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 January 13th I’m still getting used to the idea that it is 2019. It’s really strange for those of us “of an age” to get used to the idea of the year being in the two thousands It seems strange that the whole Y2K thing was almost 20 years ago. Where did that time go? Time really does go fast.
All of the City and Town Clerks are busy with preparations for a “surprise” primary election and special election. This is to fill the seat left vacant by State Senator Tony Lourey. The Special Primary will be on January 22, 2019 and the Special Election will be on February 5th. The hours that the polls will be open are from 7 am to 8 pm. So mark those dates on your calendar. The regular Township elections (for most Townships) are on March 12, 2019. Check the times and places of those elections in your local newspapers. The City of Willow River will be having an annual audit done on January 29th; so we will be there but the office will be closed to the public that day. The City will also 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.
If your kids are interested in joining Trap League, now is the time to start thinking about it. 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. In Community Education there is a new way to register and pay for some classes. Please go to https://www.locallevelevents.com and search by city. Once you put in Willow River and hit search you will see most of the community education events listed that you can register for. You can also call 218-372-3131 ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for classes. Payment must be received prior to the class. Mail payments to: PO Box 66, Willow River, MN 55795 or drop off at the district office. The hallways of Willow River Area School are available to walkers for FREE on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. You must register by calling 218-372-3131 ext. 112 or emailing email@example.com. There is no walking on the days when school is not in session. Congratulations to the following students on winning the preliminary Geography Bee competition for their grade level: for 5th grade - Raven Elliott-Branchaud, James Martin; for 6th grade - Olivia Motz, Makayla Kost; for 7th grade - Cadence Svacina, Rylyn Schellenberger; for 8th grade - Winter Bowstring, Katie Blatz. These final 8 contestants will be participating in the Willow River Area School Geography Bee on January 17, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Willow River High School Library. Please come cheer them on.
Senior Dining is every Thursday at noon at the Willow River Presbyterian Church. The delicious food is delivered piping hot from Bruno. The conversation is always interesting. There are menus posted at the Laundromat and the Post Office in Willow River. 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. For prayer line requests for St. Mary’s please contact Judy Prachar at 218-372-3409. For prayer line requests for St. Isidore’s please contact Elaine Ash at 218-372-8312.