The Isanti County News » Announcements http://isanticountynews.com The Isanti County News covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for the cities of Cambridge, Isanti, and Braham, Minnesota and their surrounding areas. Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:35:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Announcements http://isanticountynews.com/2015/09/02/announcements/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/09/02/announcements/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:30:16 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124980 Isanti Family Farmers Market
Fridays: The Isanti Family Farmers Market will be held every Friday through Sept. 25 at 18 Broadway St. SW. in Isanti (Eagle Park) from 2:30-6:30 p.m. More info at isantifamilyfarmersmarket.org.

Cambridge Farmers Market
Saturdays: The Cambridge Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 31 at the City Center Market parking lot in Cambridge from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free Lessons for Pickleball
Sept. 3 and Sept. 9: Free lessons for pickleball will be offered by the Isanti County Club at Pioneer Park, 2240 Bridgewater Blvd. South in Cambridge. The free lessons will be Thursday, Sept. 3 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To secure a space for a free lesson, call Gary at 763-689-2314 or Dick at 763-689-4767. Pickleball is a new sport in Cambridge which is fun for the old and young.
Community Dinner & Bread Distribution
Thursday, Sept. 3: A Free Community Dinner & Bread Distribution hosted by The Journey New Life Church at 145 Second Ave. SE, Cambridge, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. For questions, or need a ride, call Pastor David L. Willis at 651-674-8842. Bread Distributions are held the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, Sept. 3: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old North Main St., Cambridge. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

First Friday Watermedia Class
Friday, Sept. 4: A relaxed way to learn more about your favorite watermedia art. Students may use watercolor, acrylic or gouche paints and work on their own project using their own supplies. Specific aspects of painting with these mediums will be taught each session with time for individual help. Class will be held 9 a.m. to noon. Set-up begins at 8:45 a.m. Members are $35; Non-Members are $40. Instructor is Kate Salverda. Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., 763-552-0320. Register online at cambridgecenterforthearts.org or stop into the gallery.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, Sept. 4: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anytime Fitness, 113 Main St. S., Cambridge. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Adult Coloring Event at Senior Activity Center
Tuesday, Sept. 8: An adult coloring event will be held at the SAC’s Enrichment Center, 140 N. Buchanan St., Cambridge, at 10 a.m. Bring along a friend or two and get into your coloring “mojo.” They plan to decorate the walls with your works of arts.

Open Studio
Wednesday, Sept. 9: Join fellow artists in a non-competitive, relaxed atmosphere to work on your own art with your own supplies from 9 a.m. to noon. No instruction. All mediums. If using oils, use odorless turpentine and bring a tablecover. Snacks are welcome. This is a great way to meet other artists. Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge. Call 763-552-0320 for more info. No registration necessary and event is free of charge.

Free Yoga in Central Green Park
Beginning Sept. 9: Free yoga classes will be offered in Central Green Park in Cambridge on Wednesdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 14 from 5-5:45 p.m. The park is located in the Heritage Greens neighborhood just north of the Isanti County Government Center, 1455 Fern St. S. (In case of rain, the class will be held in the Government Center, 555 18th Ave SW.) For more information contact Cambridge City Hall at 763-552-3207.

Free Presentation on Planting Flower Bulbs
Thursday, Sept. 10: Isanti County Master Gardeners will host a Free Presentation on Planting Flower Bulbs at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge, lower level. This is a free to the public presentation, although reservations are required by calling 763-689-1810.

Long Lake Lutheran annual Youth Garage Sale
Sept. 10-12: Long Lake Lutheran annual Youth Garage Sale will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Long Lake Lutheran Church, 3921 277th Ave. NW, Isanti. (Highway 47 and County Road 59).

OktoberFest at Historic St. John’s of Bradford
Saturday, Sept. 12: The eighth-annual OktoberFest will be held from 4-8 p.m. at Historic St. John’s Lutheran Church of Bradford, 900 County Road 5 Northwest, Isanti. An authentic German Bavarian Dinner will be served buffet style and musical entertainment provided by Kris and The Riverbend Dutchmen. Tickets are $17 per person by calling 763-444-9320 or at the gate.

