August 26, 2010 at 9:16 a.m.

Ki Chi Saga Days had everything, a movie in the park, old cars, fishing contests and flying lettuce?

Ki Chi Saga Days had everything, a movie in the park, old cars, fishing contests and flying lettuce?
Ki Chi Saga Days had everything, a movie in the park, old cars, fishing contests and flying lettuce?

Wow, what a fantastic weekend we had for Ki Chi Saga Days. Sunny days and warm nights seemed to put smiles on everyone's face.

I hope you had a chance to visit Ki Chi Saga Days this year. If you didn't, you missed out on a really great time. There were tons of people in the park all weekend and they really seemed to be enjoying themselves.

The skateboarding contest drew huge crowds once again, and the kid's fishing tournament had more kids than I can remember.

Congratulations to Robby Frank whose friends call "Boogs" for winning the skateboarding contest. Congratulations also to Hannah Sogard who won this year's Little Miss Ki Chi Saga contest. Hannah wrote an essay about the importance the Ojibway played in our community's history.

The Parade, family movie night under the stars, the classic car show, it didn't matter, everyone was having a good time.

Thank you to all the great people who made this year's event possible. It was obvious how hard you all worked and we thank you for it.

Sunday night my family attended the Chisago City pageant "Chisago City: The Town That Moved. Seeing that the Vikings and Twins were on television that evening, we thought we would have a chance to see what the show was all about. I guess about 200 other people had the same thought because the Community Center was absolutely packed.

The show which is a factorial historical show about how the city of Chisago was missed by the railroad by a mile, decided to move the town to be closer to the rails. Narrated by LouAnn Mattson and Mike Siemsen, the audience was treated to hundreds of photos reminding us what Chisago City used to look like. Sprinkled in between facts and photos, were skits with local actors playing the parts of Chisago City forefathers. Here is the best part, the skits were hilarious. I mean they had people in the audience crying they were so funny. Whether it was someone forgetting their line (which I am pretty sure was on purpose), to moustaches falling off, to Kevin Brink hurling heads of lettuce into the unsuspecting crowd.

It has been eons since Chisago City or any local town has put on a pageant. Thanks to Jack Doepke for bringing a town pageant back for our enjoyment. Every person in that building had a wonderful time. Thanks to the cast and crew for giving us a night we will always remember.

The City of Lindstrom has some changes taking place. The city has reviewed and re-written their recreational vehicle ordinance. The new ordinance will affect the number of recreational vehicles allowed per lot and where the vehicles may be located on the property.

Keep in mind that this is only a preliminary re-write and that is where the citizens of Lindstrom come in. The city would like to invite Lindstrom residents to an informational meeting on the mentioned ordinance. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, September 1 at 7 p.m. at Lindstrom City Hall. In the hearing, the city will listen to the public's opinions and suggestions.

I know many people who store their recreational vehicles on their property, so if you can, please try to make this meeting.

If you were thinking about subscribing to the Chisago County Press but have been waiting for the right time, the time is now. To receive the Press to your door step, would only cost $32. We also have another deal for new subscribers, if you begin your subscription in the next two weeks, you will receive either two tickets to the historic train ride in Osceola or two tickets to the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee. To start your subscription, please call us at 651-257-5115 and we will get the paper to your door step.

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