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Lake Hazel church celebrates 150 years

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News
Editor’s note: Richard Gomer, a member of Lake Hazel Lutheran Church, wrote the first part of this story on the celebration that took place June 27.

What a perfect morning for going to church in the country! The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the setting was ideal.

The congregation was founded in 1871, making this year its 150th anniversary. After 96 years of serving this rural community north of Benson, it was closed in 1967. Every year since then a reunion service has been held each summer...
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