Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Backus Cornfest is cooking up good times Saturday, Aug. 11, with a money scramble, parade and fireworks along with other annual activities. Following is a schedule of events: 8:30 a.m.: Parade lineup at Foothills Christian Academy; pre-registration is welcome but not required. 8 a.m-4 p.m.: Craft and vendor fair. Submit applications to email@example.com . 10 a.m.: Treasure maps on sale. 11 a.m.: Cornfest Parade.
The Pequot Lakes Community Education fall book of classes should arrive in mailboxes soon. Included will be classes pertaining to arts and crafts, driver improvement, finance, fitness, health and wellness, ice skating, gymnastics, swimming lessons, youth activities, youth sports, Early Childhood Family Education, Kid Konnection and information on the 2018-19 Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts schedule.
Week seven of the 22nd Annual Hackensack Children's Fishing Contest was a little windy, but otherwise pleasant weather. 70 kids brought their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and family out for a wonderful day of fishing. The fish catching was slower than normal with only 129 fish caught, but smiles were seen everywhere. Some participants were from from Germany July 24, so they took home a prize for coming the furthest to be at the contest.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd Jack and Mina Sargent, Crosslake, a boy, Glen William, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, July 3, 2018. Grandparents are Leon Depuydt and Roxanne Haust, Eagle Lake, and Dan and Deb Sargent, Mankato. Shawn Brandon and Taylor Tulenchik, Pine River, a boy, Mason Scott Brandon, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, July 7, 2018. Grandparents are Scott and Naomi Tulenchik, Pine River, and Craig and Hope Brandon, Pine River.
The Crow Wing County Highway Department reminds residents that it is illegal to place political, real estate, garage sale, graduation, wedding, etc. signs within a public road right of way, including the ditch. Signs placed in public road right of way are in violation of Minnesota Statute 160.27. This statute prohibits putting signs in the highway road right of way and allows for removal by road authorities.
For the third summer in a row, Happy Dancing Turtle will offer area youths the opportunity to hone their camping skills through Turtle Treks. Happy Dancing Turtle is a small nonprofit in Pine River working to promote stewardship and sustainability. HDT believes in the power of getting kids back into nature, a news release stated.
Representatives of the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomed members and friends from the University of Minnesota Extension's Regional Sustainable Development Partnership to the Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens at the Cross Lake Recreation Area on Wednesday, July 25. The Linda Ulland Memorial Gardens project enjoyed early funding support from the Central Region's Sustainable Development Partnership.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point The following area students graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on May 19: Madison Grausam, Hackensack, Master of Science in community and organizational leadership; Ernest Jorgensen, Nisswa, Bachelor of Science in geoscience. Drake University Danielle McKay, Nisswa, was named to the spring semester dean's list at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming classes. Register online at prbschools.revtrak.net or call 218-587-2080. • Eureka Engineering for Grades 3-5: 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, Aug. 13-16, Pine River-Backus School. Enter through Door 33. Fee: $70 (possible scholarships available). Eureka introduces students to the core skills of robotics and other STEM areas through engaging and hands-on learning opportunities. Student groups will work with Lego Mindstorm kits, which will include both programming and mechanical components.
The National Loon Center in Crosslake received support from the Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources last week when it was included in the annual recommendations being made to the 2019 Minnesota Legislature on how to allocate proceeds from the state's Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. The project is dedicated to the survival and protection of the common loon and will focus, through the foundation's mission, to restore and protect loon habitats, enhance environmental recreation, and construct a research and education center for migratory wildlife.