Community Gardens at Good Shepherd

Community Garden at Good Shepherd

Community Gardens at Good Shepherd Community Gardens at Good Shepherd: Anyone who has taken a stroll through a park or relaxed along a sunny river bank can recognize the profound effects that nature has on our bodies and spirits. Simply being outside in the fresh air and sunshine provides a sense of mental clarity and overall well-being. Nonetheless, experts have … Read More

Meet Norine of Good Shepherd

Meet Norine

Meet Norine. Norine was born on January 30, 1933 in Verndale, MN, where she grew up. Her father worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad replacing old or damaged tracks. Her mother tended to their home and cared for Norine and her older sister, Ruby. At the end of their father’s work day, the girls would be so excited to see … Read More

Thank You Don Oswald!

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Thank you Don Oswald! The Northern Delights Store needed a mirror for shoppers to use as they look for that perfect hat or scarf. After we found just the right mirror within our budget we were disappointed when the weight was just too great for hanging.  That’s when our talented volunteer, Don Oswald, stepped in to create just the right … Read More

Central Minnesota Watercolorists

Central Minnesota Watercolorists

Central Minnesota Watercolorists Our mission is to provide opportunities and service to our area artists and members, to provide creative environments for all CMW members, and to encourage and strive toward creative excellence in all water mediums. History The first meeting of the group was held on January 19, 1981. Since that time, our organization has grown and offers several … Read More

Meet Rena of Shepherd of Grace

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Meet Rena of Shepherd of Grace Rena was born on October 8, 1932 and she lived in the Wadena area. Her parents were farmers and she has one brother, John, who now lives in Hutchinson. He was also a teacher but has now retired. Growing up on the farm meant a lot of chores and helping around the house. Other … Read More

Batik Artist Colleen Swenson

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Colleen Swenson, Batik Artist Swenson.colleen@gmail.com About the Batik Artist and the process Watercolor was my introduction to the art world. When wintering in Florida, I took a watercolor class. The craft room was full of beautiful silk pieces. “Could I do this?” That began my journey with Batik Art. My instructor was Shalini Tandon. She is from India and I … Read More

Meet Gaylen of Good Shepherd

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Meet Gaylen of Good Shepherd. Gaylen was born March 7, 1948 and grew up in Ronneby and Foley on a 40-acre hobby farm. His dad worked at Franklin Management Company and later Electrolux. His mom was a housekeeper and worked at Good Shepherd for about 8 years when it first opened in 1963. He had three siblings, two brothers and … Read More

Student Testimonials About Staff

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The Good Shepherd Community is proud to share some student testimonials about our staff! We have a variety of students including, CNA, LPN, RN, who take advantage of our clinical experience opportunities. The experience offers many skills, including activities of daily living (ADL), passing medications, learning communication skills and appropriately interacting with the elderly. Here’s what they have to say about … Read More

Meet Vera of Good Shepherd

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Meet Vera of Good Shepherd Vera was raised on a farm in St. Cloud where she was the oldest of six brothers and two sisters. She was born May 14, 1923, to Gordon & Cecelia Utz. Her father and mother worked the farm until her brothers could help out, then her father also transported livestock. Vera helped out by feeding … Read More

Meet Marlene of Good Shepherd

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Meet Marlene of Good Shepherd   Marlene had a very interesting beginning to life. She and her twin sister, Marie, were born May 10, 1941 in her grandmother’s bed on the family farm. She mentioned there were no hospitals in the area and that’s how things were done at that time. Her father was a barber. Her mother did laundry … Read More