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Sienna Michael DeFrain was born August 1, 2006 at Stevens Community Medical Center in Morris to Jeff and Shelly DeFrain of Kansas, Neb. Sienna Michael weighed 7 lbs. and 13 3/4 oz. and was 21" long. Grandparents are Galen and Kathy Moore of Nickerson, Kan. and Rex and Debra DeFrain of Fairbury, Neb. Great Grandparents are Mary Kostner-Kramer and Mark Kramer from Murdock, Kan.
SYDNEY GRACE ZELTWANGER was born June 25, 2006 to Adam and Christy Zeltwanger of Hancock. Sydney Grace weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19" long. Grandparents are Doug and Jeryl Grimm of Hiawatha, Kan. and Dale and Rachel Zeltwanger of Hancock. Great grandparents are Lois Grimm of Sebetha, Kan., Phil and Donna Mogler of Lester, Iowa, Edna Zeltwanger of Hancock, and Martha Rinkenberger of Congerville, Ill.
By Donald Kaul I am always amazed at the childlike faith that powerful nations put in bombing. In the past 70 years we have seen nation after nation launch hideous bombing attacks on enemies, confident that the resulting carnage will "break the spirit" of their adversaries. It never does.
By Pat Anderson As State Auditor I sit on the Minnesota Rural Finance Authority, which is a program that partners with lenders throughout the state to provide affordable credit for eligible farmers. The RFA works with farmers on many different levels, including helping younger and beginning farmers purchase land.
By Tammy Swift Every day, I see him. He's a dark-brown dog, the kind of mutt my Dad calls a "Heinz 57." His world consists of the 20-foot area around a doghouse too ramshackle to keep out either heat or cold. It's the only area he knows, because he's chained there, day and night. I call the authorities to report a neglected animal. The dispatcher sounds a little irritated. Another malcontent complaining about a neighbor, she probably figures. Another citizen who is miffed because someone's dog is barking all night. But I don't live anywhere near this place.
Begs to differ with war defense I am writing in response to IngaMae Urke's letter to the editor in the July 26 Sun Tribune. Her letter stated, "They (liberals) claim to support our troops, but certainly are not doing so by wanting us to cut and run. If people would only listen to the troops who come back from Iraq, they would know that even the troops want us to stay the course and finish the job." I beg to differ. Sorry, but not every soldier who has served time in Iraq is eager to keep troops there, nor do all troops think the military should stay.
What will your tombstone say? No, this is not some silly play on words to promote pizza sales. I'm just wondering what kind of statement about your life you'd like to have written in granite. I'm thinking about this while I ponder the very small slice of Marion Dahm's life that I knew about. Marion died Sunday at the age of 88. I met Marion almost 20 years ago at the Stevens County DFL bean feed. You could just tell from the look in his eyes that there were stories that he could tell that would make you wish you knew him back in the day.
By David Little West Central Tribune WILLMAR -- Renewable energy and clean water advocates question a power company official's statement that an upgraded Big Stone II transmission line will accommodate wind-generated electricity. The statement by Rick Lancaster, vice president of generation for Great River Energy of Elk River, was published July 24 in a Tribune story.
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL - Angie Holle decided if her husband could run for office, she could, too. So the Republican Wheaton couple are the rare spouses running for two legislative offices at the same time. Paul Holle started campaigning for state Senate in April, with his wife's help. When he filed his paperwork with the secretary of state a week ago, his wife decided she, too, would like to get into political life. So Angie Holle filed papers to challenge state Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, shortly after her husband filed against state Sen.
Brian Boeddeker can list many ways in which he believes he would be a more qualified candidate for the District 11A Minnesota House seat than incumbent Torrey Westrom. But the DFL challenger from Elbow Lake also understands that it's difficult to get your points across if people don't even know what you look like, especially tackling a well-known incumbent seeking his sixth term. So in addition to other parts of the district, Boeddeker has spent several days in Morris the last month, door knocking and getting his name, face and his issues before potential voters. "Some people are afraid to