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Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Agendas - Sept. 23
Pequot Lakes School: Board approves preliminary levy
Faces: Pequot Lakes police officer goes back to school as liaison
Making the Grade: Sept. 23, 2018
Police Blotter - Sept. 22, 2018
Basketball: Clinics at CLC scheduled in October
Area Female Athlete: Wynn helps put the W in PR-B
Outdoor Notes for Sept. 23
Golf results - Sept. 20, 2018
PLHS students succeed on N.D. waterfowl hunt
Judith K. Lapke
John "Jack" T. Thomas
Victory "Vickie" Brogger
Grim's Grub: Let's shake things up a bit
Dear daughters, from Mom
Senior Menus: Sept. 24-28, 2018
Faith: Unity in a divided nation
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
As I See It: Why study history?
Uncharted: A hike, a speech and a loose-meat sandwich
Vogt's Notes: We welcome letters, but watch your word count
Letter to the editor: Thiede's value to Crow Wing County
Slow down to give and receive kindness
letters to the editor
50th Wedding Anniversary
Births: Sept 2, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births
Lakewood Health System, Staples, births
September 8, 2017
Vogt's Notes: 'Back to school' means something different to each of us
Tuesday, Sept. 5, marked the first day of school for most area students. Over the Labor Day weekend, I discovered what different people of different...
September 8, 2017 - 5:00am
August 16, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Imagine a day without local news
I'm assuming our newspaper front page caught your attention this week. Let me explain why we joined more than 200 other newspapers across the...
August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 5, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Get outside and enjoy summer in the lakes area
"Summer is over." How many times have you heard this phrase? I have heard it all summer - starting in June! Following are two examples from emails I received just this week. One read: "What a beautiful summer day! It's hard to believe it's almost over!!" The other said: "Summer is...
August 5, 2017 - 4:00am
July 17, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Give thanks (not rants) for those who work hard for others to have fun
It's definitely festival season in the lakes area. From the thousands of people who filled area towns for Fourth of July festivities, to this...
July 17, 2017 - 5:00am
June 30, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Celebrate a summer of FUN
I have dubbed this a "Summer of FUN." I have that phrase written on a dry erase marker board on my refrigerator with "FUN" in all capital bubble...
June 30, 2017 - 9:00am
June 1, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Another season of graduations is upon us
I walked into Nisswa Elementary School just as the fourth-grade class of 2017 was filing into the gym to "Pomp and Circumstance." Some students were giddy with excitement, others looked nervous, and all wore class T-shirts and graduation caps. As happens every time I attend this ceremony,...
June 1, 2017 - 7:00am
May 12, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Spring cleaning taken up a notch or two (or more)
It all started simply enough. One Saturday in March, my husband and I finally had a day to just bum around together, which we love to do - I...
May 12, 2017 - 8:00am
March 19, 2017
Vogt's Notes: A conflicted time of life
We're all living the "stages" of life. Depending on our age, some of us have lived through more stages than others. For my generation, the "wedding...
March 19, 2017 - 6:30am
February 16, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Perform a random act of kindness today
It wasn't a huge gesture. It didn't take much thought on my part. It wasn't difficult, and it didn't take any time. As I walked into Pequot Lakes Supervalu one day, I passed a shopper in a handicapped parking spot putting her groceries into the car. "Would you like me to take your...
February 16, 2017 - 3:41pm
January 22, 2017
Vogt's Notes: Live your dreams, and be prepared for them to change
We all have dreams and ambitions. For me, my life goals became clear around my junior year of college. Then life happened and those hardline goals I was working toward started twisting and turning and going in directions I never imagined. For some, life plays out exactly as planned....
January 22, 2017 - 10:15am
November 23, 2016
Vogt's Notes: Reviewing rules of road is always a smart move
Several weeks ago, I received that phone call every parent dreads and never wants: "Mom, I hit a deer!" The call came from my oldest daughter, and she was sobbing. Of course my mind raced as I tried to comprehend the situation. I think one of the first thoughts that quickly flitted...
November 23, 2016 - 3:04pm
May 11, 2016
Vogt's Notes: Always be aware of distracted driving - Not just during enforcement campaigns
I'd venture to say all drivers are guilty of driving while distracted. Who hasn't veered a bit over the centerline while looking at the landscape passing by while driving? Who hasn't swerved a bit to the right while fiddling with the radio or ejecting or inserting a CD? How about...
May 11, 2016 - 10:46am
March 23, 2016
Vogt's Notes: Area school districts earn praise all around
It's a great time to be a Pequot Lakes Patriot, a Pine River-Backus Tiger or a Crosslake Community School member. As winter activities continue to wrap up, these three schools have many accomplishments to be proud of, from fine arts achievements to sports accolades to school recognitions....
March 23, 2016 - 2:45pm
Vogt's Notes: Trying to find my holiday spirit
Merry Christmas! This hearty Christmas Eve greeting comes from someone who, for the first time in as long as she can remember, hasn't decorated...
December 23, 2015 - 10:49am
November 21, 2015
Vogt's Notes: Take time to reflect on what you are thankful for
With Thanksgiving a week away, it's the perfect time to stop and reflect on what we are thankful for. We all can be thankful for something. Some may have to dig deeper than others, but it's there, somewhere. A tiny something to bestow thanks. At work, there is an artistic cutout...
November 21, 2015 - 8:00am