Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pine River-Backus Middle School Students of the Month for November are Tyler DeLong, Tiara Crannell, Morgan Hirchert, Randall Yost, Joseph Zaczkowski, Piper Conklin-DuHoux and Kelsey Bergem.
The ladies of Crosslake Assembly of God Church invite women and girls to a Christmas tea at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. It is a time to get away from the busyness of the season and have a relaxing evening of goodies, appetizers and inspiration. Each woman will receive a gift. Michelle Parker will share inspiring stories. There is no charge. Childcare is available by reservation. Contact Carrie Espeseth at 218-851-7777. Crosslake Assembly of God Church is located on the south side of Crosslake, off County Road 3 and west a quarter mile at 13919 County Road 36.
The Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trails Association, which is made up of the 10 snowmobile clubs in Crow Wing County and two clubs in southern Cass County, urge caution to snowmobilers before adequate snow cover is on the trails. While the snowmobile trails in Minnesota opened Dec. 1 there are issues snowmobile clubs must address and this can't be accomplished until they can get equipment out on the trails.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department BURGLARY: Report on Dec. 1 at 1:08 p.m. of a burglary on Fools Lake Road in Mission Township. CRASHES: Report on Nov. 28 at 5:16 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 3 in Merrifield. Report on Dec. 3 at 7:36 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 16 in Pequot Lakes. Pequot Lakes Police Department THEFT: Report on Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. of the theft of an air compressor on Swift Street. Crosslake Police Department
Students from Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus, and Crosslake Community School participated in the Pequot Brush Pilots Snowmobile Club's DNR-approved snowmobile safety training course, with an eight-hour hands-on course along with a written and driving test in the Pequot Lakes High School parking lot. Each student and their families will receive a free family membership to the Pequot Brush Pilots and Ideal Sno Pros for the next year.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Foundation will host the Tree of Life Memorial Service and Lighting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the River Room on the lower level of Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. The community is invited to the service offering family and friends the opportunity to honor a loved one and remember those lost. Scripture reading, music, reading of names and hanging of a bulb by a family member will be followed by a reception time for sharing and support.
Minnesota livestock producers received additional time to apply for grant money to help prevent wolf attacks. Due to a late harvest that kept producers in the fields longer than average, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture extended the deadline for the Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grant applications to Friday, Dec. 15.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Nov. 28 Rich Davis, 3990; Les Dupont, 3930; Bud Johnson, 3650; Ralph Hulke, 3450. Jeanette Toenies won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Nov. 27 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Peter Graves, 7180; Florence DeLong, 5750; Bruce Peck 5730. Tuesday, Nov. 28 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. Jim Thompson and Lois Steffen, 38.5; Ginny Hersey and Pat Nentl, 25.5; Tom and Helen McGrath, 25; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 23. Wednesday, Nov. 29 Maucieri's, 11 a.m.
Residents and visitors made their way to the Army Corps of Engineers campground on Saturday, Dec. 2, for Crosslake's annual Holiday at the Dam celebration. Visitors were treated to Christmas music, a bonfire with s'mores, horse-drawn wagon rides and a visit from Santa Claus. Children had the chance to tell Santa the items they want for Christmas and have their picture taken with him.
Both the varsity and junior varsity teams brought home trophies as the Revolution Dance Team competed at the Detroit Lakes Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2. In the jazz competition, both teams took first place against a field of 2A and 3A teams. Varsity took second place in high kick, which Alexandria won by three points. Junior varsity took first place in high kick.