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Members of the Hope Lutheran Church gathered this week on the property along County Road U on which it will build a new home in the future. Front row left to right: Elise Forward, Hanna Forward, Spencer Ziebarth and Lisa Ziebarth. Second row from left: Jeff Rodewald, Karen Hamilton, John Hamilton, Sammy Brill, Gwen Paulson, Betty Lou Oppegard, Karen Rodewald and Milo Oppegard. Third row from left: Dan Wunrow, Laura Anderson, Verna Tweiten, Richard Jackson, Karen Brohaugh and Carolyn Jackson. Back row lef...

Church closes land deal, enters building phase

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Hope Lutheran Church finalized the deal April 12 with previous owner Arcon Development to buy 8.25 acres along County Road U near the Sterling Ponds subdivision where, someday, it will build a new church.


Jeff Rodewald, president of the congregation, said the church's lender -- the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's Mission Investment Fund -- would like for it to pay off the land before building.

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