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
For the week of February 10th, 2020 Hello All, Happy Valentine’s Day. Remember to do something nice for your loved ones on that day. It’s always nice to get a card or note, chocolate, or something equally good (beef jerky is a favorite). It’s really about the sentiment and not the object. My nicest Valentine was someone changing my oil in my car when I was a broke single gal (Thanks GB).
Star sent me some news about the 3rd Annual ML Brewing Co. Ice Fishing Contest. It will be held Saturday, February 15th from 2 to 4 pm on Moose Head Lake behind the ML Brewing Co. It is being co-sponsored by the Sturgeon lake Area Lions Club, Federated Co-op and Lakeside Lawn and Snow. Beer and food will be available on the lake with a meat raffle after the contest. You may purchase tickets in advance at Federated Co-op and Moose Lake Brewing for $20 per hole. There will be lots of draw prizes including portable fish house, electric fillet knives, power ice augers, tip-ups, rod and reel combos and much more.
The Presidential Nomination Primary is coming up on March 3, 2020. It will be different in that you will have to declare which ballot you wish to vote on. Like other primary elections you will only be voting on one candidate and for one party, but this is a little different in that you will have to declare which ballot (Democrat or Republican) you choose to vote on for this day at the polls. That is not saying that you have to vote with the same party at the August Primary Election and the November General Election. The judges have gone through extra training to deal with how to keep private which ballot you choose to vote on. So, when you get to the polls please remember that it will be a bit different, and you will need to allow space between you and the voter in front of you when going up to the roster table (where you sign the book). If you need to vote absentee ballot: For the Presidential Nomination Primary, the first day to vote early (absentee ballot) at the Pine County Courthouse is Friday, January 17, 2020 and the last day to vote early (absentee ballot) at the Pine County Courthouse is Monday, March 2, 2020. So, if you are not going to be able to vote on the 3rd of March you may stop in at the courthouse and get your vote in.
At the school: Congratulations on the 3rd place victory in the Region Spelling Bee goes to Gabriel Sorenson from Willow River School. Good luck to our region winners as they advance to the Multi-Regional State Bee on Tuesday, February 18. There will be a school board meeting on Tuesday, February 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the High School Library. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday each month. The monthly PTO meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month. February 17th is an early release day at 12:30pm ( make-up snow day), February 25th and 27th are spring conferences from 3:30 - 6:30 pm, March 2nd – 6th is spring break, and March 27th is the end of the third quarter. If you have teens who are interested in shooting Trap League this year please contact Tana Mack at the school soon and get on the list or email me at email@example.com. Trap registration is now through March 22nd. We will be planning a parent meeting soon.
The Knights of Columbus meeting will be held February 23 which is the fourth Sunday of the month. The meeting will be at St. Isidore’s Church with Rosary at 6:30 pm and meeting to follow at 7:00 pm. For additional information, please contact Dale Riihiluoma at 218-389-6418. Friday, February 28th there will be Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church in Willow River. The Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule for February 26: 8 am Mass at St. Mary’s Church, 12:05 pm Mass at St. Isidore’s Church, and the 6 pm Mass at Holy Angels Church.
When I was looking at the Community Education from the school I noticed one of my very favorite teachers is now teaching Adult Basic Education at the Willow River Elementary Library. This includes: GED Prep, Adult Diploma, Job Seeking Skills, Basic Skills Enhancement (Reading, Writing, and Math), Citizenship Education, ESL, College Prep/ Accuplacer, North Star Assessments, Resources and Technology. They meet on Tuesdays Sept 2019 – May 2020. Kathy Horbacz is the instructor. (She’s my favorite teacher ever.) You may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-804-3585 if you wish to be a new participant. All classes are free of charge.
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. 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