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 May 18th Hello All, Our community has many wonderful people working hard and making this “COVID-19 situation bearable. It brings to mind the ladies at the bank who are always pleasant and do a great job even though they are having to do everything through a little drive-up window. They are kind, knowledgeable and efficient. Furthermore Sue at the post office is always professional and has a million things going on . How she keeps it all straight I will never know. She also keep the place spic and span. Also wonderful are the workers at Dave’s Oil and the Dollar General who make sure that we have milk, eggs, gas, and those so important snack foods, among other things. This would have been unbearable without them. And they take the risk of coming into contact with many people. Let’s not forget the people working at the lumber yard who make sure that we can keep on top of all of those projects we have going on. And we certainly have been working on those lately. I am certainly appreciative of the City Clerk Diane and her ability to do all that work and still keep her sense of humor and her sanity. It’s definitely not an easy job. They would also have to add another page in the paper if I were to bring up all of the other people who volunteer in this community. It is amazing the amount of work they do. The teachers at the school have definitely had to change the way they teach, and I think that the moms and dads who are having to do homework with their kids…both are amazing. I’ve listed a few, but there are countless people in this community who do amazing things. For those of you not listed, please know you are appreciated.
The Willow River Presbyterian Church has placed a Food Pantry in front of the church next to the church sign. Anyone in need of food is welcome to take from it. There are also copies of Our Daily Bread in there as well as handmade masks (which go really fast). They try to keep it well stocked. If anyone would like to they are welcome to put food and also masks into the pantry. We are all in this together and doing what we can to lend a helping hand to each other in these unprecedented times. Keep smiling and stay healthy.
Congratulations Class of 2020. They have been great by smiling even though their senior year has been disrupted and their graduation ceremony is unusual. I read in last week’s paper that the school is planning to have a senior grad parade. Please check that out for times and the route. I know the WRFD will be involved. Also at the school, they still have a number of bags filled with items from gym lockers and would like the students to stop by the school Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and claim their bag. If that time won't work for you, please contact Tara at email@example.com or (218)372-3131 x114.
The City Hall office is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus measures. You may contact the office by phone 218-372-3733, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Father Kris had a letter on the Sunday bulletin from church. He has expectation that we’ll be returning to public Masses on a limited basis beginning Monday, May 18th. To summarize what he said: · Sunday Obligation is still dispensed, so if you feel ill or aren’t comfortable with being back in public yet, continue to watch Livestreamed Masses. · We should still maintain a physical distance of 6 feet. · We’ll be asked to wear some form of face mask. Even if we don’t feel the need, consider the thoughts and feelings of those who do. · We will resume with the Summer-Schedule on Memorial Day weekend. Masses from Holy Angels will continue to be livestreamed at holyangelsmooselake.com. · Churches will continue to be open during the day for personal prayer and devotion. Daily Mass on Mondays will continue in the evening at a time to be determined. We’ll keep the 8:00 a.m. time for a couple of weeks more. · Tuesday Morning Masses will continue at 8:00 until his duties in the prisons resume. · Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Mary’s on Wednesdays. Confessions will resume with the ‘old’ schedule (Wednesday after Mass, Saturday and Sunday before Masses). Confession will be available on Thursday at noon at Holy Angels and After Mass at St. Mary’s on Thursdays) · Following the Blessing and Dismissal at all Masses, we will offer the Prayer to St. Michael. · We will continue Mass ad orientem as a liturgical sign that we’re in this together, all petitioning God and begging His love, mercy, and forgiveness together. As we move forward, let’s all keep holding each other up in prayer, seeking the Lord’s divine blessing and peace. Thank you father Kris.
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