Once again this year, United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass County will help coordinate efforts to put food in the hands - and bellies - of local school children over the holiday break. The Operation Sandwich initiative, through the support of the community, packs and distributes bags of nutritious food to students identified by school counselors as "in need." While school isn't in session over the holiday break and food isn't readily available, these packs become critical to these children and their families.
Since he was a young boy, Ted Leagjeld enjoyed journaling. Having a knack for nature and a will to write, he jotted down thoughts and experiences on a daily basis. His musings between 1947 and 1950 fueled the content of Leagjeld’s latest book, “Prairie Wind Rural School.” Leagjeld will soon celebrate his 88th birthday and shares, with pride, that he writes every day, still keeps a journal and knows his way very well around his computer.
BY JENNY HOLMES Correspondent From coffee to cocktails, summertime is the best time to invite friends over and enjoy all the area has to offer with warm days and starry nights. Why keep up with the Joneses when you can be the Joneses? Check out these practical to playful ideas to keep your summer entertaining hot, from sun up to sun down. PJ Overvold, owner of ODesign, an event planning company in the Brainerd lakes area, shares her top entertaining tips to make your summer sizzle. 1. Make it a date