Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Donna Olson, Pequot Lakes Community Library materials coordinator, retired this week after 15 years of volunteering. A community reception will be held to thank Olson from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019.
Bob Remington, Pine River, won the $200 gift basket that was part of Shop Local Week in Pine River.
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby will host a free meeting about end-of-life decisions from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in its Clinic Conference Room. A trained Honoring Choices facilitator will discuss how to start the discussion with those close to you, determining wishes for end-of-life care and who you want to make medical care decisions for you if you could not speak for yourself, the importance of an advance care directive and more.
The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Pine River and Crosslake. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60. Meals on Wheels are available for homebound seniors in area communities. In Pine River, meals are served at the Heartland Apartments, 445 Snell Ave. To make a reservation or for Meals on Wheels information, call 218-587-2921.
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department CRASH: Report on Dec. 10 at 3:46 p.m. of a property damage crash on North Shore Pines and County Road 1 in Pine River. FIRE: Report on Dec. 10 at 4:57 p.m. of a chimney fire on South Kimble Road in Pequot Lakes. Breezy Point Police Department CRASH: Report on Dec. 6 at 8:51 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 11 and Ranchette Drive. TRAFFIC ARREST: Report on Dec. 9 at 3:21 a.m. of a driver arrested for fourth-degree DWI and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance on County Road 11 and North Drive.
Jenkins ushered in the Christmas season with its 11th annual tree-lighting ceremony Friday, Dec. 7, at Veterans Park. The event included a bonfire to keep warm, horse-drawn wagon rides around town and free hot dogs, cookies and apple cider. Three trees at the park along the highway are now glowing red, green and blue.
Pequot Lakes held the seventh annual Santa's Bobbin' Into Town event Saturday, Dec. 8, featuring a day filled with holiday fun that included balloon animals, a visit from Santa's reindeer, a bonfire with treats, horse and wagon rides and, of course, storytime and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The night capped off with the Light Up the Night parade on Government Drive and Main Street.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Dec. 4 Les Dupont, 3920; Ed Kloncz, 3920; Ron Kriewald, 3200; Dennis Odegard, 2910; Wally Anderson, 2830; Leonard Blasing, 2580. Ernie Burch won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Dec. 3 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. No scores. Tuesday, Dec. 4 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. Duplicate North/South: Dale Dickie and Helen McGrath, 69; Phyllis DeRosier and Lois Volkmuth, 64.5; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 64.
Pequot Lakes Just For Kix dancers will perform in their winter show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Pequot Lakes Athletic Complex. Dancers in pre-school and older will showcase their talents and there will be a surprise visit from special guests. Cost at the door is $10 for adults and $8 for students.
Rhythmic Circus will perform its "Holiday Shuffle" family-friendly show at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Presented by the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, the show will begin at an earlier time than other Cultural Arts Series performances. Producer Patrick Spradlin calls this "a really big, really fun, really unique" holiday show.