Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Courtney Boller of Pequot Lakes won 6-0, 6-0 to help the No. 1-seeded Patriots to a 7-0 victory over the No. 4-seeded Crosby-Ironton Rangers in the South Subsection 7-1A team tournament at Sta-Fit Monday, Oct. 8. Boller is now 26-1 on the season while teammate Morgan Muller is 23-3 and Madeline Pluimer 25-2. The Patriots play the North No. 3 Eveleth-Gilbert/North No. 2 Duluth Marshall in the section team semifinals at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Virginia will play Pine City in the other semifinal at 12:30 p.m. The championship meet will be at 3:30 p.m.
Alyssa Semmler slammed down 12 kills, and Rylie Hirschey recorded 32 set assists as Pine River-Backus defeated Kelliher-Northome 3-0 in a Northland Conference game Friday, Oct. 5. The Tigers, ranked sixth in Class 1A, won their 18th-straight match. Kelliher-Northome 11 7 7 Pine River-Backus 25 25 25 Pine River-Backus statistics (kills, set assists, blocks, digs, ace serves) Hannah Barchus 1 dig Emily Hanneken 1 kill Bailey Wynn 1 set assist, 3 digs, 7 kills, 1 ace serve Anna Downie 3 digs Ellie Smith 1 ace serve
What is it about moving water that attracts us so irresistibly? Say what you will about a breathlessly still, reflective lake surface "smooth as glass," a state uncommon enough to be worth a remark. It's great for a water skier carving graceful or dramatic arcs and kicking up a "rooster tail" of spray. Or a paddle-boarder making effortless headway and feeling the sensation of being suspended between two mirror-image worlds. Remarkable, yes; but isn't it really water in motion that most captivates us?
Marcus Lukanen paced the team with a 20:27.2 5K time as the Pine River-Backus boys cross-country team finished seventh at the Crosby-Ironton Ranger Invite at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge Thursday, Oct. 4. Lukanen was followed by Louis Bueckers, who finished 43rd with a time of 20:57. Tyler Peterson and Kade Schneider were not far behind, both finishing within 30.5 seconds of Bueckers. The PR-B Tiger girls' top run came from Mara Adams in 20th place, while Anna Sechser finished with a time of 24:50.1. Boys results
Award-winning musicians James Keelaghan, of Canada, and Jez Lowe, of the United Kingdom, will team up to perform on the Grassroots Concerts stage in Nisswa at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar. The songwriters' 17-date tour of the United States and Canada stems from a musical relationship that has lasted more than 20 years. The two came together while on the same touring circuit in Australia and have toured in tandem sporadically ever since, including a 2015 Men at Words tour with Archie Fisher.
Brainerd Writers Alliance will host its annual writers conference and book fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in Rumbly Hall, 707 Laurel St., Brainerd. The day will feature readings from winning entries by Minnesota writers in the 2018 writing contest, followed by featured speaker Erin Hart. Hart's debut novel, "Haunted Ground," was nominated for mystery's prestigious Anthony and Agatha awards and won Romantic Times Best First Mystery, and the Friends of American Writers award.
The Crosslake City Council conducted a special meeting on Friday morning, Sept. 21, to discussion the purchase of the old fire hall adjacent to City Hall, but no decision was made on the building's purchase.
Pequot Lakes students Necole Lyons, Erin Bengston and Lindsey Young attended the 27th annual District 5580 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp on the University of Minnesota-Crookston campus July 8-14. Each student is awarded sponsorship by their local Rotary club. A total of 130 campers attended this year, sponsored by 55 Rotary International Clubs across District 5580 in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.
An aeration system will be in use through March 31, 2019, in Nisswa Lake at 5159 Nisswa Ave. (former Nisswa Marine site). The purpose of the system is to protect permanent dock installations from ice damage. The system being used will create open water throughout the winter season. Use caution around posted areas.
Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Pine River Clinic will offer OB/GYN consultations with Dr. Kirsten Sjostrand, an Essentia Health obstetrician and gynecologist based in Brainerd, on the fourth Tuesday of the month starting Oct. 23. Sjostrand practices at Essentia Health's Baxter Specialty Clinic. She also sees patients at the Good Beginnings OB Clinic at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. OB/GYN services include pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, incontinence or reproductive health concerns, maternity and well-women care.