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 December 2nd Hello All, The biggest news of all this week is all that white stuff that we’ve had to shovel and plow. Oh Boy! It brought back the memory of the infamous Halloween storm a few decades ago. For those of us old enough to remember what that was like, we knew that we should just stay home and hibernate like the bears. Or if you are in your early twenties you get your cross country skies out and go to the bar with your friends. (That’s what I did back then.) We played cribbage until we couldn’t count anymore. At least these days there is cyber shopping to keep you entertained. I used the rest periods between bouts of shoveling to shop. Baking cookies or caramel corn is a good way to spend the time when you are snowed in. It gives you energy when you are out shoveling. And at the end of the shoveling you can eat the rest while you watch a good movie.
Fun with Santa is once again on the calendar. This year it will be held December 14, 2019 at the Willow River School Cafeteria from 9 am to 12 noon. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for you to take pictures with, so bring your camera or phone. They will be having crafts, breakfast, bake sale, cherry bowl, drawings, and more... The raffle prize this year will be a pool party for 10 with snacks at the Moose Lake Lodge & Suites. There will also be lots of fun family games. This event is sponsored and put on by the Willow River Community Club. So, bring the kids and have some Christmas fun.
There will be a Holiday Craft Show on December 14th from 9am to 1 pm at the Willow River School. If you'd like to be a vendor at the show please contact Star 218-565-0062. There will be a lot of fun in Willow River that day.
St. Mary’s Church Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale will be Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you would like to donate for the chance book prizes, or for an application please contact the church office at 218-372-2384. Items may be brought to the parish office during office hours. There will be tables available for $25.00 each for those interested in selling their hand crafted items etc. St. Mary’s is looking for an individual or a group to lead music at the 8:30 am Mass at St. Mary's every 2nd Sunday of the month, December through May. Contact Micki (218)273-6212.
News from the School: There will be a World's Best Workforce and Title I public meeting on December 10th at 5:00 pm at the High School Library. Also this is what is on the calendar for the next few months: December 9th is the High School Holiday Concert at 7pm in the Aakhus Auditorium, December 19th is the Elementary Holiday Concert at 9am and 12:30 pm in the Aakhus Auditorium, December 20th it’s an Early Release Day, December 23rd through January 1st there is no school for the Christmas break, January 17th is an Early Release Day, and January 20th there is no school for Martin Luther King Day.
At St. Mary’s Church: Monday, December 9th there will be Mass for the Immaculate Conception at 8:00 am at Holy Angels Church. Since this Feast Day falls on a Sunday, the Holy Day moves to Monday, and is not a Holy Day of Obligation. The Knights of Columbus meeting will be held on December 22nd, at St. Isidore’s Church with Rosary at 6:30 pm and meeting to follow at 7:00 pm. For additional information, please contact Dale Riihiluoma at 218-389-6418.
On another note, the for those of you in the state of Minnesota that are hooked up to city water, the service connection fee that the state charges is going up from fifty-three cents a month to eighty-one cents a month. You will see that reflected on your water bills starting January’s water bill. For those of you in Willow River that will be on the bill going out on January 31, 2020 for the January charges.
9 AM - noon Crafts, breakfast, bake sale, cherry bowl, drawings, games and more.
Sponsored by the Willow River Community Club
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 firstname.lastname@example.org