Cory W. Shankle, 26, and Sarah M. Borash, 24, both of Deerwood.
Eric and Jamie (Niemann) Sullivan, Brainerd, a girl, Camryn Michelle, 8 pounds, 11 ounces, March 2, 2004. Grandparents are Mike and Linda Sullivan, Brainerd, and Dave and Cheri Niemann, Brainerd.
The following recently appeared in Crow Wing District Court:
John Mason and Sarah Beth (Strack) Cole, Randall, a boy, Mason John, 8.8 pounds, March 15, 2004.
The Wadena Historical and Environmental Learning Program is sponsoring a regional Indian history program for its eighth annual meeting and program at 2 p.m. April 4 at T Maxwells Supper Club on Highway 10 in Staples.
CLC students compete to create company logo
STAPLES -- Central Lakes College students in Communication Art and Design competed with one another as an assignment to create a logo for a Moorhead management service company.
Cass OKs first reading of revised ordinance
WALKER -- The Cass County Board approved the first reading of the revised Cass County Subdivision and Platting Ordinance Tuesday and will hold a second public hearing April 6 before adopting changes.
Cass' payment for casino sales taxes declines
WALKER -- Cass County's payment from the state for a 10 percent share of revenues the Leech Lake Reservation collects for sales taxes and pays to the state has been declining, Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported Tuesday to the county board.
Tough days on the job
Before and after every school day, a select group of fifth-graders at Harrison Elementary School in Brainerd takes turns marching out onto the sidewalks, bright orange flags in tow, to help their fellow classmates safely cross busy Oak Street.
Recreation trail will link Aitkin to Baxter
Construction of a trail that eventually will link Aitkin to Baxter is scheduled to begin this summer.
CLC to offer motorcycle safety training
Central Lakes College is offering Motorcycle Safety Training in partnership with the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center and Driver and Vehicle Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Tickets for the Mille Lacs Lake Lions Club's 23rd annual spring fashion show, "Up North," are on sale.
North Memorial Medical Center awards scholarships to three area EMTs
Rex Roach of Mission Fire and Rescue, Martha Eng of North Crow Wing First Responders and Mark Bruske of Mille Lacs Health System Ambulance were three of 10 volunteer emergency medical technicians across the state to receive a $100 scholarship from North Memorial Medical Center's Emergency and Trauma Services.
PTK honor society torch comes to Central Lakes College
The Phi Theta Kappa torch of knowledge and academic energy burned brightly in Brainerd recently as the Upsilon Omega chapter at Central Lakes College welcomed Paula Jackson of Anoka-Ramsey's Cambridge campus to campus.
Crosby student wins Plut Scholarship
Colleen Novotny of Crosby will graduate May 12 from Central Lakes College in Brainerd with her associate in arts degree, thanks in part to the financial aid she was awarded. She received a $600 Joe Plut Scholarship.
The Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce will host a meeting with the University of Minnesota Central Region Partnership from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa.
Wadena technical college students visit Kennedy Space Center
Fifteen students and three instructors from Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Wadena toured the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Collins-Rockwell Avionics in Melbourne, Fla., last month.
Cass learns of costs to taxpayers if it constructed new buildings
WALKER -- County Administrator Robert Yochum reported Tuesday on the debt service costs if the county board were to authorize building construction proposed Feb. 3 in the Capital Improvement Plan.
Cass to seek quotes to replace air handlers
WALKER -- Building and Grounds Supervisor Tom Emery obtained Cass County Board approval Tuesday to seek quotes to replace two main air handlers on the courthouse and the air handler in the computer room.
Program targeting truancy in Cass schools proving to be successful
WALKER -- Randy Carlson told the Cass County Board Tuesday about a successful truancy prevention program he has run for Cass County Human Services the last three school years.
Session on 'building green' set Thursday
BAXTER -- A session on environmentally friendly construction is set for 3 p.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Baxter office at 7678 College Road, Suite 105.
In Baxter, Coleman focuses on infrastructure, retaining tax cuts
BAXTER -- Improved infrastructure and retaining President Bush's tax cuts are two elements that will help the U.S. economy regain some of its vitality Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., told Brainerd area government and business representatives Tuesday.
Koering talks trade with Taiwan officials
Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, met last week with Taiwanese trade representatives who were visiting Minnesota. They discussed building on the existing economic relationship between the two countries.
Cass to update Web site
WALKER -- Cass Management Information Systems Director Tim Richardson obtained Cass County Board authorization Tuesday to purchase computer software and hardware to update the county Web site and land parcel mapping and to develop a new plat book.
Two potential DFL candidates to address county convention
Two likely candidates for the Legislature addressed the Crow Wing County DFL Convention Saturday in the Brainerd High School cafeteria.
Spelling bee is a waiting game
It was a battle to the end for the championship of The Lakes Bee Monday at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd's Washington Middle School.
Olson's Missota plans met with silence
An attempt by one council member to get the city involved in the sale of Missota Paper Co. was greeted with silence by the Brainerd City Council.
