Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The 2017 documentary "Chasing Coral" will play at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Brainerd Public Library's large conference room. The library is at 416 South Fifth Street. The documentary features a team of divers, scientists and photographers who look at the decline of coral reefs around the world, which is due to climate change and rising ocean temperatures. A discussion will follow. This event is hosted by Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment, Brainerd High School Eco Club and MN350. For more information, call Larry Fisk at 218-839-2985.
Families bundled up and headed outside Saturday, Feb. 17, for the annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee, featuring the return of a parade, along with the traditional snow sculpture contest, wood-splitting contest and sledding hill for children, among other activities.
I thank Editor Nancy Vogt for doing the best she could with the story last week about councilman Ross Krautkremer and me. I want to thank the many people who have shown support after the story came out last week. As mayor, one of the duties is to run and manage city meetings. I felt like I needed to contact the councilman to see if we could set a time to meet. I did so by texting him twice offering to meet, also suggesting we could ask the city attorney or our pastor as a third party to be present if desired. I didn't hear back.
The 13th annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore, with the theme "Let the Games Begin," will be held Friday-Sunday, Feb. 23-25. This golf and snowmobile charity event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, with the fourth annual Frozen Flop (registration will begin at 5 p.m.), followed by the Tent Party located in the middle of Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake showcasing an ice bar, food and live music performed by SOLO at 7:30 p.m. and Boogie Wonderland at 9 p.m.
Grassroots Concert Acoustic artist Michael Shynes will perform a Grassroots Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar in Nisswa. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Pequot Lakes play
The Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Tiny Sprouts daycare in Pequot Lakes, when a panel of young people will introduce themselves and answer questions about what it's like now to grow up LGBTQ. Refreshments will be available. There will be no religious education for children.
60 years ago, Feb. 28, 1958 (Headline) James Jokela wins comic contest in Minneapolis Star (Headline) Trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Speicher Jr. destroyed by fire here last week 50 years ago, Feb. 23, 1968 (Headline) Mr. and Mrs. Mead new operators of Pine River Bakery In a recent transaction the Pine River Bakery was leased by Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mead, formerly of Brainerd. 25 years ago, Feb. 25, 1993 (Headline) Nearly 700 dine on eelpout at Pine River feed
In the wake of the unthinkable, unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable happening once again, this time in Parkland, Florida, the nation has once again been riveted, torn and starkly divided on defining and taking preventative actions. A student-survivor at Parkland, aspiring journalist David Hogg, has pleaded to lawmakers, "Don't lie to us. Don't make any more false promises, because when you do, children die."
The humorous play "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" is the first spring season offering of Brainerd Community Theatre. The play will run at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24, and Thursday and Friday, March 1-2, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 3, in the Dryden Theatre on the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.
The Crosslake Community School Archery Team saw 13 of its athletes participate in the 2018 Nugget Invitational Archery Tournament in Hawley on Saturday, Feb. 17. Eleven of those archers participated in the middle school division and shot for a combined score of 2680, finishing in second place. Four Crosslake Community School archers won medals in this competition. In the sixth-grade girls' division, Danika Dik took first place with a score of 252, while Logan Mejdrich finished second in the eighth-grade boys division with a score of 276.