Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Crosslake Area Garden Club meets at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Crosslake Community Center. Visitors are always welcome and members are encouraged. For more information, contact Linda at 218-765-3246 or visit crosslakegarden.org Upcoming programs include: Feb. 20: "Getting Started with Garden Seeds," presented by JoAnn Weaver. March 20: "Ornamental Grasses," presented by Landsburg Nursery, presented by Shelly Boser. April 17: "Shoreland Plants," presented by Bonnie Hinicker.
Olivia Lane was in grade school when 2011 graduate Emily Lueck became Pequot Lakes all-time girls' basketball scoring leader. "Emily was a great player," Lane recalled. "My sister (Vanessa) was on the team with Emily, so I watched a lot of their games. Those players were my role models."
Reserve junior guard Dakota Mitchell drained a 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds to give the host Crosby-Ironton Rangers a 52-51 win over the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a Mid-State Conference boys' basketball game Friday, Feb. 1. Mitchell finished with nine points, all 3-pointers late in the game, as he led a C-I comeback. The Rangers trailed 50-42 with 3:14 remaining. Jordan Schommer posted a game-high 23 points for the Patriots and Sean Ryan contributed 10.
Brady Raph scored a team-high 15 points for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 56-45 boys' basketball loss to Nevis Monday, Feb. 4, in a Northland Conference game. Torry Hirschey added 11 points for PR-B, which had won five of its last six games. The Tigers, 6-4 in the conference and 14-4 overall, are scheduled to host Red Lake at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Nevis 28 28—56 Pine River-Backus 24 21—45 NEVIS
The Pequot Lakes seventh-grade boys basketball team was consolation champs in its first tournament in Foley on Sunday, Jan. 13. They lost their first game to Big Lake and then beat Princeton and Monticello. Their second tourney, the SAYBA annual Winter Classic in Sartell, was Sunday, Jan. 20, where they took first place after winning games against Alexandria, Sartell and St. Cloud.
Northern Lakes Youth Hockey Association's 10U girls team took second place in the Brainerd Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 27. The team beat Orono Westonka, Cottage Grove and Shakopee to advance to the championship game and fell to Eveleth.
Crow Wing County was nationally recognized with a certificate and an award for financial reporting for the fifth year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The Certificate for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to Crow Wing County for its 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR. The county is one of 17 in the state to earn this distinction.
Pine River United Methodist Church will host a four-month senior series entitled, "Old Age Is Not For Sissies," featuring speakers to help participants navigate the aging process. Meetings will run from 1-3 p.m. once a month in the church dining room at 348 Barclay Ave. "Staying Independent," slated Tuesday, Feb. 19, will feature a panel including Faith in Action, Cass County Social Services and Home Instead Senior Care. "Need Some Help?," slated Tuesday, March 19, will help participants choose assisted living and nursing home options.
A Gentle Path to the 12 Steps, a 12 Step Program workshop, will soon be offered at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. Facilitated by Licensed Professional Counselor Pennie Carnes, the workshop is for people in recovery for all types of addiction, including alcohol, drugs, sex, overeating and gambling. The sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays for 12 consecutive weeks beginning Feb. 19.
Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit 202 donated $1,000 to Beltrami County for the veterans home to be constructed in Bemidji. Presenting the check to Cass County Assistant Veterans Service Officer Steve Sether are Linda Becker, auxiliary treasurer, and Bonnie Dupre, auxiliary unit 202 president.