Carol Moorman

Carol Moorman

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On a sweet high

Candy Freeman is on a baking high. She received the Supreme Baker Award during this year’s Minnesota State Fair. The person who tallies the most points for ribbons earned from their creative baked product entries receives this honor. Freeman entered 21 items and received ribbons for eight, including two first place blue ribbons, two second places, two third places, one fourth place and one fifth place.

Sense of service

Rose Baggenstoss lives a life of service. For 38 years, she was the friendly face who served food and refreshments at Hillcrest Family Restaurant/Stubby’s Tavern in Albany, now Bear Crest Lounge, until she quit Aug. 28. She would walk from her downtown apartment to and from work each day – wherever she needed to go, for that matter, since she does not drive.

Memory making Fall Farm Fest

The smells, sounds, sights and memories make fall on the farm fun.

Sisters recall life at Lux Farm Supply

Like many small Minnesota towns, Albany had numerous implement businesses years ago. Replicas of three – Schiffler Farm Equipment, Lux Farm Supply and Peternell Implement – have been constructed on the Stearns County Pioneer Club grounds in Albany and two of them will be open during the Sept. 14-17 Albany Pioneer Days in rural Albany. The Schiffler Implement building was showcased for the first time in 2022, with Lux Farm Supply this year and Peternell Implement slated for 2024.

Pure happiness

One-year-old Nile Luxem is changing lives.

Sowing seeds of faith 150 years

Art “Buddy” Thober still has his confirmation book he received when he was confirmed with 12 classmates in 1940 at Immanuel Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Farming Township.

Albany’s Hillcrest now Bear Crest Lounge

Terry Torrence’s nickname is “Ter-Bear.” He used that bear twist when naming his business – Bear Crest Lounge-Family Restaurant in Albany – complete with a bear on his logo.

Spring Hill grotto anniversary evening

People gathered on the east lawn of the Church of St. Michael in Spring Hill early evening Aug. 15, crickets chirping in the background. With a slight breeze and cooling temperatures, it was a perfect night for an outdoor Mass in this peaceful setting with the cemetery in the background.

Canning connection

Dave Hemmesch mashed cooked apples through a cloth-covered colander, straining the juice into a bowl early morning Aug. 24, while his and wife Cindy’s children, Agnes, Lucy and Marcus, watched. The juice was poured into pint jars.

Tour advocates for rural Minnesota projects

A bus carrying Senate Capital Investment Committee members Aug. 15 took a left off of Interstate 94 traveling south over the bridge in Freeport. It was their first stop on a three-day northwest Minnesota tour of potential 2024 bonding bill projects.

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