Tricounty News

2013 Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring

St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The trip combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, for prayer at St. Gertrude’s with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. 


Everybody cut Footloose!

A Chicago teen finds himself transplanted to a small-town in the middle of nowhere, a town where, much to his horror, it is actually illegal to dance. He and other teens plan to defy the local law and find a place to dance in the next town. They must fight the law, and the local preacher who created it, to finally let kids in town be “Footloose.”W-Footloose-Cast


Fair Haven Old Settlers Picnic 2013 photos


Families seek food assistance from the St. Cloud Salvation Army (2)

St. Cloud, Minn.– “More than 120 families requested emergency food assistance due to the power outage and it is expected that the number will increase during the week.” Major Lee Morrison said.

“Not only are we receiving more requests for food, but we also lost all of the food in our own walk-in cooler because of the outage.” Morrison said. “This is the food that would normally be given out to families or used as part of the daily meals provided by the Army. We WILL purchase what is needed to meet the present needs but it does put us behind”, he said. “Fortunately none of the food in the walk-in freezer was lost”.

Even before the “outage”, the needs from the Corps for the basic essentials have been increasing. In the first five months of 2013 The Salvation Army in St. Cloud experienced a 25 percent increase in food requests and meals served and a 36 percent increase in the number of people needing shelter.

The St. Cloud Salvation Army served over 50,000 meals in the last 12 months and distributed over 240 tons of food from their food pantry. They also have an 64-bed emergency shelter with an occupancy rate in the high 90’s, 12-20 percent of which were occupied by children.

Please contact Major Lee, Jim or the the Salvation Army directly at 252-4552 for ways you can help. You can also donate online at www.SalvationArmyNorth/

'Fiddler on the Roof' July 12-14

Joseph Stein’s “Fiddler on the Roof” will take the stage at the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School Laker Theater, presented by the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Community Theatre. The Cast of this beloved musical is comprised of 58 players from the surrounding areas.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13 and at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Reserved ticket prices are: adults $14, senior citizens $10, youth $6. General admission tickets are available at the door. For advanced ticket reservations, call HL-W-W Community Education (320) 543-3600.