Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department CRASH: Report on March 14 at 5:59 p.m. of a property damage crash on East Clark Lake Road in Nisswa. THEFTS: Report on March 15 at 7:51 a.m. of the theft of a propane tank on Shamrock Lane in Fifty Lakes. Report on March 17 at 6:53 p.m. of a possible theft on Dobbins Road in Merrifield. Breezy Point Police Department THEFT: Report on March 13 at 9:37 a.m. of a theft on Belgian Drive in Breezy Point. Nisswa Police Department
Lakes Area Singles will host a monthly pizza and game night for single, divorced and widowed adults from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the lobby at The Center in Brainerd. Pizza or sandwiches will be provided for a small cost, and those who attend are asked to bring their own drink. There is no charge for attending. This group caters to single adults who would like to meet others to socialize with in a user-friendly atmosphere. There will be time for visiting and playing cards or board games. The Center also has a pool table.
Eric Altena, Department of Natural Resources area fisheries manager in Little Falls, will share the story of his once-in-a-lifetime fishing trip in search of the exotic peacock bass, "Stalking the Brazilian Peacock Bass," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Northland Arboretum in Brainerd. Altena took a fishing trip on the remote Marmelos River in the Brazilian Amazon basin. The peacock bass is considered one of the most beautiful of freshwater fish and one of the strongest and acrobatic in the world.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd Cody Jones and Tara Fries, Aitkin, a girl, Cota Rayne Holtzleicer, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, Jan. 1, 2019. Grandparents are Steven and Lori Fries, Fifty Lakes, Tammi and Dave Cutter, Crosby, and Steve and Ronda Jones, Brainerd. Arthur Kilmer and Heather Knutson, Backus, a boy, Wolfram Arthur, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, Jan. 5, 2019.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, March 12 Ed Kloncz, 3310; Carol Furnstahl, 3020; Wally Anderson, 2550; Joe Styndl, 2450. Bill Ellis won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, March 11 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. No game. Tuesday, March 12 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. Duplicate: Jim Thompson and Scott Krupke, 52; Phyllis DeRosier and Lois Volkmuth, 47; Mary Kay Kendall and Deanna Dubel, 43; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 42.5. Wednesday, March 13 Maucieri's, 11 a.m.
The Nisswa Community Center is the site of Silver and Fit classes for seniors at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join this class to improve your day-to-day quality of life. Silver and Fit is one of the fastest growing fitness programs servicing the Medicare market, said Brett Hanson, vice president of American Specialty Health Fitness. Tootie Harris offers Senior Fit, a designated Silver and Fit class. The program was designed to provide Medicare beneficiaries with the opportunity to improve their fitness through a safe, effective program.
Six Pine River-Backus Pack 73 Webelo Scouts were welcomed into the next level of Scouting in a crossing over ceremony Monday, March 4, during the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner at The Warehouse in Pine River. Scouts who advanced are Andrew Volk, Kaleb Shamp, Lake Mongan, Hudson Good, Kaden Butricks and Brock Altepeter.
Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, introduced legislation to combat aquatic invasive species that continue to pose a threat to Minnesota's lakes and waters. The legislation provides funding for the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center to conduct research, improve control and management, increase early detection and risk assessment, and ultimately prevent the establishment and spread of key invasive species in Minnesota.
Nine contestants will compete in the Miss Pine River Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the old gym at Pine River-Backus High School. The theme will be "40 Years of Fabulous," tying in rubies both for the 40th anniversary of the pageant and ruby slippers for the 80th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz." The emcee will be Jay Cline. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students in grades K-12. Children under 5 will get in free. The following contestants are vying for the title of Miss Pine River:
The Crow Wing County Land Services Department will offer free nitrate testing for residents of Crow Wing County and surrounding areas at the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association Home & Outdoor Show on Friday-Sunday, March 22—24, at the Crow Wing County Land Services booth at the Essentia Health Sports Center. Free nitrate testing is also available year-round at the land services customer service counter from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.