Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Crow Wing County Board approved the distribution of $1,235,736 in 2018 surplus revenues generated from management of tax-forfeited lands at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 12. The funds were generated from the sale of tax forfeited properties and the sale of timber on county managed tax forfeited lands. Under the approved allocation, local cities, townships, and school districts will receive $370,721.
Community members are invited to participate in a travel study with Central Lakes College: A European tour and Mediterranean cruise with the CLC Wind Symphony. There will be a general information meeting for the trip at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the CLC Music Rehearsal Hall, near the theatre area of the Brainerd campus. This trip is open to any musician who plays percussion, brass or woodwind instruments and their significant other. You do not need to be in the band to join the tour.
From left, Alexa, Cindi and Carly Fyle, of Pequot Lakes; Sophie Littman, of Lake Shore; and Kathy Bittner Lee, of Mission Township, brought the Echo Journal on their families' spring break getaway to Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
The Pequot Lakes fifth grade boys' basketball traveling team picked up two tournament victories and one runner-up title in February. On Saturday, Feb. 2, they played in Park Rapids and earned first place by beating Park Rapids, Leech Lakers and Staples-Motley. On Sunday, Feb. 10, they played in the Buffalo tourney, where they beat Buffalo, Chanhassen, and Chaska to earn first place. On Saturday, Feb. 16, they played their last tournament of the season in Pierz, where they took second place by beating Royalton and Rush City, then losing to Holdingford in the championship game.
The Crossing Arts Alliance announces the application process is open for its annual arts scholarship. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a high school in the lakes area - Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton, Crosslake, Pequot Lakes, Pillager and Pine River-Backus. The applicant must be planning to pursue further education in the arts, including but not limited to, visual art, music, drama, speech, literary arts, dance/movement, photography and technology-produced arts.
Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Stephen Blenkush and I have been called to serve as the pastor at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. I started this new call back in February and I am now in the process of getting situated and slowly acquainted with the good folks at Our Savior's Lutheran. I hope you will consider joining us some Sunday morning for worship if you do not have a church home at this time.
Breezy Point Skating held a family skate night Sunday, March 10, and collected $223 and a large bin of food to support the Lakes Area Food Shelf. The event was open to the public and more than 60 people laced up skates. Here, Lily and Madilyn Good are with Carey Rasinski, food shelf manager.
University of North Dakota The following students were named to the fall semester dean's list at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks: Samuel Scheuss, of Crosslake; William Moe, of Pequot Lakes; Wyatt Fink, of Pine River. College of St. Benedict Brittny Bzdok, of Pequot Lakes, was named to the fall semester dean's list at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. Bzdok is a senior global business leadership major. Troy University
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 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