Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Whitefish Chain Yacht Club's annual fall dinner brought members together to introduce new board member David Gahn. "David's experience in business as owner of Crosslake Canvas and Upholstery will bring new energy to our existing board of directors," Commodore John Pribyl said. Along with the introduction of Gahn to the group of yacht club attendees, Pribyl told of a new initiative to raise funds from members and visitors so that all buoys in the Whitefish Chain of Lakes are lighted.
Kicks on Route 66 and the Nordic Haus will host "Pretty Good Cafe" - Uff Da Comedy Hour at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Kicks on Route 66 in Crosslake. There is a $15 donation and proceeds will be given to The Center in Brainerd. Enjoy the antics of Anna-Lisa, Gudrun, Olga, Jenny, Knute and Nels at their cafe being served by Ellie-May. Light refreshments will be served. Make a reservation by calling 218-962-5425.
I am writing to tell you about Bill Brekken. He has been volunteering at Lakes Area Food Shelf to help us unload our monthly truck delivery from Second Harvest North Central Food Bank. He is a great asset to our volunteer family here at LAFS. I have also known Bill for numerous years through BlackRidge Bank and have always been impressed with his commitment to our community. Carey Rasinski, Nisswa Manager, Lakes Area Food Shelf
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Oct. 2 Jack Anderson, 3460; Ed Kloncz, 3410; Ernie Burch, 3390; Ron Kriewald, 3270; Lila Kersey won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Oct. 1 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Tom McGrath and Nan Moran, both 4900; Owen Johnson, 4850. Tuesday, Oct. 2 Whitefish Golf Club, 6 p.m. North/South: Jim Thompson and Kerry Holloway, Tom and Helen McGrath, Pat Montgomery and Terri Steffen, all 77.5.
Crow Wing County has a serious public health epidemic with mental illness, trauma, chemical dependency and other social issues impacting thousands of our citizens. As a clinical therapist working in the mental health field, I see the impact that suicide has on families and friends left behind as they learn to adjust to the new "normal."
The sixth annual WalleyeDan Fishing to End Hunger Tournament was a success both in attracting anglers and in raising funds for Kids Against Hunger. On Oct. 6, the day of the event 109 boats were registered for the event at Bar Harbor on Gull Lake. The event is popular among anglers who like to compete and contribute to charity at the same time.
We have known John and Linda Andrews for many years. John has always been very aware of and involved with the needs and wants of the city of Crosslake. He is concerned about and pays attention to what actions will actually benefit Crosslake as a whole. John has been very active in the city through various committees and events. He also was a volunteer for the IRS/AARP tax preparation program for several years. As a preparer, he assisted in the preparation of several hundred federal, state and property tax returns for area residents.
Scott Goddard is running for Crow Wing County sheriff. Who is he? Scott is a man of faith and is a lifelong member of Grace Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes. He is a devoted family man, husband to Carla and father of Jordan and Paxton. He was born and raised in Pequot Lakes, graduating from Pequot Lakes High School. He married into the "Brainerd Warrior Family" when he married Carla, a graduate of Brainerd High School.
Grassroots Concerts James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe will perform on the Grassroots Concerts stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar at the Journey Church in Nisswa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-come, first-served. Grassroots welcomes concert-goers' donations of nonperishable food or cash for the local food shelf. Out of the Darkness
After attending the Pequot Lakes Chamber's candidate forum on Oct. 1, I am all in on my support for James Tayloe's candidacy for mayor of Pequot. He is not a politician. He does not have a personal agenda. He is adamantly opposed to removing part of Patriot Avenue for the proposed Trailside Park project. He is against raising our taxes for said park project. The other mayoral candidate would not commit to either of those positions during the forum.