Category: Christmas

Carol lovers gather for annual festival

A community event on the evening of Dec. 21 brought families out to the village hall in Margo to entertain and be entertained. Murray Bottcher ably emceed the program and, along with himself and Pastor...

A gift never forgotten

Lieutenant-Colonel Melvin Dunn, now 91, flew with the 525th Squadron as a navigator during the Second World War and was awarded the French Legion of Honor medal in 2012. He is the stepson of...

Mmm . . . Cookies!

It has been 15 years now, and Operation Cookie Bag in Rose Valley is still going strong. Gathered to bag cookies for the operation are, left to right, Valerie Bjerland, Terry Quaal, Sheila Walker,...

Dog helps God answer child’s prayer

This story was passed down to me by my mother, Genieve McNamee, whose parents were Fredrich and Helen Olson of Kuroki. They had moved there from Union, North Dakota, in 1921. Genieve was the...

Making the best of things

If you write a letter to Santa and then end up in the hospital over Christmas, you hope Santa will know where to find you. Perhaps one too many Christmas carols or the same...

Norwegian Rhapsody

O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk (To the tune of O Tannenbaum; adapted by Red Stangeland) Among those of Norwegian ancestry who performed the Norwegian Rhapsody— with gestures— at the Dec. 17 Christmas concert in Kuroki...

Santa’s sleigh goes cold turkey

We had driven up from California in 1971 to spend Christmas with Mom, Dad, and my siblings on the farm in Penzance, Sask. Mom always loved to decorate for Christmas and so do I....