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. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wanda L. Olson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/23/wanda-l-olson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/23/wanda-l-olson/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:00:09 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118318 Wanda L. Olson, age 55, of Isanti, passed away Jan. 21, 2015. Arrangements by Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge, (763)689-2070. www.strikefuneral.com

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Merlin H. Hirschorn http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/23/merlin-h-hirschorn/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/23/merlin-h-hirschorn/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:55:17 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118313 Merlin   H.  Hirschorn

Merlin H. Hirschorn was born October 4, 1945 to Yordis (Dudovitz) and Charles Hirschorn in St. Paul, MN. He attended James J. Hill Elementary and Marshall Junior High School. Merlin attended Hebrew School at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul and had his Bar Mitzvah in the fall of 1958. He graduated from St. Paul Central High School in June of 1963. After high school he attended the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and graduated in June of 1968. Merlin was employed as a pharmacist by Snyder Drug, Target Corp, University of Michigan, and Mayo.
Merlin enjoyed playing the saxophone and clarinet and especially enjoyed playing in jazz bands. Merlin joined the Army reserves after graduating from the University of MN. He took an early interest in following the stock market and this turned into his lifelong hobby.
On August 13, 1981 he married Dr. Kathryn Johnson in Phoenix, Arizona. They made their home in Ann Harbor, Michigan, Rochester, Minnesota and Scottsdale, Arizona. After Kathy’s death in 2003, Merlin made Braham his home.
Merlin will be remembered for his kindness and generosity, his love of watching sports and his commitment to making Braham a better place to live through his generous support of the new Braham Community Event Center.
Merlin passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at his home in Braham. He was 69 years old.
Merlin was preceded in death by his wife, Dr. Kathryn (Johnson) Hirschorn; his parents, Yordis and Charles Hirschorn; his father in-law Arlowe Johnson and his uncle Norman Nelson.
He is survived by his mother-in-law Dorothy J. Johnson of Braham; sister Judie (Cary) Shaich of Plymouth, MN; brothers, Neil (Melanie) Hirschorn of San Diego, Gerald (Judy) Hirschorn of San Diego; sisters and brothers- in-law, Barbara (Bruce) Carlson of Rush City and Patty (Terry) Lind of Braham; uncle Bruce Nelson of Braham; nieces and nephews, Ross (Sarah) Shaich, Aaron Hirschorn, Barbara Hirschorn, Jennifer Hirschorn, Dan Carlson, Kimberly Carlson, Ryan Carlson, Doug (Katie) Lind, Jamie Lind; great niece Caroline Lind; other relatives and friends.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis and Cantor Art Schragg officiating. Music was provided by Jim Hill and Marie Meyer. Casket bearers were Cary Shaich, Ross Shaich, Neil Hirschorn, Dan Carlson, Jamie Lind, and Doug Lind. Honorary casket bearers were the Braham Community Center Taskforce. Interment was in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. www.aifuneralhome.com

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On the Go event listing http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/22/on-the-go-event-listing-28/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/22/on-the-go-event-listing-28/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:00:08 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118245 Information Meeting for Art and Science Academy

Thursday, Jan. 22: Art and Science Academy in Isanti will host a meeting for prospective families at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join at the school to learn more about their program and the enrollment process. If questions, contact Amy at amy.donegan@artandscienceacademy.k12.mn.us or call 763-444-0342.

“A Trilogy of Textures”

Friday, Jan. 23: “A Trilogy of Textures” will be the featured exhibit which runs from Jan. 23 through Feb. 27 and showcases quilting, sculpture and paintings. All are welcome to join for a reception for the artists — Jan Schmidt, BT Johnson and Deb Splain — on Friday, Jan. 23 from 4-7 p.m. Refreshments served. The exhibit will be at the Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge.

Poultry Workshop in Cambridge

Saturday, Jan. 24: The Isanti County 4-H Poultry Committee is sponsoring a Poultry Workshop from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center, 505 Spirit River Drive. Topics include a poultry skill-a-thon; beginning chicken care; showmanship; pigeon primer. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about raising your own chickens. This is a 4-H sponsored event, but you do not need to be a 4-H member to attend. Public welcome. Cost is $15 for an individual or $20 per family.

Dance to the Barbwire Band in Braham

Saturday, Jan. 24: A good way to warm up this winter is to dance to the Barbwire Band at the Braham Event Center from 7-11 p.m. The band is out of Milaca and is highly recommended. They play country, 50s and old-time rock and roll. All are welcome, and fun for the entire family. Free-will admittance and cash bar.

