The Free Press, Mankato, MN


July 13, 2013

Kasota stone graced Mankato and the world


He has constructed elephants in a children’s play area and things like Eagles’ nest with a Native American theme.

Artists always have some much to contribute to understanding and enjoying the world around us and Lillo is tops in that regard.

— Editorial Board

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Many of you know me as the owner of Charley’s Restaurant and know that I was diagnosed with cancer last December.

In the past months I have encountered some of the most professional staff in Mankato that you will find in any medical facility. I cannot name all the wonderful individuals that have cared for me, but they range from those in the lab and X-ray department to the radiation oncology and medical oncology departments.

They are tactful and diplomatic with each encounter and they make each visit as pleasant as can be considering the treatment.

I am proud to be living in Mankato. We should all be proud of what we have here. We really don’t appreciate the growth that has transpired at the Mayo Health System hospital here. Most of us don’t fully comprehend how that hospital has grown into a system covering the entire western region of the Mayo Clinic Health System.

In my opinion, the staff is equal to that of any medical facility I have encountered over the years.

Charles Sadaka


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