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
5K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday July 27th 9 am
To sign up: Pre-register by contacting Jennifer Mlaskoch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation fee will be $20. Checks can be made out to Fight The Bite.
Run will take place on the bike trail ending at the city park.
Please email t-shirt size, contact info, and any questions to email@example.com
PRE- registrationd ONLY .
Interested in volunteering?
The City Council is putting together a list of people willing to volunteer for Community projects as you are able. If you are available to help out with projects such as watering flowers, putting up flags and/or Christmas decorations, getting the cemetery ready for Memorial Day, or other items that may come up, please let us know below. Thanks!
Weekly News Article
Hello All, Most of us learned about the American flag in history class in elementary school. But I think the month of July is a good time to remind ourselves about the meaning and importance of our flag. As most of us know the 50 stars represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies. The colors on the flag represent the building of our nation. Red stands for courage, hardiness, and bloodshed. Courage of separating from what we knew and starting over, and of fighting for our freedom. Hardiness because our founding fathers believed our country will be long standing. And finally, blood shed to honor all those who lost their life for our freedom and our country. White stands for purity and vigilance, purity because our country is independent and is not corrupted by any other country. Vigilance because our country needs to be alert and make careful choices. Blue stands for justice and perseverance, justice because our laws are just, and perseverance because although our nation is young, we will stand strong against all opposition.
If you have any local news or pictures of past Willow River Days or community or school events, etc. I would like to share them in this article. Summer months make it harder to write an article. I would like to share some stories about growing up in Willow River from former residents and ones who still live here. If you would like to reminisce about the old days just send photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share them in the article.
Jenn Mlaskoch informed us there will be Run/Walk on the bike trail on Saturday, July 27, 2019 with registration at the City Park at 9 am. There will be T-shirts available.
The Willow River Community Club will be hosting the Music and Memories program on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 1 pm. The fun will be happening at St. Mary’s Center located at 8115 Lake Street. Thank You ladies for everything you do for Willow River Area.
National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 starting at 5 pm in the City Park. The WRFD will have fire trucks out, the PCSO will be there with a squad or two, DNR usually makes an appearance, and other wonderful first responders. It’s a potluck, so bring a dish to share and a big smile. The WRFD makes hotdogs and brats on the grill. There are usually fun activities for the kids and a drawing for a couple of bikes. This year Dr. Chris Ketchmark is donating a bike and Sheldon Johnson is donating a bike as well.
The City Wide Garage Sales are being planned for September 7, 2019. Stay tuned for more information. Shelly G. is the one in charge of that. We’ll have more information when it gets closer.
The Willow River Fire Department wants to please remind all property owners in their district to clear brush away from their fire signs (address numbers). Or if you are missing a sign, please contact Pine County. It is vital in an emergency to know where you are located. Thanks from the department.
Caleb Anderson from Pine County sent us information on household hazardous waste event on August 17th in Willow River.
The Walking Psalms Bible Study continues to meet every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Willow River Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. We are reading the book of Proverbs. Everyone is welcome. To learn about the Legion of Mary membership, contact Cathy Korby at 218-839-5743 or Nancy Klejeski at 218- 372-4119. Meetings are every Tuesday at 3:45p.m. at St. Mary's Center.