Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Pine River and Crosslake. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60. Meals on Wheels are available for homebound seniors in area communities. In Pine River, meals are served at the Heartland Apartments, 445 Snell Ave. To make a reservation or for Meals on Wheels information, call 218-587-2921.
Nisswa Winter Jubilee events will run Friday-Sunday, Feb. 16-18, though the first clue for the Triple Medallion Hunt will be posted at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. Clues will be posted at 3 p.m. every day at the Nisswa Chamber building and on Facebook for two of the three hidden medallions. All clues for the last medallion will be posted Saturday, Feb. 17. For prizes and more information, check "Nisswa Winter Jubilee" on Facebook.
The Nisswa Chamber hosted 250 seventh- and eighth-grade Junior Achievement students from Staples-Motley and Pillager schools Wednesday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 26, when downtown Nisswa was chosen for a job shadowing module. Students started their Nisswa tours at Nisswa City Hall, where Mayor Fred Heidmann greeted them. The chamber then gave itineraries and walking maps to the students, and provided an overview of the chamber and of downtown Nisswa.
Alexandria Technical and Community College Anthony Fitzer and Lyndsey Johnson, Pequot Lakes, were named to the fall semester dean's list at Alexandria Technical and Community College. Carleton College Henry Liedl, Pequot Lakes, earned all-conference academic honors as a student athlete at Carleton College in Northfield. College of St. Scholastica
The Pequot Lakes sixth-grade girls basketball team beat Minneapolis FAB and Columbia Heights, then lost to the Grand Rapids seventh-grade team for second place at the MYAS Tournament in Columbia Heights on Saturday Feb. 3. Front row, from left: Kelsi Martini, Charlee Sullivan, Allyson Yahn and Isabel Larson. Back row: Coach Lisa Martini, Grace Hoffard, Lauren Schultz, Ella Kratochvil, Aubrey Larsen and Coach Jon Larson.
The following Pequot Lakes High School students were named to the first semester honor roll: 12th grade - A honor roll
By last fall, the Crosslakers organization was eager to get its projects into the implementation stage. It had identified and nurtured ideas identified by Crosslake citizens in 2016 to make Crosslake a better place. But implementation of the ideas was temporarily stalled until the organization realized that if the ideas were to become reality, they would need to be presented before government agencies at some point.
Lakes Area Unlimited Learning will host Crosby Police Chief Kim Coughlin from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Heartwood Senior Living in Crosby. Coughlin became police chief in Crosby after 15 years with the Minneapolis Police Department working in investigations, vice and internal affairs. Originally from this area, she returned to Crosby with an interest in making the area safe for residents and visitors. She will discuss the challenges of her office and issues she has faced in the last 13 years. She will answer questions from those who attend.
Three prize winners accused of cheating at the 28th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake successfully passed polygraph tests that concluded no deception had taken place, according to a news release from the Jaycees. The anglers in question were father and son Ivan and Stephan Lygoky and their relative, Rostik Lygoky, all from Hartville, Ohio.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Jan. 30 John Holloway, 3880; Ken Schrupp, 3570; Joe Styndl, 3180; Jeanette Toenies, 3050; Ed Kloncz, 3030. Scott Ingram won the door prize. Bridge scores Sunday, Jan. 28 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. Duplicate Shirley Gronholm, 14; Pam Graves, Bruce Eastman and Jim Thompson, 13 - tied. Monday, Jan. 29 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Dianne Lodin, 4900; Peter Graves and Jim Thompson, 4810 - tie. Tuesday, Jan. 30 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m.