Russell Wellnitz

by Jim Boyle Editor The Star News has given the distinction of Newsmaker of the Year to a group of individuals who stepped up with courage and honor in attempts to save the lives of others. This was the decision of Star News Editor Jim Boyle and Associate Editor Joni Astrup after they took time […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor A long-time resident of Guardian Angels was recognized Tuesday at a Noon to Unite gathering for her quick actions that quite possibly averted tragedy. Bonnie Backlund came to the aid of Russell Wellnitz when she was roused by the sound of a smoke alarm and stepped out into the hallway of […]

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by Jim Boyle Editor Guardian Angels has cultivated countless friendships among its residents. “But none that took the final leap,” said Carolyn June Sakariason, who married fellow Guardian Angels resident Russell James Wellnitz June 24 in the Guardian Oaks dining center. Carolyn and Russell make a cute couple. They get giggles from young children when […]

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