The Isanti County News » Announcements 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. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 00:10:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lisa Ann Peterson Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:16:41 +0000 Lisa Ann Peterson, age 46, of Isanti, passed away October 6, 2015. Arrangements by Strike Funeral Homes, (763)689-2070. ]]> 0 Coop / Vickstrom Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:18:49 +0000 Coop / Vickstrom

Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Michelle Coop of Isanti are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Alyssa to Benjamin Vickstrom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cletus and Linda Vickstrom of Alexandria, MN.
Alyssa, a 2011 graduate of Cambridge-Isanti High School and 2015 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, teaches Social Studies at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead.
Ben is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson High School and 2015 Cum Laude graduate from Concordia College; he teaches Social Studies at Fargo South High School in Fargo, ND.
A summer 2016 wedding is planned. ]]> 0 Public Accouncements Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:05:48 +0000 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.

CHS Class of ‘61 Annual Luncheon
Thursday, Oct. 8: The Cambridge High School class of 1961 will be having its annual luncheon at noon at Wintergreen’s in Isanti. They hope you will be able to join them. For more information contact Janet From Hanson at or 952-944-2368.

Free Presentation on Garlic in Cambridge
Thursday, Oct. 8: Isanti County Master Gardeners will host a free, open to the public, presentation at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Government Center in Cambridge, lower level, on “Garlic, What’s So Great About It?” Reservations required by calling 763-689-1810.

Kenny Krona Concert
Thursday, Oct. 8: Cambridge Center for the Arts celebrates music this fall with a special Kenny Concert at the gallery at 7:30 p.m. Kenny plays music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Tickets are $10 at CCFA, online at and at the door. Located at 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge, inside City Center Mall, 763-552-0320.

Cambridge Farmers Market Appreciation Day
Saturday, Oct. 10: The Cambridge Farmers Market Appreciation Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Center Mall parking lot.

Harvest Festival at Salem Lutheran
Saturday, Oct. 10: Salem Lutheran Church of Dalbo will host its annual Harvest Festival at 7 p.m. They will feature “The Neighberz” Gospel and Blue Grass Band as well as a craft and bake sale. Pie and coffee to follow. Free-will offering. Located at 4638 381st Ave. NW, Dalbo.

Hayride 4 Food Drive
Sunday, Oct. 11: The Hayride 4 Food Drive to benefit the Cambridge Food Shelf will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Bloomgren Farms, 2675 337th Ave. NE, Cambridge (north of Cub Foods, watch for signs the day of the event). Horse-drawn hayrides and tractor-drawn hayrides, kids games and activities, fire trucks, face painting, “Angel” the crazy hair lady, raffle prizes, snow cones, silent auction and snacks and beverages. Attendees are asked to bring a cash donation or nonperishable food item.

PFLAG Meeting
Sunday, Oct. 11: The next meeting of the East Central MN Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Common Ground, the Cambridge United Methodist Church, at 404 N. Cypress St. in Cambridge. If you are in need of support, or wish to support or have questions on LGBT issues, they encourage you to attend. For questions about the organization or meetings call 320-396-3128, 320-272-0069 or 763-552-0084.

Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series
Monday, Oct. 12: 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.

Breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace
Tuesday, Oct. 13: Join your friends for breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace, 235 Fern St. N. in Cambridge from 7:30-8:30 am. Good food, friendly service and great prices. Complimentary coffee served. For more information call 763-689-1474.

Shopping Trip to St. Cloud
Wednesday, Oct. 14: Shopping trip to the Crossroad Mall in St. Cloud. Lunch will be at Red Lobster. The bus will leave SAC’s Enrichment Center at 9 a.m. and be back around 4 p.m. Call ASAP to 763-689-6555 to reserve a seat on the bus. Public welcome.

Open Studio
Wednesday, Oct. 14: Bring your own artwork and supplies and work with other artists from the community in this creative atmosphere from 9 a.m. to noon. Oil painters please use odorless turpentine. Everyone is welcome. No charge. No instruction. Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge, inside City Center Mall, 763-552-0320.

Presentation on Online Safety in Braham
Wednesday, Oct. 14: Seth Zeltinger of Frandsen Bank and Trust of Braham will speak on new credit card safety and identity theft at the senior social hour at the Braham Event Center at 2 p.m. All seniors are welcome.

Grief Support Group
Wednesdays, Oct. 14-Dec. 2: Cambridge Medical Center is sponsoring an eight-week series Grief Support Group to help you cope with the loss of a loved one. It will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Dining Room B. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by calling 763-688-9545.

Writers Group
Wednesday, Oct. 14: Come together with other writers in this relaxed and informal writers group from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All levels are welcome. Bring your latest work and your own refreshments. Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge, inside City Center Mall. For more information email or call 763-552-0320.

