Nathan Olson had a rare trifecta win and Rick Schmidt broke the five-second mark to cap off a crazy weekend of drag racing for 450 cars entered in the 30th annual GSTA Muscle Car Shootout at Brainerd International Raceway. Olson, who only has two Muscle Car Series wins in the five years he's been racing, was unbeatable in 15 races, finishing the weekend with an armload of hardware for winning the Strip Eliminator 2 (SE2) class, the 12.50 Index class and the Index Class Championship.
The National Council on Aging designates the month of September to focus on falls prevention. Falls are not a normal part of aging, but they are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Many falls can be prevented by making changes in the environment, like removing floor rugs and being aware of the risk for falling.
AITKIN—Phoebe Glenn served eight aces and recorded 18 set assists for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a 3-0 Mid-State Conference victory over the Aitkin Gobblers Thursday, Sept. 6. Britt Kratochvil smashed 13 kills and Lydia Hubbard added 10 more for the Patriots. Pequot Lakes 25 25 25 Aitkin 9 19 13 Pequot Lakes statistics Chloe Seeling 3 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig Mirjana Ganley 1 kill, 11 digs, 2 blocks, 1 set assist Britt Kratochvil 13 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace serve, 1 set assist
NISSWA—The 2018 fall schedule for the Grassroots Concerts Series has been announced. There will be five Friday shows, all performed in the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at Nisswa. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult. At all shows, seating is first-come, first-served. At each concert, the non-profit welcomes nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf. The fall schedule:
Author to appear for BWA event Brainerd Writers Alliance presents Beth Hautala, local author of "Waiting for Unicorns and The Ostrich and Other Lost Things" in an event set from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Sage on Laurel in Brainerd. Hautala will talk about writing fiction and the power of literature in daily life. Hautala loves encouraging writers of all ages. The event is free and open to the public and children are welcome. She will have books available for purchase at the event.
"The Elephant Man"—based on the true-life story of a horribly disfigured man who overcame personal adversity and became a celebrated part of Victorian London society—is first up on the Brainerd Community Theatre 2018 season. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 2-4 in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.
And there was two. Von Hanson's Meats, which defeated Reichert Bus 23.5-20.5 Aug. 30, will face .925 Silver, which defeated Big Wood 25.5-18.5, for the championship of the men's league at Cragun's Legacy Courses. Big Wood will face Reichert for third place. Giovanni's Pizza topped select Therapy for fifth place with Start Farm Insurance finishing seventh and Shep's on 6th taking ninth. Results from Aug. 30 Team results Von Hanson's Meats 23.5, Reichert Bus 20.5 .925 Silver 25.5, Big Wood 18.5 Giovanni's Pizza 25, Select Therapy 19
The Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates for three positions on its board of directors. Members of the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council are elected to direct Minnesota wheat checkoff dollars to benefit wheat producers.
Ruby's Pantry Pop-Up Pantry will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright St., Brainerd. Ruby's Pantry is a nonprofit food ministry serving the community on the second Tuesday of the month. There are no income guidelines to participate. For a $20 cash donation, participants will receive a "share" with up to $120 in groceries. At this time, there is no limit on how many shares can be purchased. The variety and amount of food varies each month. Participants should bring containers to put their food in.
Two U.S. Congressional candidates will participate in an October debate in the Brainerd lakes area. Republican Pete Stauber and Democrat Joe Radinovich will discuss policy issues and make their case to Minnesota's 8th Congressional District voters at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Madden's Resort in Brainerd.