan Pallow looks for an opening Feb. 23 in the Section 8AA 145 division at Dilworth. Pallow scored a first round pin in the tournament.

Defenders duo make their way to state

The Sauk Centre-Melrose Defenders are sending two boys representatives to the Minnesota State High School League Class AA Wrestling State Tournament.   Senior Jose De Los Santos Morales, …

Boys basketball fights through physical Osakis squad

Basketball is often a game of runs, but that would not have been apparent watching the Sauk Centre-Osakis Section 6AA rivalry matchup Feb. 23.   Neither team could fully get into a flow in …
Opinion

No place like home

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Florida with my family. We stayed in the Sunshine State for about five days, and it felt like paradise. The temperatures were around 75 degrees, …

County researching solar arrays, elections, new jail

  As more 1 megawatt solar arrays are being submitted to the county, especially in the area close to the large Paynesville area substation, your county commissioners have recommended a meeting …

Activities beyond academics

The impact that activities have on schools and communities is profound. School districts provide a variety of extracurricular opportunities for students and community through community education …

Community Ed corner

Adult Activities and Classes: — Maximizing Social Security Seminar : Are you curious about the following topics: Retirement Benefit Calculation Planning Challenges, The Potential Cost of …
Obituaries
Rosemary L. “Rosie” Ritter
Rosemary L. “Rosie” Ritter, 81, of Sauk Centre, passed away Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at Galeon Senior Living in Osakis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March …
Gerald M. “Jerry” Frericks
Gerald M. “Jerry” Frericks, 72, of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Feb. 24, 2024, at his daughter’s home in Grey Eagle. A Memorial Mass of …
Peter A. Van Beck
Peter A. Van Beck, 80, of Greenwald, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Feb. 20, 2024, at his home in Greenwald. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb. 26 at St. Andrew’s …
James R. Walter
James Raymond Walter, 70, of Pipestone, died Feb. 7, 2024, at the St. Cloud Veterans Administration Medical Center. A private family burial service will take place at St. Alexius Catholic …
Deloris Mae (Nemmers) Judes
Deloris Mae (Nemmers) Judes was born June 24, 1930, and died Feb. 13, 2024. She was 93 years, 7 months and 20 days old. Deloris was born at her grandmother’s house in Murray County near …
Catherine M. Primus
Catherine M. Primus, 94, of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Feb. 14, 2024, at Cura Care Centre in Sauk Centre. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Feb.19 at St. …
Birth Announcements
Brynlee May Rust
Cody and Mariah Rust, of Sauk Centre, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Brynlee May Rust, at 2:02 p.m., Feb. 13, 2024, at CentraCare-Sauk Centre Hospital.   She weighed 7 …
Maria Guadalupe Botello Rodriguez
Martin Botello and Ana Rosa Rodriguez, of Sauk Centre, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Maria Guadalupe Botello Rodriguez, at 7:47 a.m., Jan. 24, 2024, at CentraCare-Melrose …