Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Area schools will lead Veterans Day programs for their students Monday, Nov. 12. Pequot Lakes High School students will gather from 9-10 a.m. in the Athletic Center gym. Crosslake Community School's program will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Mike North, Department of Natural Resources master bird binder, will discuss the dependence between old growth forest and woodpeckers at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Heartwood Senior Living in Crosby as an Unlimited Learning presentation. Research in this area of interdependence has revealed that other wildlife also depend on old growth forests. North has written management plans for wildlife as well as done environmental reviews. He lived in Alaska for 11 years and on the prairies of North Dakota before joining the DNR.
Crosslake Communications and Emily Cooperative Telephone Co. staff will offer a final technology seminar of the year at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Crosslake Community Center, 14126 Daggett Pine Road. Participants will get an introduction to some of the newest electronic gadgets and technology on the market.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Oct. 30 Bill Ellis, 3970; Ernie Burch, 3870; Delores Flategraff, 3650; Carol Furnstahl, 3440; Ken Schrupp, 3290. Les Dupont won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Oct. 29 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Florence DeLong, 6010; Bruce Peck, 5870; Mike Slind, 4670. Tuesday, Oct. 30 Whitefish Golf Club, 6 p.m. Duplicate
The 13th Back to Basics will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, and Happy Dancing Turtle is seeking presenters, vendors and sponsors for the educational event that focuses on sustainability and resilience. Presenters are welcome to submit a workshop proposal by Monday, Nov. 12. Sessions are one or two hours and may be hands-on. Topics may be broad or specific and connected to sustainability and resilience for individual, family, community or the world. Workshop topic examples are soap making, gardening, food preservation, renewable energy, health and wellness, and more.
Katie Wassermann was named director of the Pequot Lakes Chamber of Commerce, effective Nov. 1. Wassermann served as the interim director since June and was promoted to this permanent leadership position.
The Pine River Lions hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Pine River-Backus Elementary School, which helped collect 17 units of blood for patients in need. A total of 19 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 14 were able to do so. Three donors donated Power Red Cells (2RBC), which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donor. One person volunteered for the first time.
The Pequot Lakes seventh-grade volleyball team won the Pacesetter Regional tournament in Paynesville on Saturday, Oct. 21. They will represent Region 8 at the State Tournament in Monticello. The team beat New London-Spicer, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Paynesville and Olivia.
Grassroots Concert The Minnesota duo Pushing Chain will perform in the Grassroots Concerts Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar, in Nisswa, featuring Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. Farm to Table
40 years ago, Nov. 9, 1978 (Headline) Pequot Lakes AFS Sponsoring Crosslake Home Talent Show (Photo) Good Catch! Rod Schwarzrock, Pequot Lakes, caught his limit of walleye on Gull Lake using nightcrawlers. (Photo) Victor Johnson is celebrating his 60th year as a member of the American Legion. He is a WWI veteran and long-time resident of Pequot Lakes. 30 years ago, Nov. 10, 1988 (Headline) Deer hunt producing small, yearling animals (Headline) 93-year-old woman bids farewell to Hubert (Headline) Voter turnout was pleasant surprise in Crow Wing