ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — It was love that kept Marcy Costello in Lakefield.
But it was her dream that landed her in Iowa.
A native of Peru, Costello came to the States to study through an exchange program.
WORTHINGTON — Though born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ruperto Lazzu chose to spend nearly all of his adult life in southwest Minnesota, where the work is plenty, the weather is colder and the people are friendly.
The weather may be better in Puerto Rico, but as Lazzu said, the job market was not the best when he was in school.
Ken Zylstra shares his family’s story of moving from the Netherlands to the U.S.
WORTHINGTON — He has absolutely no idea how many hours he’s put into his project, but Ken Zylstra knows it will likely never be finished. Still, gathering up family history and organizing photos has become a passion.
Wolyniec follows his heart to new life in the United States
WORTHINGTON — His last name alone — Wolyniec, pronounced vole-wee-nits — can be hard enough for Americans to wrap their tongue around, so Jerzy Andrzej Wolyniec adopted a new first name when he came to the United States.
Berhane’s life in northeast Africa was surrounded by death
WORTHINGTON — The tears flowed freely down Alemitu Berhane’s face Sunday afternoon when asked about her homeland of Eritrea, bordering the Red Sea in northeast Africa.
Gioconda Armstrong shares her story from Ecuador to the United States
WORTHINGTON — Throughout her life, faith has been an essential part of Gioconda Armstrong’s journey from Ecuador to the United States.
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