Jacket Hoop Boosters Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, Jan. 25: The Jacket Hoop Boosters 8th annual Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Hall in Cambridge. Come and enjoy “All You Can Eat” pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice and milk. The cost is $6 per person and kids 5 years and under eat for free.  All proceeds go to support girl’s and boy’s youth basketball programs.

Regular Braham School Board Meeting

Monday, Jan. 26: The Braham School Board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Braham Area High School Community Room. Agenda Items to include: Consider Resolution Directing the Administration to Review Revenue and to Make Recommendations for Reductions in Programs and Positions and Reasons Therefore, If Needed; Consider Fundraiser Requests; Consider Renewal of Relationship with Isanti County Integrated Collaborative Interagency; Administrative Program and Board Member Reports; Personnel.

Breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace

Tuesday, Jan. 27: Join your friends for breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace, 235 Fern St. N. in Cambridge, on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Good food, friendly service and great prices. Complimentary coffee. For more information call 763-689-1474.

Sons of Norway Meeting in Cambridge

Tuesday, Jan. 27: Rumelva Lodge, Sons of Norway in Cambridge will hold its January Lodge meeting at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society, located at the northwest corner of the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge. The program will be “Letters from America CD from Sons of Norway Headquarters.” Men and women are invited. One need not be Norwegian to attend or join. Coffee and refreshments served. For more information contact Kathy Hagfors at 763-689-3401 or Ann Saterbak at 763-389-4908.

Grief Support Group at Cambridge Medical Center

Wednesday, Jan. 28: Cambridge Medical Center, part of Allina Health, will offer a Grief Support Group to help you cope with the loss of a loved one. Sessions will be held every Wednesday through March 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Dining Room B. No cost to attend, but pre-register by calling Launa Hollen at 763-688-9545. The next session on Jan. 28 will be on “Unfinished Business.”

Cambridge Firefighters Gun Raffle, Dinner

Saturday, Jan. 31: The Cambridge Firefighters Relief Association will hold its 7th-annual Gun Raffle at the Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center, 505 Spirit River Drive. A Chicken and BBQ Ribs Dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. and cost is $10 for dinner, and $5 for half-dinner. Cash bar opens at 4 p.m. Gun raffle drawing at 9 p.m. Gun raffle tickets are $5 each, and you do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available from any Cambridge Firefighter, participating businesses or call Sean at 763-286-8633, Branden at 320-241-5746, or Corey at 763-843-6094 for tickets and more information.

Edward Jones Coffee Club

Tuesday, Feb. 3: All are welcome to join the next meeting of the Edward Jones Coffee Club at 10 a.m. at the Senior Enrichment Center, 140 Buchanan St., City Center Mall, Cambridge. They will discuss current events, the economy and investing, in a relaxed, informal setting. Coffee and pastries provided. RSVP by calling 763-689-8552.

Bridal Fair in Cambridge

Saturday, Feb. 7: All brides are welcome to a Bridal Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cambridge Middle School, 31374 Xylite St. NE, Cambridge. Runway Show at 1 p.m. featuring bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses and mens wear. To pre-register or for more information, call 763-444-8515 or email admin@isantichamber.com. Many vendors will be there to assist with your wedding.

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Local Residents Grandfather Receives Presidents Congratulations http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/21/local-residents-grandfather-receives-presidents-congratulations/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/21/local-residents-grandfather-receives-presidents-congratulations/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:55:59 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118239 Local Residents Grandfather Receives Presidents Congratulations

President and Mrs. Barack Obama have congratulated James S. Bryant (“Jim”) on achieving his 100th birthday. Bryant celebrated his birthday with 122 of his friends and relatives on January 19th, 2015 at the Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, NC.
Bryant married Beryl Pennell on Dec. 7th in 1945 and together they had 7 children, 2 of which are twins, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Bryant retired in 1976 from the construction field. He worked on the daisy sled test track at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, where Col. John Stapp became the fastest man alive.
Bryant also received a proclamation from the Caldwell County Commissioners Chairman Randy Church which affirmed his fabulous memory, perseverance, and attention to family and declared that all citizens shall celebrate with him on his 100th birthday.
Adam Patneaude of Isanti, MN traveled to NC for the celebrations. Patneaude is the grandson of Bryant and has his own set of twins. His family includes wife Amber (Holsten), children Chelcie, Alex, Ashley, Allen, Ava and Aric.