Meth lab shut down, two arrested in Manhattan Beach
A methamphetamine lab being operated out of a Manhattan Beach guest cabin was shut down and two people were arrested, thanks in part to Crosslake area businesses who reported suspicious purchases to Crosslake Police Department.
Cass to participate in DNR survey of trail users
WALKER -- Cass County will participate this summer with Minnesota DNR in a survey of recreational trails users in the Foothills State Forest area.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 17 - 30 years ago (1974) - Einer Anderson, Crow Wing County auditor, recently recalled his experiences of living and traveling with the Eskimos of South Hampton Island located near the Arctic Circle.
A Page 5A story in Monday's Dispatch should have stated the domestic incident in which a rifle was fired but no one was hurt happened at 8 a.m. Friday.
Rick still rocks
Twenty-four years after releasing the hits "Jessie's Girl" and "I've Done Everything For You," Rick Springfield is back to recording. Look for his story in Thursday's Tempo section.
The Harrison School Patrol can be a perilous job for the Harrison elementary fifth-graders as a few motorists continue to ignore their flags to stop. Read their story in Wednesday's Neighbors.
Cass board authorizes canal cleanup work
WALKER -- Cass County Board authorized County Engineer David Enblom to try to have road contractors clean Roosevelt Canal and install breakwater rocks at the Agency Bay entrance as a part of the Onigum Road bridge replacement.
Scheeler critics may soon have say
Critics of Brainerd City Council member Gary Scheeler, who filed a claim with the city's insurance provider for reimbursement for his legal fees stemming from a restraining order with former Transportation Committee member Jeff Czeczok, didn't have their say Monday, but they soon might.
Baxter to seek funding to hire narcotics officer
BAXTER -- The possibility of a Baxter police narcotics officer will come down to the finances.
This was Brainerd
MARCH 16 - 80 years ago (1924) - County highways, both under state and local supervision, continue to improve, and it is expected that many motorists will take advantage of this fact and the fair weather to plan excursions for Sunday.
Baxter adopts policy to not fence ponds, wetlands in city
BAXTER -- Unless specifically requested, Baxter will not fence holding ponds or wetlands within the city.
Resident seeks clarity in parking regulations
A downtown Brainerd resident's concern could lead to a clarification of Brainerd's parking regulations.
Timelines set for Ah-Gwah-Ching proposals
WALKER -- Cass Administrator Robert Yochum presented to Cass County commissioners Tuesday the timetables for master planning, repurchase and development or leasing proposals for Ah-Gwah-Ching property.
St. Patrick's Day festivities
John Black, of Nisswa, dressed up in his St. Patrick's Day attire and played his bagpipe for his grandson Cole Perttula's fourth-grade class at Riverside Elementary School Wednesday in Brainerd. Black has played the bagpipe since he was 10 and was in the Minneapolis Brian Boru bagpipe band for 41 years.
Green is the style for St. Pat's day
Lorraine Kruthoff talked about St. Patrick today with a kindergarten class at Pequot Lakes Elementary School. Kruthoff works in the computer lab through the Experience Works program. She enjoys wearing festive outfits to school on holidays.
A headline on 3A Tuesday should have said two potential DFL candidates addressed the county convention.
Mrs. Leon Gail Wysocki
VIRGINIA -- Mrs. Leon Gail Wysocki, 51, a resident of Virginia, formerly of Little Falls, died Wednesday morning, March 17, 2004, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home of Little Falls.
Obituary notices are charged at $10 per column inch, exclusive of the first 4 inches. A $10 fee is charged for a half-column photograph. To place an obituary in The Dispatch, consult the funeral home handling arrangements.
LITTLE FALLS -- Richard LeMieur, 73, a resident of Little Falls, died Monday, March 15, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Brenny Funeral Home, West Chapel, of Little Falls.
PEQUOT LAKES -- Evelyn Hassler, age 88, of Pequot Lakes, passed away Monday, March 15, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born Feb. 10, 1916, in Hartley, Iowa, to Herman and Frieda (Lange) Philiph.
LINCOLN -- Floyd Owaleon, age 78, a resident of Lincoln, Minn., passed away Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his home in Lincoln. Arrangements are pending with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
James F. Alderman
James Flagg Alderman, age 85, of Brainerd, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd following a lengthy courageous battle with a stroke and cancer.
Gerald 'Gene' Larson
ROYALTON -- Gerald "Gene" Larson, 54-year-old resident of Royalton, Minn., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his home in Royalton, Minn. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 17, at 1 p.m. at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, Minn.
Murel D. Jolly
AITKIN -- Murel D. Jolly, 74, of Aitkin, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin.
Esther E. Grgurich
CROSBY -- Esther Elizabeth Grgurich, 88, Crosby, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. She was born Sept. 18, 1915, in Finlayson, Minn., to Otto and Anna (Jacobson) Kukkola.
Hazel R. Marine
LONGVILLE -- Hazel Ruth Marine, 96, Longville, died March 15, 2004, at Woodrest Health Care Center in Walker. Private memorial services will be at a later date.
