Ecumen Parmly LifePointes presented the 2014 Isabelle M. Lindgren Distinguished Service Award to administrative assistant Mary Larson at the employee recognition picnic in June. The award has been given each year since 1987 to a recipient who demonstrates outstanding, dedicated Christian service. It is a tribute to Isabelle Lindgren, who spent her life caring for [...]

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Jerry Vitalis Chisago County Master Gardener I get garden questions every season, but last week I was on the asking side. I noticed that the leaves on my Connell Red apple tree were turning yellow, drying up, and falling off. It looked a lot like fire blight, but in the 30 years of my orchard [...]

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Anoka County 4-H will host several events for families at the 4-H Exhibit Building during the Anoka County Fair, July 23 to 27. 4-H FunWorks, activities for youth, will be held in the 4-H Exhibit Building on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The cost is $1 per person. 4-H Family Fun [...]

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Nicolas Murphy from Marine on St. Croix graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Local students were named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Minnesota State University, Mankato. From Columbus: Sean Myer. From East Bethel: Lauren Deans, Molly Montgomery, Paige Reshetar-Palmer. From Forest Lake: Mary Babcock, Kari Birkholz, Jeffrey Calkins, Isaac Hendrickson, [...]

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‘Footloose’ “Footloose, the Musical” will show at FLHS at 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. Visit masquerstheatre.org. Arts in the Park The music series in Lakeside Memorial Park will feature Saints of Swing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22. Aces and 88s Dueling Pianos will [...]

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RUSH CITY Chisago County Fair The Chisago County Fair will run from Thursday, July 17, to Sunday, July 20, at 905 W. Fourth St. Call 320-22400536. WYOMING Writers’ class Learn about publishing in the Northern Lights Writers series at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Giese Library, 26855 Forest Blvd. Breakfast/conversation at 8:30 [...]

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