My favorite plants of interest are raspberries and blueberries, followed by houseplants. However, my track record with keeping houseplants is lousy. We have an old farmhouse surrounded by trees, so the adequate sunlight is limited and it’s really hard to keep the house as warm as most houseplants need it. Looking through a past issue […]

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Pine City Blue Star Moms Chapter No. 16 packaged 65 care boxes with help from St. Stephens Church Youth Group, several individuals and a local military family. All had a great time. Thanks to all who helped: those who donated money or a place to have donation boxes, St. Stephens Youth Group for collecting supplies […]

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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Erin Schenkey, with St. Croix Hospice, as its newest chamber member. St. Croix Hospice offers end-of-life care choice and advocacy to residents, families, and caregivers who live in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa.

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North Branch Area Public Schools cordially invites the public to a reception for school board members Randy Westby and Jay Falk. Both Westby and Falk are completing four-year terms on the school board and a reception will be held in their honor 6-7 p.m. Dec. 11 in room No. 126 of the North Branch Area […]

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You may recall that I used this space recently to provide an update of the Facilities Study Group and its Oct. 25 tour of school district facilities. With that tour completed and existing facilities issues highlighted for all, FSG members met again on Monday, Nov. 17, to learn about available funding options for a variety […]

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Thanksgiving Day community dinner The 12th annual Rush City Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at Rushseba Town Hall. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner of roast turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, vegetable, bread, pie and a beverage will be served. Carry out meals are available.  Call […]

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