John G. Maciosek
PILLAGER -- John G. Maciosek, age 68, of Pillager, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Dorothy H. Hoblit
Dorothy H. Hoblit, 90, Brainerd, formerly of Bloomington, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. She was born Jan. 5, 1914, in Winona, Minn., to George and Frieda (Olson) Higgins. She married Perry Hoblit in 1939 in Winona.
Marie L. (Henrich) Friedrich
CROSSLAKE -- Marie Louise (Henrich) Friedrich, 76, of Crosslake, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at St. Peter Community Health Care Center in St. Peter, Minn. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Ma
Lois M. Alexson
Lois M. Alexson, 67, Brainerd, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.
Gwen Y. Staffon
SPARKS, Nev. -- Gwen Y. Staffon passed on March 13, 2004, at her residence. She was born on June 15, 1924, in Leeds, N.D. She graduated from Leeds school system and the University of North Dakota, Fargo, in home economics in 1942. Gwen taught in Leeds school system.
Mary Ellen Doucette
LITTLE FALLS -- Mary Ellen Doucette, age 71, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
James M. Fitch
James Milton Fitch, 73, of Brainerd, died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village.
Vox Pop, voice of the people, publishes Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submissions are limited to 100 words. To call in a comment, dial 829-2900 or 1-800-547-2909 then enter code 8008. To e-mail a comment, write to email@example.com.
I have long been trying to find a way to show how ridiculous our more liberal correspondents' line of reasoning is but after re-reading some of their letters to the editor I find that they are doing a much finer job of it themselves then I ever could. They advocate raising taxes on the successful and giving this money to those who fail or don't even try.
This is to answer the Open Forum from March 7. Mainly putting down Mel and Hollywood and making money. All pretty "judgmental" coming from a Christian. God is the only rightful judge. We will all stand at the judgment, yes, even Mel Gibson.
The issue of gaming in Minnesota. Minnesota is one of the only states that have Indian Gaming that does not have renegotiation clauses in the compacts between the tribes and the state.
County board decisions don't come much tougher than the March 9 vote that five Crow Wing County commissioners faced on capital improvement and jail bonds for an expansive county building project.
Time to settle
If ever a conflict cried out for a compromise solution it's the dispute between the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and the city of Brainerd.
Wadena boxers win southern section title
Three Wadena boxers won individual titles and Wadena won the team title in the southern section of the Region 4 Golden Gloves tournament last weekend at the Wadena National Guard Armory.
State tournament new experience for C-I, NRHEG
Composure will be key for two state girls' basketball tournament newcomers.
Basketball tickets available at S-M
Reserved lower-level tickets for Friday's 6:30 p.m. Section 6, Class 2A boys' basketball championship game between Staples-Motley and Braham at St. Cloud State University are available in advance.
Two Brainerd Warriors and two Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines received honorable mention on The Associated Press All-State Boys' Hockey Team for the 2003-04 season.
Winner has Crosby ties
Mitch Seavey, the 2004 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion, has ties to Crosby.
Clutch shooting carries S-M to section title game
COLLEGEVILLE -- Defense and a clutch shooter is what the Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team is hoping carries them to the state tournament.
The open gym and swim scheduled at Brainerd High School for Sunday, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.. has been canceled.
It's time to take a drive
What a great time to be a road. If that road happens to be a scenic byway, even better.
As the water level dropped in a stream inside the Northland Arboretum, the ice cracked under the pressure.
Two girls find pot o' gold treasure in Crosslake
CROSSLAKE -- Alyse Anderson and Natalie Turkowski found the pot o' gold treasure in Crosslake.
Heidi Muscovitz (front row, left), Lily Chapman, Abigail Froidcoeur, Shelby Hodgman, Sarah Russell, Madeline Kertzman (back row, left), Crystal Eastman, Melissa Stirewalt, Kaylee Bourassa, Rachel Allen and Kimberly Satchell participated in a Wee Kix performance at Emily Charter School.
EMILY -- Emily Charter School will hold a carnival 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the school.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow west
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog early southwest half. A chance
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy. Snow likely northwest this afternoon. Highs
Weather drawing by Danielle Sarff of Mrs. Meyer's third grade class at Riverside school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Areas of fog early across the west and central...Otherwise
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. A chance for light snow northwest late. Highs in the 30s.
State forecast for South Dakota
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Light snow this morning with 1 to 2 inches of accumulation. Partly to mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the 30s.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Weather drawing by Elena Hirst of Mr. Meyer's fourth grade class at Lowell school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Light snow developing west and central. A chance of light
State forecast for South Dakota
Wind advisory until 8 pm cst northwest...
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Occasional light snow central and east. A chance of rain or
The traditional wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans of the Bataan Death March will be conducted at 10 a.m. April 9 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory in the Brainerd Industrial Park.
PL blood drive planned
An American Red Cross bloodmobile drive is planned for 1-7 p.m. March 29 at Pequot Lakes School.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.