Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Pequot Lakes Community Education offers a basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 1-4 Monday-Thursday, June 18-21, at the Pequot Lakes High School Athletic Center. Grades 1-2 will meet from noon-1:30 p.m. and grades 3-4 from noon-2 p.m. Grades are based on the 2018-19 school year. Fee is $25 for grades 1-2 and $30 for grades 3-4. Coach is Garry Grewe along with current and former players.
Phillip Ingvalson, of Pequot Lakes, has returned home from the World Jiujitsu IBJJF Championship in Long Beach, California, where he earned a bronze medal. Prior to this tournament, he earned two gold medals at the 2018 Atlanta Winter International IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Ingvalson trains under Alliance BJJ MN - Damian Hirtz and START BJJ St. Cloud - Brock Larson. Ingvalson is a sophomore at Minnesota Connections Academy.
Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 will serve breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17, at the club. Proceeds will support youth scholarships. Menu includes choice of pancakes, bacon and eggs; or eggs, hash browns, bacon and toast. Both include juice and coffee for $6.
"Fascism: A Warning," by Madeleine Albright: Everyone should read this book. It's historical and relevant to all times. It is an examination of fascism by Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. She says: "A Fascist is someone who claims to speak for the whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he of she might have."
Pine River United Methodist Church will host the Central Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge at its Sunday worship service June 17. Breakfast will be served from 8:45-9:45 a.m., before the 10 a.m. worship service. The group will share its music and testimonies of redemption and healing. Everyone is welcome.
Band in the Park Big Sweet Life and B-Side Beauties will kick off the free Band in the Park event from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 16, in Trailside Park in Pequot Lakes singing songs from the flip side of hit records that weren't intended to be hits, but became popular anyway. Music will include rockabilly, folk, surf, folk rock, swamp, singer-songwriter, early rock 'n' roll, and '60s and '70s rock from both sides of the Atlantic.
40 years ago - June 15, 1978 Greg Falls, of Pequot Lakes High School, is one of 150 Minnesota high school students to receive the 3M Creativity Award this year. Miss Lisa Loveland was guest of honor at the bridal shower on Tuesday, June 6th held at the Immaculate Heart Church hall. Hostesses for the occasion were Mrs. Les Boozell, Mrs. Roger Schwieters, Mrs. Jack Felber and Mrs. Leo Fraser. 30 years ago - June 16, 1988
The Backus American Legion will host a chicken dinner fundraiser for the Becker Busy Bees 4-H club from 5 p.m. until gone Sunday June 17. Dinner will be $9 per plate.
Pequot Lakes' ninth annual pet pageant and carnival will be Saturday, June 16. Festivities will start at 11 a.m. on Front Street near the Cole Memorial Building. Trophies will be awarded for best costume, pet/owner look-alike, best trick, most unusual pet and best of show. Carnival games include Plinko, petting zoo, kissing booth, face painting, cotton candy, bounce house and doggie musical chairs. This free event is sponsored by Pequot Lakes Community Action and The Babinski Foundation Animal Shelter.
The Patriot tennis team saw 32 of its athletes from the varsity, junior varsity and middle levels spend three days on the courts for the team's 14th annual summer camp, led by Jack Bowe and his staff. Bowe runs the Bowe Tennis Academy in St. Cloud and is the men's tennis coach for St. John's University.