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.
- Member for
- 6 years 4 months
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
The Nisswa Garden Club will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Treehouse in Pequot Lakes. Goodies will be served. The program will be “Our ‘Annual’ Garden Party.” Speaker is Jim Sherwood, owner of the Treehouse. Coordinator is Jill Macnamara. Hosts are Bee Hinkie and Vi Wiebolt. The Member “Annual” Plant Sale will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 31, in the Schaefer’s Foods parking area, Nisswa. For reservations, call Marie Boudrye at 218-963-7494. For more information, visit nisswagardenclub.org.
City of Jenkins to host open house May 27, 29 The city of Jenkins will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday, May 29, at city hall. Stop by any time during open house hours to view plans and layout of parks and trails that are part of the city’s master park and open space plan. City officials seek residents’ comments and suggestions.
The fifth annual Pequot Lakes Pet Pageant & Parade will be Saturday, June 14, in downtown Pequot Lakes. This free event is open to pooches, ponies, pigs, pigeons, parrots and any other type of pet. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m. at Pequot Lakes High School. The parade will start at 11 a.m., going down Front Street and the west side of Highway 371. Trophies will be awarded for Best of Show, Most Unusual Pet, Pet/Owner Look-a-Like, Best Costume and Best Trick. For more information, call Barb Merritt at 218-568-4695.
Weekly Nisswa Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, American Legion parking lot Pine River Flea Market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 30 Crosslake Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 24, Crosslake Town Square May 23 Frost Free Friday, Pine River 24 Backus Area Old Timers All-Class Reunion, 11 a.m., Backus City Hall 24 Crosslake Flea Market, former Catholic church 25 Crosslake Lutheran Church outdoor Memorial Day service, 10 a.m. 25 Hackensack Memorial Day service, 1 p.m., Finley Cemetery