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. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:00:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scott G. Larson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/31/scott-g-larson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/31/scott-g-larson/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:17:53 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124047 Scott   G.  Larson

Scott Gerald Larson, 62, of Cambridge passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Aspen Adult Foster Care in Cambridge.
He was born on April 10, 1953 in Princeton, Minnesota to Gerald and Iris (Peterson) Larson. Scott was baptized and confirmed at Cambridge Lutheran Church. He grew up in the Cambridge Schools, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1971. After high school, Scott went on to attend Gustavus Adolphus College and graduated from there in 1975.
On August 18, 1978, he was united in marriage to Nancy Horton at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins. They raised their three daughters in Cambridge.
In 1976 Scott began working for the City of Cambridge as City Administrator where he served for over 20 years. He also drove school bus in the early years and after his administrator job he worked as an insurance broker for several years until his declining health.
Scott was a lifetime member of Cambridge Lutheran Church where he was involved with greeting and ushering, he went on Mission trips, and was always involved with his girls' church activities. He served on the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chief. Scott enjoyed playing softball, golfing, skiing, watching and playing other sports, reading, and boating at the cabin on Sand Lake. His family was his joy and passion, spending time with them is what his life was about. He was always willing to help family, friends or anyone else who needed it.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Gerald and Iris Larson, and brother Jeff Larson.
Scott is survived by his wife Nancy of Cambridge; daughters Emily and husband Andrew Graham of Jackson, WY, Heidi and husband Craig Lietha of St. Cloud, Molly and husband Matt Grell of Isanti; four grandchildren Greta Graham, Reese, Carter, and Addison Lietha; sister Stephanie and husband Ed Stec of Wyoming, MN, as well as numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Cambridge Lutheran Church. Interment was in the Cambridge Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Aspen Adult Foster Care and Cambridge Lutheran Church. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

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Vincent G. Schunk http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/30/vincent-g-schunk/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/30/vincent-g-schunk/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:32:43 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=124023 Vincent G. Schunk, age 81, of Isanti, died peacefully at home on July 25, 2015.
Preceded in death by son Ron, one sister and three brothers.
Survived by wife of 57 years, Mary Ellen; children Cindy (Charlie) Collova, Barb (Dave) Jansen, Dave (Debbie) Schunk, Don (Tammy) Schunk; grandchildren Ryan (Christine) Schunk, Matt Cole, Reyanna (John) Ekola, Alex Jansen, Carter, Jenna, Erin, and Max Schunk.
Vince grew up on farms in the Wabasso area. He served in the U.S. Army for three years and was a retired Postal Inspector. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with family and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society, 33525 Flanders St. NE, Cambridge, MN (located in the NW corner of the Isanti County Fairgrounds). Memorials to charity of donor's choice.

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On the Go Upcoming events http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/29/on-the-go-upcoming-events-28/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/29/on-the-go-upcoming-events-28/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:35:35 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123896 Free Tax Help

Want help filing for your Rent Credit or Property Tax refund? AARP Tax-Aides will be available to assist you on July 30, from 3-7 p.m. and  Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 244 South Birch St., Cambridge. Call 763-645-1228 for an appointment. Help will also be available at the 7 County Senior Federation, 47 Park St. N., Mora, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Aug. 5. For an appointment there, call 320-679-4700.

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.

Fundraiser for C-I Competition Cheerleading Team

Friday, July 31: A fundraiser for the Cambridge-Isanti Competition Cheerleading team will be held at Wintergreens, 306 Credit Union Drive NE, Isanti. A $10 minimum donation buys you a wrist band for unlimited tap beer from 8:30-11:30 p.m. The proceeds will help send the Competition Cheerleading Team to the National Cheer competition in Orlando, Florida, where the girls will compete against teams from all across the country.

Free Lessons for Pickleball

Aug. 3, 6 & 13: Free Lessons for Pickleball will be offered by the Isanti County Pickleball Club at Pioneer Park, 2240 Bridgewater Blvd. S., Cambridge. Free lessons will be held Aug. 3 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Aug. 6 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.; and Aug. 13 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To secure a space call Gary at 763-689-2314 or Dick at 763-689-4767 or you are welcome to just show up. Pickleball is a new sport to Cambridge for the old and young.

