ROYALTON—A 46-year-old man was injured Sunday, Sept. 16, when the vehicle he was in rolled over, 4 miles northwest of Royalton. The Morrison County Sheriff's Office received a report at 6:45 p.m. of a one-vehicle crash with possible injuries at the intersection of Hilton Road and 83rd Street in Bellevue Township.
The Brainerd Fire Department responded to four calls since Saturday, Sept. 15—three calls for which fire crews were canceled en route and one call ending up a false alarm. At 9:47 a.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to Bethany Good Samaritan, 804 Wright St., for a fire alarm, but were canceled en route. At 11:36 a.m., firefighters were called to Parkway Apartments, 1204 Campus Drive, for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be a false alarm.
PIERZ—Jake Andres of Pierz finished sixth with a 17:22.9 run to help the Pioneer boys to 10th place in the Pierz Pioneers Stampede Monday, Sept. 17. The Brainerd Warrior boys placed sixth with their highest finish coming from Maxim Osborne in 13th place. The Brainerd girls were led by Grace Erholtz's 26th-place finish and the Warriors placed seventh. Carissa Andres of the Pioneers took 41st while the Pierz girls finished 10th.
Delano Tigers head coach Merrill Pavlovich won his 300th career game Friday, Sept. 14, with a 41-10 victory over Glencoe-Silver Lake in an East Central-South Subdistrict game. With the Week Three win, his career record stands at 300-141 in 44 seasons (1975 to 2018), all at Delano High School. Pavlovich has led the Tigers to 10 state football tournament appearances, one Prep Bowl appearance (2003) and one state runner-up finish (2003 in Class 3A). He was inducted into the Minnesota Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2011.
AITKIN—Courtney Boller of Pequot Lakes won at No. 2 singles in two perfect sets as the Patriots defeated the Aitkin Gobblers 7-0 Monday, Sept. 17. Carly Chaney of Pequot Lakes also won in perfect sets at No. 4 singles as did the Patriots' doubles pair of Afton Crocker-Morgan Lueck in the Mid-State Conference meet. Crocker is currently 25-1 while Boller is 24-1. Pequot Lakes 7, Aitkin 0 Singles No. 1: Morgan Mudgett (PL) def. Anne Courtemanche (A) 6-1, 6-0 No. 2: Courtney Boller (PL) def. Ellie Jindra (A) 6-0, 6-0
BELLE PRAIRIE—Eighth-grader Kendal Swantek of Little Falls kicked in Little Falls' only score as the Flyers fell 7-1 to the Becker Bulldogs in a Granite Ridge Conference game Monday, Sept. 17. It was Swantek's first career varsity goal, assisted by Marre Welinski. The loss was the fourth straight for Little Falls which is 3-6 overall. Becker 5 2—7 Little Falls 0 1—1 Second half: LF-Kendal Swantek (Marre Welinski) Goalkeeper: LF-Ellianna Jackson (15 saves)
BECKER—Joe Majerle scored two goals for the Little Falls Flyers in a 3-2 victory over the Becker Bulldogs in a Granite Ridge Conference game Monday, Sept. 16. Nick Durfee, Alex Loukinen and Fethi Mohamud collected assists and Dane Couture made four saves for the Flyers who scored all three goals in the first half. Little Falls 3 0—3 Becker 1 1—2 First half: LF-Joe Majerle (Nick Durfee) 8:12; LF-Majerle (Alex Loukinen) 10:10; LF-Oscar Norgren (Fethi Mohamud) 22:56; B-By No. 23 Gavin Murphy (Caleb Lutz) 24:37
Area events Tuesday HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL St. Cloud Apollo at Brainerd 7 p.m. Milaca at Aitkin 7:30 p.m. Crosby-Ironton at Zimmerman 7 p.m. Lake Region Christian at Prior Lake 3 p.m. Little Falls at Holdingford 7:15 p.m. Sebeka at Pequot Lakes 7 p.m. Pierz at Foley 7:15 p.m. Pillager at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 7:30 p.m. Wadena-Deer Creek at Detroit Lakes 7:30 p.m. CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNING
LITTLE FALLS—The Morrison County Historical Society's annual meeting of members was Sept. 8 and the organization announced its new Director Emeritus program. It also named Jan Warner as its first honoree receiving the title. MCHS's Director Emeritus program is meant to confer the title on individuals who have served the organization with distinction by considering the following questions: • Would this organization have existed in its current form without this person? • Has this individual created a legacy that will last for years or even decades?
The Brainerd Public Library will host family events the week of Oct. 1. • Oct. 1: Brown Bag Author event at noon with Ann Reed of "Citizens of Campbell." At 6 p.m., it will be family storytime. • Oct. 2: 10:15 a.m., family storytime. • Oct. 3: From 2:30-4:30 p.m. Computer Basics II will be taught. People will learn about file types, devices and popular websites in this computer class for adults. Must be able to use a mouse. Call 218-829-5574 to register.