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What's Doing-Feb. 9
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■ Brainerd Legion events

The 40 et 8 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Legion.

The Darkhouse Association meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Legion.


A Valentine dinner of New York Strips or shrimp and pasta will be served Friday at the Legion. Cost is $40 for a couple, $20 for singles. RSVP to 829-2249 by Wednesday.

■ Wadena Whirlaways

WADENA — The Wadena Whirlaways are having a square dance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wadena VFW. Larry Johansen will be the caller and the theme is Sweethearts Dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome.

■ Area bridge scores

Whitefish Golf Course: North-South: Dale Dickie and Guy Emmons, 67; Lorraine Northagen and Ginny Hersey, 52; Tom and Helen McGrath, 51. East-West: Bruce Peck and Doreen Jordan, 60; Deanna Dubel and Mary Kay Kendall, 56.5; Barb Bretz and Ruthann Gottwaldt, 46.

Whitefish Golf Course: Bruce Eastman and Guy Emmons, 30; Dick and Doreen Jordan, 25.5; Ruthann Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 25; Tom McGrath and Jim Thompson, 24.5.

Maucieri’s: Jim Thompson, 7640; Lorraine Northagen, 7190; Tim Tulloch, 6430; Guy Emmons, 6390.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 53; Clarice Renschler and Joyce Roemer, 50.5; Ruthann Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 49; Jan Hauge and Dale Dickie, 44.5; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 43.

Crosslake Community Center: Bruce Peck, 4810; Dale Dickie, 4400; Jim Thompson, 4270.

Anyone interested in joining any of the bridge games can contact Jim Thompson at 218-543-4688.

Anyone interested in joining the bridge game at the Crosslake Community Center, call the Center at 218-692-4271.

■ BeeNayShe Council

Bird Club

The BeeNayShe Council Bird Club will meet 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jesse F. Hallett Memorial Library in Crosby. Bird ID will be given by Warren Nelson. Kim and Cindy Risen will give the program “Birds of Puerto Rico.”

■ Class of 1966

Class of 1966 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Jack’s House, 300 Highway 25 S., Brainerd.

■ Class of 1974 40th

reunion planned

The Brainerd High School class of 1974 will celebrate its 40th reunion June 28 at Madden’s Lakeside Pavilion. Information regarding this event will be via e-mail so send your e-mail to Mary Jenkins at

■ Brainerd Garden Club

Brainerd Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Friday at the Northland Arboretum. Tracey Srock will present a program on garden tools. Hostesses are Hope Johnston, Joan Simonson and Gayle Hertel. Visitors are welcome.

■ Brainerd Elks Lodge Polish sausage feed

Public is invited to an all-you-can eat polish sausage lunch including three freshly baked Artisan breads plus baked beans and sauerkraut from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Brainerd Elks Lodge, 215 South Ninth St., Brainerd. Cost: $8.

■ Sons of Norway winter luncheon planned

Sagatun Lodge 018 Sons of Norway winter luncheon will be 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Lunch will be served including lapskaus, a favorite Scandinavian beef stew/vegetable dish, as well as wild rice soup by Sons of Norway chefs Doug and Diane. Following lunch we will be demonstrating and teaching the art of making lefse, krumkake, rommegrot and morskake.

■ Brainerd Eagles

Club breakfast

The Brainerd Eagles Club breakfast will be 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 9, at 124 Front St., Brainerd, featuring the Eagles’ special for $7.

■ Brainerd’s WHS

class of 1946

Brainerd’s Washington High School Class of 1946 will meet for lunch 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Northwind Grille, downtown Brainerd. Order from the menu. Call Dick at 838-0738 for more information.

■ Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group

The February meeting of the Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group will meet 11:30 a.m. Friday at Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center in the Joseph Room. Go through the cafeteria to the meeting rooms. All breast cancer survivors are welcome as well as caregivers. Lunch is available for purchase in the River Room Cafeteria. We are in the process of looking for a speaker to discuss the “newer” treatments of breast cancer. Many survivors want to understand some of the chemo drugs and clinical trials which allow for new treatments. For information contact Pat Hassett at 829-1683 or by email at

■ Duplicate bridge scores

Bob and Sandy Crosier, 32.5; Bruce Eastman and Lane Weber, 32; Ann Richardson and Clif Johnson, 27.5.

■ VFW upcoming events

The Post No. 1647 and Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the VFW. Members are urged to attend to take part in the events.

The Friday dinner at the VFW will be T-bone steak or shrimp serving from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost is $10 or combo for $12. Call your reservations in early by calling the Club at 829-6393.

VFW breakfast will be 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 16.

■ Retired Firepeople

Retired Firepeople will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Front Street Cafe.

■ Class of 1952

Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bonanza.

■ Alpha Chapter

No. 23 OES

Alpha Chapter No. 23 OES will meet 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Northwind Grille. Meeting will be at 7 p.m. at 205 1/2 South Sixth St., Brainerd. Attired should be sweatshirts or something red. For rides, Gayle at 829-8656, or Margaret, 829-9767.

■ Baxter Lions Club

The Baxter Lions Club will meet Monday at Camp Vanasek. The board meeting will start at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the regular meeting will be called to order at 7 p.m.

■ Brainerd Area Atheists and Freethinkers

The Brainerd Area Atheists and Freethinkers will be having a monthly dinner get-together at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Sunshine Kitchen in Brainerd. We will be viewing the film “Letting Go of God” by Julia Sweeney. Email for more information.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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