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. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:07:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On the Go upcoming events http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/25/on-the-go-upcoming-events-11/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/25/on-the-go-upcoming-events-11/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:22:57 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116940 Join Cub Scouts! For Boys Grades K-5

It’s time for your son to start the adventure. Cub Scouting is a fun, outdoor, advancement program that positively affects every area of a boy’s life. Cub Scouting teaches your son confidence, social skills, environmental awareness, belonging, leadership, responsibility and the value of family. To join or learn more about Scouting visit: www.rocketintoscouting.org.

Cambridge Lutheran Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 27: Everyone is invited to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Cambridge Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take-out available starting at 10:30 a.m. Free-will offering. Cambridge Lutheran Church is located at 62 Old North Main St. Handicap accessible. Questions? Contact Darlene at 763-689-4312.

Santa coming to Cambridge Movie Theatre

Saturday, Nov. 29: Santa is coming to the Cambridge Movie Theatre. There will be a showing of “Penguins of Madagascar.” Cost is  $5 for Movie and Picture with Santa. Cost is $7 for Movie, Picture and Pop and Popcorn. Doors open at 9 a.m. with movie starting at 9:30 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Kids under 2 are free.

Baby Elephant Ears Main Street Grand Opening

Saturday, Nov. 29: Baby Elephant Ears will hold a Grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate their new opening at 915 S. Main St., Cambridge.  They will have prizes and games, as well as a Photo Booth, run by another local small business, for kids to have a great time making funny faces and great smiles. Several other local small businesses have also donated prizes and services to give away to the attendees. This will be a fun, family event and they welcome old and new customers to come into their new space and see their business.

Craft Show at Isanti Community Center

Saturday, Nov. 29: All are invited to shop at a Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Isanti Community Center. It will feature handmade crafts of all kinds from members of the community.

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, Nov. 29: All are invited to the annual Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Supper with salad, bread sticks, and desserts, at the Christ the King Parish Hall in Cambridge from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.

Sons of Norway Meeting in Cambridge

Tuesday, Dec. 2: Rumelva Lodge, Sons of Norway in Cambridge, will hold its November-December Lodge Julebord (Christmas Party) meeting at 7 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society, located at the Isanti County Fairgrounds in Cambridge (north of Highway 95, across from Menards). Program for the night will be Terry Salmela who will share his experience at the Nordic Ski events at the Lillehammer Olympics. Lodge members are encouraged to bring Christmas treats to enjoy with coffee. Men and women are invited. One need not be Norwegian to attend or join. For information contact Gordy or Kathy Hagfors at 763-689-3401 or Ann Saterbak at 763-389-4908.

Holiday Bake & Craft Sale

Dec. 5 & 6: A Holiday Bake & Craft Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 at the Cambridge City Center Mall. Proceeds go to Isanti County Humane Society, “Share the Care.”

Braham Santa Day

Saturday, Dec. 6: Braham Santa Day will be held at the Braham Area Community Event Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (655 8th St. SW). A VFW Brunch will be offered from 7-11 a.m. for $6. There will also be gifts to purchase at Santa’s Gift Shoppe, Children’s Activities, Bake Sale, Photos with Santa and Christmas Music and Caroling. All proceeds from the event will go toward support of the Community Center.

Christmas for Kids

Saturday, Dec. 6: Christmas for Kids will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 1-mile east of Menards on Highway 95. Registration for age 3-4th-grade begins at 8:45 a.m., and the event lasts until 12:30 p.m. The children will learn the story of Jesus’ birth, sing songs, decorate cookies and make fun crafts. Lunch will also be served. Call 763-689-5333 with questions.

Community Service of Remembrance

Sunday, Dec. 7:  Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home of Cambridge will host its 16th annual “Service of Remembrance” at 7 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church. All members of the community who have had a loss of a loved one are invited to join in a candle lighting ceremony. Guests will hear a message of hope and healing from Pastor Clifton Hanson along with musical performers Denise Osterman and Denise Tillges. Personalized keepsake Christmas ornaments are available to anyone. For more info: 763-689-2244 or jeff@carlsonlillemoen.com.

An Art Workshop

Friday, Dec. 12: Cambridge Center for the Arts is sponsoring An Art Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teacher MaryAnn Cleary and the students will experiment with “The Magic of Color and Light.” Bring any color-based art materials … watercolors, pastels, acrylics. Call MaryAnn at 763-552-8650 or email spiritrivermary@gmail.com with questions. Cost: $50; Members, $40. Register and prepay at www.cambridgecenterforthearts.org at the center. City Center Mall, 140 Buchanan St. N., Suite 178, Cambridge. This activity is made possible by a fellowship from the East Central Regional Arts Council with funds appropriated by the McKnight Foundation.

