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December 29, 2015
Pastor Dave Teig, though retired, has assumed the pastor’s position at Rush River Lutheran Church in rural River Falls. Teig, who accepted the position for at least a couple of years, previously served the church’s congregation in an interim capacity. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Veteran pastor comes out of retirement to serve church
December 29, 2015 - 11:04am
December 16, 2015
Pastor Neil Bonkoski showed off the well-kept Lund Covenant Mission Church, which has been decorated for Christmas. The Christmas Eve service there is scheduled for 3 p.m. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Unsettled would-be teacher turns to ministry instead
December 16, 2015 - 10:15am
November 24, 2015
Wife Vangela and Pastor Jason Roeder are devoted to Torrent Church in Prescott. (Submitted photo)
New pastor values outreach to community over building
November 24, 2015 - 8:50am
October 21, 2015
Fr. Eric Awortwe-Dadson is the new priest at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth. The Ghana, West Africa, native returned to the U.S. from his homeland this summer after having been assigned to parishes in New York City earlier and began locally this month. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Priest brings wealth of experience to parish
October 21, 2015 - 11:16am
October 14, 2015
This cross was recently erected on the grounds of Spring Lake Lutheran Church between Elmwood and Spring Valley. Built by Randy Nyeggen, the unique notches in the beam match those found in a beam pictured after the 1930 tornado that destroyed the original church. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Coming full circle: New cross built from original church beam
October 14, 2015 - 12:08pm
October 7, 2015
Jason Clifton is pictured on his ordination day at Svea Lutheran Church. See the sidebar for information on the red stole he is wearing. (Submitted photo by Katelyn O'Keefe)
From Svea to Solon Springs
October 7, 2015 - 1:31pm
September 23, 2015
Father Nathan Thainase of St. Francis Catholic Church will bid farewell as he returns to India Sept. 30. He is pictured with the St. Francis School fifth grade class: (back row, from left) Kayley Bayer, Maggie Berns, Alyssa Duchnowski, Father Nathan, Seth Rohl; (second row) Joy Turvaville, Alex Pazdernik; (third row) Macy Gutting, Kallie Blessel, Genevieve Peterson, Julia Anderson; and (front) Erin Vesely. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Father Nathan bids farewell to St. Francis
September 23, 2015 - 6:49pm
Kae Roberts and Gene Hasselquist hold some of the hats that Roberts has knit to send to Texas. (Herald photo by Blaze Fugina)
Sending hats to Texas
September 23, 2015 - 2:16pm
September 9, 2015
Pastor Annie White has been welcomed at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. White, who succeeds Pastor Erin Nelson, delivered her first sermon to the congregation this past Sunday. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
White got first ‘nudge’ toward being pastor early
September 9, 2015 - 11:24am
August 26, 2015
Rev. Lucas Ladnier is the new pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Beldenville, succeeding Pastor John Sutherland. Sutherland, who’s now an assistant to the bishop in this area’s synod, has mentored Ladnier. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Like ‘fish-out-of-water’, Ladnier’s getting feet wet
August 26, 2015 - 2:22pm
June 11, 2015
Billy Dodge
Dodge, Anderson being ordained as priests
June 11, 2015 - 8:52am
May 13, 2015
Tammy Brenner, left, and Judy Erickson showed one of the quilts being made for this year’s seniors graduating from Ellsworth High School who attend English Lutheran Church. They are co-organizers of the project, now in its fifth year. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Quilters offer warm wishes to graduates
May 13, 2015 - 3:22pm
February 23, 2015
Judie Caflisch assumes a scarecrow pose at her home office to display a couple of boys T-shirts she sewed and repurposed as shorts. Each one takes her about an hour. These and many more will be shipped with Curt Larson and Pat O’Malley for students at a River Falls-supported school this spring. Caflisch hopes others will volunteer their sewing skills for what she calls an “ongoing mission.” (River Falls Journal photo by Phil Pfuehler)
River Falls and how it helps a Haitian school and its students and teachers
February 23, 2015 - 8:28am
February 13, 2015
Elaine Bennett is retiring from playing the piano at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Ellsworth for nearly 24 years. Next Sunday’s worship service will be the last for her to be at the keyboard, though she is willing to return and play at funerals, if needed. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Music’s in family of church’s piano retiree
February 13, 2015 - 9:29am
January 30, 2015
Sands gets warm welcome from Sabylund Lutheran
January 30, 2015 - 9:26am