Tricounty News

Christian Women meet Sept. 12

“Fall Fashion’s in the Air!” That’s the theme for a great brunch you won’t want to miss at Reichel’s Event Center, Annandale at
9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Come and enjoy a wonderful meal and style show put on by A Wreath of Franklin of Buffalo. To wrap up the morning, speaker Dorothy Ruppert of Winona will speak about “A Better Plan” as she unfolds how many of her plans were shattered as she raised an adopted daughter with mental illness. Make reservations by calling Shereee before 8 p.m. at (320) 963-6625, Dawn at (612) 723-3905, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.


Kingery family in concert at Kimball Church of Christ

The Kingery family will be in concert at the Kimball Church of Christ 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. The church is located at 241 State Highway 55 West in Kimball, phone (320) 398-3660 if any questions.

The Kingery family from central Minnesota began as a family of 10: Mike, Chris, and their eight children singing and ministering together through music. It has grown to include two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren! They have enjoyed singing together for the past eight years. They sing primarily gospel bluegrass music while also incorporating fiddle, patriotic, Americana, and a capella. Their combination of tight harmonies, uplifting songs, and family unity are sure to encourage. The Kingery family’s hope is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to point others to Him.

Conference at St. Wendelin Church Sept. 21

To all Catholic women in the St. Cloud Diocese: The St. Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites you to attend the 60th Annual Conference Saturday, Sept. 21. It is hosted by the Cold Spring Deanery and will be held at St. Wendelin Church, Luxemburg, 22714 State Highway 15.

The theme is “60 years of Leading Women in Faith and Service”. The conference begins at 8 a.m. and includes refreshments, business meeting, keynote talk by Fr. Tom Knoblauch, Mass, lunch, Commission presentations, prayer and door prizes. Registration fee is $15 by Sept. 15; $20 after; please mail to: Dolores Braun, PO Box 197,
Eden Valley MN 55329.

For additional information, contact Arleen Roelike, St. Cloud DCCW president at (320) 282-9941, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Picnic in the Park raffle winners

Congratulations to all the winners of St. Anthony’s Picnic in the Park Big Raffle. They are:

$2,000 Danny Meyer

$1,000 Marge Kuechle


Pedal Pilgrimage had beautiful day

The bikers on the 2013 Pedal Pilgrimage enjoyed nearly perfect cycling weather as they made their way from St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring, Minn. The sun was out, and temperature of a slight head wind was cool and pleasant. Once the 14 pilgrims climbed out of the river flats around Forest City they had nothing but rolling hills heading north on CSAH 2.W-Pedal-Pilgrimage-P1110078

The pedal pilgrimage combines physical and spiritual exercise. The pilgrims stop at churches at Watkins and St. Nicholas, along the 20-mile route to pray, visit and snack. It is always a fun event. Just enough exercise to feel a sense of accomplishment and just enough prayer to grow in appreciation for God’s love for humanity and historical miracles attributed to the Blessed Mother Mary in our area.