Eric Wiltrout of Peoples Bank of Commerce was awarded a diploma Aug. 15, 2014, at commencement exercises during the 70th annual session of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The School, sponsored by state bankers associations from across the central United States, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was established [...]

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The Isanti County Historical Society is hosting a Chili & Soup Fall Fundraiser and Open House from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the ICHS Heritage Center. Do you have a heart for history? It is important for our community to preserve its history for future generations. ICHS invites you to attend and meet their [...]

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The Isanti Lions, as members of Lions International, have five major goals: sight, hearing, diabetes, drugs and community service. To achieve these goals two items are required: manpower and financial support. Their membership continues to provide the manpower, but it is the public who assist them with the financial support that many of their activities [...]

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Braham Area Event Center is hosting free auditions this week for a local production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Adults and young people may try out for acting, singing and dancing roles at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Auditions are free, though a participation free may apply if cast. Performers of all experience levels, [...]

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Pine City Blue Star Moms Chapter 16, serving East Central Minnesota, are collecting items to send overseas to the brave men and women serving our country. Their goal is to package 50 large flat rate boxes. They will be packing boxes Nov. 3. If you would like to help by donating items, items can be [...]

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A growing percentage of motorists in Minnesota are buckling up, and those that buck the trend jeopardize their lives and the lives of other motorists. Law enforcement in Isanti County is increasing patrols  through Oct. 26 to look for violators and is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies conducting extra seat belt enforcement during the Click [...]

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Dear Editor: Saturday, Sept. 27 was the perfect day for canoeing and kayaking the Rum. However, the 7-mile section of the river between the DNR-old Walbo Ferry landing and Oxbow Bridge-County Road 14 access in Isanti County was a bit of a disappointment — for those who wanted to find interesting man-made litter, and lots [...]

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