Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.
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Saturday, November 17 6 to 9 p.m. 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Dance at the Osakis school cafeteria. 7 p.m. Villard American Legion Ham and Turkey Bingo at United Methodist Church in Villard. Fifty-cents a card, three cards for $1. Proceeds go to community projects. Door prizes will be awarded. Sunday, November 18 2 p.m. Gordon Men's Choir concert will take place at Salem Lutheran Church in Osakis. A free-will offering will be available to benefit the food shelf. Lunch and fellowship will follow. Thursday, November 22
Editor's note: Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) provided the following information. SWCD has no affiliation with any plastic recycling program. However, this service is recognized as a value to citizens and environment. With recent inquiries about this issue, we asked the question, "What is going on?" Due to declines in farm markets (less farming/less tonnage), the outlook for on-farm plastic pick-up is bleak.
Keith "Kip" Emerson won another term as Osakis mayor on Nov. 6 and Laura Backes was voted onto the Osakis City Council along with incumbent, Randy Anderson. Another incumbent council member, Jim Snyder, finished third in the voting for the two positions that were up for election. Emerson, who won his sixth term in office, said he was happy to win re-election. "Hopefully, I guess voters are satisfied with the job I am doing," he said.
St. Alexius Catholic Church Father Greg Paffel, pastor Father Jim Maderak, parochial vicar 11 West Oak St., West Union (320) 352-2563 Wednesday, November 14 — 8:15 Mass. Sunday, November 18 — 8:30 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, November 21 — 8:15 Mass. Salem — Sauk Valley Lutheran Parish Pastor John Hopper 16134 170th St., Osakis 13958 150th St., Osakis (320) 859-3137; 859-3727 Handicapped accessible at Salem. Wednesday, November 14 — 7:30 p.m. Choir practice at Sauk Valley.
The Osakis Trailblazers Saddle Club was represented at the Minnesota State Fair, competing in many of the Western Saddle Club Association's gaming events. To be able to ride in these events each contestant must qualify in each event at a WSCA show prior to going to the fair. Once at the State Fair they then ride against up to 40 other riders in each event.
"Today is the day we stand tall and are recognized by a grateful nation." That's what veteran Dr. Jim Tuorila told those attending the Osakis Veterans Day program on Nov. 12. Tuorila, who served in the U.S. Army from 1973 to 1977 while stationed in Korea, is the National VFW Surgeon and the current Department of Minnesota VFW POW/MIA chairman. Tuorila said people shouldn't call a veteran a hero. The heroes, he said, are the ones who did not come home. Instead, people should be appreciative of all veterans, living and dead, who served their country.
Noxious fumes at a pig barn near Sauk Centre killed 50 pigs and made two men ill on Nov. 7, according to authorities. At 6:30 p.m., Stearns County deputies and Sauk Centre police were notified of a possible exposure of noxious fumes at Fiedler Finishing, 34496 415th Ave. in Getty Township, about five miles south of Sauk Centre. According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, Robert Alverson, 27, of Osakis and Bradley Kettering, 31, of Glenwood, were working inside the pig barn agitating and pumping manure throughout the day.
The University of Minnesota Extension will host the 2018 Todd County Area Goat Workshop. It will take place Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thunder Lodge Sports Bar and Supper Club (22056 U.S. 71, Long Prairie). Registration will start at 10 a.m. and there is no cost to attend. This workshop is intended for both dairy and meat goat producers who are interested in learning about overall goat nutrition, production, reproduction, and management of goats. Ag business professionals who work with dairy and meat goat producers are also welcome to attend.
Fall display/old TV Salute/Boot: An Osakis resident sends a "salute" to AJ's Restaurant for its nice fall display. The same resident also sent a "boot" to the person who left an old TV on the corner of Nokomis and First Avenue West. This goes to show that people do take notice of what looks good in the town and what does not. • • • If you have a suggestion for "Boot or Salute," email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Osakis Review, P.O. Box 5, Alexandria, MN 56308.
St. Alexius Catholic Church Father Greg Paffel, pastor Father Jim Maderak, parochial vicar 11 West Oak St., West Union (320) 352-2563 Wednesday, November 7 — 8:15 Mass. Sunday, November 11 — 8:30 a.m. Mass. Wednesday, November 14 — 8:15 Mass. Salem — Sauk Valley Lutheran Parish Pastor John Hopper 16134 170th St., Osakis 13958 150th St., Osakis (320) 859-3137; 859-3727 Handicapped accessible at Salem. Wednesday, November 7 — 7:30 p.m. Choir practice at Sauk Valley.