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  • Sauk Lake: A recreation destination


    Groups from Kansas City, Clairon, Iowa have made the trek for over a half century

     
  • Shared bloodlines

    Polipnick finds kidney donor in his family

    A person’s life can change in a minute. This is a simple fact that 20-year-old Dick Polipnick has now learned twice in the last six months.

  • Easter Blessings
    Gus and Irma Anderson spent the years of 1948 through 1985 making area churches beautiful for their holy seasons, funerals and other events. It was their work, their livelihood, as owners of Anderson Florist, a company founded by Gus’ parents.
  • Wyatt Verle Busse

    Tyler Busse and Maggie Wiener of Appleton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Verle Busse, at 6:51 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris.   

    Wyatt weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

        Grandparents are Al and Jane Wiener of Sauk Centre and Jim and Julie Busse of Appleton.  

        Great-grandparents are Ray and Joyce Citterman of Ivanhoe.

  • Eugene J. “Gene” Yarke
    Eugene J. “Gene” Yarke, age 81 of Sauk Centre, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Andrew Jay Bartels
    Bartels, Andrew J., age 25 of Maple Grove, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Andrew was the son of Jason Bartels and Kim Heinen Bartels.   He graduated from Maple Grove High School in 2009. (Click on name to read more...)

  • James Vernon Dickinson
    Funeral services for James Dickinson of Starbuck, will be Friday, April 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck, with Reverend Paul Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. (Click name to read more...)



  • Jean M. Mitchell
    Jean M. Mitchell, age 55 of Sauk Centre, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. (Click name to read more...)
  • Patricia Radford
    Patricia Radford, age 58 of Alexandria, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away the morning of March 30, 2017, after a long struggle with COPD at the  CentraCare Nursing home in Sauk Centre. She was born in Pueblo, Colo. (Click name to read more...)
  • Irene M. Rieland
    Irene M. Rieland, age 90 of Sauk Centre, died Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis with family members at her side.
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  • Mae Haskamp
    Mae Haskamp, age 84 of Sauk Centre, died on Friday, March 31, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by her family. (Click name to read more...)
  •     Eugene Yarke, age 81, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove. Visitation will be 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.
  • Clifford F. Mitchell
    Clifford F. “Cliff” Mitchell, age 89 of Albany, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany from complications of a stroke. (Click on name to read more...)
  • A royal family
    Holdvogt sixth sister crowned dairy princess

  • Ryker John Achman
         Russell Achman and Jessica Struzyk of Grey Eagle are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryker John Achman, born on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 6:11 p.m.  at the CentraCare Health-Melrose.
         Ryker weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.
         He joins his big brother, Rylee, 19 months at home.

  • Carmen  Elizabeth Feldt

         Brandon and Michelle Feldt of Bemidji are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Carmen Elizabeth Feldt, born on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 1:22 a.m. at the Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
          Carmen weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long.
          She joins her big brother, Peter.
          Grandparents are Mark and Connie Tschida of Grey Eagle and Larry and Laureen Feldt of Long Prairie.   

  • Andreas “Andy” Tobler
    Andreas Tobler, age 91 of Maple Grove, formerly of Sauk Centre, passed away on March 20, 2017. Memorial service for Andreas “Andy” Tobler will be April 1 at 11 a.m. at the Sauk Centre Methodist Church. (Click name to read more...)

  • In a valiant effort by the Streeters girls basketball team, they were defeated in the Class AA championship game 75-64 by the Roseau Rams. The Streeters had a balanced effort with four girls scoring in double digits. Watch www.saukherald.com, Facebook and the next issue of the Sauk Centre Herald for full
  • In a valiant effort by the Streeters girls basketball team, they were defeated in the Class AA championship game 75-64 by the Roseau Rams. The Streeters had a balanced effort with four girls scoring in double digits. Watch www.saukherald.com, Facebook and the next issue of the Sauk Centre Herald for full
  • Sauk Centre wins again Face Roseau for state title By Mark Klaphake The Class AA state championship will be a rematch of the two teams that battled for third place last year. The Sauk Centre Girls Basketball advanced to the championship and will play Roseau after the Streeters rolled past Watertown-Mayer 58-41
  • CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 (1) The exact name under which the business is or will be conducted is: Gilleland Cadillac (2) The address of the principal place of business is: 3019 Division Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301 USA (3) List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting
  • Sauk Centre finishes with 22 wins... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Streeters win by two; qualify for state... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • PHOTO BY MARK KLAPHAKE The Sauk Centre Girls Basketball team won the Section 6AA championship and heads to the state tournament. The team has qualified for the tournament in seven of the last eight years. Pictured are (from left) Hannah Dammann, Megan Klaphake, Tori Peschel, Kenzie Schmiesing, Jill Klaphake, Maesyn Thiesen,

