A gift for the grandma who has everything

Getting a gift for Judy Putz could be a challenge. What’s the perfect thing for a hard worker who is generous with her time and likes to keep busy, a woman of faith for whom church is an important part of life? Her granddaughter, Jenna Putz, knew just the thing.

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Taking stock of blessings

Born into the German baking dynasty that founded Winona’s Mahlke Baking Co. in 1895, Dean Mahlke
was legally blind from a young age. Vision problems dogged him at school and everywhere.

“I shouldn’t even be here. I should have been hit by a truck,” he said.

But it would be a bus, not a truck, that played a large role in his life.

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Sharing the Watermelon Wealth

Meet Bill Knowles.  Bill is an Army veteran and enjoys photography, computers, genealogy and growing watermelons.

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Giving Has No Age Requirement

Erna is a 105-year-old woman passionate about giving to multiple organizations. First and fourth grade sisters, Brooklyn and Matthea, both give when and where they can. Lindsey is a compassionate college student who knows the true meaning of giving. Becky and Randy’s children and grandchildren truly have an example to live by. 

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