Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Pequot Lakes boys placed second behind Reid Pierzinski's 10th place finish in 18 minutes, 43.1 seconds at the Mid-State Conference cross country meet on Thursday, Oct. 16, in Detroit Lakes. Detroit Lakes was first with 25 while the Patriots had 72. Pequot Lakes' Tony Fitzer was 11th while Seth Golden was 13th. Pequot Lakes' Gina Garai placed third overall in 16:07.5 to lead the Patriots girls to a third-place finish.
The Lake Country Nordic Ski Club seeks help to clean the Hiram and Cut Lake trails Saturday, Oct.
The Lakeshore Conservation Club will host rifle sight-in days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 18-19 and 25-26. Fee for non-members is $5 per gun (the club provides the target). Members can purchase a target for $1. The Lakeshore Conservation Club is on County Road 77 across the road from Mount Ski Gull.
The Breezy Point North Stars dropped two games last weekend - losing to Granite City 5-0 on Saturday, Oct. 11, and falling to North Iowa 4-1 on Sunday, Oct. 12. The North Stars lost to Granite City as Jared Sprink scored twice while the Lumberjacks' netminder Kendall Meyer stopped 27 shots to earn the shutout. Losing netminder Joe Licata stopped 28 shots. Against North Iowa, Joe Castello had the only goal for Breezy Point after the Bulls built a 2-0 lead. Johnny Panvica scored twice for North Iowa.
The Patriot Family Fun Run included a 2K and 5K race Saturday, Oct. 11, at Eagle View Elementary School in Pequot Lakes.
The fifth annual Crosslake Monster Dash 5K is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Crosslake Community Center, featuring chip timing by Karma Race Management. Free childcare for ages 4-10 is offered during the race. The course terrain is flat and fast, and runners can dress in Halloween costumes. Prizes for best costumes and race divisions will be awarded. The day will get under way at 8:30 a.m. with registration. At 9:30 a.m. the children's Spirit Sprint will start. This is a fun children's race designed for ages 4-10. At 9:45 a.m.
Carlee Waschek Senior Parent: Marie Waschek Activities, hobbies, interests: Watercolor painting, drawing, reading. Future plans: Attend Central Lakes College for two years to get generals and then undecided. School activities: Tennis, Art Club, choir. Awards and achievements: Artist of the Month, A and B honor rolls. "Carlee is my go-to person when it comes to taking on elaborate design projects. A master in many areas, she loves working in watercolor, acrylic and drawing.
At Pine River-Backus High School, 19 seniors agreed to join the Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE) team. Membership in STRIVE qualifies these students for college scholarships ranging from $200-$1,250.
Pequot Lakes High School students and staff are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, now through Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better its chance to win a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry. Celebrate My Drive encourages young drivers to make positive choices like driving 2N2: 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands to the wheel. This endeavor is also sponsored by State Farm.
Early childhood screening at Pine River-Backus School will be held Dec. 1 at the school's Early Childhood Center (Door 26). This is required for all 3-year-old children prior to kindergarten entrance. If your child will be 3 before Dec. 1, call Charity at 218-587-8003 to make an appointment. Early childhood screenings include hearing, vision, dental and developmental checks, health history and more.