volunteerism

One Rush City couple probably gets more out of helping others than those on the receiving end of their acts of kindness and compassion. Now it’s the community’s turn to give something back to Bill and Millie Peters, who have been selected for the 2012 Rush City Community Service Award. The Rush City Chamber of [...]

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Santa Claus came to town Dec. 8, liked what he saw, and left with a lengthy list of Christmas wishes and dreams from the good kids of Stacy. Santa appeared in Stacy on behalf of Family Pathways Youth Services to give a boost to the organization’s fundraising this holiday season. The event featured a pancake [...]

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A team of North Branch Lions worked Wednesday evening and Thanksgiving morning to prepare free Thanksgiving dinners at the Chisago County Senior Center kitchen. “You Lions are a band of angels,” noted an elderly woman upon receiving two dinners. At right, 11 from the team paused for a photo opportunity shortly before dishing up the [...]

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The 10th annual Rush City Community Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success.  Seventy-five guests were served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Rushseba Town Hall, while 22 to-go meals were picked up and 13 meals were delivered to shut-ins. Organizers thank the volunteers who cooked, served, donated food, delivered meals and cleaned the kitchen. They also [...]

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The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation recently hosted its first Mission of Mercy event in Mankato, resulting in over 2,000 patient visits.  Soft Dental was proud to be six of 1,367 volunteers who helped provide $1.3 million in free dental treatment on August 17 and 18. The Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato [...]

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The Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District has installed over 30 new rain gardens in the county in the past two years.  Many of these gardens are located on public or commercial properties, such as libraries and schools. Staff at these locations is often too busy to keep up on the rain garden maintenance, such [...]

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