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Lilya's newfound fame

Danny Lilya, 16, a junior at Moose Lake High School, had a special honor recently. He was asked to speak at WE Day Minnesota on November 8 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul about his life and his...

 

Feed mill to close

The Moose Lake Co-op Feed Mill will be closed at the end of the month. The news broke last week when a letter informed members and patrons that the nearly 100-year-old institution was going to be...

 

Local veteran recalls time of service

It has been 26 years since the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Though it was a short war, 700,000 American troops served in the Middle East to free Kuwait from the clutches of Iraq. American reserve troops...

 

'Operation Never Forgotten'

The marble head stone marker of Stanley A. Niezgocki, who is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake, will be replaced with a new marker in the spring. Mike Kosloski, owner of Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski...

 

Moose Lake road projects celebrated

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project supervisor Jim Sorenson; the Moose Lake City Council, Moose Lake Police Chief Bryce Bogenholm, Rep. Mike Sundin and a representative of...

 

Family works to bring Mackenzie home

Mackenzie Jarve of Kettle River and her boyfriend were returning from an event in Barnum on Monday, August 7, on County Road 6 when their vehicle slammed into the back of a stalled truck in their...

 

Lesson in fire safety

As part of Fire Prevention Week, a Moose Lake firefighter in full gear explains to Moose Lake elementary students last Wednesday that they don't have to be afraid if firefighters come to their house....

 

Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk

The ninth annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk draws 300 people to Carlton Saturday, October 14. Attendees walked a mile and a half loop through Carlton and returned to the high school to listen to...

 

Moose Lake Homecoming royalty crowned

Moose Lake Community School's Homecoming court is pictured following last week's coronation ceremony. Flanked by their court are King Ryan Barrett and Queen Josie Benzie. Pictured, from left: Keagan...

 

Willow River Homecoming royalty crowned

Willow River School's Homecoming court is pictured following last week's coronation ceremony. Queen Lindsay Peterson and King Thomas Gulso are flanked by their court. Pictured, from left: Laura...

 

Playground becomes reality

Community members gather to build the Gracelynn Rae Stadin Memorial Playground in Kerrick September 30. The playground was built to honor young Gracelynn, a Kerrick resident and Moose Lake Elementary...

 

New school athletic fields discussed

Brad Nelson, project manager from Peterson Companies, met with the Moose Lake School Board on Monday, October 9, during a working meeting to discuss the school's athletic fields. “Our portion of the...

 

Barnum Bombers Homecoming 2017

Lea Peterson and Saul Myhre are crowned Barnum High School Homecoming queen and king at a coronation ceremony last week at the school. The new royalty is pictured with their court, back: Emily...

 

Oktoberfest fun

Hosts and owners of Moose Lake Brewing Company, Shawn and Tonya Wigg, are dressed in costume for the Oktoberfest festivities at Riverside Arena on Saturday, September 30....

 

Local woman recounts rich family history

Marcia Sarvela of Kettle River owns a treasure trove of historical records, including ledgers listing her great-grandfather as one of the volunteer soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The Civil War...

 

Fall Ride and Rally

The 2017 All-terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) Fall Ride and Rally came to Moose Lake September 21-24. The convention was held at Riverside Arena....

 

Autumn moves in

A sure sign of autumn's arrival, leaves turn from green to brilliant yellows, oranges and reds. The first day of autumn is Friday, September 22. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural...

 

Barnum mail delivery a family affair

Good-natured banter fills the sorting room of the Barnum Post Office each morning as the three rural mail carriers and the manager sort the mail and get it ready to deliver. The mail carriers, Tracy...

 

Power rate increase of 25% proposed

A proposal to increase the electrical power rates in the Moose Lake Water and Light Commission's service area by 25 percent was not met with approval by city officials at a meeting of the commission...

 

Moose Lake road work progressing

Portions of the road construction project in Moose Lake are reaching the final stages, reported Jim Sorenson, the construction supervisor from the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), at...

 

School starts with 29 new students

Twenty-nine new students have started school in the new building, reported Superintendent Robert Indihar to the Moose Lake School Board at a special meeting on Wednesday, September 6. That increase...

 

Community celebrates new school

The ribbon was cut and the new Moose Lake Community School was opened to all who came to walk through the halls, explore the different amenities, tour the classrooms and meet teachers during the...

 

'Rusty Sunday'

The ninth annual Rat Rod Rendezvous, presented by TJ's Country Corner in Mahtowa, is held "Shiny Saturday," September 1 and "Rusty Sunday," September 2. The rat rods pictured were featured during...

 

Students move in

After much anticipation, students and staff are finally able to move in to the new Moose Lake Community School building on County Road 10. Above, the School-Age Care children are all smiles in their...

 

Ted Eastman leads community band to success

Ted Eastman found a new challenge when he took over as the Moose Lake Area Community Band director in January this year. The success of the summer concerts in the park confirms he is doing the right...

 

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