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
For the week of January 11th Hello All, The world is a crazy place. I try to keep in the moment because it is what I can control. It is easy to be distracted by all the negative comments out there. It is easier to stay in my bubble and concentrate on the things that are happening in my small community and home. I very seldom watch the news on television because there is nothing positive that I can do about the things they are reporting on. Instead I watch golden retriever videos on “YouTube”. I am a lot happier. I try to tell myself that in a year from now we will be looking back on this time and will have more clarity. You know the old saying…"hindsight is 20/20”. I’m hoping that there is soon more positive things to report on and read about and listen to. Until then I will be watching my golden retrievers and trying to find positive things to report on in our small part of the world.
In regard to the Willow River School: the Willow River School families are planning for a change in the learning scenario starting January 19, 2021. On Friday, January 15th there will be a staff planning day. The students will not be learning that day. Meals and daycare will still be provided. On Monday, January 18th it is a regularly scheduled day off from school. Starting January 19th the preschool through sixth grade will return to in-person learning on Monday and Tuesday, distance learning on Wednesday, and in-person learning on Thursday and Friday. For grades seventh through twelfth they will begin hybrid learning. “Willow” group will be in-person on Monday and Tuesday. Both groups will be distance learning on Wednesday. “River” group will be in-person on Thursday and Friday.
Family Pathways Aging Services: These wonderful programs are available to our area and surrounding areas to assist those who may be in need of a little extra help. Sadly, many of the aging population are not aware of the availability of this service. Provided are in-home social visits (non-medical), assisted transportation for appointments, groceries, church etc. They also provide light housekeeping, laundry, menu planning/meal prep services. There is also a caregiver consulting program in which they walk beside you as you manage and live your life while caring for another. They offer caregiver support groups which give a time to share and listen to others who are also caring for others. Also offered is an in-home social respite care, memory cafes, information and referrals, and education. Volunteers are needed to help with all of these programs. Please call 320-364-1115 to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
The Mass times for St. Mary’s (St. Isidore’s and Holy Angels members too) are: Holy Angels - Saturday 5 pm and Sunday 10:30 am, St. Mary’s - Sunday 8:30 am, and St. Isidore’s – Seasonal. The Confession times are as follows: Holy Angels on Saturdays at 4 pm, St. Mary’s and St. Isidore’s on Sunday at 7:45 am to 8:15 am (before Mass). For Prayer Line Requests for St. Mary’s please contact Judy Prachar at 218-372-3409 or you may make requests through the website: www.stmarywillowriver.org. The Knights of Columbus meeting is to be held on Jan. 24, 2021. The meeting will be at St. Isidore’s Church with Rosary at 6:30 pm with meeting to follow at 7 pm. Legion of Mary will be at St. Mary’s Center every Monday at 6:30 pm on: January 13, 20, 27, 2021. Also, on Wednesdays: Eucharistic Adoration will be from 1pm to 5 pm at St. Mary’s Church.
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss.
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