Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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Crosslake Lutheran Church Health Ministry will host “Meeting the Challenge of Losses in Our Lives – Finding Hope After Loss” from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the church. Featured speaker will be Paul V. Johnson, consultant and trainer for business, industry and educational institutions on issues related to loss and grief. The evening will focus on the grief experience for different age groups and genders, finding hope and healing through support, and resources that are available for those who grieve.
Crosslake Lutheran Church will host outdoor worship services at 10 a.m. every Sunday through Sept. 7. Special events include: Community Memorial Day service, May 25; Blessing of the Animals, June 15; Grandchildren Sunday with free ice cream cones for all, June 29; Classic Car Sunday, July 13; Biker Sunday, July 27; Camp Knutson Sunday, Aug. 10; free picnic barbecue for all, Aug. 24; and Celebrate Labor Day, Aug. 31. Enter the Outdoor Worship site from Daggett Pine Road.
The filing period for federal, state, county and city of Brainerd offices opened Tuesday, May 20, and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Area cities, townships and school districts in Crow Wing and Cass counties will have candidate filing periods from July 29–Aug. 12. Find information on candidates who have filed for office by visiting http://www.crowwing.us/index.aspx?nid=365 .
Art and Bea Savage are shown at the base of the Pequot Lakes fire tower. Art Savage was district forester in Pequot Lakes from 1939-71. He was “esteemed for his knowledge of forestry, his respect for the woods, and his honorable and ethical performance as ranger.” Do you have a historical photo to submit for our History Mystery feature? Send it to Nancy Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org . PHOTO COURTESY OF PEQUOT LAKES AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Put yourself in the shoes of seventh-grader Kassidy. In her young life she has already attended nine different schools, has virtually no contact with her parents and is struggling to make friends. Luckily for her, she has a loving, concerned grandma who is now raising her. Kassidy also possesses a spunky personality that makes you believe she will make it.
No clouds, wind or rain kept the Timber Bay or local kids away from raking and cleaning up the Pine River city dam, picnic and park area. They worked for three hours raking and hauling pine cones, pine needles, leaves and trash from the area. The idea came from Samantha Smith, resident of Pine River since 1986. She thought it would be nice to clean up the dam and have it look good for Memorial Day services that the American Legion Post 613 has there every year on Memorial Day.
The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary have scheduled several events for the 43rd annual Old Timers and Memorial Day weekend May 23-26 in Backus. Activities will begin with a 35-package meat raffle at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by bingo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Old Timers’ Committee All-School Reunion will start at 11 a.m. at city hall, including a sloppy joe lunch, a program at 2:30 p.m., followed by class pictures. The Legion will have complimentary cash and customer drawings at 9 p.m.
Nisswa Park & Recreation has space available in the following programs. Babysitter Training class, Art Camps, Safety Town (for ages 4-6), Tennis, Dining Skills, and Golf programs at The Pines. For more information, visit www.ci.nisswa.mn.us or email Paula at email@example.com .
The Working Together Coalition announces Be the Change: the Solution is in the Community, a social and health conference taking place Wednesday and Thursday, June 4 and 5, at Northern Lights Casino in Walker.
Backus Lions to host yard sale The Backus Lions will hold their annual Get a Bargain Yard and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 24, at the Backus Corner Store parking lot, Highway 371 and fourth Street Northwest. Many slightly used treasures will be on sale plus homemade baked goods. Anyone with slightly used or new quality items to donate to the sale, should call Dee at 218-838-4871. No clothes or non-working electric items will be taken.