An easy guess for Lake Hubert resident
Last week's guess the vehicle was an easy one for one Lake Hubert resident.
Gordon Adamski's 1951 Mercury with a Chevy Corvette grill (left) was the first in a lineup of classic and muscle cars at the Northland Auto Classic Car Show last month.
The 8 p.m. recital included: Anna Ohlsen (front, left), Tiffany Etterman, Elizabeth Etterman, Amy Wu, Elissa Kidd, Kate Etterman (second row, left) Harriet Piehl, Emma Wheeler, (third row, left) Phillip Yeh, Sara Swenson and Nicolas Swenson.
Organ series begins Wednesday
The Organ Recital Series begins its summer schedule with Gayle Mortensen, noon Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd. After a week off, the series returns with Rev. Richard Collman at noon June 30 at Park United Methodist Church in Brainerd. Shows will be held noon Wednesdays at area churches throughout the summer. Free will offerings will be accepted.
Theater academy for children offered in Staples
Registration is open to students entering kindergarten through eighth grade. A small fee to cover material costs will be charged. To register, contact Staples Motley Community Education at (218) 894-2497.
Upcoming arts and entertainment events
The piano students of Harriet Piehl held a recital May 21 at Park United Methodist Chuch in Brainerd.
Four groups to share stage for barbershop show
The Harmony Engineers, the Northcountrymen & Friends Chorus, Class of '79 and Contagious will share the stage for the barbershop show, "Girls, Girls, Girls," 3 p.m. Sunday at Tornstrom Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. They are available at the Dispatch, Bridge of Harmony and Music General.
Listings sought for Fourth of July calendar
The Dispatch is compiling a calendar of Fourth of July events to be printed in the June 28 edition. If you have a festival, parade, band or other holiday-related event you'd like listed, please e-mail John Hansen at email@example.com or fax (218) 829-7735.
Author speaking at library on the South
The novel is a memoir of a Minnesota woman who discovers her family has ties to several infamous murders from 40 years ago in the South. It is the story of her dawning realizations and her struggle between family loyalty and a sense of justice. Library Journal calls the book "a compelling history of the 1960s South from the inside out" while Booklist calls it "a painful and revealing look at family and racial attitudes."
If surfing the TRL Web site late at night is a guilty pleasure by itself, then having Lindsay Lohan's video for "Drama Queen" on my favorites list on said Web site is probably something I shouldn't mention.
The fiddler of Wahkon
WAHKON -- When event organizer Paul Wilson was looking for an image to put on this year's Nisswa-stamman T-shirt, he wasn't necessarily thinking of the marketing possibilities in Wahkon. He was just looking for a photo that summed up the fiddling event.
Horseradish: Bitterness has its place
Grated horseradish. It's enough to make a grown person cry. A little dab of grated horseradish can clear your sinuses in a heartbeat. It may even burn the hairs right out of your nose. Too much of a dose and you won't be able to see through your tears or catch your breath.
One driver, James Urbanska, 57, Brainerd, was treated at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd and released.
The Brainerd Fire Department was called to the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center Building No. 9, the jail annex, at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Living Legacy Gardens offers workshop on ornamental grasses
Jason Trites, owner of Sandridge Gardens in Henning, will discuss how to incorporate growing zone ornamental grasses into a home landscape.
How to make your garden rosy
Roses have a reputation of being picky and tough to maintain.
LITTLE FALLS -- City officials will discuss issues created by Minnesota's increasing number of meth labs during a series of meetings slated throughout the state. Those issues include emergency response, safety, cleanup and community partnership.
Isabelle Kretzman may only be 2, but the rural Brainerd girl has saved the lives of her two older siblings.
This was Brainerd
40 years ago (1964) - The Washington High School building is completely saturated with students, but more will be coming. Superintendent Elliot Whoolery, told the Brainerd School Board. He said the building will hold no more.
The cats never had it so good
It's a place where orphaned and abandoned cats roam free, sunning themselves in the windowsill and lounging on cat furniture until just the right adoptive family arrives to take them home.