VBS at St. John Lutheran-Weber

Monday, Aug. 3: Vacation Bible School at St. John Lutheran-Weber will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3-6. Join Camp Discovery for interactive and engaging activities while learning about Jesus’ amazing love. The event is free, and all ages welcome. Call for directions and-or pre-registration at 763-552-0683. Leave a message and they will return your call.

Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series

Monday, Aug. 3: 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.

Edward Jones Coffee Club

Tuesday, Aug. 4: All are welcome to join the next Edward Jones Coffee Club hosted by Matt Larson at 10 a.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center, 140 Buchanan St., City Center Mall, Cambridge. Discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting. Coffee and pastries provided. RSVP by calling 763-689-8552 by Aug. 3.

National Night Out Block Party

Tuesday, Aug. 4: National Night Out Block Party at Common Ground: A United Methodist Community, will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Free food, fun and games in their North Birch Street parking lot. Everyone welcome.

Vietnam Veterans of America Picnic

Wednesday, Aug. 5: The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 684, Cambridge, is hosting its annual picnic for all veterans and their families at the Isanti Community Center, 121 First Ave., Isanti, from 4-6:30 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and bottled water provided. A potluck dish is welcomed. No charge for the event. Bring your favorite lawn chair.

Ventriloquist comes to Cambridge Library

Thursday, Aug. 6: Comic ventriloquist James Wedgwood will bring his outrageous characters and hilarious audience participation to the Cambridge Primary School Multipurpose Room at 10:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public.

Free Dinner & Bread Distribution

Thursday, Aug. 6: A Free Community Dinner & Bread Distribution hosted by The Journey Church at 210 10th Ave. SW, Cambridge (Renting the Seventh Day Adventists Church) 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 each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

North Branch Class of 1980

Saturday, Aug. 8: North Branch Class of 1980, 35th Reunion, will be held at the North Branch Legion. If you didn’t receive an invite, or know someone who did not receive an invite, contact nbclassof80@gmail.com.

Free Class at Green Barn Garden Center

Saturday, Aug. 8: Free class at Green Barn Garden Center in Isanti, Hydrangea Palooza, offered from 10-11 a.m. Learn all about different hydrangeas available for your landscape. They will discuss varieties available, care, and pruning methods. You will also get to view mature blooming hydrangeas in the display garden. Call or email to sign up: 763-444-5725 or kelsey@greenbarngardencenter.com.

Auction at Long Lake Lutheran Church

Sunday, Aug. 9: An auction and luncheon will be held at Long Lake Lutheran Church (Highway 47 and 277th Avenue, Isanti). Lunch will be available for sale at 11 a.m. with the auction beginning at noon. Auction items include antiques, furniture, quilts, homemade jellies, jams, pickles, pies and garden produce and more. There will also be an antique car, truck and tractor display. Proceeds going to kitchen fund. All are welcome.

Cambridge High School Class of 1960 Reunion

Thursday, Aug. 27: Cambridge High School Class of 1960 announces its 55th-anniversary reunion. All CHS classes invited. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Sidelines in Cambridge. Come as you are. Laugh and chat and have lunch with old friends. To RSVP and for more information email Shar Feldheim at sharkplus@gmail.com.

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.

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Dennis Lee Rennaker http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/28/dennis-lee-rennaker/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/28/dennis-lee-rennaker/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:18:21 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123834 Dennis   Lee  Rennaker

