Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The cast of 41 community members for the upcoming Pequot Lakes Community Theatre production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid" has been set. People might recognize some names from past productions and others are making their community theater debut with this performance.
Bonnie Hinniker, of Sunshine Gardens, will speak about shoreline plants at the annual Lake Hattie Lake Association meeting, which will also feature a fundraising event at 1286 Shadywood Shores Drive NW, Pine River. The event is 9-10 a.m. Saturday, May 25. Sunshine Gardens Nursery and Landscaping will donate 15% of the funds raised during the event to the Lake Hattie Lake Association Aquatic Invasive Species fund. The association will provide free hot beverages and sweet treats.
Ideal Green Market The Ideal Green Market Cooperative will host its outdoor Saturday farmers markets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Saturday, May 25, at the Ideal Green Market located next to the Old Milwaukee Club in Ideal Corners, featuring local farmers and food producers showcasing their produce, meats, soaps and oils. Sundae Funday
40 years ago, May 24, 1979 A tanker, loaded with 7,500 gallons of LP gas, exploded at Echo Ridge in Crosslake, destroying the club and two cabins in the immediate area.
The Pequot Lakes PTA sponsored its annual Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 18, at Eagle View Elementary School. Despite the rain and cold, families brought children and their bikes and helmets to learn safety tips from area law enforcement personnel.
The following Memorial Day services will take place in area communities: Backus The Backus American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion will conduct Memorial Day services Monday, May 27, at the Backus Evergreen and Ponto Lake cemeteries. The Backus service will be at 10 a.m. and Ponto Lake at approximately 11 a.m.
MAY 24 Pine River Market Square farmers market, 2:30-5:30 p.m., downtown 24 Pequot Lakes High School graduation, 7 p.m., athletic complex 24 Pine River-Backus High School graduation, 7 p.m., performance gym 25 Ideal Green Market farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ideal Corners 26 Memorial Day service: 10 a.m., Crosslake Lutheran Church's Outdoor Worship Center 26 Sundae Funday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Camp Knutson, Crosslake
Pequot Lakes area author T.J. Jones talks to Kristin Neale (left), of Breezy Point, and Kelly McSherry Rowan (hidden) and Leo McSherry, who both grew up in Pequot Lakes and now live in the Twin Cities, Saturday, May 18, at Timeless Appeal in downtown Pequot Lakes, where four area authors had copies of their books and visited with shoppers.
Cold and rain didn't deter people from participating in the annual Downtown Nisswa Chocolate Walk on Saturday, May 18. Participants bought a $25 ticket and received specialty chocolates from 25 participating store fronts. There were 250 tickets available and they were all sold. Proceeds benefit Kinship Partners.
60 years ago, May 22, 1959 (Photos) In the top picture, earth is being moved by Charles Heino and his Back-Hoe ditch digger as the first step toward the erection of a new store building by Walter Silbaugh, of G.&G. Store. The second picture shows Mr. Paul Evard and Mr. Erwin Griep standing in front of the Evard building on Main Street, which was completed when plate glass windows were installed last week. (Headline) Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Soeth new owners of Pine River Launderette 50 years ago, May 22, 1969