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
"I can smell the autumn dancing in the breeze The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves."
Pursuant to MN Statute 412.191, a special meeting of the City Council has been called by Mayor Switzer and Councilmember McGreanor for the purpose of planning the 2021 budget and use of the Corona Virus Relief Funds. This meeting shall be held Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 6:30 PM at City Hall in Willow River.
Weekly News Article
For the week of September 21st Hello All, Last week Sue Sloper gave me some great information to pass on in my column about contacting legislators about the CIP. Because of space in the paper, it was put in as an editorial. That’s great…the word needs to get out. However, I would like credit to go where credit is due. Sue Sloper passed on the information to me and asked me to put it in the Willow River Column. I did retype it into my article…so, in that way I did help. But I feel that Sue Sloper needs to have the credit here for that. It’s great that people submit news to me to pass on in the column. Without it I wouldn’t have a lot of information to share. I appreciate that a lot. Please tell Sue and other contributors thank you when you see them. Thank You, Sue…I send letters as well.
The Arrowhead Senior Nutrition has a menu up at the laundromat, post office and at city hall. Registered customers are offered the meal service for a $4.00 contribution; customers under age 60 are charged $7.50. Menus are subject to change without notice. Alternate entrees are available on certain days. Please call in your request 24 hours in advance. For more information online go to: www.aeoa.org and by phone call 218-727-4321.
Pretty soon we will be getting our mail ballots in the mail for the general election. The county will be sending them out September 18, 2020. Please do not wait until the last minute to return them. You may also track them to make sure they get to the courthouse by election day. If you want to vote absentee ballot, stop in the courthouse at Pine City and vote. You may also drop them off at the courthouse on election day, but they must be received by 8 pm. When filling out the ballot make sure to use a black ball point pen and fill out the circle completely. Also, remember to sign your name to the proper signature line on the back of the inside white ballot envelope…You’ll know where to sign because it says “signature” and has an X by it.
At the school: The Junior Class is selling community calendars and ads. If you would like to buy a calendar or an ad, please find a Junior or contact Ms. Kelly email@example.com. School picture day is Wednesday, September 30th. This year they will be taking photos in the Elementary Gym. Order sheets and an online order link will be shared next week. They will also share info for Distance Learning students and the date for retakes. They have linked two new items on our website, both under School Nurse and “Quicklinks – Parents”. These are the COVID-19 Home Screening List and the COVID-19 Decision Tree from the Minnesota Department of Health. They encourage you to visit their website for more information. Dates to remember: October 13th Monthly PTO meeting, October 15 and 16 No school for MEA weekend, November 9 No School, November 20th and 22nd are Parent /Teacher Conferences, November 26th and 27th No School for Thanksgiving.
Legion of Mary meets at the St. Mary’s Center every Monday at 6:30 pm. This is a new time change. Eucharistic Adoration is scheduled for 1 pm to 6 pm at St. Mary’s Church.
The Food Pantry in front of the Presbyterian Church is open to everyone. People bring stuff and people take stuff, and that’s what it’s all about. People helping people. We go through the pantry every once in a while and take out what doesn’t seem to be used and put other items in there. We take excess items to either the Sandstone, Family Pathways Food Shelf or the Moose Lake Food Shelf. Everything gets used. Thank you to everyone who has brought food. It is greatly appreciated.
Stay Safe. If you would like to submit some news please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 218-372-3562. Please no solicitations. Thanks. Kathi
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.
City of Willow River
8099 County Hwy 61 PO Box 125 Willow River, MN 55795 (218)372-3733 email@example.com