Sunday, July 9, 2017

Brandon's Summerfest 2017


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Celebrating 60 years of service to the Lord

Echo Press  Faith  June 16, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville MN Celebrates Their 150 Anniversary

 It was a beautiful day for the celebration.

 Banners and most of the vestments were red for Pentecost Sunday.

 White cemetery banners lined  both sides of the church.

 The banners listed the names, age and year of death for each of the souls buried in the Seven Dolors Cemetery. 

The Most Reverend Donald Kettler, bishop of the St. Cloud Diocese, processing down the center aisle.  

 Deacon Joe Wood, Father Peter VanderWeyst and 

Bishop Donald Kettler entering the altar. 

 Bishop Donald Kettler, Deacon Joe Wood and

 Father Peter VanderWeyst

 Bishop Donald Kettler and Deacon Joe Wood

 Father Peter VanderWeyst

 Wayne and Linda Rotz being recognized for their hard work preparing for this celebration.

 Deacon Joe Wood, Bishop Donald Kettler and
 Father Peter VanderWeyst during the final blessing of the Mass. 

 Deacon Joe Wood, Bishop Donald Kettler and 

Father Peter VanderWeyst

 Dad's Belgium Waffles were served.  They used 18 grills to serve guests quickly. 

 Dad's Belgium Waffles with 10 flavors of syrup, sausages and fruit were served.  It was all very delicious.

 It was a full house and everyone enjoyed the food and the reminiscing. 

 Bishop Donald Kettler checking out some of the displays.



 Framed pictures of all the 31 priests who have served the parish are now hanging in the  southwest entrance of the church. 










This quilt will be raffled off at the Seven Dolors Church Bazaar on July 23, 2017.


Pictures are courtesy of Diane Lukes and Dennis Korkowski

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church Millerville MN

On June 4, 2017 Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church will celebrate 150 years of service to God. The Most Reverent Donald Kettler will offer Holy Mass at 9 A.M. followed with brunch.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hoplin-Nelson Hardware Co. Brandon MN 1953

 Donald (Bud) & Doris Hoplin built this store on Central Avenue in 1953

 Here Donald (Bud) & Doris are getting things set up for the Grand Opening.

Rita Smith is a clerk waiting to serve folks at the Grand Opening. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

7th Grade at Brandon School Dist # 207 in 1957

Standing L-R:  Al Schecker, Judy Strom, John Smith, Ben Ledermann, Pat Kelly, Dennis Brozek, Darold McMahan

Seated L-R: Mike Toft, Dolores Lund, Jerry Peterson, John Lund, Vernon Arndt, Laurel Jacobson, Eugene Schecker, Evelyn Betterman, Clarence Otto

Photo Courtesy of Judy (Strom) Klein

Friday, February 24, 2017

Grandma Patty & Lenny Retiring March 1, 2017




Grandma Patty and Lenny Taylor will be retiring from the restaurant business on March 1, 2017.  They will be greatly missed.  They have done a terrific job of up-grading and maintaining our home town cafe.  It has been a social gathering place for over 100 year.  The cafe was built in 1898 by O.L. Stenberg.  This cafe is the oldest original Brandon business building remaining.  It has stood the test of time.   Over the years there have been many owners and operators.  The list included was taken from an owners abstract.