■ Royalton student
awarded Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association scholarship
LITTLE FALLS — Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel recently announced that Trevor Killeaney of Royalton is the winner of the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association scholarship program for 2013.
The association awards scholarships each year to individuals planning to become Minnesota peace officers. The applicants apply through their local sheriff’s office. This year the scholarship committee chose 13 winners out of the broad spectrum of applicants. The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association scholarship program is promoted by the 87 sheriffs of Minnesota.
■ RSVP offers free tax services
RSVP Volunteer Services will have a large group of trained and certified volunteer tax prepares to assist in completing and e-filing 2013 Income Taxes (Including renters/property tax credits).
This free service is available for taxpayers of all ages (special attention to those age 60 and older) with middle and low incomes.
• The Center, Brainerd, appointments and walk-ins, starting Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
• Brainerd Public Library, appointments and walk-ins starting Feb. 3 from 12:30-5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday
• Central Lakes College, Brainerd, appointments only, starting Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday.
• Pequot Lakes Library, appointments only, starting Feb. 6 from noon-4 p.m. Thursday.
• Jessie F. Hallett Library, Crosby, appointments only, starting Feb. 4 from noon-4p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
• Crosslake Community Center, appointments only, starting Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Thursday.
■ Water quality is
topic of LWV meeting
The League of Women Voters of the Brainerd Lakes Area will conduct a meeting to discuss water quality at noon on Jan. 9 at the Brainerd Public Library. The discussion will cover how agricultural practices and other human activities are affecting the quality and even the availability of both surface and underground water.
Steve Spigarelli, a retired professor of Environmental Sciences at Bemidji State University, will be the speaker. He is currently a board member of the Aitkin County Lakes and Rivers Association (ACLARA) and is the representative of Spirit Lake to the ACLARA association.
The program is free and open to the public.
LWV is a nonpartisan political organization with a 90-year history educating Minnesota’s voters. Information on League of Women Voter Minnesota and candidate information may be found on the LWV Minnesota Online Voter Guide at www.vote.lwvmn.org or by calling 651-224-5445.
League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to men and women of all ages.
■ Airport commission meets Jan. 9
The Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport Commission meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 9 in the Airport Conference Room, at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport.
Any individual needing special accommodations may call 218-825-2166.
■ Good Samaritan Society
Transitions and loss can be difficult. Good Samaritan Society is offering a seminar presented by author and educator Ted Bowman examining the crossroads between professionalism and humanity in working with people in times of change.
“Meeting at a Busy Intersection: Change, Loss, Grief, and Hope” will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 10 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. The cost is $20 and includes materials. Refreshments will be served.
The seminar will provide information for professionals who work with clients and families facing transitions, whether it is changes in health, environment, or loss. Also welcome are families and caregivers looking for resources on coping with change, decline and loss.
Registration is encouraged — online at good-sam.com/brainerdlakes or by calling 218-963-9452.
The Good Samaritan Society-Communities of Brainerd and Pine River provide shelter and support to older adults and others in need.
■ East Bethel man injured
when snowmobile crashes
BREEZY POINT — A 54-year-old East Bethel man was injured Saturday when the snowmobile he was driving struck a large ice chunk that threw him off the machine on Pelican Lake in Breezy Point, the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Lloyd Loftus was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, where he was treated and released.
The sheriff’s office received the call at 12:41 p.m. on the 9200 block of Breezy Point Drive in Breezy Point.