Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Call 218-568-9200 for more information or to register. • Woodturning classes Instructor Tom Larson will teach three woodturning classes at his shop in Brainerd. Directions will be provided once registered. • Woodturning-Beginners: 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9. Fee: $83, includes all supplies. Learn the basics or practice a new technique. Larson can customize a class for you.
Parents: Jeff and Lori Johnson of Pequot Lakes. Activities/hobbies/interests: Link Crew, National Honor Society, Interact Club, Knowledge Bowl, One-Act Play (theater tech), band (flute), spring play (theater tech). Future plans: Go to the University of North Dakota and double major in accounting and finance. Other school activities: Softball and basketball. "Megan not only works hard in her own classes but helps tutor students in focus and is helping create our norms for Knowledge Bowl.
Growing up, I always had a piece of paper and a pencil in my hand. I sat around the house drawing things I saw or doodling the images in my head. I never really thought that I was any good until I took Mr. Guenther's Art I class in ninth grade, and that's when I fell in love with creativity. Learning to draw, work with pastels and eventually painting pictures made me feel talented and happy with myself. All my life, until that point, I hadn't really thought that I had been very good at anything.
A mix of warm and cold weather across Minnesota has created inconsistent ice on lakes, rivers and ponds. The Department of Natural Resources is warning parents to keep an eye...
The Nisswa American Legion Auxiliary will host its fifth annual Holiday Bake Sale and Silent Auction from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Nisswa American Legion Post. This has become an annual event for the Auxiliary to raise funds for the different programs it supports for veterans and hospitalized veterans, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, community projects and other programs. Each year the Auxiliary picks a program or programs to donate the funds. The Auxiliary appreciates local businesses for donating many auction items.
The Nisswa American Legionnaires and Auxiliary will have their annual Children's Christmas Party from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Nisswa American Legion Post. All children 12 and under are invited to attend to play games and win prizes, visit with Santa Claus and his helpers, and have an ice cream sundae. Parents should bring cameras to take their children's pictures with Santa.
60 years ago, Nov. 26, 1954 (Headline) Fur coat showing at Skogmo Store here Friday, Dec. 3 Winkler's Furs, of Brainerd, will present a showing of fur coats at the Skogmo Store in Pine River on Friday, Dec. 3. 50 years ago, Nov. 27, 1964 (Headline) Tigers start season with victory over Walker squad Tuesday night 25 years ago, Nov.
Nisswa will host its annual City of Lights Celebration on Friday, Nov. 28, culminating with fireworks and live music in a tent at the Pickle Factory and indoors at the Nisswa American Legion.
To help lakes area residents enroll in MNsure, Essentia Health is partnering with the Pine River-Backus Family Center to offer two free community enrollment sessions. The Pine River session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the family center, 245 Barclay Ave. To register for a free, 30-minute appointment in Pine River, call the Family Center at 218-587-4292. The Brainerd session will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, 523 N. Third St., in the lower level computer training room.
Celebrate the holiday season from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Holiday at the Dam event at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crosslake Campground. The afternoon will feature outdoor winter fun, including horse-drawn sleigh rides through the park, cider, hot dogs, bonfire, s'mores and Santa. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted for the Christmas for Kids program. Bring a camera and get pictures of the dam to enter the Light Up the Dam photo contest. Take your best shot at capturing this landmark while the holiday lights are on each night through Dec. 31.