Tricounty News

Someone you know is hurting

It's hard to know how to help someone who is going through a divorce. It takes a long time and a lot of work to heal the pain that comes with the breakup of a marriage.

DivorceCare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. If you know someone going through a divorce, make sure he or she knows about DivorceCare. It might just be the best thing you could do to help.

DivorceCare Seminar starts Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. for 13 weeks at River of Life in Cold Spring. For more information, call River of Life Church at (320)

597-7777, or go to their website at


Gold Star Mother honored in Watkins

Only one Gold Star Mother remains alive in the Wat-Kim-Valley V.F.W. Auxiliary: Eileen Hennen. At their monthly meeting, this Monday, the group honored her with a cake. Hennen learned on Mother's Day 42 years ago that her son had died in Vietnam.


The making of a queen

By Jill Pertler

Crowns - the glittery kind you wear on your head - aren't a normal part of typical American attire, except for one Friday night each autumn on high school football fields across the country. Homecoming. It's a tradition that often involves a king and a queen, but most definitely a queen.

Homecoming wouldn't be homecoming without her.

Many of us possess high school memories of the anticipation and excitement associated with homecoming. Some are fond memories - of wearing an elegant dress and a crown. Others remember watching others wear crowns.


Stearns Museum new director

Stearns Museum new director

Stearns History Museum and Research Center appoints Annette Atkins as Interim Director

Dr. Annette Atkins, Professor of History and Flynn Professor in the Humanities at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University, has been named interim Executive Director of the Stearns History Museum and Research Center.


St. John's Prep Information Night

Collegeville - Families interested in learning about the innovative curriculum, in grades 6-12, and other opportunities at Saint John's Prep, are encouraged to attend the Fall Information Night on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the school.