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.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department ANIMAL BITE: Report on Sept. 1 at 10:15 p.m. of a dog bite on Birchlawn Drive in Pequot Lakes. FIRES: Report on Aug. 31 on 7:05 p.m. of a house struck by lightning on County Road 15 in Jenkins. Report on Sept. 1 at 5:15 p.m. of a fire on County Road 66 in Manhattan Beach. THEFTS: Report on Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. of a theft on County Road 77 in Nisswa. Report on Sept. 2 at 11:19 a.m. of the theft of batteries on County Road 145 in Jenkins.
Crosswoods Mens League Tuesday, Aug. 28 Game of the Day: Day 3 of 4 for the Tournament Day 3 of a 4 Day Tournament (Best 2 net scores of 4) Flight A Leader: Jim Fraser Flight B Leader: Chet Herrboldt Flight C Leader: Jeff Helland Flight D Leader: Earl Vanhorn Flight E Leader: Gary Chesner Closest to pin: Chet Herrboldt, Neil Smith, Casey McChesney, Doug Yeager, Jeff Helland Longest putt: Jack Larson, Steve Laak, Dave Branum Low gross: Bob Johnson (77) Thursday, Aug. 30
Cass County will host a 9/11 observance beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, on the courthouse lawn in Walker. The public is invited to attend. Spencer-Ross American Legion Post No. 134, the Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Walker Area Joint Fire Department will participate in the posting of colors and flag ceremony. Chaplain Nancy Wagner of the American Legion will deliver the opening remarks and prayer.
A nation mourns, while its president goes golfing and tweeting. One of my dear family relatives recently wrote me that she felt overwhelmingly dismayed that "one man could destroy so much good." Another relative, by contrast, wrote to me that he believed one of my internet news sites, recognized for its critical-minded journalism, is "just another Lefty hate site." So much for family unity in times of strife. Good guys and villains. Cowards and heroes. Under a constant barrage from fakers posing as truthsayers, it's hard to tell the difference anymore.
The eighth annual Leech Lake Area Ride for Vets in August included a stop at the Backus American Legion. Hosted by American Legion Riders of Walker Post 134, the ride kicked off at Walker and included stops in Longville, Hackensack, Backus, Akeley and Laporte before returning to Walker.
The Backus American Legion Auxiliary's monthly fundraiser breakfast will be served from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. The meal includes fried or scrambled eggs, pancakes or French toast, sausage and bacon, juice and coffee for $7 for adults and $4 children under age 7. The public is welcome. Proceeds go to veterans, community and auxiliary programs.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Aug. 28 Rich Davis, 3830; Jay Jeffers, 3180; Wally Anderson, 3130; Jeanette Toenies, 3040. Leonard Blasing won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Aug. 27 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. No scores. Tuesday, Aug. 28 Whitefish Golf Club, 6 p.m. Duplicate North/South: Jim Thompson and Kerry Holloway, 144.5; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 133; Pat Montgomery and Teri Steffen, 116.
A 48-year-old East Gull Lake motorcyclist died Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, in a collision on County Road 11 in Pequot Lakes, Pequot Lakes Police Chief Eric Klang reported in a news release. At approximately 3:44 p.m., a Pequot Lakes police officer on patrol located a crash on the 5600 block of County Road 11, the news release said. A 2015 Chevy Silverado, driven by a 69-year-old man from Pine River, was eastbound and turned left in front of the oncoming 2018 Ducati motorcycle, the news release said.
MnDOT Project Supervisor Kirk Allen announced by email the morning of Sept. 7 that the culvert replacement along Highway 371 from Backus to Hackensack will possibly be complete Saturday, Sept. 8, but the closure and detour will still be in place until more work is finished. The email said that crews were expected to finish culverts C and E in the early afternoon of Sept. 7. Another crew was scheduled to start construction on the final culvert, culvert F approximately noon on Sept. 7. Construction on culvert F was estimated to be complete the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 8.