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AUCTIONEER FRED WALZ encourages bidders to dig deep for some tasty pies during the Slice For Life Pie Auction at St. Luke’s Church Tuesday. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Pie auction a tasty fundraiser

Dozens of people turned out at St. Luke’s Church in Clearwater Tuesday evening to help raise money for a good cause.

CLEARVIEW FUTURE. Clearview Principal Sheri Rutar and St. Cloud Schools Superintendent Willie L. Jett II are shown at a school event in Clear Lake earlier this year. A new plan for the district will add 15 minutes to the school day at all St. Cloud schools, Including Clearview, beginning next fall (see related article). The district will present a new strategic development plan in February.

St. Cloud adding 15 minutes to school day

As part of an ongoing plan to add instructional time, St.

A GROUP OF FOOD SHELF VOLUNTEERS who helped put together Thanksgiving Day meals this week. (From left) Dan Koren, Betty Loehr, Corky Rainer, Erv Stute, Karen Lietha, Verlie Lorch, Jean Meyer, Nancy Bettein, Diane Stute, Nick Eiden and Michelle Mace. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Food Shelf helps with a holiday meal

It was almost 4:30 on Tuesday, approaching the time when over 100 families would be picking up their Thanksgiving meal at the Clearwater/Clear Lake Food Shelf

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DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)

CENTRACARE HEALTH MONTICELLO HOSPITAL provides top-quality health care for the community. St. Cloud Hospital, run by CentraCare Health, was recently named the third best medical facility in the state, second only to the Mayo Clinic and Abbot Northwestern. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

CHUCK MAURER, 54, of Becker was killed in a car crash Tuesday and his 10 year old daughter, Casey, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center after his mini-van was t-boned by a pickup truck driven by four teenagers from Little Falls. (Submitted photo courtesy of the Maurer family.)

Ronald D. Wobbrock
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