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Families come together for Evan Lindquist Memorial 5K

In memory of their daughter, Maria, the Borland family made a donation of $1,000 to this year's Evan Lindquist Memorial 5K walk/run. Maria died in March from complications from the flu, after which the Lindquist family gave their support, having ...

Former Pine River-Backus High School Principal Trent Langemo walks with Tristan Borland of Pine River. The Borland family donated $1,000 this year toward the Evan Lindquist 5K memorial event in memory of their daughter, Maria, who died of complications from the flu in 2016. Photo by Travis Grimler
Former Pine River-Backus High School Principal Trent Langemo walks with Tristan Borland of Pine River. The Borland family donated $1,000 this year toward the Evan Lindquist 5K memorial event in memory of their daughter, Maria, who died of complications from the flu in 2016. Photo by Travis Grimler

In memory of their daughter, Maria, the Borland family made a donation of $1,000 to this year's Evan Lindquist Memorial 5K walk/run.

Maria died in March from complications from the flu, after which the Lindquist family gave their support, having lost a child - Evan - approximately six years ago to a school bus accident.

The 2016 walk/run Saturday, May 14, in Pine River marked a milestone, as Evan Lindquist's classmates, in kindergarten when he died, are graduating to seventh grade at the end of the school year. The money raised at the memorial event goes toward a scholarship that will be available first to his classmates.

The current scholarship fund balance is $43,889, with $5,708 raised in 2016.

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Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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