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Every June, the doughnut supply in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, gets depleted. A rush of dads and their children from St. Rose of Lima church and school in Roseville descend on this small town during their annual summer camping trip, which they have been doing for the last 11 years.
A 25-year-old photo sits in the office of Dick Engler, president of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul.
A basket sat in the gathering space at St. Joseph in West St. Paul. It contained cards, many addressed to Bishop Lee Piché, who had been the pastor there from 1999 to 2005.
It’s not often that a runner is suffering before the race even begins.
But, such was the case for Susan Mulheron before the start of the annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth June 20.
After taking a vacation in June 1995, Dr. Linda Long returned to her job as a cardiologist at Regions Hospital in St. Paul with a ring on her finger.
A patient noticed the jewelry and made a comment.
“She was so excited for me,” Long said. “She said, ‘Oh, Dr. Long, you got married.’ And, I said, ‘Well, yes I did, but not in the usual way.’”
The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield helps a pair of students hosted an All School Service Day May 28. The second annual event involves all students partaking in service activities throughout the day, and was organized by AHA service coordinator Paul Ruhland. A group of juniors made sandwiches for a local organization called The Sandwich Project, with the sandwiches to be distributed to those in need.
Teacher Nellie Hennen asked a simple question of her nine first- and second-grade students at St. Bernard School in Cologne.
“How many of you love your school?” she said.
Almost in unison, nine hands shot up into the air.
The teacher flashed a smile, but her expression quickly turned sad. This would be the last day, May 28, that she could ask that question in her classroom — ever. It was the final day of classes for the school, which would close its doors for good the next day after a school picnic. The display board in front of the main office celebrating 135 years of the school’s history would be taken down.
An accidental glance at a Bible atop a stack of cardboard moving boxes was the turning point in Jake Anderson’s spiritual life.
Deacon James Stiles’ journey to the priesthood nearly ended before it began.
Tyler Lillemo of St. Odilia in Shoreview smiled with delight as he watched his three young daughters jump, dance and sing at a performance by the Splatter Sisters April 27 at his parish.