4th annual Jingle Bell Ball

Friday, Dec. 12: All boys and girls are welcome to the 4th annual Jingle Bell Ball fun holiday dance at the Cambridge Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center.  Registration starts at 6:15 p.m. and the DJ will play music from 6:30-8 p.m. Two dozen princesses will be there to dance with the kids. $15 per child at the door. Call 612-991-1687 for more information.

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Patricia (Pat) Ann Sodman http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/21/patricia-pat-ann-sodman/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/21/patricia-pat-ann-sodman/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:03:53 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116914 Patricia (Pat) Ann Sodman, age 74, of Braham, passed away Nov. 20, 2014. Arrangements by Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home, (320)396-2121. www.aifuneralhome.com

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Malvin (Mal) Chandler http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/20/malvin-mal-chandler/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/20/malvin-mal-chandler/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:04:23 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116908 Malvin  (Mal)   Chandler

All the days planned by the Lord for Malvin Mal Chandler came to be the morning of November 16, 2014. He was 90 years old.
Born on August 7, 1924 in Dry Prong, Louisiana to Edward Malvin Chandler and Naomi Ann (Mercer) Chandler, Mal was the fifth child of eight children. His mother died when he was 17 years old years and he left home shortly afterwards, joining the Merchant Marine in 1945. He served through World War II, Korea and Vietnam, eventually making the rating of second engineer. While not sailing, Mal also worked at many odd jobs throughout the United States, from building dams to fighting wildfires.
Mal was called the Rambler as a child, as he loved to travel. His favorite state was Nevada and he called it home after World War II. After his retirement in the 1980s, he lived in Fallon, Nevada during the summer and wintered in Parker, Arizona.
In 2003, he met the Garms family at La Paz County Campground in Parker, AZ and a special friendship was formed. After they parted ways, Mal and the Garms kept in touch through letters, until Mal decided to visit in April 2005. He traveled from Nevada to Braham, Minnesota, and a two week visit turned into the rest of Mals time on earth. Psalm 68:6 clearly came to life: God sets the lonely in families. Mal loved the Garms kids (and their cats) and had much joy in watching them grow.
Mal lived with the Garms family until winter of 2012. He had several falls and, needing 24-hour care, he moved to Elmhurst Commons in Braham, residing there until he passed away from cancer.
He was a man of common sense, with a giving spirit and love for children and animals. Mal took pleasure in working outdoors and could often be found sitting outside, admiring the surrounding countryside. A story-teller, Mal would tell story upon story for hours to anyone who would listen. His humor, stories and life will be greatly missed.
Mal is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, and is survived by his friends and family: David and Kris Garms and their children, Whitney, Ben, Taylor, Uliana, Leesha, Sam, Jayme and Caleb.
According to his wishes, Mal was cremated and no funeral service will be held. Arrangements were provided by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

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Edna Sprinkle http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/edna-sprinkle/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/edna-sprinkle/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:04:20 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116898 Edna Irene Sprinkle passed away November 12, 2014 at Abbott Northwest Hospital at the age of 85. She was born December 11, 1928 in Maquon, Illinois
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Agnes Burns of Illinois, her brothers Sala Foster and Bob Foster of Illinois and grandson Shawn Sprinkle of Harris.
Edna is survived by her son Jack Sprinkle and his wife Linda of Harris, daughter Joan Sprinkle of Grasston, son Kenneth (Tracy) Sprinkle of Grasston, one granddaughter Shelly Sprinkle of Braham and great-granddaughters Skyler and Macey Clark of Braham.
Service at Stanchfield Baptist Church Saturday, Nov. 22. Visitation at 9 a.m., memorial service at 9:30 a.m.

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Community Thanksgiving Service at Braham Ev. http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/community-thanksgiving-service-at-braham-ev/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/community-thanksgiving-service-at-braham-ev/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:28:47 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116876 Everyone is welcome to attend the Braham area community Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 26 at Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The worship will be led by pastors and members of Braham Evangelical Covenant, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic and Braham Lutheran. A combined community choir will sing and refreshments will be served following the service.

Braham Lutheran is located in Braham on Isanti County Road 4, one-quarter mile west of Highway 107 and two miles east of Highway 65.

For more information, call the church office at 320-396-2755.

