Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Register online at prbschools.revtrak.net or call 218-587-2080. • Hunt Utilities Group Resilient Living Campus open house and tour: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2331 Dancing Wind Road SW, Suite 1, Pine River. Fee: Free. For anyone hoping to find out what is happening on the campus with Hunt Utilities Group and Happy Dancing Turtle, or for those looking for updates, this open house is available. Staff will share updates and guide tours. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department will conduct a business electronics collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Crow Wing County Landfill.
The Pine River-Backus Family Center at 245 Barclay Ave. in Pine River is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. Contact the family center at 218-587-4292. Events this month include: • Pine River Area Food Shelf: Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, and 3:30-6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month.
Before school could officially kick off this year, both Pequot Lakes High School and Pequot Lakes Middle School were presented with separate awards demonstrating that purposeful and strategic hard work pays off when we stick to it with dedication, focus and resilience. The Brainerd Dispatch announced in late August that Pequot Lakes High School was voted the No. 1 Best School in the Brainerd lakes area in its first Best of the Brainerd Lakes survey! While the award was a surprise, the news was not.
Do you have "an attitude of gratitude?" Do you give thanks for what people "do behind the scenes?" Are you one of those people who's making a difference and people don't notice or appreciate what you have done? The late Peter Marshall often told the story of the "Keeper of the Spring," which was about a forest dweller who wasn't noticed on the front lines, but he did play a very significant role in the life of an Austrian village near the Alps. That story reminded me of the story I'm now going to share.
The Nisswa Women's Club will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 20, at Cragun's Legacy in East Gull Lake. This is the annual meeting and election of officers, and 2019 membership dues will be collected. Social time will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch served at noon. The program will be "Scandinavian Heritage: What it Means to Us," by Paul Wilson and Mary Abendroth, Minnesota Scandinavian folk musicians. The hostesses are Vicki Smith, Candy Barnack, Ramona Benson, Jan Weiss and Margo Neva. Mary Anne Bennett will present the inspirational.
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Pine River and Crosslake. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60. Meals on Wheels are available for homebound seniors in area communities. In Pine River, meals are served at the Heartland Apartments, 445 Snell Ave. To make a reservation or for Meals on Wheels information, call 218-587-2921.
Crosswoods Mens League Thursday, Sept. 6 Game of the Day: 3 best balls of 4 First place — Sunset: Don Miller, Jerry Bourassa, Mic Tchida, Joe Smith Second place — Sunset: Neal Bailey, John Jensen, Dean Tenney, Gary Klatt First place — High Noon: Neal Bailey, John Jensen, Dean Tenney, Gary Klatt Second place - High Noon: Bob Borne, Ernie Byerly, Don Jacobson, Pat Lawrence Closest to pin: Jim Fraser, Ed Kellogg, Ernie Byerly, Jim Weisner Longest putt: Don Jacobson, Don Miller
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department CRASH: Report on Sept. 4 at 11:57 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 109 in Merrifield. CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT: Report on Sept. 8 at 6:16 p.m. of criminal sexual conduct on Bass Lake Road in Merrifield. THEFTS: Report on Sept. 4 at 5:23 p.m. of the theft of a tire and jack on County Road 1 in Emily. Report on Sept. 5 at 1:45 p.m. of a theft on County Road 3 in Merrifield. Report on Sept. 8 at 9:16 a.m. of a theft on County Road 1 in Emily. Nisswa Police Department
It was 35 years ago today that I started my career in the lakes area as a regional reporter for a new Northern Edition publication that would be inserted each Wednesday in the Brainerd Dispatch. I remember that one of my first challenges was learning the area since I grew up and went to college in St. Cloud. My only knowledge of this area came during a handful of trips north when I camped at the old Parker Scout Reservation (North Long Lake) or visited Paul Bunyan Land (old location in Baxter).