Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The following gardening classes will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the days listed at the Hub in Hackensack. Classes are free, but the Hub requires a $1.50 charge per person per class for use of the facilities. Instructor is Mary Parrish. • March 12: Roses and other Hardy Plants Learn about late frost and ways to use wood ash. • March 19: Bulb Planting Learn about the "lasagna method" and healing plants. • April 16: The Planting Class, at Country Gardens on Highway 371 north of Backus.
60 years ago, March 14, 1958 (Headline) St. Patrick's dance at Backus ballroom Monday 50 years ago, March 8, 1968 (Pine River School Board) voted raises for the faculty with a base of $5,900 to $8,300 with $100 insurance, or $6,000 to $8,400 without insurance, on 12 steps for a 4-year degree. 25 years ago, March 11, 1993 (Headline) Six period day? School board seeks options (Headline) Blue Goose fire 'not an accident' 10 years ago, March 13, 2008 (Headline) New county attorney sworn in; Strandlie assumes duties March 13
The Crosslake Community School archery team had 12 archers participate in the Alexandria Area High School Archery Tournament on Saturday, March 3. Of those 12, 11 archers participated in the Middle School Division and shot for a combined score of 2679, finishing in fourth place. In the eighth-grade boys division, Logan Mejdrich was in second place with a score of 272. Among fifth-graders, Kamrin Hulke was in third place with a score of 262. In the senior girl's division, Emily Mitchell shot as an individual archer and took 10th place with a score of 240.
Crews from the Pequot Lakes, Ideal Township and Pine River fire departments quickly extinguished a fire before noon Thursday at Timber Creek rustic furniture in Jenkins. From the outside, fire crews focused on a smokestack coming out of the roof on the north end of the building. They removed the pipe and opened a hole in a gable to spray water and advance a hose line to the inside, where interior attack crews were already actively working. The Backus Fire Department was also called for mutual aid to provide backup in Pine River in case of additional fire calls.
Sorry, you won’t find Erma in this week’s (March 8, 2018) printed copies of Pineandlakes Echo Journal because she got lost in all the snow we had this last weekend. Good luck finding her next week in the Echo Journal! Remember, Erma is not hidden online and there is no prize, just the satisfaction of finding the frisky feline!
Crossing Arts Kids art programming is set from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10. Kids will use special paint to make a suncatcher of their own design that looks like stained glass. The class is geared toward kids ages 5-13, but any age - even adult "kids at heart" - are welcome. Younger artists will require an adult helper. A donation of $3 per child or $5 per family for materials is requested, but no child will be turned away. This class is sponsored by the Brainerd Area Art Club. FocalPOINT Photography Club
The Lakes Area Mat Rats were crowned champions at the Thief River Falls Team Tournament Friday, Feb. 16. Front row, from left: Josiah Sescher, Landon Ashman, Tristan Ashman, Eli Martini, Bryce Mick, Quentin Ellsworth and Parker Zutter. Back row: Coach Logan Sonnek, George Stockman, James Cummings, Riley Peters, Garrett Carlson, Coach Triston Rubner, Chance Abraham, Peyton Scott, Tayten Mick, Earl Stockman and Coach Brian Rubner.
Less than 1 percent of the people in the United States are NRA members. This means if you're in a room of 100 people, only one is an NRA member. The 99 percent of us who want to destroy the United States' attitudes of accepting the unacceptable gun violence and whining, act like you're the 99 percent! Be sure to let our legislators know. You love your country, right? And our children? Have the guts to act accordingly.
A sunny, 38-degree day greeted the 327 jumpers who took the plunge into Pelican Lake Saturday, March 3, for the annual Polar Plunge at Breezy Point Resort. The event brought in more than $74,000 for Special Olympics Minnesota. Local law enforcement, firefighters and staff from North Memorial Ambulance kicked off the event by jumping with Special Olympics athletes. --- --- --- --- --- Photo Gallery - Polar Plunge 2018
MARCH 9 CLC Cultural Arts Series: The Holy Rocka Rollaz, music of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash and more, 7:30 p.m., Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College, Brainerd 10 St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop, Crosslake 10 John M. Rohr Historic Film Screening, 2 p.m., Pine River Depot 16 Historical re-enactor Arn Kind presents "Minnesota's Wild and Woolly Prohibition Days," 10 a.m., Pequot Lakes Public Library 16 Grassroots Concert: Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboy, 7:30 p.m., Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar, Journey Church, Nisswa