Pineandlakes Echo Journal
During a Pequot Lakes concert titled "Spanish Nights," the Lakes Area Music Festival will announce the repertoire and performers to be featured in the 2017 summer festival season. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. As with all Lakes Area Music Festival concerts, no tickets are required, but freewill donations are accepted.
Pequot Lakes Community Education announces the following upcoming events and classes. Call 218-568-9200 to register.. • Festival of the Arts: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, Pequot Lakes High School. Students and community artists will have visual arts displays in the high school gym. Performing artists, dancers and musicians will be on the stage in the high school auditorium. There will be a food concession area as well. The Festival of the Arts was started in 1982, featuring art talent in the Pequot Lakes, Breezy Point and Crosslake area.
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Pequot Lakes Police Department TRAFFIC ARREST: Report on March 18 at 11:45 p.m. of a traffic arrest for a felon in possession of a firearm, open bottle, carrying a pistol while under the influence of alcohol and carrying a pistol without a permit on State Highway 371 in Jenkins. CRASH: Report on March 12 at 7:18 p.m. of a property damage crash on State Highway 371 and County Road 16. FIRE: Report on March 17 at 11:47 a.m. of a fire on Morehouse Drive.
Crosslake Christian Assembly of God Church will hold its monthly bluegrass concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Area musicians will perform on a variety of instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer and more. Bob Allen will be the guest emcee, in place of Pastor Gary Espeseth after his leg injury. For more information, contact Carrie at 218-851-7777.
Grassroots Concert in Nisswa The Reina del Cid ensemble will make its Grassroots Concerts debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in Nisswa. Admission for general seating is $10 at the door for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Nonperishable food or cash donations to a local food shelf are welcomed at each concert.
Pequot Lakes junior and Brainerd Warrior gymnast Hannah Dahlberg earned an all-state honorable mention for her performance on the uneven bars. The award was presented to her at the team's year-end banquet. Dahlberg finished 12th on the bars at the conference meet, but improved to sixth at the section meet. Her season-high score was 9.275. She is ranked 17th in school history on the bars.
40 years ago, March 24, 1977 In a near 2-to-1 vote, the residents of School District 186, Pequot Lakes, voted Tuesday, March 22, to approve a $3,035,000 bond issue. (Photo) Jim McDonnell, outgoing president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association, left, presented the Country Echo's second-place award to editor Paul Thiede. The award was in general reporting. 30 years ago, March 26, 1987 (Headline) Horse track hearing set in Pequot April 4 (Headline) Crosslake St. Pat's parade boasted 30 entries
The Crosslake Chamber of Commerce reported that 110 businesses, organizations and individuals participated in the 43rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18. Best of float awards went to: • Business Awards: First, Wes Hanson Builders; second, Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar; third, Boyd Lodge. • Non-Profit Award: First, Northern Lakes Lightning Red Line High School Hockey; honorable mentions: Breezy Point Figure Skating Club and Pelican Lakes 4-H Club.
60 years ago, March 22, 1957 Aalto's Jewelry Store, which has been closed during the winter months, will re-open Saturday, March 30, it was announced by Martin Aalto this week. The House of Beauty will be closed Monday and Tuesday, ,March 25 and 26, Mrs. Doris DeWitt announced this week. 50 years ago, March 24, 1967 (Headline) Students urged to file entries for dairy day activities An immunization clinic will be held at the elementary and the high school on April 7, 1967. The last diptheria-tetanus and smallpox clinics were offered in 1963.