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Month: December 2021

In Memoriam ~ Melvin “Joe” Berg, Jr.

Melvin (Joe) Berg, Jr. Husband of Theresa, Saint Benedict’s High School Class of ’71 Father of Jennifer ’01, Daniel ’03 and †Rita ’04 To celebrate the life of Melvin J. Berg, Jr. (nickname “Joe”) age 78, there will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday Dec. 30, 2021 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s […]

Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flocks. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I […]

In memoriam ~ James Ryan ’56

James Patrick Ryan ’56 Brother of Mike ’53 and Jack ’58   James Patrick Ryan, age 83 of Aitkin, died Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at his home from complications of Alzheimer’s and the onset of Parkinson’s.    He was born February 13, 1938 in Brainerd to Joseph and Caroline (Hassman) Ryan. He attended Mary Hill Academy […]

6th Graders Support Toys for Tots with Candy Cane Sales

Candy Canes for Christmas   During Advent, the 6th graders put together candy cane greetings to sell to their fellow Prep students. This special delivery effort was a sweet way to help others! The 6th graders put together, sold, and delivered around 150 candy cane grams. Together they raised over $300 from candy cane sales. […]

Saint John’s Prep Middle School Students Raise $2,054 for Anna Marie’s Alliance

White Elephant Auction Teaches Students About Auction and Helps Families in Need Saint John’s Prep students are supporting families in need this Christmas by raising over $2,000 for Anna Marie’s Alliance. With the help of Col. Frank Imholte of Black Diamond Auctioneers, the students took part in a “white elephant” auction to raise the funds. […]

Senior Receives Full Scholarship to Grinnell College Through National Program

Saint John’s Prep Senior Receives Four-Year Full Tuition, Room and Board Scholarship from Questbridge Senior Noelle Buehrer has earned a 4 year scholarship to Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa through the Questbridge college match program. The full four-year scholarship covers tuition, room and board, and books.  Noelle is the daughter of Barth and Michelle Buehrer […]

In Memoriam – Veronica Fust, mother of Ted Fust ’80

Veronica Fust  Mother of Ted Fust ’80 Veronica (McNiff) Fust was born and raised in Preston, MN. She grew up on a farm just south of town with her four sisters and was raised in the Catholic faith. She graduated in 1950 from Preston High School where she was active in band, theatre, and softball […]