PFLAG Meeting
Sunday, Sept. 13: The East Central Minnesota Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (including also transgender and bisexual) will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Common Ground (United Methodist Church) 409 North Cypress St., Cambridge. They welcome anyone looking for support or who wishes to support or has questions concerning the LGBT community. If you have questions, call 320-396-3128, 320-272-0069 or 763-552-0084. ]]> http://isanticountynews.com/2015/09/02/announcements/feed/ 0 Vyone Rae Westhoff http://isanticountynews.com/2015/09/01/vyone-rae-westhoff/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/09/01/vyone-rae-westhoff/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:23:04 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124943 Vyone   Rae  Westhoff

Vyone Rae Westhoff of Sandstone formerly of Linwood passed away suddenly Sunday, August 30, 2015. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Mike and will be deeply missed by her children Michelle (Ben) Gillespie, Jackie (Roger) Gaetz, Alan Westhoff, along with many relatives and friends. A family gathering to celebrate Vyones life will take place at a later date.
Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home in Sandstone, MN

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George William Billiar http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/28/george-william-billiar/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/28/george-william-billiar/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:17:12 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124907 George Billiar, 75, of Isanti, passed away at his home on August 16, 2015.
George was born on September 30, 1939 to Albert and Josephine Billiar of Hector, MN and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1957. A public servant in his younger years, he served as a police officer in both Montevideo, MN and Sacred Heart, was also on the Ambulance Squad for Montevideo/Chippewa County, and served as a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve. George also drove truck for various companies over the years and was a proud Teamster. He finished his career with Barton Sand and Gravel, and he enjoyed every day there until his retirement. An avid hunter and fisherman all of his life, George and his hunting dogs won many awards and were well known by other sportsmen in the area.
He is survived by his sons, James (Tracy Klugman) Billiar of Brooklyn Park and Chris Billiar of Mankato.
Services will be held Saturday, September 19th at 3 p.m. at First Memorial Chapel, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. There will be a private burial.
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Pamela Kay Westerberg-Peterson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/28/pamela-kay-westerberg-peterson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/28/pamela-kay-westerberg-peterson/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:17:02 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124902 Pamela Kay   Westerberg-Peterson

Happy 40th Birthday. Pami, may your forty years bring you good times and blessings.
Love, Mom and Marty, Dad and Colleen, Darcy and John ]]> http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/28/pamela-kay-westerberg-peterson/feed/ 0 On the Go upcoming events http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/27/on-the-go-upcoming-events-32/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/27/on-the-go-upcoming-events-32/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:05:23 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124840 Isanti Family Farmers Market

Fridays: The Isanti Family Farmers Market will be held every Friday through Sept. 25 at 18 Broadway St. SW. in Isanti (Eagle Park) from 2:30-6:30 p.m. More info at isantifamilyfarmersmarket.org.

Cambridge Farmers Market

Saturdays: The Cambridge Farmers Market will be held every Saturday through Oct. 31 at the City Center Market parking lot in Cambridge from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Memorial Blood Centers Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 27: Memorial Blood Centers will hold a Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. at the Isanti Community Center, 121 Norelius St. While walk-in donors are welcome, they encourage appointments to be made in advance online at MBC.ORG or by calling 1-888-448-3253.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Aug. 27: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church, 905 W. Central Drive, Braham. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, Aug. 28: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union, 1820 Second Ave. SE, Cambridge. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

New Teacher Luncheon

Friday, Aug. 28: The New Teacher Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spirit River Community Center (formerly Spectacular Events) in Isanti, 1321 Heritage Blvd.

Isanti County Self-Advocacy Star Search

Friday, Aug. 28: Isanti County Self-Advocacy will hold a ‘Star Search’ event from 5-7:30 p.m. at Common Grounds United Methodist Church, 404 Cypress St. N., Cambridge. They are looking for talented self-advocates with amazing skills. There will be food, fun, good times and prizes. Each contestant will have a 10-minute limit to perform their talent show act. To RSVP as a contestant, contact Maggie at 763-370-3946, or email her at maggiepeace99@gmail.com.

Butterflies, Bees and Other Pollinators

Saturday, Aug. 29: ‘Butterflies, Bees and Other Pollinators’ will be offered from 9:30-11 a.m. at Irving and John Anderson County Park, 27241 Furman St. NE, North Branch (located on County Road 18, 1/4 mile north of County Road 9). Join naturalist Tom Anderson to learn more about Monarch butterflies and other pollinators. You will search for Monarchs and other pollinators; learn about their life cycles, amazing journeys, favorite foods, and how you can help them survive. Everyone welcome. Meet at the park picnic shelter. To RSVP or for more information call 651-462-2015.

Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series

Monday, Aug. 31: The Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series will meet from 7-8 p.m. every Monday at the Cambridge Family Pathways Conference Room, 1575 East First Ave. (located in the food shelf building). A.C.T.S. is a self-help holistic educational approach to fighting addictions. All are welcome. For more information contact Eric Dewey at 763-744-7609.