Harvest Festival at St. Stephen’s Church
Friday, Oct. 16: A Harvest Festival will be held from 4-7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 400 8th St. NE, Braham. Menu includes Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Kraut & Pork, Chili, Ham Sandwiches and Homemade Pies. All are welcome.

Paint ‘n Pinot
Friday, Oct. 16: Learn to draw a wonderful fall pumpkin picture during this session of our popular Paint ‘n Pinot class from 6:30-9 p.m. Bring your own wine or beverage and they will supply great instruction, all the materials you need and snacks. You will take home a wonderful painting at the end of the evening. Register at the gallery, or online at Don’t delay. This fills up fast. Bring a date or just a friend. Sponsored by Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., inside City Center Mall, 763-552-0320.

Long Lake Improvement Board Meeting
Saturday, Oct. 17: The Long Lake Improvement Association will meet at 9 a.m. at Captain’s On Long Lake. For more information call Fran at 763-444-8780.

Tonic Sol-fa coming in Concert to Cambridge
Saturday, Oct. 17: An Our Response celebration with Tonic Sol-fa will be held at the Hardy Performing Arts Center at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Lead singer Shaun Johnson traveled to Rwanda with Our Response in 2013, and brings the band to Cambridge to celebrate the impact the organization has had. Tickets on sale at Discounts available by contacting ]]> 0 Barney & Mary Falls Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:18:30 +0000 Barney & Mary Falls

Please joinus in celebrating the 60th wedding anniversary for Barney and Mary Falls on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 1-5pm at the Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston. No gifts please. ]]> 0 Floyd Poff Wed, 07 Oct 2015 22:18:13 +0000 Floyd  Poff

"Celebrate with Us" Floyds 90th Birthday! Sat. Oct. 24th, 1:00-5:00 Isanti Community Center
cake & ice cream served ]]> 0 Lauseng Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:18:07 +0000 Teresa and Brandon Lauseng of Isanti announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona Amata, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Cambridge Medical Center in Cambridge. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Fiona joins her sister and two brothers, Eva 6, Noah 5, and Gabriel 2.
Grandparents are Don and Mary Kellett of Maple Grove and Buck and Janice Lauseng of Cambridge. ]]> 0
Beeler Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:20:22 +0000 Laney Kaye Beeler was born on September 28, 2015 at The Mother Baby Birth Center at Mercy in Coon Rapids weighting 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Proud parents are Michelle and Reis Beeler of Cambridge. Laney is welcomed home by big brother Cullen.
Grandparents are Kathy and Brian Berg of Cambridge and Phylis and John Beeler of Arvada, CO and great-grandma is Eleanor Murray of Cambridge. ]]> 0
Ruth L. Lundgren Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:22:59 +0000 Ruth Lillian Lundgren, age 92, passed away peacefully in Aurora, Minnesota on Friday, October 2, 2015.
She was born on October 18, 1922 to John and Irma (Sorenson) Ellstrom in Manistee, Michigan.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; husband Rev. Paul A. Lundgren; and brother John Elistrom.
She is survived by children Joy (Kenneth) Lehtinen of Aurora, Dr. John (Dawn) Lundgren of Arden Hills, Minnesota; grandchildren Bjorn (Sarah) Lundgren, Dane (Jade) Lundgren, Trygve (Bethany) Lundgren, Maija Grace (Hank) Noll; great-grandchildren Gabriel, Caleb, Kristiana, Mary Kate, Lucia, Pearl, Anna, Elisa, and Clive.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Cambridge. No visitation prior to service. Interment was private.
Arrangements are in the care of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge. Online condolences can be shared at

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LeRoy Richard Lane Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:17:34 +0000 LeRoy   Richard  Lane

Loving Husband, Dad, Brother, Uncle, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa

LeRoy Richard Lane, 75 of Harlingen, Texas, formerly of Isanti, Minnesota passed away September 28, 2015.
LeRoy was born February 9, 1940 in Palisade, Minnesota to Wesley and Julia Lane.
LeRoy is survived by his wife Betty Lane, his four children, five step-children, four siblings, many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ginny Miller and nephew Larry Larson.
LeRoy will be honored as a Vet; his remains will be placed at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A ceremony will be held for immediate family.
There will be a Celebration of Life October 10, 2015 at The Crossing Church, 12864 Fremont Avenue, Zimmerman, MN 55398, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. All are welcome to come CELEBRATE LeRoy's LIFE!

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Mary F. Johnson Mon, 05 Oct 2015 18:17:27 +0000 Mary F. Johnson, age 72, of Isanti, passed away Oct. 1, 2015. Arrangements by Strike Funeral Homes, (763)444-5212. ]]> 0