5/16/2013 2:17:00 PM The Press has lost a great friend; the
carp contest has plenty of things to do
It is with a very heavy heart that we must say goodbye to a dear friend. Sue Pundt has gone on to a better place. Sue was a staple here at the Press for many, many years. When I first began, it was Sue who took me under her wing. She informed me what was serious and what was "hooey" around the office. She was a dedicated employee who became a good friend. Sue loved her kids more than anything in the world. She was always telling us how her girls were doing in school and sports. Sue was a down to earth woman who was not afraid to let you know how she felt. It was a sad day when she left the Press to battle her health issues. It is a dark day here at the Press, but I do know that she is in a better place. Sue will be missed by all.
Remember a week or two ago when I wrote about how a new business was opening in Lindstrom? How refreshing it was to see progression instead of recession. Well here is another sign of progression, how about a new ice cream shop? That’s right, Jay and Charity are the owners of Cotton Candy Ice Cream Shop in Center City. Many of you may have noticed that there has been some action at the old My Burger store. There has. It is Jay and Charity setting up their new awesome ice cream shop. You can enjoy 24 flavors of hand dipped ice cream. Cotton Candy offers shakes, malts, root beer floats and more. Please stop in and say hi to Jay and Charity, they are excited to be part of the community and meet you. By the way, try the cotton candy flavor, it is amazing.
This weekend is the 4th annual Carp Contest. There is a twist to catching the carp this year. Entrants’ numbers will be pulled out of a hat and they will get to choose what lake they want to fish on. The whole goal of the contest is to rid our lakes of these rough fish. Because of our late spring, fishing should be great this weekend. There is still time for you to register just go to Frankie’s website and download the registration. For those of you who choose to not shoot, stab, hook, or whatever form of catching carp you choose, there are plenty of other things to do. There will be a festival held at Frankies that will feature a carp egg hunt, minnow races, a 5k run/walk, a beer garden with food, the crowning of the 2013 Carp King and Queen, and a band. It is a great time for all members of your family, and the best part, our lakes get rid of (hopefully) a lot of carp. We have a link on our website to the television spot that ran on Minnesota Bound featuring last year’s Carp Fest, if you would like to view it.
Now that Danielle Jelinek has been found, her family can now hopefully have some closure in their lives. I would like to thank all of the hundreds and hundreds of people who took time out of their busy lives to search for Danielle. We have a great community and in times like these, we really seem to come together more than ever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jelinek family as they try to mend. There is a new outreach program called Minnesota Homocide Victims Facebook. It is a facebook page dedicated to helping families of homicide victims. The page also has many great resources for outreach programs, and a place for parents to grieve. There are links to help individuals considering suicide.
Saturday is your chance to rid your home of extra clutter and garbage around your house. Chisago City and Lindstrom will be holding their annual city wide clean-up day. Drop off is on Liberty Lane in Chisago City. You will find haulers for most any type of rubish you need to get rid of. The clean-up begins at 8 am and runs until 11a.m. Please remember that Rotary Club is accepting good condition furniture and small appliances as well, for Bridging Inc.
This weekend is the Minnesota Outdoor Youth Expo. The expo is held at Wild Wings in Hugo and is a fun filled event where kids and families can learn about 60 outdoor organizations in Minnesota. Each exhibit has an activity with hands on learning, including archery, ATV safety, canoeing, clay shooting, geocaching and much much more. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Kids 15 and under are free.