Not sure where this flock of wild turkeys was heading...well, I guess it is obvious they are heading to the Legacy Center...but not sure what they had in mind! Andrea Mimnaugh caught this photo early in the morning on Wednesday, January 20.
Ethan O’Hara, a confirmation student at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden, teamed with Tri-Community Living at Home on a project to replenish supplies used by local senior citizens. Ethan recognized the group’s need when visiting with his grandmother and knew he could help. Working with Darcy Hestekind and Leola Englesrud of Tri-Community Living at Home, a “wish list” was compiled and Ethan went shopping. With shopping bags in hand, Ethan delivered $250.37 worth of items that included health screening supplies such as an oximeter, a manual blood pressure cuff and a digital thermometer, as well as craft/art supplies, puzzles, office supplies…and of course coffee! Many thanks to Thrivent Action Teams for providing the funds. Pastor Cathie Rhodes encourages her students to be active community members and serve their community when able. Ethan is finishing his final year of confirmation classes and is looking forward to being confirmed in the Spring.
Retiring Middle River Mayor, Mark Stromsodt is pictured with the current Middle River City Council - Brian Kleinwachter, Josh Veselka, Mark Stromsodt, Deb Ness, John Scheff, and newly elected Mayor, Tom Super. They presented him with an engraved watch for his retirement. Mark has served the city of Middle River as Mayor for 16 of the past 20 years and decided this was the year to step down to cut back on some of his obligations.
On Saturday, January 16th the Grygla Ice Devils made their way west to Middle River to take on the Skippers at the Middle River Ice Rink. It was a hard fought battle and the Ice Devils came out with a win of 8-7. The Middle River Legacy Committee donated hotdogs and Young’s General Store donated hot chocolate. It was a beautiful day to enjoy some puck!
The skating/ice rink area continues to be a very busy spot in Middle River. The beautiful winter weather has brought out local fun seekers as well as out of town visitors. These three sliders, Mikkel, Syver, and Iver Bertilrud of Thief River Falls did some serious sliding while their mom did some visiting. They are the sons of Desi and Brian Bertilrud, both graduates of Greenbush Middle River High School.