retirement
Longtime art teacher Tom Moriarty soon to retire When Tom Moriarty drove into North Branch for the first time in 1974 to be interviewed for an open art teacher position in the district, towering elm trees lined Main Street in the quaint town. “It was like a canopy, driving down the street before ...Read More
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Carla Norelius, a North Branch native, is retiring after a 44-year career with Fairview Lakes Regional Health Care and its predecessor organizations— For many people who live and work in the area, Carla Norelius is the face of Fairview. Whether it’s through mentoring in local schools, planning n...Read More
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by Mary Eslinger It has been quite a journey. Although I am not a writer, I feel the need to write my one and only column to take a stroll down memory lane. More than 30 years ago, I started working at the Post Review, owned by Sell Publishing out of Forest Lake. I also [...]...Read More
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Growing up, Joan Streater often played “school” with her older sister in their basement. When Kathy pursued elementary education as a career and fell in love with teaching sixth grade, little sister again followed in her footsteps. While Kathy became a principal in the St. Cloud area, Joan found...Read More
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Delmer Fairbanks was born inside a farmhouse off Highway 61 about a mile and a quarter south of North Branch.  That was 72 years ago. He’s been a resident of the North Branch area ever since. That alone is noteworthy, but how Fairbanks has made his name in town is through his work at Branch [...]...Read More
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  Candi Crippen retires, reflects on 42-year career as school’s health, physical education teacher Candi Crippen discovered something about herself while on a canoe trip in Canada during her youth. Surrounded by the wonders of nature, she found her place. “That canoe trip was my element in high...Read More
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