Family of Christ Lutheran School activities set
BAXTER -- The Family of Christ Lutheran School in Baxter is celebrating National Lutheran School Week this week.
Katy Hochmayr, the daughter of Mary and Terry McCollough of East Gull Lake and David Hockmayr of Lakeshore, graduated Cum Laude from St. Olaf College with a bachelor of music degree in instrumental music education. Hochmayr is now a teacher in the Kealakehe Schools in Kailau-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Two trust funds, which will help defray future education expenses, were set up for Kyle and Brienna Wyatt.
Man who recalled lore of Cuyuna Range dies
Clem LaVictoire had a wealth of a memories of the Cuyuna Range area and was active in efforts to keep the legacy alive.
Brainerd Public Utilities customers will experience power outages, lasting about an hour, for maintenance work.
Harold Kletschka, heart innovator, dies
Dr. Harold Kletschka, who died Satuday, considered Lake Hubert home.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 8 - 40 years ago (1964) - The Pow Wow, the school paper published at Washington High School won a first place award in the Annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Miss Kaye Torgerson is the faculty adviser.
Crosslake's second treasure hunt clue released
CROSSLAKE -- Following is the second clue in Crosslake's pot o' gold treasure hunt. The treasure is hidden within the city limits of Crosslake.
Valentine's Day seemed to be a fitting day for Debbie Ferdon to return home to Motley from Haiti with her newly adopted baby girl in her arms.
Irene M. Dahlin
Irene Marie Dahlin, age 83, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, after battling a lengthy illness. At the time of her death she was residing at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Dr. Harold D. Kletschka
Dr. Harold D. Kletschka, age 79, died March 6, 2004, at North Memorial Hospital in Golden Valley.
Helen A. Loidolt
LITTLE FALLS -- Helen A. Loidolt, 86 year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Pierz, Minn., died Friday, March 5, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn.
William 'Bill' Pomeroy
AITKIN -- William "Bill" Pomeroy, age 57, of Aitkin, died on Tuesday, March 2, 2004, in the loving care of his family in Brainerd.
Maxine (Henderson) Pointon
MOSCOW, Idaho -- Maxine (Henderson) Pointon, 84, formerly of Brainerd, passed away Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004.
PINE RIVER -- Herbert Zupon, of Pine River, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the Foley Nursing Center. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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Owen L. Nickerson
Owen L. Nickerson, age 92 years, a resident of Sullivan Lake, Minn., passed away Saturday, March 6, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn.
Lenard C. West
PINE RIVER -- Lenard Carl West, 86, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Willim-Northland Funeral Home in Pine River.
PIERZ -- Angeline Gangl, 87 year old resident of Pierz, Minn., died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls, Minn. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley-Virnig Funeral Chapel in Pierz, Minn.
LITTLE FALLS -- Franklyn Kobilka, 83, year old resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. Arrangements for Franklyn are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Kevin A. Kingsley
PALISADE -- Kevin A. Kingsley, age 46, of Palisade, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, as the result of a car accident in Morrison Township of Aitkin County, Minn.
Dean E. Hubbard
Dean E. Hubbard, age 52, of Brainerd, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at his residence. Arrangements are with Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
Clement 'Clem' L. LaVictoire
CROSBY -- Clem LaVictoire, 88, Crosby, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Cuyuna Regional Care Center. He was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Ironton.
Ralph E. Turner
PEQUOT LAKES -- Ralph E. Turner, age 56, Pequot Lakes, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
I would say to the Open Forum writer (...Pine River-Backus Amnesty International) that millions of "child executions" take place each year in the U.S. without any judicial proceeding!
Crow Wing County's tremendous population growth, with all of the pleasures and pitfalls that accompany it, is common fodder for news stories and editorials today, but the topic wasn't always on the front burner. Thirty years ago, many area residents would have laughed if someone would have predicted the traffic volumes, commercial development and housing boom that we see today.
Down and out
When it comes to big-time playoff games, it's always nice to have experience on your side.
Three of a kind
ST. PAUL -- It was a foregone conclusion.
Wilczek drops fifth-place match in 3A
ST. PAUL -- For an underclassman, losing in the state wrestling tournament should provide the drive to work in the offseason and return to state with a vengeance next year.
C-I, Pequot, S-M, Pierz girls advance in tourney play
HIBBING -- With 19 points and 16 rebounds from senior center Whitney Smetana, the top-seeded Crosby-Ironton Rangers cruised to a 55-32 Section 7, Class 2A second-round girls' basketball victory over the International Falls Broncos Saturday at Hibbing's Memorial Building.
PL/PR-B's Swenson fifth in 2A
ST. PAUL -- Finishing fifth in the Class 2A state wrestling tournament didn't appear to be an easy task for Cory Swenson of the Pequot Lakes/Pine River Backus Road Crew.
S-M boys oust Park Rapids in OT
PARK RAPIDS -- With its 57-54 victory over Park Rapids Saturday, the Staples-Motley Cardinals tied the Panthers for second in the final Mid-State Conference boys' basketball standings.
LRCS boys second at state tournament
PLYMOUTH -- The Lake Region Christian Hornets of Baxter finished second in the Minnesota Association of Christian Schools state boys' basketball tournament Saturday.
A big step for CLC program
Central Lakes College Raiders men's basketball player Mike Pater has seen success at every stage in his basketball career.
LRCS girls win state championship
PLYMOUTH -- The Lake Region Christian Hornets girls' basketball team of Baxter defeated Woodcrest Baptist 39-22 to claim its second straight Minnesota Association of Christian Schools state title Saturday.
Pioneers win 1A title
ST. PAUL -- As the final seconds ticked off the clock Pierz Pioneers wrestling fans were screaming, "Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt" while he was on the mat.
BHS boys seeded seventh
The Brainerd Warriors boys' basketball team has been seeded seventh in the Section 8, Class 4A tournament and will play No. 2 Moorhead in the quarterfinals 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Not done yet
LITTLE FALLS -- It appears the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team saved its best for the postseason.
BHS' Mehr takes eighth at state swim
MINNEAPOLIS -- It didn't end like he hoped, but Andrew Mehr has one more year to get it right.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Light snow likely northwest and a chance of light snow
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers northeast this morning. Windy east. Highs in the 40s northeast to the 50s west and south.
State forecast for Iowa
Rest of today...A brief rain or snow shower north central into
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Mostly sunny west. Partly to mostly cloudy and windy
Will it ever stop?
Weather drawing by Lara Ammerman in the Riverside third grade of Mrs. Schirmer.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly cloudy east. Increasing clouds west with a chance of light rain or light snow this afternoon. Highs in the 30s to around 40.
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