July 16, 2015 at 11:28 a.m.
I wanted to take a minute to personally thank the committee that is Karl Oskar Days. These men and women meet year round (yes, year round) planning and perfecting Karl Oskar Days. We the public, get the privilege of attending events and then coming home, not thinking about what it took to put the event on. Behind the scenes, tons of people are scurrying, sweating, and busting their tails to make sure you and I had a good time. They did a marvelous job this year, and I thank them all. Nice job!
Congratulations to the new ambassadors of this year’s Karl Oskar Days. Sydney Dincau, Carissa Reimers and Megan Malazki are this year’s representatives who will represent Lindstrom and Karl Oskar Days over the next year. These girls are exceptional women who will reflect Lindstrom beautifully.
Congratulations also to Terry Grams. Mr. Grams is the lucky finder of this year’s missing snuff box. We had new clues and a new hider this year. Many of you have been calling us asking where the box was hidden. I will walk you through the last day’s clues. The clues state that Karl remembers a broken windmill, water, the number 60, a bridge, a haunted house, a chain gate, a beanstalk and a sign no motorized vehicles. The snuff box was hidden in the new Anderson Peninsula Park. At the first entrance to the park there is a chain gate with a sign that reads “No motorized vehicles”. When you walk on the path, you quickly cross an earthen bridge. From there if you were to walk 60 steps, you would walk right into an old broken windmill. The windmill has one leg that is covered with a beanstalk. Next to the windmill is a run down boarded up house that looks haunted. The house and the windmill look out over North Center Lake.
The snuff box was taped to one of the legs of the windmill (the one with the beanstalks growing up it). So there you have it, they all led you right to it. Thanks to all of you who took the time to look for the snuff box.
This weekend is Chisago County’s chance to show the rest of the state how great our area is. Rush City hosts the Chisago County Fair. The fair runs today until Sunday and is absolutely packed with fun events for the entire family.
As always, there is a midway filled with fun rides and challenging games. 4-H will have shows and judging events all day on Thursday and each day after that. If your kids love animals, they will love the 4-H section of the fair. Thursday night is the super popular motocross that begins at 7 p.m.
On Friday, much of the same great events as well as a tractor pull. The pull begins at 7 p.m. Music groups Neighberz and In the Fields will both play at the fairgrounds Friday.
Saturday, there is a goat show, horse showing continues, a dairy show, cloggers, and of course the fair parade. The parade begins at 3 p.m.
The demolition derby is everyone’s favorite event (including me), and it begins at 7 p.m. Copperhead Creek plays after the demo.
Sunday has a horse show, the amateur talent show, a pet and cat show, and the senior citizens award. I truly hope you and your family come out and have some fun. The fair is a relaxed atmosphere that is filled with great things to do.
Our community says goodbye to a couple of big ones this week. Carlyle Klinke and Bill Chamernick. Carlyle did it all. He was on the school board, the Shafer Township Board, and countless other groups. He was a good man that cared deeply about this area.
Bill Chamernick was with Chisago Lakes schools. He taught at the school for almost 30 years. I had Bill for two classes in Middle School and he was a great teacher. Stearn, but hilarious, all at the same time. Bill was a good man with a heart of gold.
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Klinkes and the Chamernicks.
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