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Fishing tradition

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Memorial Day 2016
Voyageur Press • May 24, 2016
 

This year, the Voyageur Press would like to recognize three fine men as we approach Memorial Day—servicemen, Arnold Dahl, Kenny Stephen and James Renaud who all passed away recently. Local VFW posts honor those who died in active military service. Memorial Day is officially observed on the last Monday in May, which is the 30th.

The will be full military honors for Kenny at Van Buren Cemetery at 9:00 a.m. and a special tribute to Arnold at the Wright Veterans’ Memorial at 11:00 a.m. James was honored on Friday, May 20 at the Floodwood Veterans’ Park.

McGregor VFW Larson-Deneen Post 2747 and Dale Wayrynen Amercian Legion Post 23 and Auxiliaries will host a program at 10:00 a.m. at the McGregor High School Auditorium. The event will feature guest speaker Past State Commander Frank Presfield and a cemetery service at 11:15 a.m. at Union Woodland Cemetery.

Floodwood VFW Korhonen-Hokkanen Post 8299 and American Legion Auxiliary 502 will host several services beginning in Cedar Valley Cemetery at 8:00 a.m. and ending at Fine Lakes Cemetery at 12:00 (noon). Lunch will be served after the final ceremony.

Brookston American Legion Post 562 Tester Niemi Post 562 will host their first celebration at Arrowhead Cemetery at ...

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Cole Gelhar places the glass in the laser engraver while Johnny Huspek uses the graphics program on the computer to layout the image. Technology instructor Joshua Sampson assists Johnny with the layout.
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“Fab”ulous opportunities for McGregor students
Shari Horton Contributing Writer • May 17, 2016
 

McGREGOR, Minn.— As summer fast approaches, McGregor students may have just what you are looking for - whether its glasses with the McGregor School logo for cool beverages or unique fire rings for your summer bonfire enjoyment!

Technology education instructor Joshua Sampson and business teacher Joe Wisotzke are collaborating to teach students manufacturing concepts and marketing skills through the use of the newly acquired Fab Lab. The Fab Lab concept was developed by MIT as a way to provide fabrication equipment and engineering expertise to inventors and entrepreneurs to develop and prototype ideas. It was purchased by the school district in May of 2015, in part through a grant from First Technologies, Inc.

The Fab Lab consists of a CNC plasma cutter for cutting metal, CNC wood router, a laser engraver, vinyl cutter, a mini mill and two 3D printers. Its individual components are being used in various high school classes as they pertain to the curriculum – the CNC plasma cutter in Metals class, the CNC wood router in Beginning Woods and Advanced Woods and the 3D printers in Mechanical Drafting.

“Next year I will be ...

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DOCK FISHING: Jan and Dick Eld enjoy fishing off their dock on Lake Minnewawa. In early July, Jan caught a nice 2-pound, 13-ounce Largemouth Bass and won the Local Catch fishing contest.
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March Madness

Fishing tradition
John Grones Publisher • May 10, 2016
 

Over the years, Willeys Sports Shop & Spirits has had a long-standing tradition of displaying our “Local Catch” in the newspaper. Every year, close to 100 photos appear with area folks holding up their prize catch.

For most of those years, we have had a variety of contests. Our “Local Catch” contest is quite simple. Catch a fish, bring it to Willeys Sport Shop & Spirits for a photograph and be automatically entered into a drawing for a cash prize.

We have had many winners over the years. Last year, long-time resident Jan Eld was the winner of the contest. Jan’s husband, Dick, was pictured in the newspaper in early July holding up Jan’s 2-pound, 13-ounce largemouth bass.

“That fish was a total fluke,” said Jan who enjoys fishing off her dock on Lake Minnewawa. “I was fishing with a worm for sunnies and caught this big bass.”

Jan shared that she landed it herself. “I called for my husband, but he did not hear me,” explained Jan. “I was yelling, ...

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