| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Aberdeen: Paul Florian Hansen, 63, of Aberdeen passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Third Ave. S.E.,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:53 PM
Aberdeen: Services for Cora Kurtz, 93, of Aberdeen and formerly of Groton will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Aberdeen. The Rev. Tyler Poppen will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, under the...
| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Longtime La Cañada resident John Offermans, 84, passed away on October 27, 2013 from complications following a stroke.
John was born Johannes Hubertus Offermans in the town of Amstenrade, province of Zuid-Limburg (South Limburg), the Netherlands, on...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Mary L. (Mason-Betten) Mattinen, 81, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Frankfort-Redfield area, died Saturday at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. Mary was cremated and her memorial service will be Friday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at Thelen Funeral Home in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Groton: The memorial service for Gerald “Jerry” W. Ganje, 53, of Groton will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1708 Eighth Ave. N.E., Aberdeen.
Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Union Cemetery in...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:57 PM
From the Evanston Public Library Web site, an announcement about librarian Barbara Levie:
"Our very own librarian Barbara Levie recently burned through the Sunday Puzzle on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday with host Will Shortz. Shortz,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
An earlier blog post repurposed for the Sunday print column "The Simpsons" producer Al Jean recently announced plans to kill off one of the animated series' regular characters later this season — the 25th — or early next season. He......
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Aberdeen: Frances E. DuRand Marttila, 93, Aberdeen, formerly of Ellendale, N.D., died Oct. 2, 2013, at Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen. She was born Feb. 23, 1920 in Ellendale to John and Josephine (Boom) DuRand. Frances graduated from Ellendale High School...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Ramona Carolyn Wubbels, 73, of East Jordan and formerly of Elmira, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
She was born on May 30, 1940, in Morton, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Alma (Olson) Bluhm.
Ramona married Laurence Wubbels on April 30, 1960, in Morton,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...