Beloved Brother and friend

Dennis Lee Rennaker, age 66 of Cambridge, passed away unexpectedly on July 26, 2015 at Unity Hospital.
Preceded in death by his parents Wendle and Rose; uncles Gaylord Rennaker, Bill DeGriselles, Jack Karstens; nephews Nathan Denham and Nick McChesney.
Survived by his siblings Gary (Carol) Rennaker, Wendle Rennaker Jr., Connie (David) Downs, Candy McColley and Colleen (Doug) Becklin.
Also survived by aunts Shirley Karstens and Bev DeGriselles; uncles Frank (Ardy) Rennaker and Wayne (Irene) Rennaker; special cousin Rick Rennaker; friends at Brighter Day and Industries Inc.
A special thanks to Julie Rennaker for all of her help and encouragement. Also to the staff at Unity ICU and West2 Oncology, especially to Dr. Keller, including the Palitive care staff at Unity, Kate and Dr. Lynch.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Common Ground, A United Methodist Community, 404 N. Cypress St. Cambridge, MN.
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home, 311 Ashland St., Cambridge, 763-689-2244 and one hour prior to service at church on Wednesday.
Interment Union Cemetery, Isanti.
Online condolences can be shared at www.carlsonlillemoen.com.

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Ostrom http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/ostrom/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/ostrom/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:23:32 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123826 Ostrom

Jonathan and Nikkita Ostrom of Braham happily announce the birth of their son, Liam Matthew. Liam was born on Friday, July 17th, 2015 at Fairview Northland Medical Center in Princeton. He weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.
Liam is joyfully welcomed by grandparents: Jerry and Lynne Williams of Mora, Kelly Ostrom of Dalbo, and Greg Ostrom of Grasston.
Photography by: Little Annie Orchard Photography by Brittany Drabant

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Scott Gerald Larson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/scott-gerald-larson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/scott-gerald-larson/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:22:01 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123818 Scott   Gerald  Larson

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa and Brother

Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old N. Main St., Cambridge. Friends may greet the family to pay their respects from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the church.
Full notice in next week’s paper.
Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home, 311 Ashland St. S., Cambridge, 763-689-2244. Online condolences can be shared at www.carlsonlillemoen.com.

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Lorraine Clarice Erickson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/lorraine-clarice-erickson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/lorraine-clarice-erickson/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:19:38 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123815 Lorraine Clarice Erickson born March 22,1916, Duluth, MN, pass away peacefully July 19, 2015 at Grace Pointe Crossing West, Cambridge, MN at the age of 99 years.
She is survived by her children Diane (Peter), Gordon, Lillian (Alex), Hazel and Nels (Connie), grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sun. Aug. 30, 2015 from 1 – 4P.M., at Becklin Homestead / WMA Isanti County Park, 34605 Holly St. N.W., Cambridge, MN 55008.
No gifts please.

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Sandra Lee Martin http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/sandra-lee-martin/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/27/sandra-lee-martin/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:18:10 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123812 Sandra Lee Martin, age 69, of East Bethel, passed away July 23, 2015. Arrangements by Strike Funeral Homes, (763)444-5212. www.strikefuneral.com

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Molitor http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/26/molitor/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/26/molitor/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:33:10 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123794 Molitor

McKenna Kaye Molitor was born on July 18, 2015 at Cambridge Medical Center. She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 inches long. Proud parents are Lee and Terra Molitor of Cambridge , MN. McKenna is welcomed by siblings Brooke, age 5 and Britton, age 3. Grandparents are Rande and Vickie Christensen, Jay and Sue Molitor, both reside in Cambridge, MN.

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On the Go upcoming events http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/22/on-the-go-upcoming-events-27/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/07/22/on-the-go-upcoming-events-27/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:47:16 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=123647 Free Tax Help

Want help filing for your Rent Credit or Property Tax refund? AARP Tax-Aides will be available to assist you on July 30, from 3-7 p.m. and  Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library, 244 South Birch St., Cambridge. Call 763-645-1228 for an appointment. Help will also be available at the 7 County Senior Federation, 47 Park St. N., Mora, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Aug. 5. For an appointment there, call 320-679-4700.

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution will not have a food distribution during the month of July because of the Isanti County Fair. They would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped during distribution the last three months.  This distribution would not happen without each and every one of you doing your part. See you next month.

Spirit River Community Notes

Due to busy summer schedules, Spirit River Community will not be hosting community dinners during the month of July. They will have a community dinner on the second Wednesday of August.

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.

Young Life Dunk Tank at Isanti County Fair

July 22-26: All are invited to dunk a politician, policeman and many others at the Young Life Dunk Tank during the Isanti County Fair. Proceeds benefit the Young Life program.

