by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Area farmers markets are in full swing. “This is definitely the height of the season in terms of variety and quantity,” said Minnesota Grown spokesman Paul Hugunin, of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Sweet corn, tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, watermelons, cantaloupes, onions, carrots and peppers are available at many farmers markets, [...]
by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer If you live in Nowthen, you probably know Orval and Joanne Leistico. For almost 60 years, they have been at every (or nearly every) fish fry, pancake breakfast, Heritage Festival and happening in town. Orval Leistico is the quiet guy with the farmer’s roughened hands and missing finger. He once [...]
Rutz Jason and Kristin Rutz of Nowthen announce the birth of their daughter, Eva Kimberly, Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Mercy Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Grandparents are Andrew and Linda Peterson of Coon Rapids and Ron Rutz of St. Cloud.
by Joni Astrup Associate editor They rise early to bake up a storm, and by afternoon the women from Laestadian Lutheran Church of Elk River are ready to hit the local farmers markets. They will be selling their fresh baked goods, including a popular Finnish coffee bread called pulla, at the Nowthen and the Elk [...]
by Britt Aamodt Contributing writer Last year, Mark Claessens’ investment partner purchased a property on Nowthen Boulevard. Claessens, Elk River, is a realtor and no stranger to home improvements. He offered to help gussy up the place before it hit the market. So last fall, he found himself in Nowthen attacking a hedge with pruning [...]
The Land of Lakes Choirboys will be featured at the city of Nowthen’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. The event begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Nowthen Alliance Church, 19653 Nowthen Boulevard, Nowthen.
Ice fishing enthusiasts will take to East Twin Lake Saturday, Feb. 2 for the annual Nowthen Lions Club ice fishing contest. The fourth annual event begins with registration at 9 a.m., with the contest beginning at 11 a.m. There are prizes for the three largest fish caught, with $250 for first, $100 for second and [...]
Ames The Nowthen Lions is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 12 at the First Baptist Church of St. Francis, 22940 St. Francis Blvd. for Dale and Rose Ann Ames, 42-year residents of Nowthen who lost their home to fire Dec. 19. There will be a silent auction from 3 to 7 p.m. with a spaghetti [...]