This was Brainerd
20 years ago (1984) - Darlyne Larson and Sharon Simons decided to make their own Cabbage Patch dolls when they couldn't find any to buy for Christmas gifts. The Crosby women successfully made the dolls and had so much fun doing so, they went a step further and started a class in making the dolls.
PR-Backus teacher is accused of sex contact with girl, 13
WALKER -- A Pine River-Backus science teacher has been accused of hugging and kissing a 13-year-old student in his vehicle and at his home during the last school year.
"Isabelle was a true gift from God, sent to save Blake's and Brooke's lives."
Gulls on duty
Two sea gulls perched on a rock wall on the shore of Mille Lacs Lake in Garrison Wednesday.
Stabbing suspect faces assault charges
LITTLE FALLS -- A 34-year-old Cushing man accused of stabbing a Little Falls man Sunday was charged with first- and second-degree assault Wednesday in Morrison County Court.
Driving to the hoop
Sean Burnham (right) drove to the basket defended by his brother Erik as the pair played a game of one-on-one basketball Wednesday at the Baxter Oscar Kristofferson Park.
Myears back in Brainerd
William Myears was transported back to Brainerd Thursday and it is expected he will be arraigned Friday on two counts of second-degree murder for the death of Erika Dalquist.
Nisswa ponders Main Street
NISSWA -- When Highway 371 North expands to four lanes, its intersection with Main Street in Nisswa will take on quite a different look.
Fitness foundation fires president, says millions were misappropriated
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Cameron J. Lewis, a charity official accused of cheating public schools across the country on sales of fitness gear and who was the focus of a Minnesota investigation, has been fired from his job, The Associated Press has learned.
Sam on the run
Gary Engelmann pedaled his bike at the same time holding the leash of his black Labrador puppy named Sam as they traveled down the bike trail Wednesday near Glory Road in Baxter. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Howes, Blaine get GOP nod for Legislature
Two Republican legislative incumbents, Rep. Larry Howes and Rep. Greg Blaine, were recently endorsed by their GOP colleagues.
"Fellow Americans, here lies a graceful and a gallant man."
A whole lot of milk
Students at Riverside Elementary School in Brainerd collected 16,764 milk caps to win the Minnesota Timberwolves/Kemps Give'em Five contest.
Weis ends his House candidacy
William Weis, the DFL-endorsed candidate for the District 4B House seat held by Rep. Larry Howes, has ended his candidacy for the Legislature.
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Cleon R. Christopherson
IRONTON -- Cleon R. "Chris" Christopherson, age 72, or Ironton, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was born on July 1, 1931, in Browns Valley, Minn., to Harry and Hilda (Roske) Christopherson.
Dolores M. Wieczorek
LITTLE FALLS -- Dolores M. Wieczorek, age 73, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Monday, June 7, 2004, at St. Gabriel's Hospital.
Frieda Tank, 87, Baxter, died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home, Brainerd.
Mathilda D. Miller
LITTLE FALLS -- Mathilda D. Miller, age 98, a resident of Little Falls, Minn., passed away Thursday, June 10, 2004, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
OUR OPINION: IRAQ
There's been precious little good news coming out of Iraq in recent months. While U.S. efforts to rebuild the infrastructure of the war-torn nation have been ongoing, the good work achieved there has unfortunately paled in comparison to the news of prisoner abuse, car-bombings and assassinations.
Congratulations to the (Brainerd) city council (to consider) to resource within the fire department for a new chief. Local First Responders have saved many critical moments by redirecting ambulance dispatched out of Minneapolis. This should be a sign to the county, city and school district. Save money, hire local people.
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French and American critics derided Reagan and now portray President Bush as reckless cowboys. Reagan proved them wrong then, and they underestimate Bush now.
"Free Spirit," an eight-piece Worship and Praise group from Duluth will lead the 8:15 and 10 a.m. worship services at First Lutheran Church on Sunday.
Cathedral returns to state tournament
ST. CLOUD -- Defending state baseball champion St. Cloud Cathedral nipped the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 2-1 in the Section 6, Class 2A championship game Thursday at Putz Field.
