Abbey (Thuringer) Pieper joined the staff of Madden's on Gull Lake as Sales Manager.
panel for returning faculty at college
Tom Gillaspy, state demographer, on Aug. 22 was guest speaker and panelist at an in-service program marking the return of faculty to the Central Lakes College campus in Brainerd.
Furniture plant is moving to Pine River
Pine River is getting a new manufacturing facility.
Crow Wing County
WALKER - The following appeared recently in Cass County District Court:
The end of August is such a fun and busy time of the year. Our summer activities are coming to an end and our fall activities are just beginning to start. When you add in the start of a new school year, it becomes one of the most exciting times of the year for kids.
FIFTY LAKES - The Fifty Lakes Foundation will have their 31st annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at County Road 1 and 3 in Fifty Lakes. Cost for adults is $7; children 7-12 are $4; and children under 7 are free. There will be a raffle drawing at 7 p.m. Fifty Lakes Foundation is a 501C public charity nee Fifty Lakes Sportsman's Club.
We still have angels in our neighborhoods.
Friends of the Brainerd Public Library congratulate the community on raising over $3,600 for the library at the August Used Book Sale.
Cass sheriff: Man's body found
Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher said Saturday that the body of a man, believed to be 74-year-old Ivan Mann of rural Cass Lake, was found Friday afternoon by searchers.
Search continues in Morrison for man
LITTLE FALLS - The Morrison County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing 30-year-old man.
How to help Kinship Partners
Kinship Partners will launch its new mentoring recruitment campaign Sept. 1 to recruit 100 mentors in 100 days, ending Dec. 10.
Assistant District Public Defender Brook Mallak's name was misspelled in a Page 1A story Friday on the man who was convicted of the Nisswa stabbings.
Brainerd parks board
to meet Monday
The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Board will meet 3:30 p.m. Monday at city hall.
COMING TUESDAY IN SPORTS
Robert Bell of Pierz enjoyed a successful and rewarding summer on the golf links.
This was Brainerd
A bbingo parlor operating six or seven nights a week may be on the horizon for a prime location in downtown Brainerd.
Members of the Faris Family performed Friday night at the Lakes Bluegrass Festival in Pine River. The fifth annual music event continues through Sunday afternoon.
COMING THURSDAY IN ENTERTAINMENT
Cowboy & Hobo Days, coming Sept. 7-8 to the Brainerd fairgrounds, puts the spotlight on under-the-radar area musicians like Johnny Jay Huhta and Geoff Elvee. Cactus Willie, Boxcar Bar and The Drifter will host the event.
A woman in a cutline on Page 12A in Friday's edition should have been identified as Angela Headlee.
COMING MONDAY IN EVERYDAY PEOPLE
While students may already have the first-day-of-school jitters, so do first-time teachers like Marie Waschek, a new Forestview sixth-grade teacher.
CROSSLAKE - The Crosslake City Council will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to continue to review the preliminary 2008 revenue and expenditure budgets.
When Suzie Olson's fiance, Mac Carkhuff, died in a motorcycle accident two years ago, her world collapsed.
Esther I. Bock
Esther I. Bock, age 98, resident of Brainerd, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007. Esther was born in Roscoe, S.D., April 18, 1909, to Charles W. and Emma (Heier) Christen. She was a graduate of Roscoe High School and received a music degree from Sherwood Music School in Chicago. She taught piano lessons over 50 years. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Brainerd.
Paul R. Salmon
ST. CLOUD - Paul Roger Salmon, 88, passed away on Aug. 17, 2007, in St. Cloud at the VA.
Ruth L. Vavra
LITTLE FALLS - Ruth L. Vavra, age 92, formerly of Swanville, died Friday, August 24, 2007, at St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Randall Funeral Home.
STAPLES - Marie Goble, age 85, of Staples, died Thursday evening, Aug. 23, 2007, at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena. Funeral service will be Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Staples with Pastor Paul Johnson officiating. Family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Home in Staples and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Emogene F. Gideon
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Emogene Frances Gideon (nee Jelacic and Gordon), age 91, born Jan. 25, 1916, in Daggett Brook Township, Minn., passed away Aug. 19, 2007, in Lakewood, Colorado.
Elmer C. Goble
STAPLES - Elmer C. Goble, age 88, of Staples, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at Fair Oaks Care Center in Wadena. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at the Staples Alliance Church with Pastor Paul Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples and for one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Lorraine (Cardle) Maynard, 88, passed away peacefully, Aug. 1, 2007. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Albert Al' Brodie
Albert "Al" Brodie, age 78, of Brainerd, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd. Arrangements are pending with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
Grace M. Fox
Grace Mildred Fox, resident of Brainerd, passed away peacefully on Aug. 22, 2007, at her home. She was born to Walter and Ida Meyers on April 4, 1918, in Robbinsdale, Minn. She married Alvin Fox on Oct. 29, 1938, at Zion Lutheran Church, Brainerd.
