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Honus Wagner at the plate
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It’s Honus Wagner’s Birthday: 2-24-2015

Honus Wagner (John Peter Wagner) may have been the greatest all-around baseball player to wear a professional uniform. He was born Feb. 24, 1874, in Pennsylvania and died Dec. 6, 1955, in Pennsylvania

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Faribault Emeralds Debate Rages On

The controversy surrounding the Faribault Emeralds High Kick dance team championship continues. Our Twitter and Facebook accounts were abuzz with conversation about it and all the major radio talk show stations in the Twin Cities were getting listeners to weigh in on the happenings

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State Dance Protest
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Congratulations to Emeralds on State Championship

The Faribault Emeralds dance team performed their way to a 10th high kick division title at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on Saturday night.

During the awards ceremony, the other teams in the AAA high kick division finals held hands and stood away from the Faribault team as a protest to their first-place finish

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Pancakes and Sausage
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It’s Not About The Pancakes Or The Nuts

I joined fellow Faribault Lions Club members Sunday in working at the 49th annual Pancake and Sausage Feast at the Faribault Eagles Club. We served about 700 people. Yes, the number is down from previous years, but as I told fellow Lions, it was still a success

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Riverside Arena Austin
Riverside Arena Austin
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Poll: Should High School Hockey Games End in Ties?

I propose a shootout.

Saturday, the Faribault Falcons and Austin Packers had an exciting game at Riverside Arena in Austin, and it was a pleasure to broadcast. The game ended tied at 4 after regulation and went to overtime

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President Obama’s Plan for Free Higher Education is Nothing New

Last Friday, President Barack Obama told the nation he was going to propose during his State of The Union address that every American be able to receive a free community college education -- the first two years of community college would be provided tuition-free. I did a bit of research and found that a free postseconda

mom and dad probably in early 50's
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My Dad’s Heavenly Birthday

Monday marked my Dad’s 10th heavenly birthday

It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since he passed away

 

From his existence on Earth, in a nursing home bed

At the funeral my eyes didn’t turn red

 

Oh I missed him and still do, but I am just so certain

For him it wasn’t the final curtain

 

A God fearing man who didn’t just talk about faith and doing what’s right

He was a terrific role model of a Christian, a Bible warrior, oh we’d still fight

 

But I never, ever heard him take the Lord’s name in vain

Oh he did swear, but God’s name he wouldn’t stain

 

He would provide a free motel room to someone homeless or down on their luck

The Bible remember tells us to befriend a stranger who in life might be stuck

 

The stories of Christian love are too many to list here

He also taught us to have a healthy fear

 

Of the devil and what evil he can master

We are too quick to blame God when there is a disaster

 

I think of my Dad and Mom nearly every day

I’m pretty certain for them it was the same way

 

They just didn’t talk about it or write a poem

As through this life they did roam

 

Happy 10th Heavenly Birthday Dad I do miss you much

Our Biblical discussions my heart did touch

 

I’m a bit lost spiritually without those I must say

But I do thank you for showing me the way

 

Now, I don’t know why but whenever I see the moon at night

I think of you, in heaven and it’s outta sight

 

I’m sure Mom is there too and your brother and sister

Your Mom and Dad and I don’t think you play twister

 

I’ll bet church in heaven is as good as church can be

No sad songs there, praising God with glee

 

No tears, no cancer, other diseases, or death at all

No devil to try and make you from heavenly grace fall

 

Just total elation, no expectation, just being

I can’t even imagine the glories you are seeing

This might be my parents wedding photo because we have never seen one and I know Dad came to work one day and told Mom they would go to a church and get married.  S

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Burkhartzmeyers Is More Than A Shoe Store

Feet are Burkhartzmeyers Specialty

 

I’m very honored to have Burkhartzmeyer Shoes sponsor my posts

I’ll do my best to make them respectful and not roasts

 

For you see it was Al Burkhartzmeyer, who many years ago

Made me feel welcome shortly after arriving in Faribault

 

I was simply walking down Central Avenue one summer day

When Al walked up to me and with that smile of his did say

 

I enjoy listening to your news in the morning keep up the good job

That was in 1987 and I’ve never forgotten, see it didn’t take a mob

 

Just one person’s kindness is remembered all these years later

A simple smile and simple sentence, not an ego inflater

 

I don’t know how many pairs of shoes I’ve purchased from their store

I know Lord willing, I’ll purchase many more

 

Not just because of Al’s kindness, but because they know how to treat people

When you enter Burkhartzmeyers you are the Altar in the Steeple

 

By that I mean you get all their attention and they genuinely care

You aren’t just a sale to them you are a friend, a breath of fresh air

 

It is my belief that is the key to the success of Burkhartmeyers Shoes

The fitting chairs in their store are their pews

 

It wasn’t too long ago I stopped by and count it as good luck

In the store, was Mr. foot, Buck

 

He gave me so

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Christ Lutheran Church Bell Tower Cross
Christ Lutheran Church Bell Tower Cross
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A Birthday Wish Poem by Gordy Kosfeld

I have received numerous requests for my birthday poem and am deeply touched many of you liked it.  So I recorded it here with some music in the background.  I hope you enjoy and thanks again for listening

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Engagement Ring
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How Did You Propose To Your Spouse ?

The story of a Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal gave me the idea to post this question.  There are many unique stories.  In this man's case the resident of the central town of Ijsselstein rented a crane, planning to descend in front of his girlfriend's bedroom window first thing Saturday morning, play her a song and pop the question

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