Pineandlakes Echo Journal
MAY 25 Pine River Market Square, 2:30-5:30 p.m., downtown Pine River 25 Pequot Lakes High School graduation, 7 p.m., athletic center 25-28 Backus Old Timers Event: Social, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Backus American Legion; all-school reunion and lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Backus City Hall 26 Backus Lions Get a Bargain Yard and Bake Sale, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Backus Corner Store parking lot 27 Memorial Day service, 10 a.m., Crosslake Lutheran Church Outdoor Worship Center 27 Sundae Funday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Camp Knutson, Crosslake 28 Memorial Day services
The Augustana women's golf team concluded its 11th consecutive NCAA Division II Nationals competition Saturday, May 19, at Bay Oaks Country Club by posting their third top-10 finish at the event. The Vikings finished with a four-day overall total of 1,247. Augustana senior Emily Israelson (Staples) carded a tournament total of 321 for a 60th-place finish. Freshman Alex Stone (Crosslake) wrapped up her first nationals appearance with a 349, and remained in 71st place for the tournament.
The Pequot Lakes Patriots remains on top of Class 6A, Conference 1 standings after four weeks following the final week of competition in the MN State Clay Target League on Sunday, May 20, at Lakeshore Conservation Club. A total of 31 Pequot Lakes students scored over 40, including senior Top Guns Hunter Hoffbeck and Matthew Fabian, who tied for the honor by both shooting 49 of 50 targets - including a 25 straight each. Cole Kaneski also shot a 25 straight and finished with 48. Seniors Reid Pierzinski and Hunter Ebnet finished with 47.
Pine River Market Square, a local growers and crafters market, will have its season kickoff from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, featuring locally grown produce, homemade baked goods and handmade crafts. The market kickoff will include the annual plant sale to benefit the Pine River Garden Club and Pine River-Backus Community Education, along with entertainment by local musicians.
We enjoyed the help of eight students who selected the Crosslake Historic Log Village for a Day of Caring. The Crosslake Area Historical Society maintains an acreage that includes a variety of historic buildings depicting life in 1900. The area has lots of trees, and each spring it's a major project to remove all the debris left by all those trees in our rustic village.
Hannah Barchus scored a 47 to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a second-place finish with a score of 154 in Round One in the Red Lake Invite on Tuesday, May 15, in Bemidji. Anna Felthouse led PR-B in Round Two with a 48 for a second-place 147 finish. The Tigers are scheduled to compete in the Section 6A meet on May 30-31 in Perham. Round One team scores: 1- Park Rapid 140, 2- PR-B 154, 3-Big Fork 158, 4-Cass Lake 168, 5-Nevis 196, 6- Blackduck 198, Walker INC., Kelliher Northome INC., UNC INC., Deer River INC., Red Lake INC.
Maddie Peterson carded 96 and Hayden Boelter 97 for the Pequot Lakes Patriots girls golf team, which finished 11th at The Brainerd Warrior Invitational at The Classic at Madden's on Wednesday, May 16. The Patriots will next compete at the Subsection 8AA meet on May 29-30, at Park Rapids. Team scores: 1-Marshall 337, 2-Detroit Lakes 346, 3-Bemidji 348, 4-Sartell 360, 5-Brainerd 380, 6-Moorhead 388, 7-Morris Area 392, 8-Pierz 398, 9-Rocori 405, 10-Fergus Falls 408, 11-Pequot Lakes 420, 12-St. Cloud Tech 429, 13-Big Lake 449, 14-Grand Rapids 477
The year's first Association of Cass County Lakes membership meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Hub in Hackensack. Guest speaker Jeff Forester, executive director of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates, will inform members about issues that affect lake property and how MLR is using membership dollars to carry the combined fight to the Legislature. There will be discussion of a civic organizing project Forester is leading to help lake associations build greater civic infrastructure around water in their communities.
60 years ago, May 23, 1958 An examination for Fourth-Class Postmaster for the post office at Jenkins, Minnesota, $2,304 a year, will be open for acceptance of applications until June 10. 50 years ago, May 24, 1968 The Minnesota Tueberculosis Mobil Unit X-rayed 157 persons in the 1 ½ hours that were allotted to Pine River last week. Dr. Chas Pelzl with 254 votes and Herman Weiss with 205 votes were elected to the Pine River Board of Education in Tuesday's election. 25 years ago, May 27, 1993
The Deep Portage Side by Side Shoot — a fundraiser for the hunting and shooting sports education programs at Deep Portage — will take place on Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m. The shoot is open to any gauge side-by-side shotgun. A 100-target, hunter-designed sporting clays course is the main event, but side games will be available. Shooters are encouraged to bring their own shells. The cost is $150 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a banquet dinner.