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
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For the week of December 6th The Willow River Community Club sure had fun putting on the Fun with Santa event. There were so many wonderful people there. It was great to see all of the children smiling and happy. Santa and Mrs. Claus sure had a lot of fun with the little and big ones alike. There were even three generation pictures taken with the notorious couple. You are never too old to sit on Santa’s lap…even when you are a Grandma. Although Santa might need the name of a good orthopedist. A giant thank you to the Willow River Fire Department for being there to help the Willow River Community Club. We really appreciate your support. Also, a gigantic thank you to the Fenus and Sievert families for the toy donations. They made it possible to give every child a nice toy. The kids were ecstatic. It was a lot of fun for us “elves” as well. That was a very generous thing to do. Thank you to Star Mikrot for spearheading the craft fair in the gym. It was a great event and everyone had a great time. The proceeds from the craft fair will be going to the FFA (Future Farmers of America) at the school. What a great cause. Northern Pine Riders Snowmobile Club will be holding Snowmobile Safety classes for youth on Saturday, December 18th at the clubhouse in Willow River. There will be two sessions. One at 9 am to Noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. Please check their website for signup information and contact information. Greeting cards are needed to be given to our area seniors in the Moose Lake Village Care Facility. All interested people of all ages, please consider crafting or purchasing greeting cards for our area seniors at the MLVC facility. Thank you cards for staff also welcomed. All cards will need to be turned in by December 14, 2021 at the location listed here: Olson residence 220 Third Street and Cedar Ave, Moose Lake. A box will be located by doorway on grill, Cedar Ave side. S.O.C.C. will deliver all of the cards to the MLVC Facility. Thank you on behalf of SOCC; Strengthening our Christian Communities. At St. Mary’s/ St. Isidore’s Church: The main door at St. Mary’s Church needs to be replaced, plus the repair of the ramp. They have a bid to do the two projects and hope the doors will be soon replaced and the ramp will be revamped by summer to give it some extra years of use. It's a very tough project to get ready workers to do such a job and they are doing our best to get someone. If you are interested in helping out please contact Fr. Francis. It is advent time again, so that means that the Sunday 8:30 am Mass switched to St. Mary’s church in Willow River. The Knights of Columbus meeting is to be held on December 19th at St. Isidore’s Church with Rosary at 6:30 pm and meeting to follow at 7 pm. News from the diocese - hackers have recently started targeting the public with emails, posing as priests, asking for money or personal information. Please be aware of these phishing (fake) emails. If you receive one, please contact your local parish to confirm it was sent from your priest, even if it says it is a secret. The Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary on the 4th Sunday of the month at St. Mary’s. Advent Confessions: During Advent Father will be hearing confessions after the 8:30 am Masses at Holy Angels on December 10, and 17. Also, at St. Mary’s he will hear confessions after the 8:30 am Mass on December 9, 16. Thursday Mass will continue to be at St. Mary’s Church at 8:30 am. St. Mary’s Church has Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 1 to 5 pm every Wednesday. The Legion of Mary meetings are held at St. Mary’s Center every Monday at 5 pm. At the School: Willow Branches Child Care now has openings at the school. They offer child care from 7 am to 8:05 am and 3:15 pm to 5 pm, to district enrolled students ages 4 to 12 years old. For questions or enrollment information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Important school dates: December 14 is the monthly PTO Meeting at 5:30 pm, December 21 is the WR School Board Meeting at 6 pm, December 23 is an Early Release Day, and December 24 there is No School for Christmas Vacation. Kathi Bennett
The City of Willow River is now accepting bids for winter snow removal and sanding services. All estimates must be received by January 1st and will be reviewed by the city council at the January 3rd meeting. Please submit bids to City of Willow River City Clerk, 8099 County Hwy 61, P.O. Box 125, Willow River. (218) 372-3733
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.