Photograph of the Week
Above: “One for the Road” - a cinnamon black bear cub sipping water from the dipper hanging on a handpump well.Cinnamon colored black bears account for about 5% of the black bear population. Above is a yearling cub. Below: An entire family of 4 cubs and their mama. - photos by Susan and Steve Stark, Crosby, MN
Wide Range of Donors Support New School
Young and old, businesses and organizations, seasonal residents and full-time Crosslake dwellers all have come together to support the efforts of the Lakes Area Kids Enrichment (LAKE) Foundation to build a new school building in Crosslake.
And what an effort it’s been.
Since the Crosslake school is a charter school, it is prohibited by law from owning its own property. The LAKE Foundation launched a fund drive to build the new $7.3 million school with no property tax dollars being used. The school, which receives funding from the state, will lease the building from the Foundation. Once the loan for the facility is satisfied, the LAKE Foundation has the potential to donate excess funds back to the school and the Crosslake community.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES
Crosslake 2018 Memorial Day Ceremony
The annual Memorial Day Ceremony, led by the Crosslake/Fifty Lakes American Legion Post 500, will be held at 10am on Monday, May 28th at the Crosslake Pinewood Cemetery.
The Ceremony will be highlighted this year with an address by our guest speaker, Gail Smith, a 14 year veteran of the Army Nurse Corps. She served with the 311th Evacuation Hospital as Chief Training Officer. While on active duty, Captain Smith deployed to United Arab Emirates during Operation Desert Storm in 1990-91 as staff to establish trauma readiness. For her service, Captain Smith was awarded the Army Commendation medal.
This annual ceremony is to honor and remember our deceased Military Veterans who served our country. There are over 180 of our local veterans buried at Pinewood that are identified with individual American Flags at their gravesite and will be recognized individually during the ceremony.
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