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 11th Hello All, Once again the City and Town Clerks of the District are gnashing their teeth because there will be at least one more election to run...two if we need another primary. Most of the Township Clerks are also lamenting that they have this all added to the preparations for the Annual March Township Elections on March 12, 2019. We have not heard when the election will be to elect someone for Jason Rarick's position. One thing about it...we are going to have the best trained election judges in the state. Practice makes perfect, right? With that said, if anyone is interested in becoming an election judge, please let your Town or City Clerk know. With people going south for the winter, it's a bit of a crap-shoot to find enough judges.
Come and support the Finlayson-Giese Sportman's Club at the fishing contest on Pine Lake this Saturday. I'll be out there catching the big lunker. Let's hope it's not twenty below zero.
February 18th there will be no school because of Presidents’ Day, February 19th and 21st there will be parent/ teacher conferences, and March 4th – 8th there will be no school for Spring Break. Huzzah! Come and join the fun. If your kids are interested in joining Trap League, now is the time to sign up with Ms. Mack at the school. We will be having a parent meeting soon. If your child has not taken the Firearms Safety training it is vital that they get that training before they join Trap League. The Finlayson-Geise Sportsmans’ Club will be having Firearms Safety training this spring. If you have any kids that are planning to take Trap next year, please consider enrolling them in the training this spring. I’ll be letting you know when that starts when I get more information. The hallways of Willow River Area School are available to walkers for FREE on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays.
The City of Willow River will be asking for bids for lawn mowing. So, get your bids ready if you are a lawn mowing service with proper insurance. The City is also wondering if there are any organizations that would like to run Willow River Area Days. If no one steps forward, there will not be a parade this year. I’ve heard around town that the Willow River Community Club is still going to do Music and Memories and other groups will still be doing things on that weekend. So, stay tuned for more information as I get it.
The Walking Psalms Bible study meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to join at any time.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willow River is now having the 8:30 am Sunday Mass. On Thursday, February 14, 2019 St. John Vianney prayer and study group will meet again at St. Mary’s Center from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm. Study, prayer and discussion will be led by Fr. Kris McKusky. Anyone interested in praying and learning about the extraordinary form of the Mass is invited to attend. The St. Mary's CCW will be collecting diaper donations for Sandstone Options For Women from Sunday, February 3 through Sunday, February 17, 2019. Please bring packages of disposable diapers and place them in the donation box in the back of St. Mary’s Church. If you would like to make a cash donation, there will be a manila envelope near the donation box for that. Thank you for your generosity. The donations will be taken to Sandstone Options For Women on Monday, February 18, 2019. On Monday, February 18, 2019 St. Isidore CCW will meet at 10:00 am at St. Isidore Parish Hall in Sturgeon Lake.