  • Lind, McFadden, Walter carry on Fr. NiehausGÇÖ legacy through Nicaragua mission trip... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Wander, Sunderman join team... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Lorraine B. Hoeschen, age 86 of Freeport, died peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Eberhard
  • Dylan and Melissa Carpenter of Sauk Centre are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Loretta Charlene Carpenter, on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 3:37 p.m. at CentraCare Health-Melrose. Loretta weighed-á5 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by big sister, DJ, 2, at home. Grandparents are
  • David and Kristen Determan of Sauk Centre are proud to announce the birth of their son, Blake David Determan, delivered by Sara J. Olmanson, M.D. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at 7:41 a.m. at CentraCare HealthGÇôSauk Centre. Blake weighed-á7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. He is welcomed home by
  • Leukam named editor by DAVE SIMPKINS STAFF WRITER Bryan Zollman ended his years as editor of the Sauk Centre Herald Tuesday as he sold his interest in Star Publications in preparation of a new publishing venture. Special sections and Country Acres editor, Diane Leukam, will replace Zollman as editor. "IGÇÖve truly enjoyed my years
  • "We were so excited. We couldnGÇÖt be happier to play another game and now weGÇÖre on TV," were the words from senior captain Jill Klaphake after the Sauk Centre Girls Basketball Team advanced to the state semifinals with a 74-65 win over Minnehaha Academy Wednesday night at Mariucci Arena in
  • The Sauk Centre Girls Basketball team opens the Class 2AA State Tournament as the second seed and will play Minnehaha Academy at 6 p.m. Wednesday night at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. The other quarterfinal games include top seeded Roseau against NRHEG, fourth seeded New London-Spicer playing Esko and third seeded
  • Tempered by fire, St. MaryGÇÖs parishioners waiting, wondering by Michael Strasburg STAFF WRITER It was a spring Friday in Melrose on March 11, 2016, and Melrose residents could feel the excitement of summer beginning to peek around the corner. At 4:45 p.m., people were getting ready to leave work for the weekend, children
  • Streeters play Rush City Friday for section championship ... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • The final meet for the Sauk Centre-Melrose Wrestling Team came to a close last week as Antonio Ortiz and Jordan Winter participated in the State Wrestling Tournament in St.Paul.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every

  • MSC Fusion excels at state swim meet... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • The final meet for the Sauk Centre-Melrose Wrestling Team came to a close last week as Antonio Ortiz and Jordan Winter participated in the State Wrestling Tournament in St.Paul. ... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated

  • MSC Fusion excels at state swim meet... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Sauk Centre has two girls who will compete to become this yearGÇÖs Stearns County Dairy Princesses, which will take place on Saturday at the Freeport Community Center. ... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday

  • Moss making changes, keeping history... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Larson joins Meier at Meier Accounting... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Grace L. Lamb, age 99 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at her home at Fairway Pines in Sauk Centre. A family graveside service will be held in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Grace Lillian Lamb was born April 18, 1917, in Getty Township, Stearns County,
  • Ferdinand J. "Ferdie" Stepan, age 97 of Sauk Centre, died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 at St. PaulGÇÖs Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Rev.
  • Dale Richard Merten, 53, of Holmen, Wis., died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1963, in Sauk Centre, to Anthony and Rose (Wiess) Merten. He grew up in Sauk Centre, and graduated from Sauk Centre high school in 1982. He graduated from
  • Steve and Chandra Schmitz of Sauk Centre are excited to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Layla Kay Schmitz and Olivia Helen Schmitz. The twins arrived on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Layla was born at 7:18 a.m., weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces, measuring 19 inches long, and Olivia was
  • Jason and Jennifer Hellickson of Greenwald are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hattie Gladys Hellickson, born on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. at the CentraCare Health- Melrose. Hattie weighed-á7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is welcomed home by her big brother, Noah, 2
  • Jon and Cindy Quarfoth of Shoreview are happy to announce the birth of their son, Alexander John, born on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. He weighed 10 pounds 11 ounces and measured 22 1/2 inches long. He joins big sister, Julie, 2, at home. Grandparents are Harold and Debbie Lahr of
  • Joe Orbeck and Micki Pohlmann of New Munich are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hazel Ann Orbeck, delivered by James R. Sayovitz, M.D. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at 7:39 a.m. at CentraCare HealthGÇôSauk Centre. Hazel weighed-á8 pounds 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. She is welcomed home
  • NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF GÇ¿WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF MINNESOTA IN DISTRICT COURT SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION COUNTY OF STEARNS Court File No. 73-PR-17-1651 In Re: Estate of William C. Young, Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given
  • Stash has street value of $150k; 31-year-old California man arrested by BRYAN ZOLLMAN STAFF WRITER A routine traffic stop on March 5 led to the biggest drug discovery of Sauk CentreGÇÖs K-9 Unit. At approximately 5:10 p.m. last Saturday, Sauk Centre Police Officer Joe Jensen noticed that the taillights of a small station wagon
  • Edge Montevideo 65-61... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • The wrestling season will continue for two Sauk Centre-Melrose athletes.-á... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Boys compete at U of M Aquatic Center March 2-4... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • It was earlier this month and the Sauk Centre girls had just poured in 66 points against an excellent Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton team.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • It was earlier this month and the Sauk Centre girls had just poured in 66 points against an excellent Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton team.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Local government scored an important victory earlier this month, as the Minnesota State Legislature passed HF 244, a bill that preserves local control for townships across the state. The legislation was authored by state Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) and passed by unanimous approval in the senate. Under state law, one
  • Pischke finds sword dating back to 1850... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Melony Butler gave Shirley Sukke a hug as Butler held a check Sukke gave to her on Saturday, Feb. 18.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • As a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard (ARNG) Military Funeral Honors Program since 2010, Jozy Olson has attended nearly 800 funerals, but the last one he attended was one to remember.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk

