City Hall is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays* from 9:00AM - 4:30PM (closed for lunch)**. We are located at 8099 County Highway 61. Our phone number is (218)372-3733. *office is closed for all Federal Holidays **Subject to change
Weekly News Article
Hello All, Happy St. Patty’s Day! I love it. Spring is on it’s way. I love the food and green is my favorite color. No one will have to pinch me that day…I have lots of green. Erin Go Bragh!
It seems that sometimes I’m caught in a generation gap. In my book…Sometimes people rely on social media sites (i.e. Facebook, etc.) just a little too much. I grew up with newspapers, local radio stations, letters (real ones) and phone calls being the main way that people communicated with each other. Even though I love using technology, it really is hard to go to ten different places to find information. It really was so much simpler in the past when you just read it in the newspaper or heard it on the radio or TV. They have social media sites that I don’t even know the name of. I guess I’d rather have someone call or email me information, or send me a text or a note. To me “tweeting” is something that birds do in the springtime. Happy Spring!
After many years of operation T&M Athletics in Willow River will be retiring. There will be a retirement party on April 21, 2018 at the Corral Bar in Willow River starting at 4pm. This is a potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share. Let’s all get together to wish Tom and Sissy good luck in their new adventures, after being in business for 39 years.
That old Peter Cottontail will be hopping down the bunny trail soon. The Willow River Community club ladies are planning for the Fun with the Easter Bunny event on March 24th. They will do cherry bowl, games , crafts and breakfast. It should be a fun time.
The Willow River Fire Department and EMS is wrapping the hard work for their $64,000 FEMA SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) grant that they got. It’s a great thing for a small community. It takes a lot of work to do grants. We certainly appreciate them for being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers and improving the emergency services for the community. Firearms Safety Classes Adult & Youth are coming soon. Certification for hunting is required for anyone born after December 31, 1979. You must be 11 years old by April 18, 2018 to take the classes. Please sign up April 18, 2018 at the Finlayson-Giese Sportsman’s Club from 5pm to 6pm. If you are under age 18 a parent or guardian must be present at the time of sign up. Class times are 6 – 9 pm on April 23, 25, 27, 30 and May 2, 4, and Field Day is May 5th (Time to be announced). All classes have mandatory attendance. Please bring a notebook and a pen or pencil. For questions please call George Slama at 320-233-6381. A little side note: I took this class a few years ago just because I wanted to know what the kids are being taught. I was, needless to say, the oldest “kid” in the class. It was a lot of fun and I learned a ton. You can still take the classes if you are an old kid (born before 1979). Also, any new kids that what to join Trap League for next year… this is a requisite for joining the League. It would be a great idea for those sixth graders that want to do Trap next year to get it done. The Finlayson-Giese Sportsman’s Club is hosting a breakfast on March 24th for St. Urho’s Day. The breakfast will be held at the Finlayson Community Center starting at 8am. Without the generosity and hard work of the guys and gals from the Finlayson-Giese Sportsman’s Club, we probably would not have a trap team. They have been instrumental in getting this team going, and being supportive and we can’t thank them enough. They do not charge us for range time and they also donate to our team financially. Come and support them! If you have any news to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 372-3562. Thanks.
City of Willow River
8099 County Hwy 61 PO Box 125 Willow River, MN 55795 (218)372-3733 email@example.com