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Attention Isanti County homebuyers http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/attention-isanti-county-homebuyers/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/attention-isanti-county-homebuyers/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:19:52 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116857 Minnesota Law requires new homeowners to apply for the homestead classification. If you purchased and occupied a home in 2014 by Dec. 1, you are eligible for the homestead classification for real estate taxes payable in 2015.

If you own a property that has been non-homestead and is now occupied by an immediate relative, that property could be eligible for the Relative Homestead Classification.

If you have not applied for the homestead classification or feel your property qualifies for the relative homestead classification, you must apply no later than Dec. 15 at the Assessor’s Office.

Homestead notices are no longer sent on an annual basis. Once you apply for homestead, it will continue until the status changes. Relative homesteads will be sent a new application in April of each year. If the homestead status should change, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to notify the Assessor’s Office within 30 days.

For further information, call the Isanti County Assessor’s Office in Cambridge at 763-689-2752.

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On the Go upcoming events http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/on-the-go-upcoming-events-10/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/19/on-the-go-upcoming-events-10/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:19:27 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116855 Support Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Through Nov. 23: Through Nov. 23, Star 95 Car Wash in Cambridge is offering $5 off their Five Star Wash for a donation at the counter to the Isanti County Beyond The Yellow Ribbon organization. The Isanti County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides support to all service members and their families before, during and after deployment.

Harvest Dinner and Bake Sale

Thursday, Nov. 20: A Harvest Dinner and Bake Sale will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Braham Ev. Lutheran Church, 905 West Central Drive. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and 5 and under are fee, with $25 maximum per family. Hot Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Beverages and Apple or Pumpkin Pie will be served. There’s also a quilt raffle. All welcome.

Faith Lutheran Dinner, Mobile Food Shelf

Thursday, Nov. 20: All are welcome to a free Community Dinner at Faith Lutheran Church (on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street) in Isanti from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Use the downstairs entrance. Everyone is welcome. Call the church at 763-444-9201 with questions. Family Pathways mobile food distribution truck will also be at the church from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Li’l Farm Bake Sale

Friday, Nov. 21: The Li’l Farm November Bake Sale will once again return to MinnCo, located on First Avenue West in Cambridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come to enjoy the yummy goods, while supporting Sister Margaret, Sister Francette, and the children. If you would like to donate baked goods for the sale, take them to MinnCo on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. or at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Cambridge Curling Club Open House

Friday, Nov. 21: The Cambridge Curling Club announces their annual Open House from 6-9 p.m. They welcome you whether you want to try curling for the first time, you’re an experienced curler who wants to practice or if you just want to come and observe. A beginner clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. All are welcome.

Harvest Church welcomes Teen Challenge Choir

Sunday, Nov. 23: Harvest Church in Isanti is sponsoring the Teen Challenge Choir at 10:30 a.m. They will have a Turkey dinner following the performance. All are welcome.

All Welcome to Forum at Common Ground

Sunday, Nov. 23: Common Ground United Methodist Community is  pleased to be presenting a forum, “A Journey With Homelessness.” The speaker will address her experience in being homeless in Isanti County. Please join her at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, 404 Cypress St. N., Cambridge.

Annual Thanksgiving Service, Pie Social

Sunday, Nov. 23: Everyone is invited to Common Ground United Methodist Church’s Annual Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. followed by a pie social in the Fellowship Hall. Under the direction of Frank Wells, the Senior Choir will sing at this service of thanksgiving and gratitude. Come for the service and stay for the pie. All are welcome.

Turkey & Ham Bingo, Chili Dinner

Sunday, Nov. 23: All are invited to Turkey & Ham Bingo, as well as a Chili Dinner, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 207 Co. Rd. 23 NW, Isanti. Chili costs $1 per bowl, and will be served from 5 p.m. until gone. Turkey & Ham Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Coffee and popcorn free to Bingo players; pop and candy available at an additional cost. Sponsored by the Isanti Knights of Columbus.

All Welcome to Thanksgiving Dinner at SAC’s Cafe

Tuesday, Nov. 25: All are invited to join for Thanksgiving Dinner at 11:30 a.m. at SAC’s Cafe, Cambridge City Center Mall. Menu includes Golden Baked Turkey, Luscious Gravy, Mashed Potato Dressing, Pecan Sweet Potatoes, Corn Pudding, Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli Salad with Relishes, Mae’s Roll and Pumpkin Pie. Cost is $7. Reservations are required by calling 763-689-6555.

