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  • By Pastor Andrew Palmquist, Bethany Lutheran Church, Luverne
    November 26, 2023
    As you might imagine, a national day of Thanksgiving wasn’t part of Martin Luther’s life. Thanksgiving Day is an American phenomenon. Although Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in November since the first presidential proclamation in 1863, it wasn’t “official” until congressional legislation in 1941 made Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. Martin Luther did…
  • By Lori Sorenson, editor
    November 21, 2022
    The calendar says it’s time to be thankful. … for things like a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food on the table. … like turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing (the homemade kind from Mom’s recipe). And pie. I’m especially thankful for loved ones, like my husband, our children and our families … and for loved ones in heaven — not because they’re in heaven, but because we were…
  • By Rick Peterson, general manager
    November 15, 2022
    As you probably know, the season of fall is my favorite time of the year because fall means football and pheasant hunting. Unfortunately, it also means Old Man Winter is just around the corner. The cold weather of the past weeks reminds us it’s time to make the switch from lawn mower to snow blower. Rakes are replaced by snow shovels, and flip flops are kicked to the closet, with the snow boots…
  • November 17, 2020
    To the Editor: I’ll bet I’m not the only one wondering what their family is doing for Thanksgiving this year.  What a wonderful time of the year. Seeing out-of-town relatives for the first time in a while. Sharing great food, drinks and stories. College kids coming home and catching up with high school friends. Everyone packed around the TV for parades and football games. How I’m looking forward…
  • By Lori Sorenson, editor
    November 10, 2020
    A group text among my sisters typically makes the rounds during holidays: “When and where will we gather?” and "Who’s bringing what for food?” But this year we’re asking, “Should we gather?” And if so, “How can we safely gather?” There are five of us sisters, and with our growing families we’re about two dozen people. We love each other dearly, and with both of our parents recently passing,…
  • November 25, 2019
    Thanksgiving Trivia   1. The pilgrims fled a country to England. What was that country? Germany The Netherlands Italy Canada   2. What was the name of the ship they sailed on? The Explorer The Expedition The Peterson The Mayflower   3. Hoy many sailed on that ship? 52 102 158 4,567   4. What was the role of Miles Standish? The leader of the military A preacher A lawyer A cousin to Bill Frakes   5…
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