Pretty princesses

Sidney and Brian Larsen dance at the Princess Ball on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cole Memorial Building in Pequot Lakes. Submitted Photo

The Princess Ball, a daddy-daughter dance and Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant fundraiser, took place Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Cole Memorial Building in Pequot Lakes. Girls were able to invite their dad, grandparent or mentor to the event sponsored by Community Action of Pequot Lakes.

Volunteers who helped with the Princess Ball include: Miss Pequot Lakes Princess Taylor Schultz (back row, left), Lark Luchka, Princess Whitney Fink, Kelbee Lampi, Brea Eckes, Ana Blank, Miss Pequot Lakes Mariah Rickard, Escort Ava Grove, Quinn Trottier, Escort Addison Headley and and Escort Sidney Larsen; Lily Gilbertson (middle row, left), Georgie Thompson, Abi Martin and Gabby Ziesemer; and Kodi Crawford (front row, left), Sophia Nordby and Isabelle Ziesemer. Submitted Photo

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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