Blood Drive at Elim Baptist Church

Tuesday, Nov. 25: A Blood Drive benefiting the American Red Cross will be held from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti, 114 Dahlin Ave. 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.

Cambridge Lutheran Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 27: Everyone is invited to the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Cambridge Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take-out available starting at 10:30 a.m. Free-will offering. Cambridge Lutheran Church is located at 62 Old North Main St. Handicap accessible. Questions? Contact Darlene at 763-689-4312.

Baby Elephant Ears Main Street Grand Opening

Saturday, Nov. 29: Baby Elephant Ears will hold a Grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate their new opening at 915 S. Main St., Cambridge.  They will have prizes and games, as well as a photo booth, run by another local small business, for kids to have a great time making funny faces and great smiles. Several other local small businesses have also donated prizes and services to give away to the attendees. This will be a fun, family event and they welcome old and new customers to come into their new space and see their business.

Craft Show at Isanti Community Center

Saturday, Nov. 29: All are invited to shop at a Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Isanti Community Center. It will feature handmade crafts of all kinds from members of the community.

Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner

Saturday, Nov. 29: All are invited to the annual Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Supper with salad, bread sticks, and desserts, at the Christ the King Parish Hall in Cambridge from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 6-12.

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Rev. David P. Everett http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/18/rev-david-p-everett/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/18/rev-david-p-everett/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:32:07 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116812 Rev. David   P.  Everett

Rev. David Peter Everett was born March 17, 1937. He died on November 16, 2014 at age 77 years and 8 months from complications from five years of colon cancer. He worked up to two days before his final hospitalization.

Dave was born to Pastor Carl P. Everett and Helen Ording Everett. Growing up, the family lived in Minneapolis, Sioux City and Chicago. He attended North Park Covenant College for two years before transferring to and graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College. He graduated from Luther Seminary and was ordained as a Lutheran minister in 1976. Dave served Malmo Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran in Aitkin County, Trinity Lutheran of Minnehaha Falls, Gethsemane Lutheran of Upsala, Holy Cross Lutheran in Shoreview, Grace Lutheran of Mora, Christ Lutheran in Somerset, WI, Siloa Lutheran in rural Isanti County and Cambridge Lutheran Church. He married Karen Kemppainen on July 26, 1969.

David is survived by his wife Karen; sons Steven and Matt; granddaughters Audrey and Victoria; three brothers, Lou (Sandy) of Illinois, Paul (Karen) of Wyoming, Dan of Texas and other relatives.
Services held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Cambridge Lutheran Church. A visitation held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Cambridge Lutheran Church from 4-7 p.m. and an hour before services.
Arrangements are in the care of Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge, MN. www.carlsonlillemoen.com

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Shirley L. Lawrence http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/17/shirley-l-lawrence/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/17/shirley-l-lawrence/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:58:19 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116808 Shirley   L.  Lawrence

Shirley Lawrence, age 74, of Cambridge died Nov. 14, 2014 at home.

Shirley was born and raised in St. Paul, MN on November 21, 1939. She graduated in 1957 from Central High School in St. Paul. She and her first husband raised three children living in Centerville, Minnesota. Shirley and her second husband Rick lived in Florida before moving to Minnesota in 1985. She loved anything to do with the outdoors, fishing, gardening, swimming. Shirley was an avid animal lover, her cats were her other kids throughout the years.

Shirley loved to go antiquing with her friends, and just spending time with them. She was a lifelong waitress spending the last 15 years of her career at the Creamery in Isanti where she retired from in 2005. Rick and Shirley ran their business from home and it gave them the time to spend together. She will be greatly missed by all.

Shirley is survived by husband, Richard; three children, Robert (Cindy) Koran, Teresa (Keith) Thomas, Tom (Denise) Koran; grandson, Jonathon Koran; sister, Nancy (Jim) Embertson; two brothers, Chuck (Dorothy) Bridger, Steve (Pam) Bridger; sister-in-law, Linda Bridger.

Thank you Dr. Trushiem and staff and her Allina Hospice Team. A special thank you to her niece, Barb Nylen, for her loving care.

Memorial services 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20th at Strike Funeral Home Isanti Chapel. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19th at Strike Funeral Home Isanti and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

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Rev. David Everett http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/17/rev-david-everett/ http://isanticountynews.com/2014/11/17/rev-david-everett/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:57:38 +0000 http://isanticountynews.com/?p=116805 Rev. David Everett, age 77, of Isanti, formerly of Mora, passed away Nov. 16, 2014. Arrangements by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge, (763)689-2244. www.carlsonlillemoen.com

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