  • In honor of National FFA Week, which was held Feb. 18-25, the Sauk Centre chapter of the FFA held its annual Ag Olymics on Friday.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • Charlotte Schultz, age 85 of Osakis passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Galeon in Osakis. Memorial services for Charlotte will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Osakis Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the
  • Earl R. Wiehoff (owner of EarlGÇÖs Bar), age 93 of Melrose, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Long Prairie. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire
  • Duane A. "Dewey" Reznechek, age 68 of Annandale, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with Father Greg Paffel officiating. Military honors will be held right after
  • Chris and Stacy Little of Plymouth are excited to announce the birth of their twins. Lillian Marilyn Little was born at 12:56 p.m. and Jack George Little was born at 12:57 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at Maple Grove Hospital. Lillian weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long.
  • Jason and Briana Primus of Sauk Centre are proud to announce the birth of their son, Clayton Brian Primus, delivered by Rebecca K. Stepan, M.D. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the CentraCare HealthGÇôSauk Centre . Clayton weighed-á8 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Brian
  • Ryan Barthel and LeAnne Tamm of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ellie Jo Barthel, born on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:51 p.m. at CentraCare HealthGÇôMelrose. Ellie weighed-á7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Sharon and Lyle Barthel of Melrose and JoAnne and
  • SAUK CENTRE TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of Sauk Centre Township, County of Stearns, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Meeting and Election of Town Officers will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In case of inclement
  • by JENNIFER COYNE STAFF WRITER Super Tuesday brought together citizens from across the country, casting their vote for a suitable presidential candidate to represent their party. In Sauk Centre, nearly 150 voters for the area precinct attended the DFL caucus on behalf of the 7th Congressional District. Of those present at the
  • Sauk Centre junior Kelsey Peschel and senior Jill Klaphake reached the 1,000-point milestone during the first half of the Streeters' 73-43 win over Melrose Friday night. Peschel scored her 1,000 point on a three-pointer from the right wing and Klaphake sunk a short baseline jumper to reach the mark. Congratulations
  • NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: July 17, 2015 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $142,373.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Bradley J. Doege and Madonna K. Doege, Husband and Wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for PrimeLending,
  • Anna C. Herickhoff, age 106 of Elrosa, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Pine Villa Care Center in Melrose with her family at her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with the
  • Virden M. Olson Virden M. Olson, age 93 of Sauk Centre passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at CentraCare Health Care Center in Sauk Centre, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church with Father
  • Derek and Amanda Reil of Fargo, N.D., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lola Caroline Reil, on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at 12:38 p.m. at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, N.D. Lola weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jeff and Sandy Zenzen
  • Kurt and Megan Revermann of Melrose are proud to announce the birth of their son, Talan Edmund Revermann, born on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at 3:22 p.m. at the CentraCare Health-Melrose. Talan weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 23 inches long. He joins big brothers Tanner, 6, and Treyvan, 2,
  • Kim Frie and Ben Primus of Sauk Centre are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Rose Primus, born on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:58 a.m. at the CentraCare Health-Melrose. Alexis weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 20 inches long. She joins big sisters Annica, 9, and
  • David and Robin Lefler of Sauk Centre are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Jade Lefler, delivered by Rebecca K. Stepan, MD on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at 8:21 a.m. at the CentraCare Health-Sauk Centre. Brooklyn weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches
  • Amelia, Norah, Greta and Logan Ley are excited to announce the birth of their brother, Felix Patrick Ley, 9 pounds, 20 1/2 inches, on Jan. 16, 2017, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Proud parents are Karl and Maggie Ley of St. Cloud.-á Grandparents are Rick and Cheryl Schwieters of New Munich, Duane
  • The checklist for the Sauk Centre girls basketball team has one item crossed off. The West Central Conference title belongs to them.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..

     

     

  • he Sauk Centre-Melrose (SC-M) wrestling team won their first playoff match, 54-19, Saturday against ninth seeded Fosten Bagley, losing their next match, 63-9, to number-one seeded Perham in section play.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated

  • Jesson Gould made 33 saves as the Prairie Centre North Stars extended their season Saturday with a 3-1 win over Breckenridge/Wahpeton in a Section 6A play-in playoff game.... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday

  • The Sauk Centre boys played breathtaking, nerve racking and clutch basketball in their West Central Conference win over Minnewaska Feb. 17 in Sauk Centre. ... Click here to read the rest of this story on the Sauk Herald "E-Edition" updated every Friday AMGǪ..