The Ageless Wonders softball program, for players 50 and over, plays Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. through September at the Memorial Park softball fields in Brainerd. Anyone interested in playing, contact Gary Bodie at 218-829-5649 or Joe Olson at 218-963-2736.
CROSSLAKE—Crow Wing County and the city of Crosslake will host an open house to discuss preliminary design features of the proposed improvement of County Highway 36, scheduled for construction in 2020. The proposed highway improvements will begin at the junction of County Highway 3 and end almost 1 mile east. This project will seek to improve a variety of well-documented challenges located within the existing highway corridor.
The Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District invites photographers of all ages and abilities to submit photos for the 2018 Native Plant and Tree Photo Contest. The contest submittal period runs through Oct. 29. "This is a great opportunity for people to discover, explore and learn about native plants that grow around the Brainerd lakes area and photograph the progression of plants and trees from spring to fall," stated Beth Hippert, district technician, in a news release.
Crow Wing County contracted with Kamco Inc. and Astech to seal cracks on the following roads starting Monday, May 21: • County Highway 11, between county highways 3 and 4—Tuesday through Thursday. • County Road 131, between Highway 371 and County Highway 45—Tuesday. County maintenance crews will continue crack sealing the following roads this week: • County Road 127, between County Road 137 and County Highway 3—Tuesday and Wednesday. • County Road 144, between highways 18 and 25—Wednesday and Thursday.
Excelsior Road between Highway 371 and Edgewood Drive will be closed beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, for construction of street and underground utilities in conjunction with the 2018 Excelsior Road and Edgewood Drive improvement project. This section of roadway will be closed for approximately one month.
A special thanks to the Bethany Good Samaritan Society for allowing us to host 2018 National Day of Prayer. We appreciated all those who offered prayers for unity in American, unity in the churches, unity in family, workplaces, communities and cities, unity in all ethnicities and people of America and that we unite visibly and pray extraordinarily for the next great spiritual awakening in America. Thank you to MN Adult and Teen Challenge staff and students who participated in this event.
Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd Joseph and Melissa Flemmer, Crosslake, a girl, Ellise Judith, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, May 11, 2018. Grandparents are Allen and Judith Flemmer and Christopher and Mary Hagelie. Jesse and Nicole Bundy, Brainerd, a girl, Elizabeth Mae, 8 pounds, 14 ounces, May 12, 2018. Grandparents are Thomas and Janice Olson, Brainerd, and Lee and Jeanette Bundy, Brainerd.
Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are accepting donations for the children's book sale scheduled for June 18-19 and also for the September book sale. Drop off donations at the Brainerd Public Library. The Friends also want to say thank you to the Westgate Mall and its employees, to Cub and Super One for donations and to all the volunteers for their assistance. All proceeds from these sales go to sponsor programs and events for the library. Rita Hamann and Ruth Gogolin Co-chairs
AITKIN—Mark Wedel announced his plan to seek re-election as Aitkin County Commissioner for District 1 covering the city of Aitkin, as well as Aitkin and Spencer townships. "I have truly enjoyed serving the people of this district and would appreciate their continued support," Wedel said in a news release. "This district includes a very high population of senior citizens and includes seven elderly care facilities and a high level health care facility which, not only serves the residents of this district and also much of greater Aitkin County.
CROSBY First- and second-grade students at Cuyuna Range Elementary School will learn in new environments next school year, the Crosby-Ironton Courier reported. The school board approved a $697,000 construction project, which includes building walls, adding doors, new ceilings, new lights, new carpeting and new technology. CROSSLAKE