TITUSVILLE, Fla.—Cassidy Zontelli, Lindsay Hendrickson and Kallie Plantenberg all recorded RBIs for the Central Lakes College Raiders as they lost 10-6 against Bay College and 12-0 to Southeastern Community College Monday, March 11. Kali Mammenga contributed two hits for the Raiders as they drop to 2-4 overall. Game One Southeastern 12 0 0 Central Lakes 0 1 3 LP: Kali Mammenga. Game Two Bay College 10 0 0 Central Lakes 6 9 1
ESKO—Peter Schommer registered 17 points for the No. 5 Pierz Pioneers in an 83-60 loss against the No. 1 Esko Eskomos in Section 7-2A Quarterfinals Monday, March 11. Jonah Prokott contributed 13 points as the Pierz Pioneers wrapped up their season with a 15-11 record. The Esko Eskomos are 9-0 against section opponents and will advance to the Section 7-2A Semifinals Tuesday, March 12, at University of Minnesota, Duluth. Esko 38 45—83 Pierz 26 34—60 PIERZ
PILLAGER—A worst nightmare for a driver—a car stuck on the railroad tracks with a train approaching—was the scenario Tuesday morning. Cass County Sheriff authorities responded to a call about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, to a vehicle stuck on the BNSF railroad tracks in Pillager. According to the police scanner, the driver reported the car was stuck on the railroad tracks. Authorities then tried to mobilize help for the driver and alert BNSF Railway of the hazard. But time wasn't on their side.
Three coaches, two teams, four athletes and two at-large nominations will all be inducted into the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame 6 p.m. Friday, April 5 at the S-M Centennial Auditorium. Don Dravis, Bill Finn and Jerry Riewer will be inducted under the coaches category. Athletes being inducted will be Del Cerney, Arden Beachy, Warren Mertens and Bob Peterson. Derald and Juanita Miller will be at-large inductees, while the 1985 Staples girls basketball team and the 1988 Staples-Motley football team will also be inducted.
AITKIN—A community notification meeting scheduled at 5 p.m. tonight, March 12, at the fire hall in Palisade has been canceled. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office was notified by the Minnesota Department of Corrections that Ronald Koepke, a Level 3 predatory offender, will not be relocating to Logan Township in Aitkin County. Instead, Koepke has relocated to the Twin Cities area.
Baxter police SUSPICIOUS—Report at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10, of a suspicious vehicle parked in front of the former Gander Mountain, 14275 Edgewood Drive. Officer learned it was subcontractors working on the floor. Report at 12:55 p.m. Saturday of an intoxicated man walking into traffic on the 15000 block of Edgewood Drive. Officer was unable to locate him. THEFT—Report Saturday of someone taking the complainant's phone from her purse while shopping at Walmart, 7295 Glory Road.
The Brainerd Fire Department was called at 8:58 a.m. Monday, March 11, to Xcel Energy, 17246 Highway 371, for a fire alarm. Upon investigation, it was determined to be a false alarm.
CROSBY—Staff members representing the office of Rep. Pete Stauber, R-Duluth, will be hosting mobile office times from 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, at Crosby City Hall. According to Communications Director Kelsey Mix, staffers will be on hand to assist constituents with any questions, concerns or comments regarding Medicare, Social Security, Veterans Affairs benefits, as well as other topics of note.
DEERWOOD—A 39-year-old Elk River man was injured Friday, March 8, when the snowmobile he was operating crashed into a tree in a wooded area near Beaver Creek Road in Deerwood. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office reported Jake L. Rafferty suffered a leg injury and was transported off the snowmobile trail in the woods by the Deerwood Fire Department and taken to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. The crash was reported at 11:21 p.m.
NEW YORK MILLS—The Great American Think-Off is seeking essay submissions for its 27th annual philosophy competition. This year's questions reads: "To vote or not to vote: does it matter?" Essays are due April 1. This is a chance for residents to voice their opinion, insight, values and beliefs on the controversial topic and organizers encourage people to share their thoughts, a news release stated. It is free to submit an essay of 750 words or less. Individuals could win $500 cash and an all-expense-paid-weekend in New York Mills.