Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crosslake Lutheran Church will host a hymn festival at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, featuring a mass choir from area churches. Participants include: from Crosslake Lutheran Church, Kristi Morsch; Crosslake Presbyterian, Stacy Podoll Erdal; Faith Lutheran of Swanburg, Julie Bergmann; and Our Savior Lutheran Church of Outing, Dick Omann. The choir will be accompanied by organist Patricia Lundeen and instrumentalists John Andrews, Jan Laurel, Tuck Nolop, Nathan Hagestuen, Jan Reierson, Judy Tender and the Crosslake Lutheran Handbell Choir.
Haunted Hallows The Crosslake Area Historical Society will partner with Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts to present "The Haunted Hallows of Crosslake where things went horribly, horribly wrong" every half-hour from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 18-20, and Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at the Crosslake Historic Log Village. Admission is $12, and $7 for children 10 and younger. Steamroller art
The Cass County 4-H Ambassadors benefit chicken dinner including oven-fried chicken, vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy and a roll for $9 per plate will be available at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Backus American Legion.
The wait is over and the results of the first Best of Brainerd Lakes contest are here. Check out the 2018 Best of Brainerd Lakes magazine in today's Echo Journal. The magazine provides a complete list of the top three winners in each category and features each of the first-place finishers.
Those of us in Crow Wing County have a great opportunity to add two remarkable people to the Crow Wing County Board. These two awesome folks are Steve Barrows and Bill Brekken. I have known these two gentlemen for many years and observed each of them in a number of different capacities. Their presence on the board would provide all of us with solid futuristic planning, thoughtful financial oversight and ongoing positive communication.
60 years ago, Oct. 17, 1958 (Headline) Warren Huffman and son bring first buffalo to Cass County 50 years ago, Oct. 18, 1968 (Photo) Sheep raisers all over the area have been complaining of the damage being done by predators, and many farmers have stopped raising sheep altogether. In this case, the wolf took care of Archie Shamp's sheep, but Archie took care of the wolf. (Headline) Direct Distance Dialing goes into effect Sunday through local area. 25 years ago, Oct. 21, 1993
When my husband, Ed, and I moved to Pequot Lakes in 1982, it didn't take long to realize who the movers and shakers were, opposed to those who talked about getting things done. Cathy Malecha was one of those Pequot people who was interested in accomplishments. Since I have known Cathy, she has always had Pequot's interests in the forefront. She not only has experience as a city leader, but also as a business owner as well. She brings a wealth of knowledge from both sides.
An early morning fire Thursday, Oct. 18, destroyed the building housing Nisswa Mayor Fred Heidmann's business, Dockside Rental. The building is off Highway 371 near Peterson Road, just south of Round Lake and the Nisswa city limits. Formerly the Shimmer Shack, it is north of Ojibwe Road, in the 4700 block of Central Avenue, Brainerd. Brainerd Fire Chief Tim Holmes estimated property loss at $182,000. His department is working with the state fire marshal's office on the investigation, and Holmes said the fire is not suspicious at this time.
The Pequot Lakes seventh-grade volleyball team won the Mid-State title on Saturday, Oct. 6. Front row, from left: Lauren Schultz, Charlee Sullivan and Aubrey Larsen. Back row: Isabel Larson, Ella Kratochvil, Grace Hoffard and Kelsi Martini. The team is coached by Rachel Sullivan.
OCTOBER 19 Steamroller art event, 1-5 p.m., Pine River Library parking lot 18-20 Lakes Area Food Shelf home tour fundraiser, Nisswa 18-20, 26-27 The Haunted Hallows of Crosslake, 6-9:30 p.m., Crosslake Historic Log Village 19-20 Haunted Trail, 7-9 p.m., Northland Arboretum, Brainerd 20 Chili feed and bean bag tournament fundraiser, noon, Pine River Fire Hall 20 Fall harvest concert, 7 p.m., Pleasant Hill Community Church, rural Pine River