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Merlin Henry Hirschorn http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/21/merlin-henry-hirschorn/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/21/merlin-henry-hirschorn/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:57:30 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118205 Merlin Henry Hirschorn, age 69, of Braham, formerly of St. Paul, passed away Jan. 18, 2015. Arrangements by Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham , (320)396-2121. www.aifuneralhome.com

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Sandra “Sandy” Lee Summers http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/19/sandra-sandy-lee-summers/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/19/sandra-sandy-lee-summers/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:55:55 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118157 Sandra  (Sandy)   Lee  Summers

Sandy L. Summers, age 65, of Isanti was called home to be with her Heavenly Father on January 15, 2015. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.
Sandy was born July 6, 1949 in Minneapolis to Milton and Alice (Carlson) Land. She was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1968. After graduation she spent one year at Bemidji State. On August 16, 1969 she married Clarence Milton Summers. They made their home in Isanti. Sandy worked for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for 21 years. She was a very involved member of Elim Baptist Church. Sandy served on many committees and worked with all ages from the nursery to seniors. She was strong in her Christian faith. Sandy deeply loved her family, grandchildren, friends and church. She gave all she could to those in need. Operation Christmas Child had a special place in her heart. Over the years Sandy has filled hundreds on Shoeboxes so children would have something to open and call their own at Christmas time.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Ted; son, Dan of Duluth; daughter, Jodi (John) Prock of Maple Grove; five grandchildren, Christian, Amber, Josh, Kyle and Jackson; six brothers and sisters, Margaret (Bill) Ellis of Jenkins, Don (Meg) Land of Camarillo, CA, Cindy (Kory) Boster of Sallisaw, OK, Vicki (Joel) Boman of Magnolia, TX, Greg (Donna) Land of Forest Lake, Gary (Gayle) Land of Cambridge; sister-in-law, Becky Land of River Falls, WI; brother-in-law, Larry Wood of Cambridge and by many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Steve; sister, Denise and nephew, Bobby.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti with Rev. Ryan O’Leary officiating. Dan Summers will be the soloist and Marlene Hartzell will serve as pianist. Pallbearers will be Kory Boster, Greg and Gary Land, Larry Wood, Christian Ierino-Summers and John Prock. A visitation held on Wednesday, January 21st from 5 to 8 p.m. at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.

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Corneil “Corky” L. Peterson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/19/corneil-corky-l-peterson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/19/corneil-corky-l-peterson/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:55:06 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118154 Corneil  (Corky)   L.  Peterson

Corky was born on July 14, 1933, in St. Paul, MN, the only child of Fred and Frances Hagers. She grew up in St. Paul, attended grade school at St. Matthews, graduated from St. Joseph’s Girls Academy in 1951 and graduated from St. Catherine’s College as a registered Occupational Therapist. She was the Director of the OT department at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN. On August 9, 1969, she married Duane “Duke” Peterson and moved to Maple Ridge Township.
Corky was an active member of Siloa Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary and served on the Braham School Board for 14 years.
She enjoyed many activities including bowling, snowmobiling, sewing, quilting and spending time with family.
Corky was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Duke; her children, Sharon (Tom) Lynch of Mora, Greg (Tina) Massey of Fridley, Chris (Bill) Dahlquist of Cambridge, Nicole (Tim) Laman of Stanchfield and Rachel Peterson of Maple Ridge Township; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters in-law; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Siloa Lutheran Church with Pastor Dan Olson Officiating. Music was provided by Judy Windorski. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Siloa Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com

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Esther E. Swanson http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/16/esther-e-swanson/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/16/esther-e-swanson/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:02:51 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118139 Esther   E.  Swanson

Esther E. Forslund Swanson, 99 years old, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Haven House in Cambridge.
She was born February 1, 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Esther grew up in the Stark area where she attended Country School.
She married LaVon Swanson on March 6, 1938, and they were married for 50 years and had three children, Janice, Jim and Dean. The family farmed until they moved to Cambridge in 1955. Until she retired, Esther worked at Cambridge Memorial Hospital as a surgical technician. Esther was devoted to her family, friends and was ready to help everyone.
Esther is survived by her daughter Janice (Don) VanSickle, son James (LaDonna) Swanson, daughter-in-law Lynne Swanson, seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and eight great great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law as well as nephews, nieces, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband LaVon Swanson, son Dean Swanson, grandson Ron VanSickle, granddaughter-in-law Roxanne VanSickle, parents John and Agnes Carlson, sister Lillian Anderson and brother John Carlson.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January, 19, 2015 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rush Point. Online condolences at www.carlsonlillemoen.com. Arrangements in the care of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

