70th Anniversary

Melvin and Virginia Stavrum, of Clearwater, will be celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Please join them at an Open House from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 3, 2015, at Clearwater Lions Park, 1100 County Road 75, Clearwater.

Above the couple is pictured as they appear today. (P30, D3)



Leonard Buttenhoff

97th Birthday

Leonard Buttenhoff, of Buffalo/Rockford, will turn 97 on May 9, 2015. A small party with his family is planned to help him celebrate. (P30, D3)


Marvin Johnson

80th Birthday

Open House

Marvin Johnson, Mayor of Independence, turns 80 years old on May 2.

A birthday celebration will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Village Evangelical Free Church in Independence, 5725 County Road 11, from 6:00   to 9:00 p.m. Anyone who knows Marvin is welcome.

A short program will take place at 7:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served. No gifts please, but cards are welcome.

Questions can be directed to Bryan Johnson, 763-670-9299. (P30, D3)



Academic Honors

Iowa State Univ.

(Top 2 Percent)

The following students achieved academic ranking in the top 2 percent of students in the College of Engineering.

Delano - Kjersten Elise Moen.

St. Michael - Garrett Charles Adkins; Brian J. Sukalski.


College News

South Dakota State University

Brendan Sage, of St. Michael, was recently inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, Theta Mu Chapter. Parents are Jon and Jana Sage.


College of Saint Benedict

Amanda Munsterteiger, daughter of Jill and Kevin Munsterteiger of Buffalo, has been invited into the Theta of Minnesota Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johnís University.