Raiders golfers back in pack
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. -- Central Lakes College golfer Kyle Peterson dropped 22 places and teammate Jeff Grote moved up one spot in the third round of the NJCAA Division III men's golf tournament at Chautauqua Golf Club Thursday.
Patriots hold 17-stroke lead after first round
ONAMIA -- Seventeen is a lucky number for the Pequot Lakes Patriots girls' golf team.
Arns to play in all-star softball series
Brainerd's Megan Arns will play for the Breeze team in the 16th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Softball Series on Sunday at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
VFW team sweeps in season opener
Brainerd's 16-year-old VFW baseball squad opened its season Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep of Sauk Rapids.
Warrior hops to 14th place at state golf tournament
Jared Hoppe shot the exact score he wanted Wednesday.
Cards look to bounce back
ONAMIA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' golf team left itself with a lot of work left to do.
Pace hopes to improve on last year's state meet
Laura Pace has a sour taste in her mouth. And at this weekend's Class 1A state track and field meet at the National Sports Center in Blaine, the Pillager sophomore will look to rinse that taste away.
Nisswa Legion edges Aitkin
AITKIN -- Brandon Owen's three-run double in the third lifted the Nisswa Legion baseball team to a 5-4 win over Aitkin Tuesday. Aitkin stranded the tying run at third in the bottom of the ninth.
Underdogs end Warriors season
Even though many didn't believe Brainerd was capable of reaching the Section 8, Class 3A championship series this season, the Warriors were disappointed to get there and not win it.
Area entertainment scene
STAPLES -- "Seeking the Sun," a summer solstice pageant will be presented 6:30 p.m. June 17 at Living Legacy Gardens in Staples; 6:30 p.m. June 18 at Sunnybrook Park in Wadena; and 2 p.m. June 20 at Old Wadena County Park. Admission is free. The story follows a wanderer through several vignettes as he searches the world, meeting animals and people and collecting seeds and stories.
Cards improve to end in fifth
ONAMIA -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' golf team improved, but not as much as it would have liked.
Warriors set high goals for state track and field meet
No surprises await Brainerd Warriors track and field athletes Justin Grunewald, Maria Swanson and Missy Eiesland as they head down for this weekend's Class 2A state meet, which begins 9:30 a.m. Friday at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Patriots capture second state title
ONAMIA -- They practiced in rain. They practiced in hail. They practiced a lot and their reward is the Class 1A state girls' golf championship.
Sartell hits BHS hard in Game 1
ST. CLOUD -- Due to inclement weather the night before, the start time of the Section 8, Class 3A baseball championship series was pushed back twice Wednesday and was moved from Putz Field to Faber Field.
Local racers run in All-Star series
Trent Snyder finished ninth in the Yellowbook USA Midwest All-Star Series Late Model 100-lap feature at I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre Saturday.
Slow start dooms Warriors
Two slow starts put an exclamation point on the Brainerd Warriors baseball season.
Go, team, go
Jake Ellingson (left) let out a yell as he and Dalton Ryberg watched the Brainerd Warriors come to bat in their game against Sartell Thursday at Don Adamson Field in Brainerd. The Warriors lost 8-3. Brainerd Dispatch/Clint Wood
Cats are friends
Weather drawing by Kyla Parduhn of Mrs. Dunphy's kindergarten class at Baxter school.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Partly cloudy north. Mostly cloudy south. A chance of
State forecast for N.D.
Friday...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms possibly
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Partly cloudy. Thunderstorms northwest half this
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms south. Highs in the 60s with 50s near the great lakes.
Spring is cool
Weather drawing by Kelsey Boyd of Mrs. Ruen's second grade class at Baxter school.
State forecast for S.D.
Flood watch through this evening south central...
State forecast for S.D.
Today...Mostly cloudy northwest. Partly cloudy elsewhere. A chance of thunderstorms northwest. A chance of afternoon thunderstorms far east. Highs in the mid 60s west to the mid 80s southeast.
State forecast for Minnesota
Today...Showers and thunderstorms likely central and south this
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid to upper 60s north and east...Mid 70s southwest.
State forecast for Iowa
Today...Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms southeast. Chance of
State forecast for N.D.
Today...Windy with thunderstorms likely...Possibly severe
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