Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The renowned theologian, Karl Barth, was asked to be a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Divinity School. At the end of a captivating closing lecture, the president of the seminary announced that Dr. Barth was not well, and was quite tired, and though he thought that Dr. Barth would like to be open for questions, he should not be expected to handle the strain.
The United Methodist churches in Pequot Lakes and Pine River were the popular places to be Saturday, Dec. 1, for children to start - and complete - their Christmas shopping. The annual children's shopping events allowed kids to buy gifts for family and friends for $1 each, which included wrapping and gift tags. The events give children the opportunity to participate in gift-giving in spite of limited funds, or to surprise family and friends with their own thoughtful, hand-picked gifts.
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 CRASHES: Report on Nov. 29 at 5:37 a.m. of a vehicle off the road on County Road 145 and Silver Sands Road in Jenkins. Report on Nov. 30 at 7:44 a.m. of a property damage car/deer crash on County Road 1 and Satchell Road in Manhattan Beach. FIRE: Report on Dec. 3 at 1:56 p.m. of a fire on South Cullen Loop in Pequot Lakes. FRAUD: Report on Nov. 29 at 9:25 a.m. of fraud on County Road 1 in Fifty Lakes.
The following Pequot Lakes Middle School students were named to the first-quarter honor roll. 8th grade - A honor roll
Families celebrated Holiday at the Dam on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Crosslake. Children met Santa to tell him what they wanted for Christmas at a bonfire with hot chocolate, marshmallows and hot dogs. Craft stations allowed kids to make bird feeders and ornaments and visitors could go on a horse-drawn carriage ride in the snow.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, Nov. 27 Ralph Hulke, 4230; Scott Ingram, 3160; Becky Nordstrom, 3120; Leonard Blasing, 3060; Ed Kloncz, 3050. Vern Wolkenhauer won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, Nov. 26 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Florence DeLong, 4920; Dick Dietz, 4490. Tuesday, Nov. 27 Whitefish Golf Club, 12:30 p.m. Duplicate North/South: Jim Thompson and Scott Krupke, 76; Lois Steffen and Charles Ready, 68; Dale Dickie and Florence DeLong, 60.
Pine River-Backus High School Students of the Month for November were Josh Ellestad (back row from left), Jake Mills, Trevor Redding and Wyatt Bean; Hanna Bowen (front row from left) and Meghan Jarvi. Not pictured is Sidney Lodge.
A Merrifield man died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6, in a head-on collision near the intersection of Wise Road and Sugarberry Creek Road in Brainerd, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported. Daniel Robert Rehberger, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Kevin Roger Dumpprope, 48, Motley, was taken to Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center by North Ambulance.
The Legacy Chorale will perform "Joy to the World: A Celebration of Carols from Around the Globe" in the following communities: • Brainerd: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Tornstrom Auditorium. • Crosby-Ironton: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, Crosby-Ironton High School. • Longville: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Salem Lutheran Church. Freewill donations will be accepted at all concerts. For more information, visit www.legacychorale.org/events .