Take the Heartland Express to the State Fair

Thursday, Sept. 3: Call and reserve a seat on the Heartland Express to the State Fair. Transportation cost is $10. The bus will leave at 7:45 a.m. from the SAC’s Enrichment Center, 140 N. Buchanan St., and return by 5 p.m. The public is welcome to ride bus to the Fair.

Free Lessons for Pickleball

Sept. 3 and Sept. 9: Free lessons for pickleball will be offered by the Isanti County Club at Pioneer Park, 2240 Bridgewater Blvd. South in Cambridge. The free lessons will be Thursday, Sept. 3 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To secure a space for a free lesson, call Gary at 763-689-2314 or Dick at 763-689-4767. Pickleball is a new sport in Cambridge which is fun for the old and young.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Sept. 3: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old North Main St., Cambridge. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, Sept. 4: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Anytime Fitness, 113 Main St. S., Cambridge. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. ]]> http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/27/on-the-go-upcoming-events-32/feed/ 0 Jeffrey John Quigley http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/27/jeffrey-john-quigley/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/27/jeffrey-john-quigley/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:49:53 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124875 Jeffrey   John  Quigley

Jeffrey John Quigley, age 53, of Isanti, MN, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.
He is preceded in death by Daniel Quigley (father) and Carol Quigley (mother).
He is survived by siblings, Scott, Kim Miron, Dawn Steimer, Pam, Curtis, and Timmy; by son, Clinton; daughter-in-law, Crystal; granddaughter, Ruthie; grandson, Otto; beloved dog, Dirty Harry; ex-wife, Roxann Demulling.
Early in life Jeff competed for the Mr. Minnesota title, and maintained a passion for fitness throughout his remaining years. You could find him at rock concerts such as Bob Dylan, Poison and Mazy Star. Attending classic car shows and competing in cooking contests were hobbies he enjoyed with his son, Clinton. Jeff was known for his love of camping and the outdoors, as well as his interest in Duluth (Lake Superior). He was heavily involved in the Long Lake Association, and enjoyed reading ALL the local newspapers. Harry, his dog, was his very dear friend. He spent countless hours with his grandchildren…biking, doing crafts, playing guys, swimming, playing school, playing soccer, camping, thrift store shopping, ice skating, playing at the park, and eating McDonalds.
Jeff will be immensely missed by people in all walks of life.
Special thanks to the support team: Clinton, Roxann and Kim, and to Fairview Hospice staff Becky and Amy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 3 p.m. at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake. The family will greet friends from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cards and memorials may be directed to Mattson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 343 N. Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Online condolences may be made at www.mattsonfuneralhome.com.

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Rooney / Kersten http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/26/rooney-kersten/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/26/rooney-kersten/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:18:10 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124806 Rooney / Kersten

John and Julene Rooney are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Jessicah to Kellen Kersten, son of Dale and Polly Kersten of Apple Valley, MN.
Jessicah is a 2011 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High School and 2014 graduate of Bethel University.
Kellen is a 2010 graduate of Eastview High School and 2014 graduate of Bethel University.
A September 12th wedding is planned in Cambridge. ]]> http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/26/rooney-kersten/feed/ 0 Louise C. Hipp http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/25/louise-c-hipp/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/25/louise-c-hipp/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:16:53 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124752 Louise C. Hipp, age 91, of Cambridge, formerly of New Brighton, passed away August 23, 2015. Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge, (763)689-2244. www.carlsonlillemoen.com ]]> http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/25/louise-c-hipp/feed/ 0 Lee and Helen Parson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/24/lee-and-helen-parson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/24/lee-and-helen-parson/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:20:29 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124743 Lee and Helen Parson

Please join us in celebrating the 65th Wedding Anniversary of Lee and Helen Parson of Isanti, MN. An open house will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 2-4 pm at the Isanti Community Center. ]]> http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/24/lee-and-helen-parson/feed/ 0 Candice Renee Frederiksen-Johnson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/24/candice-renee-frederiksen-johnson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/24/candice-renee-frederiksen-johnson/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:20:21 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124740 Candice  Renee Frederiksen-Johnson

Happy 29th Birthday sweetheart! We hope your last year in your twenties is full of HAPPY MOMENTS! Love, Tim and Donna (mom and dad), and Andrea! ]]> http://isanticountynews.com/2015/08/24/candice-renee-frederiksen-johnson/feed/ 0