Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Concordia College-Moorhead wrestling team has a local flavor with two former Road Crew members, Nick Gravdahl and Addy (Addisuone) Harrington, on its squad this season. Gravdahl, a senior at Concordia, currently is tied for the second-most wins on the team with a 25-12 record at 174 pounds. Harrington, a freshman, has won six matches as a part-time contributor at 125.
Bethel University Libby Kurtzman, of Nisswa, was named to the fall semester dean's list at Bethel University in St. Paul. She is a sophomore and the daughter of Chris and Molly Kurtzman.
60 years ago, Feb. 13, 1959 (Headline) Big Legion fishing derby Sunday at Norway Lake 50 years ago, Feb. 14, 1969 A going away party for Father McEnery will be held in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall on Sunday, February 16th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 25 years ago, Feb. 10, 1994 A 17-year-old juvenile male has been charged with two felony counts of making terroristic threats and one count of attempted coercion stemming from the alleged bomb threats made at the Pine River-Backus School Feb. 1.
The ethanol industry has great potential to improve agricultural communities in Minnesota, boosting the economy and helping our hardworking farmers provide for their families. Over the past five years, farm income has fallen by 46 percent. One thing that all Americans can do to help is use a biofuel that we make and sell right here at home. E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, is made from farm crops like corn.
The Pequot Lakes junior high speech team competed in its first tournament of the season Monday, Feb. 4, where 12 contestants placed: Jakob Sundstrom (front row from left), Myra Neumann and Kiley Newton; Teagen Johnson (middle row) and Zoe Huber; Lily Blomer (back row), Tabitha Kibwaa, Samantha McMahon, Sarah Lemaster, Harley Cline, Grace Jordan and Scout Swanstrom.
FEBRUARY 15 Legacy program: Violin building and Scandinavian folk music, 11:30 a.m., Pequot Lakes Community Library 15 Grassroots Concert: The Roe Family Singers, 7:30 p.m., Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar in the Journey Church, Nisswa 16 Brainerd Lakes Area Children's Museum program for toddlers to first-graders, 10 a.m.-noon, Pequot Lakes Community Library 16 Valentine's ham dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Pine River United Methodist Church
Pine River-Backus High School crowned a king and queen to rule over the local snowscape at the annual Sno-Daze coronation Monday, Feb. 11. Madison Abraham and David Erickson were crowned king and queen with Steven Gardner and Gabby Heck claiming the prince and princess titles. The candidates, dressed in Seussian regalia, danced the annual skit for the gathered students and parents. In addition, Sarah Carey performed on guitar and vocals for a talent demonstration.
Seniors Jordan Schommer and Mhairi Christopherson were crowned king and queen at Pequot Lakes High School's Snodaze coronation Wednesday morning, Feb. 6. The two were selected from a court that included Ashlynn Reynolds, Pacey Andrews, Kayla Thompson, Nick Barth, Cally Traxler, Sam Person, Jordyn Tayloe, Dylan Erickson, Emma Nevin, Sean Ryan, Elle Olmscheid and Luke Tangen. The event marked the center of the school's Snodaze week, which included dress-up days, decorated hallways and games, culminating with a dance on Friday evening, Feb. 8.
Nisswa will host its annual Winter Jubilee on Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17. New this year is smoosh racing on the ball field. Form a four-person team and race for prizes. Buy a Jubilee button for $5 at participating businesses to receive entry to the Echo Band on Friday at the Nisswa American Legion, bean bag tournament Saturday at the Legion, smoosh races and discounts at participating retailers and restaurants.. Following is a schedule of events: Friday, Feb. 15 • 4:30 p.m.: Meat raffle at the Nisswa American Legion.
Gov. Tim Walz's decision Tuesday, Feb. 12, to renew an appeal of the Line 3 oil pipeline by former Gov. Mark Dayton's Department of Commerce prompted responses from local legislators. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a certificate of need, and a contentious routing permit on a 3-2 vote in June.