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Norseland – New Sweden News

October 20th, 2006

by Marilyn Olmanson

Former Norseland resident 88-year-old Sydney Swenson passed away. His funeral was Thursday. He was married to Joyce Matthes and he was the son of Edwin and Rosie Swenson, who at one time ran the Nicollet County Nursery in Norseland.

Ralph and Carolyn Miner of Nipomo, California spent last week in the area visiting relatives. Where they visited Ralph’s sister, Jan Netz and husband Fred rural St. Peter; and Judy Hanson and husband Fred of Norseland. They also called on Ralph’s cousin Ray and Liz Jacobson in St. Peter. They had lunch with Arnie and Joanne Wolfe of Fairmont and spent time in Willmar where they visited Lena Hanson and Chris and Jill Hanson and family in Olivia.

Gabrielle Davis, of the University of Minnesota – Duluth, spent time with her grandparents, Duane and Marilyn Olmanson, on Saturday.

Plans are underway for the celebration of the Norseland Community’s 150th Anniversary. The event will be June 21, 2008 and will include a parade, dinner and other fun events. The committee is soliciting stories and articles for a history book to be printed for the event. Information about community businesses, organizations, farms and social groups is needed.

Anyone who feels they are a part of the Norseland Community is urged to gather information, pictures etc. and submit them to Emilie Lokensgard or Judy Hanson. If it can be sent by e-mail please submit to the event’s designated e-mail box at The deadline to submit information is July 1, 2007

Remember to call me, write to me, or e-mail me with your news. That is the only way this is going to work. Thanks, Marilyn

A row of bottles on my shelf
Caused me to analyze myself.
One yellow pill I have to pop
Goes to my heart so it won’t stop.
A little white one that I take
Goes to my hands so they won’t shake.
The blue ones that I use a lot
Tell me I’m happy when I’m not.
The purple pill goes to my brain
And tells me that I have no pain.
The Capsules tell me not to wheeze
Or cough or choke or even sneeze.
The red ones, smallest of them all
Go to my blood so I won’t fall.
The orange ones, very big and bright
Prevent my leg cramps in the night.
Such an array of brilliant pills
Helping to cure all kinds of ills.
But what I’d really like to know….
Is what tells each one where to go!

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