maryhelen swanson
To the editor Phyllis Lindberg was not afraid of dying. She went home to meet her Lord last Wednesday. Now, there was a lady for young women to look up to and emulate. I know because she had a profound impact on my life. For one thing, she told me I couldn’t be old as [...]...Read More
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MaryHelen Swanson receives NB Lions 2013 Community Service Award on Governor’s Night MaryHelen Swanson is a journalist, a wife, a mother of five girls, a grandmother and a dedicated member of her church and community. Many know this Rush City area resident as past editor of the ECM Post Review, a ...Read More
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To the editor: I encourage residents in Chisago County Commissioner District 5 to re-elect Mike Robinson as our representative on the county board. I have personally seen him work on our behalf at board meetings for many years and know how much he cares about the folks on the north end of the county...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor – Well, here I am, a blank sheet of paper in front of me, pen in hand, and so many things to say as I write my last Sunday Night column. Summing up the past 13 years, actually going back to December 1985, could take a lot of writing, but I [...]...Read More
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Maybe there are no reasons why, maybe “just because” is all there is. Yesterday we observed the 11th anniversary of what is possibly the most dreadful attack on our nation in history. And still, no one seems to have a legitimate answer for why it happened. As we take time to remember this week, ...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson, editor To say the least, getting around in Rush City and North Branch this summer has been a pain. I might compare it to childbirth, because some people have been greatly inconvenienced, some stores have lost business, and some people’s cars have taken a beating on the unfini...Read More
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