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The Noon Rotary Club is dedicating a peace pole in the Essentia Health-Rotary Park located between St. Mary’s and The Winchester along Washington Avenue. The peace pole, which was gifted from Ed Gehrke, right, and his One Heart One Mind organization from when he traveled to Japan, will be filled with notes of peace and gratitude before being permanently placed in the park. Submitted Photo

Rotary Club to dedicate peace pole in park

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May peace prevail on Earth.

It’s a message being spread around the world and one coming to the Essentia Health-Rotary Park in the form of a peace pole.


Years ago, Noon Rotary member Ed Gehrke received some peace poles directly from Japan to be used to spread the word of peace throughout this area through his One Heart, One Mind organization.

“I had been to Japan and worked with them there,” he said.

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