Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Three seconds - that's all it takes to put on a seat belt, area law enforcement remind motorists. For 91 motorists in 2015, not taking those three seconds cost them their lives. Wearing a seat belt is the state law.
Nisswa Elementary School fourth-graders prepare to move on to new schools next year, and each tossed a graduation cap in the air Friday, May 20, after a program celebrating their years at Nisswa School. The students marched into the gym to "Pomp and Circumstance" and sang "Fifty Nifty United States" in front of family and friends. Several fourth-graders shared their memories of each grade they attended at Nisswa School before awards and diplomas were handed out. Award winners were: • Twyla Doty Reading Award: Keaton Lingenfelter and Vanessa Anderson.
The following area communities will host Memorial Day services. CROSSLAKE Annual Memorial Day services will be held Sunday, May 29, at Crosslake Lutheran Church. A traditional worship service will be at 8:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., a community-wide observance will be held at the Outdoor Worship Center on Daggett Pine Road, across from the Crosslake Community Center.
AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record, and the most since 2005. Fast Facts...
Here are a few travel tips for motorists traveling on Highway 371 to Pequot Lakes or Breezy Point this Memorial Day weekend through Nov. 1. The new Highway 371 four-lane...
The Pequot Lakes boys golf team managed to tie for third place at Deacon's Lodge Golf Course on Wednesday, May 18, finishing behind Brainerd and Staples-Motley and even with Crosby-Ironton with a team score of 341. The Pine River-Backus team finished sixth with a score of 363. The Patriots were led by junior Hunter Clement, who finished in fourth place shooting 77. He was followed by Max Tangen with a score of 84 and John Marchwick with 89. The Tigers' top score came from Brady Raph, who shot an 81, and Nate Brasel with a score of 85.
Pequot Lakes Patriots remain #1 in Class 4A - Conference 1 as Week 4 concluded yesterday. Top Gun - and shooting 25 straight - is Collin Stattelman breaking 47 out of 50 targets. Jordan Goddard is Top Female shooting rounds of 21 & 21 for a 42. All 4 Lady Patriot shooters are in the Top 25 in Conference with Addie Pierson at #2, Goddard at #5, Mariah Bailey at #8 and Haliegh Salvevold at #15.
In recognition of Armed Forces Day, which was May 21, Heartland Hospice honored a veteran who lives at Hills Crossing assisted living in Nisswa. George Buchan, a World War II Navy veteran who served from 1943-46, was honored Friday, May 20. Buchan, a barber on the ship, served in the Aleutian Islands and led the charge of minesweeping. His daughter, Wendy, said her dad has so many stories to tell that she hasn't heard the same story twice, and she learns something every time he shares a story. He is a proud member of the White Bear Lake VFW Post 1782.
Next to the Nisswa Community Children's Library sits a vacant 40- x 60-foot area of deteriorating lawn, bushes and diseased trees. The Nisswa School PTO's vision is to create an outdoor learning and reflection area. Not only would this space be used by students and staff throughout the school year, but also during the heavily visited summer library program and by families all year long.
Pine River-Backus School District families will be strongly urged to submit their free/reduced lunch forms for the next school year, or the district will face losing another big chunk of money. "$160,000 is a lot of money," school board chair Chris Cunningham told the board Monday, May 23.