Mike McCarvel shares his story of discovering his family’s roots
BREWSTER — He’s one-quarter Irish, one-quarter Luxembourger and half German, and in the past few years is taking an active interest in finding out more about his heritage.
Hambleton shares lifetime love of art in Minn. West exhibit
WORTHINGTON — These days, Jackie Lee Hambleton finds much of her artistic inspiration from the area around her home on the northeast end of Mille Lacs Lake near Aitkin. But it’s likely that her interest in art had its roots during the early years of her life in Worthington, where she lived until age 3.
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.
Supercentenarian’s family shares recollections of childhood
WINDOM — With a dry-erase marker in hand, Pat Sell wrote a message to her mother-in-law, Johanna Sell, Saturday morning, explaining that Christmas was just a week away. It was 33 degrees outside and there wasn’t any snow to cover up the brown grass.
WORTHINGTON — No one was brave enough to get up and demonstrate the Charleston, but there were tapping toes, nodding heads and knowing smiles all around as the Butch Thompson Trio entertained Saturday afternoon at The Meadows in Worthington.
Côte d’Ivoire native shares struggles in pursuit of the American dream
WORTHINGTON — Twenty-three years ago, Leon Kouame was working in a factory repairing IBM typewriters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), in West Africa. It was at a time when computers were starting to take over, and Kouame realized if he wanted to make more money, he needed to learn to work on them.
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