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Emil Luverne Bartel of Pine River will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Heartland Apartments in Pine River. He was born Sept. 3, 1924.
A free medication disposal box is now available for the public at Nisswa City Hall. The Nisswa disposal box is the fourth free medication disposal site available in Crow Wing County. The county is serious about preventing the abuse or misuse of old or unneeded medications.
Family and friends will host a benefit and silent auction for the late Laurel Anne Forseth, a longtime Longville resident, starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Backus American Legion. Proceeds will help cover medical and funeral expenses. The silent auction will run from 4-7 p.m. Food and music will be provided. Freewill cash donations are welcome. A benefit account has been established at the First National Bank of Walker or any of its branches.
Whitefish Women 18-Hole The Whitefish Women's 18-Hole League held its league championship Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug 12-13, with 26 players comprising five flights. Scores were totaled for the two days of play on both a gross and net basis. In the first flight, Cathy Munger took the overall low gross with 165 with rounds of 83 and 82, followed closely by Barb Hanson with second low gross with 169 and rounds of 78 and 91. Maxine Riches recorded low net in her flight with 151. In Flight B, the low gross went to Helen McGrath with 177.
Doug Larsen, a 1995 Pequot Lakes graduate, completed his first Ironman Triathlon at Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, on June 29. More than 2,700 participated in the race, which consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike course and a full 26.3-mile marathon. Larsen, the son of Ed and Judy Larsen of Pequot Lakes, finished in 13.5 hours. Submitted photo
Auditions for the Central Lakes College (CLC) Theatre production of "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27 in the Chalberg Theatre at CLC in Brainerd. The cast calls for five men, two women and extras. The director will use readings from the script for the audition, so auditioners need not prepare material in advance. Bring all schedule conflicts for the evening rehearsals and performances to the audition. Rehearsals will be from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 2-5, 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26, and Sept. 29-Oct. 6. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct.
The board of trustees of the Toledo Community Foundation has approved a grant from the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund to Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) in the amount of $15,000. These funds will be used to install a solar system for the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Re-Store building. Through two opportunities, the First Solar Corporate Charitable Fund provides support to programs that seek to improve the quality of life in communities around the world.
The first Taste of Ideal will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Ideal Green Market (next door to the Old Milwaukee Club) in Ideal Corners at 34988 County Road 39, just off County Road 16 between Pequot Lakes and Crosslake. The public is welcome to come and taste a sampling of foods from the new Azure Standard buyers club, as well as other fresh foods from local gardeners. Learn how to order organic produce and other products, and join a mailing list for weekly updates. For more information, call Judy at 543-4916 or Mary at 543-6479.
The Pequot Lakes Patriot Activities Club (PAC) has extended the registration deadline for a Pheasant Frenzy Tournament to Saturday, Aug. 23. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 6, at Bader's Pheasant Run in Federal Dam. Cost is $500 per five-person team with a 20-team maximum. The event includes 15 birds in a two-hour field hunt, 24 clay pigeons on the range per hunter and cleaned birds. A maximum of two dogs per team will be allowed. Bader's will supply dogs free of charge if needed. There will be a ribboned bird contest and other random prizes, a raffle and prizes awarded for top teams.
The Gull Lake Classic Boat Show will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Bar Harbor in Lake Shore. A boat parade will be held after awards at 3:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served on the patio. There will be live entertainment Friday night and Saturday day and night in the lake front pavillion band stand.