Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The 24th annual cribbage tournament in Pequot Lakes will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Pequot Lakes American Legion. Cost is $16 for all eight weeks and a banquet. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Nancy Stiller at 218-568-5980.
Acoustic artist Michael Shynes will make his Grassroots Concerts debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar in Nisswa for the first show of the 2018 spring season. After losing his father to an autoimmune disease at age 25, the Little Falls native decided to honor his dad's legacy by chasing the dreams he had put off for so long. At that time he was working at a residential treatment center for teens and playing an occasional show on the weekend. "It was important work and shaped who I am today in many ways," Shynes said.
A TRIAD meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Hackensack Hub. TRIAD meetings will feature sessions after the regular meetings focusing on different areas of the sheriff's office. In February, Deputy Tim Norton, emergency management coordinator, and Heather Hopkins, Cass County Public Health emergency preparedness coordinator, will present "Preparedness from Public Health Perspectives" and will provide information about the local emergency services board. Coffee and desserts will be provided.
Pequot Lakes Community Theatre will present Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" Fridays-Sundays, Feb. 16-18 and 23-25, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. Director Craig Friday and crew are preparing 11 local actors and actresses for this show, which includes evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 16-17 and 23-24, and 2 p.m. matinees Sundays, Feb. 18 and 25. The play is from Christie's best-selling novel, one of the best-selling books of all time.
Tyler Manley's put-back shot with three seconds left lifted Pequot Lakes to a 65-64 win Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Alexandria Winter Classic. Chase Larson led the Patriots with 13 points and Manley finished with 12 points, as did Jordan Schommer, while Sean Ryan had 11. Breckenridge 20 38 6 — 64 Pequot Lakes 29 29 7 — 65 BRECKENRIDGE Andrew Kram 4, Noah Christensen 20, Caden McCough 11, EJ Engen 3, Max Johnson 5, Derek Dahlgren 8, Hunter Feigum 3, Sam Bakken 2, Jake Wendorff 1, Justin Marsh 6. FT 14-21 (67 percent). PEQUOT LAKES
The Arts Off 84 Art Crawl, held annually on Labor Day weekend, is in search of a site for artists to showcase their talents. This year's event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2. The committee is looking for a site from Pine River north to Longville. The property should have a park-like setting, ample parking space, and preferably be within one mile of Highway 84. Parking is not allowed along the highway. If the property owner prefers, a local artist will manage the site.
Gabby Rainwater topped all scorers with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a 60-47 Northwoods Conference victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Thursday, Feb. 8. The win was the Tigers' eighth in the past nine games. Olivia Adkins added 14 points and Alyssa Semmler 10 for PR-B, whi8le Bailey Wynn scored seven. Walker-H-A 22 25—47 Pine River-Backus 19 31—60 WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY
To kick off the March food drive, the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes extends an invitation for area businesses and churches to attend an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. Staff and board members will be on site for tours and to answer questions. Come and see how the food shelf functions and how a donation is used to benefit the community. The open house is on the property of Grace United Methodist Church at 29482 Patriot Ave. in Pequot Lakes. For more information, call Peter Mann at 218-963-0559.
River Lakes 2, Northern Lakes 1 No. 3-seeded River Lakes eliminated the No. 6 Northern Lakes Lightning 2-1 in the opening round of the Section 6-1A tournament Thursday, Feb. 8. In her final high school game, senior Sydney scored the lone goal for the Lightning to tie the game midway through the third period. However, the Stars answered back with a minute left in the game to end the season for Northern Lakes. The Lightning finished their season 9-16. Northern Lakes 0 0 1 — 1 River Lakes 1 0 1 — 2
Nick Ackerman tossed in a game-high 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and either led the team or tied for the lead in all statistical categories for the Pine River-Backus Tigers boys basketball team who lost 88-80 to the Red Lake Warriors in a Northland Conference game Friday, Feb. 9. Brady Raph added 25 points for the Tigers. Torry Hirschey finished with 13 points, six assists and three blocked shots for a PR-B team that was outrebounded 47-30 and committed 15 fouls. It was the second loss of the season for PR-B to Red Lake, which beat the Tigers 77-76 in overtime Jan. 12.