DICK AND KATHY GWASH (center and third from right), with their original sales staff, from left, Carrie Angell Vogt, Lori Gwash Steinke, Kelli Zwilling Riebel, Amber Artman Hendel and Angela Magney. Not pictured, Jeremy Steinke. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

14 minutes and the subs were gone!

Gary W. Meyer
   Apparently the desire for a bite of Gwashy’s sub sandwiches hasn’t gone away.
A hundred of his trademark sandwiches from his former Gwashy’s Pizza and Subs were added to the menu at Thursday’s Music in the Park.
   In 14 minutes, they were gone. Dick and Kathy Gwash, standing nearby with their near-entire original cast of helpers, told the Tribune the lot would be doubled for their next appearance on the Music menu. (Watch the Tribune’s weekly notice of entertainment (and food) on this page).
   A ready supply of burgers and hotdogs filled the other empty stomachs.
   Dick and Kathy were visibily taken by the show of support from the public.
   The eternal salesman, he would hawk his foods by patrolling the streets with a public address system.
   “And within minutes, our phones would be lighting up!” he exclaimed. He wasn’t against running his 1966 Volvo proudly bearing the Gwashy’s logo at the front of the parade, so he could circle around and get a second run at the end.
    He and Kathy ran the store on Lake Street from 1987 to 1994. They sold it to Yvonne Artman and she ran it until 2000. It later closed.
Despite the ominous weather and competition from Spud Fest’s kids night, there was a decent turnout. Peforming was Lariossa Lindstrom, a country singer, with her band.


Kathleen R. Huber

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.)
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