Pineandlakes Echo Journal
Veterans, Thank you for your service - and your sacrifice.
Confidence Learning Center hosted the 44th annual Golf Classic and 34th annual Fishing Classic on Friday, June 16, in the Brainerd area. The John Beyer Memorial Award was given for a walking ambassador for the Golf Classic and Confidence Learning Center throughout the year. This years' award was given to The Crew of The Classic of Madden's Resort. Other awards included: the Ralph Klapperich Award given to the Volunteer of the Year — Bruce & Rebecca Sellnow and the Everett Lassig Award given to the Fishing Classic Ambassador of the year — J. R. Cooper.
The 44th annual Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant and the Little Miss Nisswa program will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Gull Lake Center of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa with the theme "It's Your Time to Shine." Reigning Miss Nisswa Lizzy Thurlow will crown one of nine area seniors competing for the 2016 title: Marina Cruz, Macy Dotty, Sophia Drake, Hannah Gatton, Shayla Jensen-Boyes, Taylor Leas, Lillian Schmitz, Samantha Selter and Tori Senica. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Sunset Cinema in Jenkins will present 'Back to the Future Day' on Wednesday, Oct. 21, by showing all three "Back to the Future" films. In the 1989 film "Back to the Future 2," main character Marty McFly is transported to the future - and that date was Oct. 21, 2015. "Back to the Future" will be shown at 5 p.m., followed by "Back to the Future 2" at 7:10 p.m. and Back to the Future 3" at 9:10 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. Watch one, two or all three films for that price.
Ranching involves breeding animals for top quality stock, then caring for animals 24 hours a day to ensure they thrive. It is not just a business but a lifestyle. Cass County's 2015 Farm Family of the Year has been living this life through four generations. Richard and Shirley Wiese, who have been given the farm family honor, are third generation ranchers. Their two daughters are directly involved in ranching as well. They own W.R. Bar Ranch in rural Pine River. Richard grows and puts up hay on 900 acres he owns and another 900 he rents.
Six Boy Scouts and three leaders from Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 made a day trip to St. Paul to visit the State Capitol to work on requirements for the Citizenship in the Nation merit badge. They took part in a 45-minute tour through parts of the State Capitol, including the massive basement where additional offices are being built amid the massive limestone foundation. The Scouts also visited the Como Park Zoo.
Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 will host its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Palm Sunday, March 29, at Pine River American Legion Post #613. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-10 and free for children ages 3 and younger. Breakfast will include plates of pancakes and sausage, coffee, milk or juice, and a chance to meet and talk to Boy Scouts, who will serve the tables. Pine River-Backus Boy Scout Troop #73 encourages local businesses and individuals to attend. This fundraising event is used to help offset the cost to the Scouts to attend summer camp.
NISSWA - The Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant and Little Miss Nisswa program will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Reigning Miss Nisswa Ellie Erholtz will crown one of six area high school seniors competing for the 2015 title: Alex Eigen, Samantha Haglin, Delaney Kennedy, Kristy Peterson, Lizzy Thurlow and Abby Schreier. Tickets are $5 at the door. Three judges will review each contestant's essay prior to the pageant, as well as conduct 10-minute interviews in panel format.
Bitter Arctic air recently put millions of Minnesotans in a deep chill with temperatures of 25-30 degrees below zero. The American Red Cross recommends the following tips to stay safe during a deep freeze. Cold safety tips • Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm.
With recent dangerous winter weather, Home Instead Senior Care says now is the time for seniors and their loved ones to brush up on cold weather safety tips. "Winter can be a difficult time, as the harsh conditions especially impact seniors," said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc. "We want to make sure seniors and their loved ones are aware of simple ways they can stay safe and warm throughout the season." Those over age 65 account for nearly half of all hypothermia deaths.