Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Pequot Lakes Fire Department will host its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Pequot Lakes Fire Hall (4638 County Road 11). Hot dogs, chips, juice, cookies and popcorn will be served. View the trucks and equipment and meet your local firefighters. There will be demonstrations and fire prevention materials for all ages. Kids can attempt to put out a "fire" in the Pequot Lakes Fire House, jump in the "Spot the Fire Dog" bouncy house or enjoy a fire truck ride.
Brainerd High School graduate and former Nisswa resident Aron Stumvoll missed his 15-year class reunion this year, and instead won a fitness championship in Lima, Peru. Stumvoll, 34, the son of Brian and Penny Stumvoll of Nisswa, is a practicing chiropractor at Stumvoll Chiropractic Center who started training using CrossFit in February, a new type of exercise program focusing on functional movements, high intensity, low time workouts, mixed with Olympic weightlifting. The world champions are considered "The Fittest on Earth" and Stumvoll was the fittest at the competition Aug.
Ellyn Tracy of Crosslake aced the 91-yard (from the red tees) sixth hole Sept. 22 at Crosswoods Golf Course in Crosslake using a 6-iron. Neil Goodwin of Orono aced the 142-yard eighth hole at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Fifty Lakes on Sept. 23 using a 9-iron.
James Wallin, 73, longtime Brainerd mayor, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Sept. 26. Wallin grew up east of Nisswa in Pelican Township and graduated in 1959 from Pequot Lakes High School. His twin brother, John, wrote the following after his brother's death: "Today is one of the saddest days of my life. At about 3 a.m. I lost my identical twin brother James, due to cardiac arrest. For 73 years James and I shared so many unique and fun experiences by being a twin. I have been truly blessed to have had such a great brother and friend.
The Mission Possible Senior Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Mission Town Hall. Guest speaker will be Shelly Boser from Landsburg Landscape Nursery. All area seniors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Dolores at 218-765-3713.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby Amy and Corey Ledin, Crosslake, a girl, Sutton Lee, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Aug. 7, 2015. Grandparents are Tom and Collen Ledin, Crosslake, Greg and Stacey Kiesling, Robbinsdale, Brad and Cindy Nissen, Elk River, and Geary Kline, Merrifield. Great-grandparents are Shirley Ledin, Sturgeon Lake, Rick Golden, Brooklyn Park, Connie and Frank Palcher, Ham Lake, Clarice Tulenchik, Pine River, Mary Ann Kline, Pine River, and Tina Brengman, Florida. Shana and Jaime Rowlette, Lake Shore, a girl, Emily Rae, 6 pounds, 14.7 ounces, Sept.
The Pine River-Backus Family Center is seeking volunteers to make tamales on Tuesday nights, and to sell fresh tamales from 11 a.m.to 2 p.m. Wednesdays (frozen anytime). Proceeds go to the Pine River-Backus Family Center's community based programs and services. For information, contact Karen at the Family Center at 218-587-4292.
Auditions for the Brainerd Community Theatre production of "The Seafarer" will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6, in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. "The Seafarer" is an Irish play by contemporary writer Conor McPherson. Often referred to as the thinking man's "It's a Wonderful Life," the play is a black comedy that wrenches laughter out of the despair of frustrated men whose lives have come to naught. The cast consists of five men, ages early 20s to early 70s. Those wishing to audition need not prepare material in advance.
The best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu is to get vaccinated. Essentia Health is providing two options to be vaccinated: by scheduling a 10-minute appointment at your local clinic or by stopping by during a Walk-In Flu Clinic. The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a flu vaccine for anyone who is 6 months old or older.
Lakes Ignite, Brainerd Lakes Young Professionals celebrated the end of the summer season with a sunset cruise aboard the North Star with Destiny Cruises, LLC. Twenty-three members and guests of the young professionals group, established in February 2015, attended. The Lakes Ignite council, supported by Minnesota Rising (a network of emerging leaders in Minnesota) and a group discount from Destiny Cruises LLC, was able to give away the first 20 tickets of the event for free.