Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The December 18, 2014 online e-edition of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
60 years ago, Dec. 17, 1954 (Headline) Albert Akelvein, Pioneer Resident in Swanburg, Died Tuesday at Brainerd Hospital (Advertisement) Annual Firemen's Ball New Year's Eve Pine River Armory, Lem Hawkins' Orchestra 50 years ago, Dec. 18, 1964 (Headline) Mrs. Alice Amy Called by Death Saturday Dec. 12. (Headline) Jenkins Tractor Supply Destroyed by fire Sun. 25 years ago, Dec.
Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. For more information or to register, call 218-587-2080. • Randy Schwegel's Basketball Skills Camp: For girls and boys in grades 2-6. Saturday mornings, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Fee: $10. Schwegel and varsity players will coach these practices. Players will learn basketball skills, team work and sportsmanship. • Traveling Teams: For girls and boys in grades 3-6. Jan. 19-March 7. Fee: $40. Teams practice in the evenings. Parent volunteers will be coaches.
The Ideal Sno-Pros Snowmobile club held its annual Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 13, at Billy's Restaurant in Breezy Point. The 57 attendees contributed 55 pounds of food and $335 dollars to the Crosslake Food Shelf. Club officers shown with the donation are, front row from left, Justin Norring, vice president; and Matt Werneke, trails coordinator; back row from left, Pat Ebnet, president; MJ Schneider, secretary; and John Boline, treasurer. Submitted Photo
On Thursday, Dec. 11, the Nisswa Chamber made a welcome visit to Moxy Hair Studio as it approaches its one-year anniversary in business. Moxy is located on Main Street, downtown Nisswa. Katie Huser, salon owner, attributes their first year of success to the great team she has in her staff. They used their "official" scissors to cut the ribbon. Submitted Photo
Several local business owners are working to open their businesses on properties that formerly housed other businesses. Hackensack North of Hackensack, Sept. 23 marked the beginning of construction of a new Arthur's Restaurant on Ten Mile Lake. The new restaurant is being constructed on the location of the original Arthur's Restaurant on Ten Mile Lake, which burned down some years ago. The new location is expected to open Memorial Day of 2015. Pine River Visitors to Pine River may have noticed new paint and window displays next door to the bowling alley in downtown Pine River.
Individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Grief Support Group. This supportive and caring group is facilitated by professionals and meets Mondays from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 5 through Feb. 16 at Essentia Health-St.
Faith in Action for Cass County is making a difference in central Minnesota. To date in 2014, 90 volunteers have served 175 people in Cass County, primarily the elderly, disabled and families in crisis. These volunteers provided more than 1800 rides, delivered more than 3,500 Meals-on-Wheels to remote locations, and spent more than 540 hours providing respite for caregivers to get a break. As "Neighbors Helping Neighbors," Faith in Action volunteers are true community angels. Faith in Action is honoring the Christmas season with an Angel Tree.
A 30-minute radio program of the 87th annual Concordia College Christmas Concert, "Before the Marvel of This Night," will air on KTIG/KCFB, Pequot Lakes/St. Cloud, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. The Concordia Christmas Concert is a nationally acclaimed tradition for more than 80 years. More than 450 student musicians perform in the concert by composer and conductor Dr. René Clausen.
"Be you bravely" has been this year's theme for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). Today, the Crosslake Area MOPS did something incredibly brave and we were each radically blessed by the experience. We caroled at an assisted living facility. It takes a great deal to make me uncomfortable, but today a great deal happened. Let me explain. I have grown up in the church, and I have been to nursing homes more times than I can remember as part of various outreaches.