Pineandlakes Echo Journal
The Pequot Lakes eighth-grade volleyball team played in a Pacesetter tournament held at Alexandria on Sunday, Oct. 28. The team won the tournament by beating Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Frazee, and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton. Front row, from left: Avery Larson, Charlee Sullivan, Isabel Larson and Abi Martin. Back row: Kelsi Martini, Maci Martini, Ella Kratochvil, Joselyn Rinio and Amber Hidde.
The city of Pequot Lakes will host an open house to gather community input on potential improvements to Rasmussen Road from South Rae Avenue to Isabelle Drive. The open house will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Cole Memorial Building downtown. All are welcome to attend and provide input. For more information, call city hall at 218-568-5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pequot Lakes author Candace Simar received the Laura Literary Award for her short fiction titled "Night Riding" on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the 24th annual Convention in Walla Walla, Washington. Simar's agent, Krista Soukup, read her story and received the award on her behalf.
Hackensack American Legion Auxiliary Unit #202 members Bonnie Dupre, president; Diana Slinkard, first vice; and Donna Williams, past president, attended the 86th annual Fall Conference held Oct. 26-27, hosted by the Marshall American Legion Family Post #113 in Marshall. State President Jean Walker was the presiding officer. Her department president's project this year is collecting $25,000 to create Patriot's Park at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.
The Cass County Friends of Youth State Fair Scholarship Fund awarded $6,843 to 26 county 4-Hers this year to help defray their expenses for exhibiting at the Minnesota State Fair. Backus residents Barb Frederick and Leo and Sue Elyea, committee co-chairs, announced the amount of the fair scholarship awards financed by fundraising, including donations and a June benefit golf tournament at Tianna Country Club at Walker.
The 30th annual Kinship Partners Taste of the Lakes fundraiser was held Friday, Nov. 9, in the Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa. Guest culinary judges Chef Christopher Dwyer, director of food and beverage at Crowne Plaza Hotel Minneapolis; and Chef Thomas Kavanaugh, chef consultant, personal chef and co-owner of Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, presented awards in the following categories. • Best Starter: Executive Chef Brian Nieman from Izatys Resort for Turkey & Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup.
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. 7 at 5:33 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 3 and County Road 11 in Crosslake. Report on Nov. 10 at 6:24 p.m. of a property damage car/deer crash on County Road 66 in Manhattan Beach. Report on Nov. 11 at 6:15 p.m. of a property damage car/deer crash on County Road 3 and County Road 4 in Nisswa. Breezy Point Police Department Report on Nov. 10 at 10:01 p.m. of a property damage crash on West Cree Bay Circle in Pequot Lakes. Driver was subsequently arrested for third-degree DWI.
The Echo Journal's newest staff writer/photographer, Erin Bormett, shot these fall scenes of the Brainerd Lakes area.
Thank you to everyone who voted for me. I am honored to be elected to the Pequot City Council. I appreciate your support and will always be open to your ideas and concerns. Thank you to People for Pequot for their support and for their tireless volunteers that were out door knocking and putting signs out for me. It is greatly appreciated. I will work for positive change, fiscal responsibility and better communication between the city and the citizens and businesses of Pequot Lakes. Cheri Seils, Pequot Lakes City Council-elect