Backus church to hold sports clinics


Lakeside Baptist Church of Backus will hold three sports clinics for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade this fall. Sports clinics provide an opportunity for young people to learn or hone basic skills in the designated sport.

All clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Clinics available are:

  • Soccer: Sept. 26.
  • Flag football: Oct. 10.
  • Basketball: Oct. 24.

Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a water bottle and a wristband. Cost is $10 per person.
Registration is available at under the "events" section. For more information, call the church at 218-947-4955. Lakeside Baptist Church is located under the water tower in Backus at 125 Church Lane.

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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