Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Grade: 12 Hometown: Pequot Lakes Parents: Chuck and Val Squires Activities/hobbies/interests: Volleyball, basketball, softball, National Honor Society, Interact Club, church youth Future plans: Attend the University of Jamestown in North Dakota. I want to play volleyball while I earn my college degree.
Cass County Sheriff's Department BURGLARIES: Report on Sept. 27 at 1:29 p.m. of a burglary on Smith Drive in Pine River. Report on Oct. 1 at 1:49 p.m. of a burglary on 34th Avenue in Backus. Report on Oct. 1 at 2:33 p.m. of a burglary on 34th Avenue in Backus.
Kinship Partners honors Teresa Wisniak of Crosby and Amber Ogle of Ironton as its Match of the Month. Amber and Teresa met three and a half years ago as complete strangers and through the years they have developed a close relationship with each other. As an empty-nester Teresa wanted to contribute some of her time and skills to a young girl in the Crosby area. Teresa also has a granddaughter the same age as Amber and doesn't get to see her very often, so Amber has been a real blessing to her. Over time Teresa's husband, Dan, began to join in the weekly get-togethers with Amber.
As the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Trails grow in worldwide recognition and transforms the Cuyuna lakes area into an adventure lover's destination, a movement is under way to expand the trail system. Plans include diversifying the trails to provide more options for mountain bike riders of all skill levels, increase safety and eventually provide the opportunity to ride for three days without repeating a trail. The Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew (Cuyuna Crew), a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, received a $335,000 matching grant from the E.W.
The Northwoods Arts Council (NAC) announces the return of the Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival on July 8-9, 2016. The festival will include music by Josh Duffee & His Big Band, plus dancing and refreshments. Duffee is a 1920s-style percussionist whose band performs 1920s-1940s jazz and big band era music. Duffee performs at numerous jazz festivals and concerts world-wide. The NAC is a nonprofit organization based in Hackensack, dedicated to bringing the arts to life in the area.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently began its annual winter drawdown of its six Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs to create storage for the spring snow melt, inlcuding: • Cross Lake started its drawdown Oct. 1. The target elevation is 1,228.3 feet at the end of November. The final drawdown level will be determined by the winter snow water content. • Gull Lake began a gradual drawdown Oct. 1. The final drawdown elevations will also be determined based on the winter snow water content.
State Reps. Josh Heintzeman, R-Nisswa, and Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, encourage area businesses to apply for grants of up to $100,000 that can be used to train workers in new jobs all across Greater Minnesota. Grant awards may be used by new or expanding businesses to pay direct training costs, including wages for on-the-job training. Training may be provided in-house, by institutions of higher education, by federal, state or local agencies, by consultants, or by equipment vendors.
Following are the Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Family Center happenings for October: • Family Center tamales: Proceeds from tamale sales help the family center maintain and enrich programs for families and the community. • Change in tamale selling dates: Fresh tamales will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21. The cost is $6 for five tamales. Frozen tamales are available every day during regular business hours. • Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed to help make tamales from 4:30-6 p.m. most Tuesdays.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Clinic will hold flu shot clinics for people of all ages at its Crosby and Baxter physician clinics this month. Clinics are scheduled in Crosby from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. Baxter clinics are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, and noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at 13205 Isle Drive, behind Wal-Mart. No appointment is necessary and insurance is accepted. The cash cost is $30 per person. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs.
Last week, students at Crosslake Community School (CCS) took a trip to Steve and Deb Dahlke's farm in Fifty Lakes to harvest the pumpkins, squash and corn for their yearly fundraiser. We all worked hard to harvest the pumpkins and hunt for the ones that were hidden. The older middle schoolers were the first to go to the pumpkin patch and brought back the larger and heavier vegetables. The largest and heaviest pumpkin took multiple eighth-grade boys to lift into the bus.