Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Evidently, there are a lot of people who don't have a clue as to the personal history of our presidents, especially if you watch only the far left media with the 24/7 onslaught of President Trump. According to them, Trump is the worst president we have ever had. He's a liar, a horrible role model with accusations that continue to pile up.
Bailey Wynn had 32 kills, four ace serves and four blocks and recorded 12 digs for the Pine River-Backus volleyball team as the Tigers won the Pine and Lakes Tournament in Pequot Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 8. Rylie Hirschey completed 77 set assists, 14 digs, and five ace serves for 7-1 Tigers. Britt Kratochvil tallied 26 kills, 25 digs and four blocks for a Pequot Lakes team that finished the tournament 3-1, losing only to Melrose. Lydia Hubbard contributed 16 kills, 14 digs and 10 blocks for the Patriots. Team Scores: Melrose def PL 2-0 PL def Onamia 2-0
Members of Crosslake Lutheran Church and their families spent a wonderful week together in late August at Holden Village in the Cascade Mountains of central Washington. Members pictured are Brian and Sue Carson with their daughters and their husbands and grandchildren, Pastors Tony and Kristin Oltmann and Kyle, Randy and Becky Kraft, and Gail and John Boline. Submitted Photo
The annual St. Francis Catholic School Foundation Dinner is set for Friday, Sept. 28, at Madden's Wilson Bay Lodge. The theme is "God Plants the Seed. Faith makes it grow." Keynote speaker will be Father Ryan Moravitz, pastor of St. Lawrence, St. Joseph and Holy Family in Duluth. He is the previous pastor of Immaculate Heart in Crosslake and St. Emily's in Emily. Cost is $135 per ticket or $1,350 for a table. To reserve seats or a table, call the school at 218-829-2344.
Faith in Action will host its fall fundraiser serving Booya from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Union Church on Lake Avenue in Hackensack. Booya is a thick soup of Belgian origin loaded with meats and vegetables. The soup, served with Linnea's organic sourdough bread, dessert and a beverage, will be accompanied by live music by Larry Kimball & Friends. The event benefits Faith in Action for Cass County. This event is free and open to the public with donations accepted at the door. There is a $10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away.
Brainerd Writers Alliance will present Beth Hautala, local author of "Waiting for Unicorns" and "The Ostrich and Other Lost Things," from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Sage on Laurel, 606 Laurel St., Brainerd. Hautala will talk about writing fiction and the power of literature in daily life. She loves encouraging writers of all ages. Hautala will have books available for purchase at the event. The event is free and open to the public, and children are welcome.
The nonprofit Grassroots Concerts series announces its fall concert schedule. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church in Nisswa. • Friday, Sept. 28: Dusty Heart ( https://dustyheartmusic.com ) Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean, both songwriters and musicians, combine their voices for a powerful sound.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Project Supervisor Kirk Allen announced Tuesday, Sept. 11 that the Highway 371 construction project between Backus and Hackensack will move on to the next stage of construction, milling, on Wednesday, Sept. 12. During this time the surface of the road will be ground off to make a surface to which the new layer can adhere. The milling work is expected to continue through the following week. The road will still be an active construction site during this milling process and the detour West of 371 will remain open.
If you know an association or business that has made an outstanding contribution to a local community, nominate them for a commitment to community award. Crow Wing Power is seeking applications for the 15th annual Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes businesses, nonprofit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community.
Lutheran Church of the Cross on County Road 13 in Nisswa will host a Red Cross blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. To sign up as a donor, visit the Red Cross website at redcrossblood.org or call the church at 218-963-2564.