Category Archives: Out and About

Duxbury News, December 14, 2018

Here she comes, blazing across the living room, moving so fast she leaves a trail of fire!  Her hubby says slow down, you’re gonna get a ticket!  No that’s not me (except for Glen’s threat of a speeding ticket).  Thank you for the phone calls, cards and well wishes.  They are most appreciated!

I am moving well as possible and am already glad I finally had the hip replacement done!  Thank you to the staff at Mora Hospital.  I had a great group of professionals from the surgery to recovering to “wheeling” me out the door.  Thanks guys!

Wilma Town Board Meeting, back row: Pat Story and Alden Shute; middle: Patrice Winfield, Treasurer; Supervisors from left to right: Gary Vink, Michael McCullen and Glen Williamson; on stage: Angie Anderson; Photographer, Paul Raymond, Clerk.

Wilma Township held its Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, December 5.  Many items were covered.  Alden Shute attended the Culvert Workshop on November 8th, which covered the design and installations, their effect on fisheries and more.  The meeting also discussed road repair, town hall upgrades and more.

With the Holidays upon us, there will be a Community Christmas Party at the Markville Town Hall on Saturday December 15th.  It will be a potluck luncheon at 12pm. They are going to have a Christmas tree outside that will be lit.  Everyone is invited to bring an ornament to hang on the tree and these will be saved to use again next year & so on.

Cher’s Flower Basket will have a Mandala Rock Painting Class on Saturday, December 15th. What is a mandala?  According to Dr Internet, The mandala represents an imaginary palace that is contemplated during meditation. Each object in the palace has significance, representing an aspect of wisdom or reminding the meditator of a guiding principle. The mandala’s purpose is to help transform ordinary minds into enlightened ones and to assist with healing. Stop in or call Cheri’s Flower Basket to sign up! They are located at 322 Commercial Ave N in Sandstone or 320-245-2443 Limited to 10 people and it fills up fast so let them know if you can make it!! Be sure to give them a like on Facebook!

A working session has been scheduled regarding the County-wide Zoning Ordinance for Monday December 17th, at 6:30pm in the Courthouse Board Room at 635 Northridge Dr NW, Pine City for townships participating in the drafting of the proposed ordinance.  If you have any questions, contact them at 320-591-1400.

Winter is here, so surround yourself in the warm love of family and friends. Nothing warms you like a hug so spread them around!

That’s all for now.  Thanks for reading.

Duxbury News, November 23, 2018

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store for Thanksgiving Day but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked a stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy said “No, ma’am. They’re dead.”

Glen Williamson and Paul Raymond at MN Association of Township Annual Educational Conference in Duluth, MN

The Minnesota Association of Townships held its annual meeting on Thursday to Saturday (November 15-17, 2018) at the DECC in Duluth Minnesota. Wilma Township representatives Paul Raymond, Clerk and Glen Williamson, Chairperson attended this annual event.  The theme for this year was Powering Our Future, Energy to Build on in Your Township.

Two Creeks Clothing Optional Campground, donation, minnesota
Toni and Glen Williamson giving donation to Pathways Food Bank on behalf of Two Creeks Campground

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday meal.  It is the true (in my book) prelude to Christmas/Holiday Season. Two Creeks Campground, here in Wilma Township, thanks to the generosity of our campers, donated funds for the food shelf.  Two Creeks Campground matched their contributions and $2,300 was given last Thursday, November 15 to the Family Pathways Food Bank in Sandstone. Plus, throughout the season an additional 570 pounds of food was also donated.  Thank you to Two Creeks Campground for helping make many families’ holiday season thankful and happier.

By the time you’re reading this, I should be recuperating from my hip surgery.  However, I am hoping to feel well to still cook for thanksgiving.

This is a time for being thankful (everyday should be) but the warmth of the season gives sentimental feelings.  Thinking about being thankful for your family, health, friends and love. 

Thanks for reading!

East Pine County Wanderers’ Meeting, January 31, 2018

About 22 members of the East Pine County Wanderers were in attendance at the  monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Arna Town Hall in Markville, MN.

Food was bountiful, conversation was hearty and friendships were rekindled or started.

The speaker for the day was Tom Hanks from Humana Insurance.  He spoke about Medicare and the different parts of it.  According to Hanks, if you’re within three months of being age 65, it is very important to talk with someone like him about Medicare.  The decisions that you make when signing up for Medicare can have a long term impact on the benefits and premium that you pay.

Toni and Glen Williamson provided the birthday cake and door prize.  Dave Drake was the winner of this prize which included a bottle of wine, an air fresher difuser and two small stuffed animals. 

January birthdays for the group were Patrice Winfield and Gladys Nelson. 

The next meeting will be February 28, 2018, noon at Cloverton Town Hall with Jeanne Larson doing a presentation on the presidents of the United States.