Thanksgiving

On the morning of Thanksgiving, my wife and I saw a woman out running in shorts and a T-shirt. In the next hour or so, we spotted a bevy of pavement-traversing enthusiasts enjoying the balmy weather. Thinking this might be a record breaker of a day in terms of warmth, I grabbed only a thin [...]

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Pictured (l-r): Gloria Flor, North Branch Food Shelf Coordinator Bobbie Eckel, Gayle Schmitt, C.J. Eckel and Jim Hayden, a case manager at the Salvation Army, offered their time last week at the North Branch Food Shelf to hand out boxes of food to those in need this holiday season. The boxes were filled with items [...]

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The North Branch Lions will again be providing a complete home-cooked, hot turkey dinner with all the traditional trimmings on Thanksgiving day for anyone who would otherwise not have one — for any reason. Last year, there were 140 free dinners provided, according to Lions President Chris Thoma. “There is no charge for the meal, [...]

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