Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Crow Wing County Sheriff's Department CRASHES: Report on July 13 at 4:21 p.m. of a property damage crash on County Road 3 and County Road 118 in Merrifield. Report on July 13 at 4:35 p.m. of a personal injury crash on County Road 3 in Merrifield. FIRE: Report on July 16 at 2:19 p.m. of a fire on Fork Lane in Merrifield. THEFTS: Report on July 10 at 11:37 a.m. of a theft on County Road 3 in Merrifield. Report on July 13 at 8:40 a.m. of a theft on Crystal Lake Road in Merrifield.
Crosswoods Men's League Tuesday, July 10 First place - High Noon: Randy Kraft, Daryl Thorvilson, Chuck Dorn, Neal Bailey First place - Sunrise: Jay WIltrout, Gary Klatt, Ed Kellogg, Neil Smith Second place - High Noon: Steve Laak, Lenny Rau, Dave Oleson, Gene Lovro Second place - Sunrise: Don Jacobson, Don Miller, Gene Guthmueller, Rich Yeager Closest to the pin: Jay Wiltrout, Ken Olsen, Bill Herrick, Jay Wiltrout Longest putt: Don Miller, Dale Stevens Individual low net - High Noon: Ed Kellogg (30)
Week 5 of the Hackensack Children's Fishing Contest - the Sweetheart Days event - had 103 kids participate, including one from Hawaii, who is the farthest away contestant so far this year. Grand prize winner was Anna Q., of Mankato. Visit the Hackensack Children's Fishing Contest Facebook page to view weekly photos. Anyone interested in helping as a volunteer or in sponsoring the contest held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Hackensack fishing pier can contact Bill Kennedy at 218-838-9468 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The sign-up meeting for Pequot Lakes High School fall sports will be held Monday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Patriot Athletic Center. This meeting is for all fall athletes and their parents in grades 7-12. Sixth-graders interested in boys and girls cross country and girls tennis should also attend. Athletes may sign up for fall sports on the activities page of the school website. Athletes need to register, pay fees and have a current physical on file (Aug. 1, 2015 or later) in order to be eligible to start practice.
Carrol Henderson, author and pioneer in the protection and conservation of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's nongame and endangered wildlife species, will be the featured presenter at the Gull Chain of Lakes Association's seventh annual gala Monday, July 30, at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa. The annual gala event is the lake association's primary fundraiser to support its mission and year-round work. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.
The five DFL candidates running for the 8th District U.S. House seat will debate from 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 23, in the Chalberg Theatre on Central Lakes College's Brainerd campus. The candidates are: • Kirsten Kennedy, mayor of North Branch. • Michelle Lee, former Duluth television news anchor. • Jason Metsa, Minnesota House Representative from District 6B. • Joe Radinovich, former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. • Soren Sorenson, a progressive activist from Bemidji.
The theme for Summerfest is "Skol Pine River Summerfest," and the colorful purple and gold Summerfest buttons are on sale for $2 each. Each button carries a number of free offers and discounts, and the sale of the buttons is the main fundraiser for Summerfest each year. Everyone is encouraged to help support the festival by purchasing a button. Buy buttons at the Pine River Information Center and Pine River Chamber member businesses throughout town.
500 scores 1 p.m. Tuesdays Pine River American Legion Tuesday, July 10 Les Dupont, 4430; Rich Davis, 4210; Delores Flategraff, 3790; Ron Kriewald, 3620; Bill Ellis, 3600. Ken Schrupp won the door prize. Bridge scores Monday, July 9 Jenkins VFW, 11 a.m. Nan Bonestroo, 5450; Butch Lodin, 5260; Dianne Lodin, 5060. Tuesday, July 10 Whitefish Golf Club, 6 p.m. Duplicate North/South: Jim Thompson and Teri Steffen, 158; Kerry Holloway and Betty Moynagh, 147; Emily Schuldt and Ginny Hersey, 145.5.
Alexis Alford, Walton, Indiana, won the Friday, July 13, Duck Race in Pine River. She is shown here with the Miss Pine River royalty after receiving her crown and sash declaring her the "Duchess of Duck" for the week. Duck Races continue at 1:45 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 17 at the Pine River Dam in Pine River.
A free youth football camp is set for 3-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Nisswa City Park. An awards ceremony will be at 5 p.m. at the Pickle Factory. Former Viking player Ted Brown will lead this non-contact camp for girls and boys from kindergarten through sixth grade. Area arena and semi-pro athletes will help out as well. Organizer James Kern and the Lakes Area Snowmen football team are sponsoring the event. Kern is head coach of the Snowmen, a Midwest Premier league team based in Alexandria.