When Cloquet native Chase Pritchett dipped the front tire of his bicycle in Lake Superior on Tuesday, it represented the culmination of a baptism by fire. That’s because when Pritchett and five of his college friends launched on a cross-country bike ride three weeks ago, they had no real idea what the trip would hold.
For Dan Jones, family means two things — his tightly knit family of origin that hails from the Treaty 3 area near Fort Frances, Ontario, and, in a broader sense, those with whom he shares a cultural bond as part of the Ojibwe language community.
Jennie Hanson’s email address is “jkh4president” – and it only takes a few short minutes with the energetic woman to understand why. She often dresses in red, white and blue and always – literally – wears her patriotism on her sleeve.
Over a quarter century ago, Carlton businessman Harold Ankrum and a group of his friends decided to plan a little “guys’ get together” on the local golf course. As the years went by, the golf event got bigger and bigger, and “All of a sudden,” said Ankrum, “we were making more like $4,000 on it!”
He gives it all to cancer-related causes.
Charlotte Zacher – known by most on a first-name basis – never did anything half-heartedly. She was once described in GRIT newspaper as “a listener, a joker, an adviser and a softie who whips up a free meal for anyone who really needs it.” She also wore white go-go boots as often as possible and evening gowns while she was frying up hamburgers. She was buried Thursday.
Louella Eldien knew what it means to “give back” and “pay it forward” long before those terms became fashionable. That, she said, is because she grew up in an era where simple gifts and gestures of kindness were “just what you did.”
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