Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Michelle LaRue, research ecologist at the University of Minnesota and executive director of The Cougar Network, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. LaRue will give an overview on the state of cougar science, discussing potential habitat, dispersal routes, population viability and implications for ecosystems devoid of this apex predator.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Oct. 10 Sue Olson, 3710; Les Dupont, 3390; Bud Johnson, 3380; Jeanette Toenies, 3310; Leonard Blasing, 3300. Joe Styndl won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Oct. 9 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Lori McCormick, 5670; Nan Morain, 5440; Jim Thompson, 4780. Tuesday, Oct. 10 Whitefish Golf Club, 6 p.m. North/South: Tom and Helen McGrath, 78; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 76.5; Ginny Hersey and Lori McCormick, 74.
Registration for in-house basketball for girls and boys in grades 3 - 6 is now open. The program will run from approximately the week of November 6 - December 16, 2017. Girls will practice primarily on Monday nights, while boys will practice on Thursday nights, with an occasional Monday or Tuesday practice. Scrimmages will be on Saturday mornings. Practice times will vary between the hours of 6 and 8:30 p.m. The program will stress coordination, fundamentals, skills, team play, sportsmanship and fun. The fee to participate is $48
The Crosslakers will meet with city, county, state and federal government officials at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Crosslake Lutheran Church to discuss ways the group can work with government agencies to implement proposed projects. The public is invited to attend this meeting.
In the Pine River-Backus School Forest, we have an invasive species called buckthorn, and if we don't remove it, the whole forest could be lost to this species. At the end of October, CCM (Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa) will come help us clean the forest. We can't do it alone, and students at PR-B are not allowed to use some of the tools to clear it, so we need your help to clear it out.
Jillian Rae will make her Grassroots Concerts series debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church in Nisswa. She will be accompanied by three supporting musicians. Rae is a violinist, vocalist and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. Rae was named one of five finalists in Vita.mn's 2014 "Are You Local?" contest to find the best new Twin Cities band.
U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan, D-Minn., announced the locations of Congress Comes to You meetings his staff will operate Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Crosslake and Ideal Township. "Hearing directly from residents makes me a better advocate in Washington for the great people of Minnesota's 8th District," said Nolan. "Congress Comes to You meetings are an opportunity to meet with members of my staff and discuss matters of interest and importance to you." Meetings will be from 9-10 a.m. at Crosslake City Hall, and 1-2 p.m. at Ideal Town Hall.
The Nisswa Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at noon Thursday, Oct. 26, at Lutheran Church of the Cross behind Schaefer's Foods off Highway 371. Members and their guests are welcome to attend. Jeff Dirks, Horticulture Department staff member with Central Lakes College, will be the guest speaker to present, "Flower Bed Design." Hosts are Phyllis Hill and Debbie Widstrom. For more information about this meeting, call Marie at 218-963-7494. Upcoming events include the club's holiday party from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at Sherwood Forest.
40 years ago - Oct. 20, 1977 (Headline) FCC gives green light to Pequot Lakes radio station Crosslake has been awarded a $186,000 federal grant to build a multi-purpose community building. The Backus Early Childhood Development Project will be featured in a 15-minute program on KNMT-TV, Sunday morning, Oct. 23. 30 years ago - Oct. 22, 1987 (Headline) Benefit effort seeks $10,000 for injured Pequot grid athlete (Headline) Jodie Tweed crowned Miss Pequot Lakes
60 years ago, Oct. 18, 1957 The Riverview Tabernacle congregation, under the leadership of pastor Harvey Swenson, has already gone a long way toward the rebuilding of their church. Evidence of hunters shooting at electric power lines brought a warning today from Minnesota Power and Light Co. of the serious consequences caused by broken lines. 50 years ago, Oct. 20, 1967 (Headline) Mobil station bought by John Kater Jr. in recent transaction On Wednesday night of this week, the mail car was discontinued on trains 11 and 12. 25 years ago, Oct. 15, 1992