Summer Musicale at Cambridge Lutheran

Saturday, July 25: Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old North Main St. presents a unique opportunity to hear some fine organ and piano music, as well as vocal and instrumental solo pieces, performed by a variety of very talented musicians. At 2 p.m. there will be a “Local Talent” concert with Mike Williams, Marlys Olson, Arne Everson, Mary Kay O’Neill, Graeme Shields and others.

Summer Musicale at Cambridge Lutheran

Sunday, July 26: Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old North Main St. presents a unique opportunity to hear some fine organ and piano music, as well as vocal and instrumental solo pieces, performed by a variety of very talented musicians. At 2 p.m. there will be an “Excerpts” Concert  with Signe Reistad, mezzo soprano, and Graeme Shields, piano, performing movements of large-scale works from operas, musicals and song cycles.

Isanti County Talent Show

Sunday, July 26: It is not too early to prepare for the Isanti County Talent Show to be held 3 p.m. at the Bandshell on the Isanti County Fairgrounds. Winners in each of the pre-teen, teen, and open divisions will receive a trip to the State Fair talent show as well as cash prizes and plaques. Details are available at www.isanticountyfair.com. Questions can be directed to joanneploetz@gmail.com.

Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series

Monday, July 27: 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.

Rumelva Lodge Sons of Norway

Tuesday, July 28: Rumelva Lodge Sons of Norway will meet at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society, located at the northwest corner of the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. Eric Gustafson will share his insights on “Norway in the World Today.” One need not be Norwegian to attend or join. For more information contact Kathy at 763-689-3401 or Ann at 763-389-4908.

Edward Jones Coffee Club

Tuesday, Aug. 4: All are welcome to join the next Edward Jones Coffee Club hosted by Matt Larson at 10 a.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center, 140 Buchanan St., City Center Mall, Cambridge. Discussing current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting. Coffee and pastries provided. RSVP by calling 763-689-8552 by Aug. 3.

Vietnam Veterans of America Picnic

Wednesday, Aug. 5: The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 684, Cambridge, is hosting its annual picnic for all veterans and their families at the Isanti Community Center, 121 First Ave., Isanti, from 4-6:30 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and bottled water provided. A potluck dish is welcomed. No charge for the event. Bring your favorite lawn chair.

North Branch Class of 1980

Saturday, Aug. 8: North Branch Class of 1980, 35th Reunion, will be held at the North Branch Legion. If you didn’t receive an invite, or know someone who did not receive an invite, contact nbclassof80@gmail.com.

Free Class at Green Barn Garden Center

Saturday, Aug. 8: Free class at Green Barn Garden Center in Isanti, Hydrangea Palooza, offered from 10-11 a.m. Learn all about different hydrangeas available for your landscape. They will discuss varieties available, care, and pruning methods. You will also get to view mature blooming hydrangeas in the display garden. Call or email to sign up: 763-444-5725 or kelsey@greenbarngardencenter.com.

Cambridge High School Class of 1960 Reunion

Thursday, Aug. 27: Cambridge High School Class of 1960 announces its 55th-anniversary reunion. All CHS classes invited. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Sidelines in Cambridge. Come as you are. Laugh and chat and have lunch with old friends. To RSVP and for more information email Shar Feldheim at sharkplus@gmail.com.

CIHS Class of 2005 Reunion

Saturday, Aug. 29: The Cambridge-Isanti High School Class of 2005 will be gathering to celebrate their 10-year reunion. Contact cihsclassof2005@gmail.com for registration information. The reunion will be held at Captain’s on Long Lake in Isanti from 7 p.m. to midnight.

Cathedrals and Gangsters Tour 

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Sac’s Enrichment Center invites the public to join them for a tour to the St. Paul Cathedral and 1930s Gangster Tour of St. Paul, as organized by volunteer host Sandie Ordahl. Lunch will be a buffet lunch at the St. Paul Hotel. They will also have a surprise stop on Grand Avenue. Cost is $89 per person and sign up by calling 763-689-6555.

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