Weather Forecast


What's Doing-Feb. 16

■ Disabled American Veterans to meet

The monthly meeting for the DAV Crow Wing County Chapter No. 22 will be held Thursday at the Brainerd VFW Club. The membership meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Chapter 22 officers meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

■ Polka dance planned

The Leon Olsen Show will perform from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Little Falls Falls Ballroom. Any polka dancers interested can attend. Cost: $8 for admission. Lunch will be served for $5.

For more information, call the Falls Ballroom at 320-414-0052.

■ Brainerd Legion

upcoming events

The Post membership meeting will meet 7 p.m. Monday at the Brainerd Legion.

The Legion Riders will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Legion.

■ Nisswa Women’s Club

to meet

BAXTER — The Nisswa Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday beginning with a social time at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon with the program to follow at Prairie Bay, located at 15115 Edgewood Drive in Baxter. The program will be “Gourmet Appetizers in 20 Minutes” presented by one of Prairie Bay’s chefs Jon Pulsifer.

Candy Barnack will share the inspirational. Hostesses for the meeting will be Kathy Edmunds, Jean Halland, Ginger Hustevedt, Nancy Wangstad and Marilyn Wottreng.

■ Area bridge scores

Jenkins VFW: Gary Dawson, 6850; Jackie Becker, 6840; Dianne Lodin, 6390; Jim Thompson, 5800.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Pat Wynthe, 50; Al and Rose Ann Stans, 46; Mary Kay Kendall and Deanna Dubel, 45; Sue Caquelin and Joyce Roemer, 43; Guy Emmons and Dale Dickie, 42.

Maucieri’s: Jim Thompson, 7700; Donna Sandelin, 6890; Lynne Zweiner, 5630; Dale Dickie, 4960.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Guy Emmons, 36; Ruthann Gottwaldt and Barb Bretz, 26.5; Sue Caquelin and Joyce Roemer, 23.5; Bruce Peck and Kathie Calhoun, 23.5.

Whitefish Golf Course: Jim Thompson and Dale Dickie, 29; Clarice Renschler and Kathie Calhoun, 27.5; Lorraine Northagen and Bruce Peck, 27.5; Al Hauge and Tim Tulloch, 27.

Crosslake Community Center: RoseAnn Stans, 5100; Karen Mitchell, 4980; Carolyn Thompson, 4650.

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.

■ Widowed Friends

NISSWA — Widowed Friends will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at the Nisswa Legion.

■ Toastmasters club meets in Pequot Lakes

The Out of Towners Toastmasters Club now meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Pequot Lakes Library.

The club welcomes visitors and prospective new members. Attend a meeting to find out what Toastmasters is all about. Find out how to become a better communicator, learn leadership skills, gain confidence and find your voice.

This month, the club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 27. There will be an open house at the Feb. 27 meeting.

For more information, contact Cindy Hidde, club president, at 218-232-8046.

■ WHS class of 1954

The Washington High School class of 1954 will be meeting at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grizzly’s.

■ Ray’s Promenaders

to dance

Ray’s Promenaders will dance Friday beginning with plus at 7:30 p.m. and mainstream at 8 p.m. at the Baxter School cafeteria. Jane Simpson will be the caller for the evening. All dancers are encouraged to wear red, white and blue to show your patriotism. The potluck that follows the dance will be hosted by the Seglers.

■ Pequot Lakes Boy Scouts to host sloppy joe dinner

BREEZY POINT — Pequot Lakes Boy Scout Troop 102 will host a sloppy joe dinner from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Pelican Lakes Conservation Club in Breezy Point.

The conservation club is located at 8922 Thrane Drive, about two miles south of the Breezy Point Resort gates on County Road 4.

The dinner consists of sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, beans, beverage and desserts.

Cost is $6 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 3-10 and free for children under 3.

The troop is earning money for Boy Scout camps.

■ CWC Historical Society

The Crow Wing County Historical Society Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. (note time change from 5 p.m.) at the Museum. Call Pam at 829-3268 or e-mail her at for more information. The monthly board meetings are open to the public.

■ WHS class of 1962 lunch

The Washington High School class of 1962 will meet at noon Thursday for lunch at Hassie’s. Call 963-6050 for more information.

■ WHS class of 1944

WHS class of 1944 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Northwind Grille in Brainerd.

■ Pet Bird Owners

Get Together

All area pet bird owners are welcome to a get together at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oak Lawn Township Hall which is located one mile east of the intersection of Highways 18 and 25 in Brainerd.

For questions about the gathering, or directions to the location, call Bob or Char at 218-764-2625, or email at

■ VFW Friday

dinner planned

VFW Friday dinner Auxiliary fish fry will be served from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Cost: $8.

■ Men and Boys wild game potluck set Feb. 28 in Pequot Lakes

The 23rd annual Men and Boys Wild Game Potluck Banquet will be Feb. 28 at the Trailside Center at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Guest speaker will be Bobber Bill from Camp Lebanon. There will be taxidermist displays and hors d’oeuvres. After the speaker, there will be a potluck dinner and prizes for youth and adults.

The event is free, but those who attend are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. For more information, call 218-568-5711.

■ Backus American

Legion dinner

BACKUS — The Backus American Legion menu will feature a hot ham sandwich with mashed potatoes smothered in brown gravy for $5 a plate from 5 p.m. until gone Feb. 21.

The Friday night meat raffle starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by bingo at 7:30 p.m.

■ NARVRE to meet

NARVRE members will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Brainerd Public Library. All retired railroad workers are welcome to attend. Also widows and widowers of retired railroad employees are welcome.

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.
(218) 855-5889