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Nisswa Women’s Club meeting Thursday

NISSWA — The Nisswa Women’s Club will hold its monthly membership meeting at noon Thursday, with a social time from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Timbermist Banquet Center, 19624 County Road 3, Brainerd.

The program will be “Crime Scene Investigation: CSI in the Real World” presented by Police Chief Brent Baloun, Becker Police Department.

Hostesses for the meeting are Jo Quam, Juli Friedrichs, Claire Faust, Anne Laufman and Bonnie Kangas. The inspirational will be given by Florence DeLong.

The monthly meeting will include the sale of raffle tickets to raise money for scholarships. Winners will be drawn at the NWC annual Fashion Show and Luncheon on May 31 at Madden’s on Gull Lake’s Town Hall conference center. This year’s grand prize is a 14kt white gold pendant with a green quartz stone and diamonds on a 14kt white gold box chain from R.W. Carson’s Fine Jewelry, Nisswa. The event is the club’s only fundraiser for its scholarship program. You need not be present to win raffle prizes.

For information, contact Claire Faust, raffle chair, at (218) 961-1617. For tickets to the fashion show/luncheon, contact Elaine Johnson, tickets/reservations co-chair, at (218) 831-8622.

Little Falls genealogy conference April 30

A family history conference — “Finding Your Hidden Past” — hosted by the Morrison County Genealogy Society of Little Falls is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 30 at the Initiative Foundation in Little Falls. 

Rick Crume, the conference speaker, specializes in online research, genealogy software and British genealogy.  

Sessions include: “Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors Online,” “The German Connection: How to Track Down Your German Immigrant Ancestor” and “Genealogy Hacks: Tricks to Crack the Top Genealogy Websites.”

The cost of the conference is $25 and includes a box lunch. For more information and to get a registration form, contact John Lauer at (320) 632-2375 or

‘Day of Caring’ in LF, Randall communities

LITTLE FALLS — May 11 will be a “Day of Caring” at Little Falls High School.

Adults and students will be grouped into 61 teams of one adult and 12 high school students and go into the Little Falls and Randall communities from 9 a.m. to noon May 11 to help the elderly and disabled with spring yard work and garden cleanup.

More than 70 people have applied for help through this volunteer effort.

Kid Power event April 28 at Staples library

STAPLES — The Staples Public Library will sponsor a Kid Power concert by Rachael Kroog at 2 p.m. April 28 at the Sacred Heart Catholic School. 

Elementary-age children are invited. Kroog will entertain audiences with her blend of interactive guitar music, comedy, cartoon impressions and juggling. Kroog began her professional career performing at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and for the past 20 years has been a Twin Cities favorite for family and school entertainment. 

For more information, contact the Staples Public Library at (218) 894-1401.

Crow Wing County 4-H teams earn honors

Two Crow Wing County 4-H teams on Saturday took part in competitions in Foley.

The Crow Wing County 4-H Dog Project Bowl team finished sixth at the state Project Bowl competition. Members of the team are Rachel Danielson, Cheyenne Wilson and Jennifer Hendrickson.

The first-place regional project bowl team members are Joshua Kreutzfeldt, Rachel Danielson, Cheyenne Wilson, Seth Kreutzfeldt, Jennifer Hendrickson, Cheyenne Wilson and Esther Kreutzfeldt. 

Teri Butler is the coach for both teams.