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Donald L. Sohm http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/16/donald-l-sohm/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/16/donald-l-sohm/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:02:58 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118134 Donald L. Sohm, age 97, of Cambridge, passed away Jan. 14, 2015. Arrangements by Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge, (763)689-2070. www.strikefuneral.com

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On the Go event listing http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/15/on-the-go-event-listing-27/ http://isanticountynews.com/2015/01/15/on-the-go-event-listing-27/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:00:53 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=118065 Faith Lutheran Community Dinner

Thursday, Jan. 15: Faith Lutheran Church Community Dinner will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. On the menu is sloppy joes, potato chips, veggies and a variety of drinks. All are welcome. Faith Lutheran Church is located at 109 Second Ave. N., Isanti.

CLICK Photography Club

Thursday, Jan. 15: CLICK Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. at Cambridge Center for the Arts, inside City Center Mall at 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge. Photography enthusiasts are welcome.

Isanti County Self-Advocacy Meeting

Friday, Jan. 16: An Isanti County Self-Advocacy Meeting will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at Common Ground United Methodist Church, 404 N. Cypress St., Cambridge. Topic will be, “What does Tommy Olmstead have to do with Disability Rights?” Bring potluck item to share after the meeting. Contact Maggie Treichel for more information at 763-370-3946.

Braham Free Throw Contest

Saturday, Jan. 17: The Braham Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a free throw contest for boys and girls ages 9-14.  It will be held at 11 a.m. at the Braham Area High School gym. For more information contact Allan Larson at 320-224-3929.

Meat Bingo & Chili Dinner at St. Elizabeth

Sunday, Jan. 18: Meat Bingo & Chili Dinner will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Isanti. Chili at $1/bowl begins serving at 5 p.m., meat bingo begins at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Isanti Knights of Columbus.

ABC Theatre Company holding Auditions

Jan. 19-20: ABC Theatre Company will hold auditions for “I Remember Mama” Jan. 19  and Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Braham Event Center, 655 8th St. S.W. Come either night and join the fun. They plan to produce “I Remember Mama” March 13-15.

Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series

Monday, Jan. 19: Beginning Monday, Jan. 19, the Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series (A.C.T.S.) 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, Jan. 20: Join your friends for breakfast at Mill Ridge Terrace, 235 Fern St. N. in Cambridge, on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Good food, friendly service and great prices. Complimentary coffee. For more information call 763-689-1474.

Grief Support Group at CMC

Wednesday, Jan. 21: Cambridge Medical Center will offer a Grief Support Group to help you cope with the loss of a loved one. Sessions will be held every Wednesday through March 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Dining Room B. No cost to attend, but pre-register by calling Launa Hollen at 763-688-9545. The Jan. 21 session will be on “The Ways of Grief.”

Join for Free Grocery Store Tour

Wednesday, Jan. 21: Cambridge Medical Center, part of Allina Health, will offer a free grocery store tour from 6-7:30 p.m. at City Center Market in Cambridge. The tour is free, but registration is required by calling 763-688-6024. Wellness Coach Darcy Rylander will lead the interactive tour designed to introduce the basics of making healthier choices. City Center Market staff will be on hand to answer questions specific to the co-op, including shopping the bulk food section and buying local and organic products. Participants will receive a coupon for $10 in free produce.

Info Meeting for Art and Science Academy

Thursday, Jan. 22: Art and Science Academy in Isanti will host a meeting for prospective families at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join at the school to learn more about their program and the enrollment process. If questions, contact Amy at amy.donegan@artandscienceacademy.k12.mn.us or call 763-444-0342.

“A Trilogy of Textures”

Friday, Jan. 23: “A Trilogy of Textures” will be the featured exhibit which runs from Jan. 23 through Feb. 27 and showcases quilting, sculpture and paintings. All are welcome to join for a reception for the artists — Jan Schmidt, BT Johnson and Deb Splain — on Friday, Jan. 23 from 4-7 p.m. Refreshments served. The exhibit will be at the Cambridge Center for the Arts, 140 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge.

Dance to the Barbwire Band in Braham

Saturday, Jan. 24: A good way to warm up this winter is to dance to the Barbwire Band at the Braham Event Center from 7-11 p.m. The band is out of Milaca and is highly recommended. They play country, 50s and old-time rock and roll. All are welcome, and fun for the entire family. Free-will admittance and cash bar.

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