Regarding the article about the animal abuse advertisement, animals can't speak for themselves and don't deserve or ask for abuse. People can speak up and ask for help. I've never seen so many people complain about so many things until I moved to Brainerd. Get yourself a hobby or find another job. How pathetic are you that you don't have a heart for animals? Since when did you decide that other people can't have an opinion or have a heart for something other than themselves? It was an advertisement. Get over it.
Debate should be based on real information
We live in the Brainerd lakes area community and I'm proud to live here. I wasn't born here, but I moved here from St. Cloud about 16 years ago because of the resources and the sense of community I found to be appealing to me. Others who continue to move here must feel similarly because they continue to move here in large numbers.
OUR OPINION: Messaging
Ah, the good ol' days. Remember how if you wanted to talk to a friend you sought your parents' permission to make a call on a dial telephone? (Someone please explain a dial telephone to today's generation.) Or if you were brave and sneaky you passed a note on a folded piece of paper to a classmate?
The 25th anniversary banquet of the North Crow Wing County Ducks Unlimited Chapter will be Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Breezy Point Convention Center. Social hour will be 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7p.m.
DNR asks bear hunters not to shoot radio-collared bears
The DNR is asking bear hunters not to shoot radio-collared bears.
Little Elk Wetland project underway
LITTLE FALLS - Little Falls area waterfowl hunters have waited several years for the repair of a large drained wetland impoundment on the Little Elk State Wildlife Management Area near the Todd-Morrison County line southwest of Randall. Soon the wait will be over according to Beau Liddell, area wildlife manager at Little Falls.
DNR offers late summer safety tips
People are heading to the beaches, lakes and pools around Minnesota to enjoy the last bit of summer vacation before school begins. Unfortunately, as cool and refreshing as it may look, water can be a killer, said Tim Smalley, DNR boat and water safety specialist.
The northern leopard frog is back
I'm going to leap right into today's topic -f rogs. More specifically, the northern leopard frog, which after weeks of absence from our drought-stricken lawn popped up in front of Mariah and me as we walked.
Living the dream
This week's Walleyedan column features a letter from Mary Freeman, the mother of Walleyedan summer intern Dan Freeman.
Memorial fishing tournament promotes good cause
Chilly temperatures, cloudy skies and a threat of rain didn't keep 44 anglers from participating in a memorial tournament for a young fisherman that supported a worthwhile cause.
Jeff Jrykas of Fergus Falls caught this loon family outing while vacationing with Brian and Mary Evenson of Lake Shore last month in a channel on Upper Gull Lake.
DAVID AND JENNIFER BESSE
Jennifer Reeder and David Besse were married June 30, 2007, at the Northland Arboretum in Baxter with Judge David Ten Eyck officiating.
Wedding planned - Teresa Mary-Lee Long and Greyson Lee Hurst
Teresa Mary-Lee Long and Greyson Lee Hurst announce their engagement. Parents are Jeffrey and Caron Long, Brainerd, and Jeff Hurst, Pequot Lakes, and Pam and Greg Ellingson, Corcoran. An Oct. 6 wedding is planned at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Brainerd.
Wedding planned - Julia Conkel and Christopher Ziebell
Julia Conkel and Christopher Ziebell announce their engagement. Parents are Terry and Jeanne Conkel, Glencoe, and Laurie Ziebell, Baxter, and Michael and Melissa Ziebell, Baxter. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned in Duluth.
RICHARD AND STEPHANIE BESTUL
Stephanie Rodman and Rich Bestul were married March 22, 2007.
JEFF AND KRYSTA STRANG
Krysta Betts and Jeff Strang were married July 7, 2007, at Crosslake Park in Crosslake.
Benjamin and Abby Hansen
Abby Thielen and Benjamin Hansen were married May 19, 2007, in St. Paul.
DEAN AND CASSANDRA SCHLIEK
Cassandra Stage and Dean Schliek were married May 12, 2007, at Crosslake Lutheran Church in Crosslake with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.
Daniel and Stephanie St.Hilaire
Stephanie Herbst and Daniel St.Hilaire were married May 4, 2007, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Four generations recently gathered were Branden Maddox, son, Chula Vista, Calif.; Samantha Pina, mother, Chula Vista, Calif.; Becky Pina, grandmother, Chula Vista, Calif.; and Sue Gynild, great-grandmother, Merrifield.
