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Pine River Lions Club welcomes new members 

The Pine River Lions Club recently welcomed new members after the first membership invitational event at the Pine River American Legion.
New members are Roger and Wendy Hoplin, Steve and Tammy Sherwood, Renee Stranne and Sean Hesse.

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Looking Back: April 24, 2014

40 years ago, April 25, 1974 From the Country Echo (Headline) Miller Ambulance Service sold to Stanley Gordon Ron and Maureen Crooker of Backus are constructing a log home that is using only building materials from the surrounding...

500 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Ralph Hulke, 4440; Wally Anderson, 4380; Bill Ellis, 4140; and Les Depont, 3760. John Holloway won the door prize. New players are always welcome. No dominoes until further notice.

Crow Wing County Public Health to offer final immunization clinic

Crow Wing County Public Health will offer a final immunization clinic Thursday, April 24, before the program offering low-cost vaccines ends at the end of April.

Chef's Hat: Light, lively recipes for spring

We've had a taste of spring. Granted, the cooler temps this week are a bit of a step back, but the large mounds of snow are greatly diminished, the days are longer and when the sun shines you definitely feel like spring has arrived.
Donna Evans

The Chop-Chop Salad

5 ounces lettuce (romaine or iceberg lettuce), chopped into small pieces 3 ounces (1 small) sweet potato, peeled, boiled, diced into large pieces 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup seedless grapes (red or green)...

Cider Walnut Vinaigrette

1 1/2 cups apple cider 3/4 cup cider vinegar 1 1/2 cups walnuts, finely chopped (a food processor works well) 1 tablespoon honey 2 1/4 cups canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon...

Bacon Chopped Salad

6 to 8 cups chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce 2 medium pears, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup chopped pecans (you can leave this out if you don’t care for nuts) 8...

Grape-Broccoli Pasta Salad

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 8 ounces bow tie pasta 1/2 to 1 pound fresh broccoli 1 cup mayonnaise (or you can use Miracle Whip) 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup diced red onion 1/3 cup red wine vinegar...

Pine River Lions Club welcomes new members

The Pine River Lions Club recently welcomed new members after the first membership invitational event at the Pine River American Legion. New members are Roger and Wendy Hoplin, Steve and Tammy Sherwood, Renee Stranne and Sean Hesse.

Looking Back - April 17

40 years ago, April 18, 1974 From the Country Echo Terry Moberg was honored for providing classroom instruction for Crosslake residents who desired to staff an ambulance based out of Crosslake.

Pages from the Past - April 17

75 years ago, April 21, 1939 From the Pine River Journal (Headline) Jim Ware and Ted Howe win firsts in Old Time contest The Old Time Fiddler’s and Accordion Player’s contest...

Births - April 17

Lakewood Health System, Staples Tatyana and Tiago Campos, Crosslake, a girl, Isabella, 5 pounds, 8 ounces, April 9, 2014. Essentia Health- St.

Senior Nutrition Menu: 041714

The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60.

CRMC donates equipment to Emily Food Shelf

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby recently donated no longer needed equipment to the Emily Food Shelf.

Renegade Chef: Waiting for the red wings

I am the quintessential Twins fan. I have evolved appropriately, slowly, like a deep-sea diver who has been rising to the surface since 1961, decompressing a little at a time so my head doesn't explode. I am resilient.
Joseph Hallbeck

Peanut Butter Plouffes

Peanut Butter Cream: 3 cups whole milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon flour 4 egg yolks 4 tablespoons butter 1...

Chocolate Colabello

3/4 cup sugar, plus 1/2 cup 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1-ounce square semisweet chocolate 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons Kahlua 4 tablespoons cocoa 1/...

Births - April 10

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby Holly and Jon Rowell of Pine River, a boy, Connor Scott Rowell, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Feb. 28, 2014. Grandparents are Marty Tulenchik and Janell Akerson, Wanda and Dave Mongan, Deb and Rick Rowell.

Looking Back - April 10

40 years ago, April 11, 1974 From the Country Echo Pine River students Cindy Atsatt, Douglas Vargo, Elizabeth Jones and Lee Ann Sears received "A" ratings at the Region Six Speech Festival at Fergus Falls.

Aging Conference Celebration set June 4 in Staples

The 33rd annual Aging Conference Celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, at the Staples Campus of Central Lakes College, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the event ending at 2 p.m.

Pages from the Past - April 10

75 years ago, April, 14, 1939 From the Pine River Journal (Headline) Freak calf born at Norman farm recently The calf was born with the hide of a sheep. Legs, eyes and tail were normal.

Senior Nutrition 041014

The Senior Nutrition Program offers a nutritionally balanced meal for all people to enjoy. Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m. The suggested voluntary donation is $4 per meal for those over 60 and $7.15 for those under 60.

DeZurik represents American Legion in Washington, D.C.

Ray DeZurik, an American Legion member from Breezy Point, and Shirley Frederick, an American Legion Auxiliary member from Hackensack, were in Washington, D.C., recently lobbying for issues that affect American war veterans and the military.

Essentia Health's Breast Cancer Program in Brainerd cited

The Cancer Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center earned a 2014 America's Best Hospitals award from WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women's Choice Awards.

What's up at the Warehouse: 040314

Week of April 3-10 April 3-4, 7-10: Open to students in 5th-12th grades from 3-6 p.m. Hang out and enjoy the gym, computer lab, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Wii, board games, air hockey, foosball, carpet ball, snacks and more, all at no cost.

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