Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Residents, motorists, business owners and others are invited to an open house that will present the latest details and plans for the Highway 371 expansion project in Nisswa, Pequot Lakes...
As we go to the polls Nov. 8, the greatest consequences will be who will be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court over the next four years. If we go to the left, a few things to consider: partial birth abortion (brain matter is removed moments before birth); gay marriages (their choice), but a sad situation for kids adopted into this environment; Obama's health care costs (proposed 50-67 percent in raised premiums; someone has to pay for the 10 million who get the free ride); 11 million illegals; sanctuary cities. All can be repealed by a Supreme Court with common sense.
Essentia Health St. Joseph's Medical Center will host Hope for the Holidays from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Brainerd. Hope for the Holidays is for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one and wish to join a supportive and caring group to help them through the holidays.
The Pequot Lakes Library will present Curtis and Loretta for a musical program at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, as the November Legacy Program. The duo is known for vocal harmonies and skill on several stringed instruments. Titled "When There's Good To Be Done," the program presents story-songs of courage, resilience, kindness and determination inspired from stories of real-life people who have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and come out stronger for the journey.
While the comments by Donald Trump were terrible and wrong, he has taken responsibility for them and apologized. It should also be noted that these comments were made 11 years ago by a private citizen. As with Hillary, Sen. Klobuchar and our Minnesota Democratic Congressional delegation have not and won't accept his apology. This same Minnesota delegation has accepted the apology from Hillary, who as secretary of state placed our national security at risk by knowingly and intentionally using a private server to conduct classified business.
Fifty Lakes Fire Chief Andy Hemphill and future firefighter Henry Otto recently presented a donation to the Crisis Line and Referral Service for $1,000. Ann Raph, co-founder of the Saving Hearts Organization in Emily, accepted the donation. Saving Hearts was founded in 2014 by the Raph family in memory of their loved one, Shane Heyn. The organization's mission is suicide prevention, and the goal is to make the community aware of the resources available for anyone struggling with any form of depression or mental illness and to never lose hope.
The Backus American Legion's annual adult Halloween party will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, featuring costume contest prizes, potluck hors d'oeuvres, free cash and customer drawings and the announcement of the winner with the best guess on the weight of the Great Pumpkin.
Baxter City Council member Quinn Nystrom, 30, works in public relations at the National Joint Powers Alliance in Staples and was not recruited by the DFL party. She began receiving requests to run following John Ward's loss to Josh Heintzeman. Important issues for Quinn include: public schools, health care and health care costs, access to child care and rural Minnesota issues like broadband internet access.
Pequot Lakes High School senior Karl Brine-Doyle was named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. He'll receive a letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.
The Backus Lions will host their annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, at Backus City Hall in downtown Backus, just west of Highway 371. Many handcrafted items will be on sale, plus homemade baked goods. Raffle tickets will be sold. Have a cranberry muffin with butter sauce, coffee and cider while shopping.