Four generations recently gathered were Beckett Miller, son; mother, Kim Miller; Angie Feierabend, grandmother; and Fran Feierabend, great-grandmother.
Five generations recently gathered were Alyssa Bourassa, daughter, Brainerd; Jennifer Bourassa, mother, Brainerd; Tron Olson, grandfather, Brainerd; Joyce Olson, great-grandmother, Thief River Falls; and Alinda Olson, great-great-grandmother, Brainerd.
Wedding planned - Bobbie Carner and Tyrone "Pete" Spencer
Bobbie Carner and Tyrone "Pete" Spencer announce their engagement. Parents are Thomas and Debra Carner, Pillager, and Laurence Spencer, Sheepsprings, N.M., Lydia Rassler, Staples, and Gary Rassler, Pillager. An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at First Baptist Church in Pillager.
100th birthday - Gladys M. Johnson
Gladys M. Johnson, Crosby Care Center resident, formerly of Brainerd, will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 2 at her cabin on Clearwater Lake, 16681 Clearwater Lane, Brainerd. For directions, call Judy at 764-3329. The event is hosted by her family. She was born Sept. 11, 1907, in Minneapolis.
90th birthday - Ruth Nelson
Ruth Nelson will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church, 1354 320th St., Cushing. The event is hosted by her children. No gifts please.
Eugene "Timber" and JoAnn Witt, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 20, 1982, in Brainerd.
Wedding planned - Keli Dobrzynski and Rob Burchill
Keli Dobrzynski and Rob Burchill announce their engagement. Parents are Virginia Dobrzynski, Brainerd, and the late Donald Dobrzynski, and Bill and Jane Hendrickson, Brainerd, and Bob and Pam Burchill, Valley City, N.D. An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at the Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels in Winona.
QUINTON AND VANESSA WICKS
Vanessa Goerlich and Quinton Wicks were married June 2, 2007, at their residence in Motley.
Hasan and Laura Hamad
Laura Bogenschutz and Hasan Hamad were married Sept. 30, 2006, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Skinner officiating.
90th birthday - Vera Johnson
Vera Johnson will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 3. A family gathering will take place at Hardy Lake. Birthday greetings can be sent to her c/o Birchwood, 2509 Greenwood St., Brainerd.
Troy and Nicole Handeland
Nicole Hunter and Troy Handeland were married May 5, 2007, in Hopkins with Christian Ruch officiating.
Ben and Gail Murdock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 1 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Pierz Campground located off Hwy. 25 in Pierz (look for sign). The event is hosted by their family and friends. No gifts please.
David and Rose Pennell
Rose Rohlfing and David Pennell were married May 26, 2007, at St. Francis Church in Brainerd with Father Matthew Fallgren officiating.
Lauretta Oddson, Ideal Corners, will celebrate her 102nd birthday with relatives and friends at home. She was born Aug. 31, 1905.
Wedding planned - Lia D. Merriweather and SFC Michael E. Rogers
Lia D. Merriweather and SFC Michael E. Rogers announce their engagement. Parents are Elbert and Grace Merriweather, Chicago, and Lesly and Elaine Rogers, Pillager. A Sept. 8 wedding is planned in Chicago.
Pine River-Backus sweeps Aitkin
PINE RIVER - Taylor Sheley collected 12 kills and eight digs and Katie Wangberg dished out 31 set assists leading the Pine River-Backus Tigers to a non-conference volleyball sweep of the Aitkin Gobblers Friday.
Gobblers rule the courts at home meet
AITKIN - The Aitkin Gobblers girls' tennis team tallied six first-place finishes and a second to dominate the Aitkin Quarterbacks quadrangular Friday.
Charter customers won't get BTN - yet
New Gophers football coach Tim Brewster has been criss-crossing the state like Lou Holtz did, drumming up interest and curiosity in a program that hasn't won a Big Ten championship in 40 years.
BHS dominates at triangular
None of the singles players dropped a set as the Brainerd Warriors swept the girls' tennis triangular Friday in Brainerd.
Eighth grade football equipment checkout Monday
Boys planning to play eighth grade football this fall may check out gear from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Forestview Middle School Maintenance Building in Baxter.
State forecast for Iowa
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy this morning with decreasing
I like swimming
Weather drawing by Paige Hoffbeck of Mrs. Lykins' kindergarten class at Nisswa.
State forecast for North Dakota
...Dense fog advisory southwest this morning...
State forecast for Minnesota
.Today...Partly to mostly cloudy...Becoming mostly sunny during
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Mostly cloudy with areas of fog early...Then becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 75 far northeast...To 80 to 85 far west.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...A chance for showers northeast. Elsewhere...A chance for morning showers...Then decreasing clouds. Highs in the 70s.
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