Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Breezy Point Figure Skating Club with the Learn to Skate Academy presented their annual skating show, Into the Wild, Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22, at the Breezy Point Ice Arena. Coaches are Kristin Wallin, Marie Williams and Bethaney Rohr. The event included a silent auction and chuck a puck contest to raise money for the figure skating club. From the Snowplow Sam beginning classes to Advanced Basic Skills classes, skaters of all abilities participated, including competitive skaters.
Pine River-Backus senior Megan Felthous was selected team and Northwoods Conference most valuable player for the 2014-15 girls' basketball season. Felthous, who was honored at a team banquet on Tuesday, March 17, finishes be basketball career with 1,745 points. Besides MVP, she was also a first-team all-conference pick, and the conference free-throw champion at 83 percent.
The Pequot Lakes eighth-grade boys' basketball team finished 1-2 overall at a tournament in Rogers on Saturday, March 21. The Patriots lost the first game against the Mayer Knights 48-40. Jordan Schommer led the team with 11 points while Tyler Manley added 10, Austin Meister eight, Samuel Pfeiffer six, and Sean Ryan five. In the second game, Pequot Lakes lost to the Urban Stars 49-46.
Pequot Lakes' C.J. Borleis and Pine River-Backus' Zach Struss were chosen to the Brainerd Dispatch All-Area team. Borleis, a junior forward, was an All-Mid-State Conference player who averaged 14 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals. He shot 50.2 percent from the field, 37.7 percent from 3-point range and 68 percent from the free-throw line for the Patriots. Struss, also a junior forward, was an All-Northwoods Conference pick who averaged 16 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.6 steals.
60 years ago, March 25, 1955 Burglars gained entrance to the Fifty Lakes tavern last Friday night by prying open the front door. (Headline) School band plans rummage 50 years ago, March 26, 1965 (Headline) Warden Gensmer says beaver trapping hurt by heavy snow (Advertisement) Factory purchase, 21-inch picture tubes, only $24.95. Chet's TV & Appliance. 25 years ago, March 22, 1990 (Headline) Coach Rezanka a 'Hall of Famer' In the air during World War II, he was a tailgunner on a B-17 bomber.
40 years ago, March 27, 1975 February milk production by Minnesota's distressed dairy industry was a new all-time low for the month, 777 million pounds, reports the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Four deer shiners arrested by state conservation officers in Itasca County last fall received stiff fines and jail sentences when their cases came up for trial in Grand Rapids last month. 30 years ago, March 28, 1985 (Headline) Retailers concerned that Blue Water train won't make shopping stops Transient merchants, peddlers and canvassers could face as much as a $700 fine and/or 90 days in ja
The Pequot Lakes 14-under White Junior Olympic volleyball team won the Bronze Division of the Central Lakes tournament in Pillager on Saturday, March 21. Members include: Front row from left: Lexi Shipley, Hannah Oelke and Jordan Goddard, and back row: Hannah Larock, Kyan Kitzman, Chloe Seeling and coach Brianna Anick. Submitted photo
Pine River-Backus (PR-B) Elementary School will host an event Thursday, April 23, for children who will be entering kindergarten in 2015-16 and their parents. The event will offer parents and children the opportunity to meet elementary Principal Rick Aulie and other staff. Parents will be able to attend a 30-minute session starting at 3:30 or 6 p.m. to prepare them for their child's first year in PR-B's all-day kindergarten program. Supervision will be available for children in the performance gym.
The Out of Towners Toastmasters Club will host a Guest Night from 6:45-8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Pequot Lakes Library, 31069 County Road 112. Attend this event to learn how to gain confidence, find your voice and become a better communicator and leader. Communication skills include organizing thoughts, speaking in public and thinking on your feet. Leadership skills include organizing activities, conducting timely meetings and finding greater self-confidence.
500 1 p.m.