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
"I can smell the autumn dancing in the breeze The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves."
Weekly News Article
For the week of October 5th Hello All, I am sad that I will no longer be turning my articles in to Bev and Joyce at the Askov American. They were wonderful to work with. It had to be a difficult task dealing with everything on a short deadline. I also miss Shawn Jansen. She was a dream to work with. Always conscientious and willing to go that extra mile. I also enjoyed Marlana Benzie-Lourey at the paper. They are all wonderful ladies that did an amazing job putting a paper out that was worth the read. I have been having a hard time with this change over I have to admit. I enjoy writing, but I too am considering whether I want to keep doing this article. If anyone is interested in writing it…please let me know. That does not mean that I will stop writing it yet. I would just like to know if someone is interested in case I want to stop. Please send me an email if you have an interest.
Star Mikrot sent me some news: A craft fair and bake sale will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Church of Victory in Askov. Vendors and crafters, secure your spot by contacting Community Connection Allies at 320-838-8700. No admission fee and lunch available. Thanks Star!
Family Pathways and Pine County are having a free food distribution (COVID Food Assistance Program) open to all households that are in need due to COVID 19. The one that is closest to Willow River is the one in Askov at the Community Center on October 20, 2020 located at 6369 Kobmagergrade in Askov from 1 – 3 pm. There are others on other times, locations and dates. You may check the Pine county website for more information.
The Arrowhead Senior Nutrition has a menu up at the laundromat, post office and at city hall. Registered customers are offered the meal service for a $4.00 contribution; customers under age 60 are charged $7.50. Menus are subject to change without notice. Alternate entrees are available on certain days. Please call in your request 24 hours in advance. For more information online go to: www.aeoa.org and by phone call 218-727-4321.
Please remember to get your ballots in the mail asap if you are mail ballot districts. The sooner the better. If you have not registered to vote, you may register on the Minnesota Secretary of State website or with Pine County or even with your Town Clerk. At the polls they will have voter registration forms available also. If you want to vote absentee ballot, stop in the courthouse at Pine City and vote. You may also drop them off at the courthouse on election day, but they must be received by 8 pm. When filling out the ballot make sure to use a black ball point pen and fill out the circle completely. Also, remember to sign your name to the proper signature line on the back of the inside white ballot envelope…You’ll know where to sign because it says “signature” and has an X by it.
At the school: The Junior Class is selling community calendars and ads. If you would like to buy a calendar or an ad, please find a Junior or contact Ms. Kelly email@example.com. They have linked two new items on our website, both under School Nurse and “Quicklinks – Parents”. These are the COVID-19 Home Screening List and the COVID-19 Decision Tree from the Minnesota Department of Health. They encourage you to visit their website for more information. Dates to remember: October 13th Monthly PTO meeting, October 15 and 16 No school for MEA weekend, November 9 No School, November 20th and 22nd are Parent /Teacher Conferences, November 26th and 27th No School for Thanksgiving.
Legion of Mary meets at the St. Mary’s Center every Monday at 6:30 pm. This is a new time change. Eucharistic Adoration is scheduled for 1 pm to 6 pm at St. Mary’s Church.
Stay Safe. If you would like to submit some news please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-372-3562. Please no solicitations. Thanks. Kathi
Thursdays at noon Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. is in charge of providing the delicious meals. A one-time registration is necessary to participate. Call 1-800-662-5711 ext 6899 to register. To receive a lunch, call the Moose Lake Kitchen at (218)485-4937 no later than 8 am on Thursday and lunch will be delivered shortly before noon. Served at the Kettle River Township Hall (or at Willow River City Park weather depending). 77594 County Hwy 61, Willow River. A contribution of $4 is asked for each meal.
*Menus are posted at the Willow River Post Office and LuLu's Laundromat. They are also published in the Star Gazette and the Evergreen.
City of Willow River
8099 County Hwy 61 PO Box 125 Willow River, MN 55795 (218)372-3733 email@example.com