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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Pine River-Backus High School A
Fourth grade Mr. Dinnel: Chloe Andrus, Chloe Beavers, Kylie Bisted, Charles Blanchard, Shailyn Butricks, Tiara Crannell, Michaela Holm, Daniel Irish, Lauren Peterson, Abby Schaefer, Tyler Treague, Isabelle Wallace. Mrs. Holden: Mara Adams, Jaden Anderson, Wyatt Bean, Amber Bowen, Sarah Ford, Helana German, Nazareth Johnson, Qwincie Johnson, Jake Mills, Ty Nadeau, Lauren Penkhus, Liam Peterson, Jesse Richardson, Logan Sawyer, Haley Smude, Alivia Tima, Randall Yost.
The following Pequot Lakes Middle School students were named to the third quarter honor roll. Eighth grade A honor roll
The Executive Team of the Governor’s Fishing Opener invites all volunteers to a thank-you celebration from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Nisswa Community Center. If you were a volunteer in any capacity for the event, you are encouraged to attend. There will be a few prizes handed out and food will be served. The Executive Team said the event is just a small token of its appreciation for all that the volunteers did to make the 2014 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener a huge success for the Brainerd lakes area.=
The Pine River-Backus Early Childhood staff invites all families with children birth to 5 years to stop by the Early Childhood Center (Door 26) any Wednesday in May from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to register for 2014-15 classes. Call 218-587-8323 if unable to attend. Class options include Early Childhood Family Education family classes for birth to age 5; infant/toddler classes; Kids Together preschool classes for ages 3 and 4 (child must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2014); and School Readiness preschool classes for ages 4 and 5 (child must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2014).
On Friday, May 23, Pine River-Backus High School will send 200 students into the surrounding community to engage in a day of service learning. Students grades 9-12 will serve in a variety of projects sponsored by community partners from 9 a.m. until midday. The event, called Tiger Pride Service Day, is intended to increase the interface between the Pine River-Backus community and its local youth.
Rebecca Walker of Pine River received national recognition as an outstanding campus leader for 2014 by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges program. She is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Walker. Walker is one of 57 seniors from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., to accept this award. More than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in nominating their students.
Area youths are invited to learn to play baseball with the Nisswa Lightning at the Lightning Youth Baseball Camp from 1 to 4 p.m., June 11-13, at Nisswa Park. The camp provides players an opportunity to develop and improve their baseball skills by focusing on the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching and baserunning. Current and former Lightning players will provide daily instruction. Many Lightning players have collegiate and professional baseball experience. The instructional staff is dedicated to helping youths develop and improve their skills.
Pequot Lakes freshman David Schroeder was Top Gun again for the second time in four weeks for Pequot Lakes trap shoot team hitting 47 out of 50 targets. Pequot Lakes is now in first place in Conference 7 from Class A. Top Pequot Lakes scores for Week 4 include: David Schroeder 47; Zach Lyonais, Jacob Roubal, Sam Wallace and Austin Mesenbrink 44; Brady Evenson 43; Trenton Beyer and Trent Midthun 42, Christian Burnett 41, Chris Newton 40; and Erik Olson, Jack Keiffer, Jordan Hall and Kirk Johnson 39.
Jason Roepke tagged a three-run homer and was the winning pitcher for the Nisswa Lightning as they dominated St. Mathias 16-1 in seven innings in Victory League amateur baseball action on Sunday, May 11, in Nisswa. Tyler Wittwer went 3-3 with a home run, double, and four RBI, while Luke Schumer added a pair of homers and Aaron Jenkins also homered. Nisswa enjoyed a 15-4 edge in hits.