Waskish News

Congratulations to Audrey Priemer of Park Rapids and Tyler Brasel of Waskish, becoming parents April 2 to a son, Easton Henry Brasel. He weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was born in the Bemidji hospital. Happy grandparents are Mr. ...

Congratulations to Audrey Priemer of Park Rapids and Tyler Brasel of Waskish, becoming parents April 2 to a son, Easton Henry Brasel. He weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was born in the Bemidji hospital. Happy grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brasel of Waskish.

Happy belated 35th anniversary to Gary and Kay Leonhardt, April 8. Also a belated happy birthday to Pete Olson who was 69 April 13, Bev Austreng was 70 April 16, Colleen Hillman's birthday was April; 14. Lyle Fenske's was April 15, Don Nelson's was April 19, Lois Nelson's was April 20, Karen Fenske's and Keith Kisner's are both April 22. Happy birthday to everyone!

David Krueth spent the weekend with the John Jensen family, April 5-6 and they made a road trip to north Birchdale to see all the fishermen on the Rainy River, fishing among the ice chunks.

Jack and Ellen Scheie of Red Lake Falls, spent the weekend, April 5-6, at their cabin by the Olsons. The Scheies had supper Saturday with Betty Blegen.

Jerry Olson, son of Pete and Ilene, is spending time with his uncle, Tim McCarthy. Tim has gotten two tickets to the Augusta Masters golf tournament and invited his nephew to join him. Jerry was excited and I'm sure he is having a good time.


Pete Olson had stopped and visited Marcye Ackerman April 9.

I was looking at the school calendar and noticed that the Billy Hillman tournament is a week early. It's always been the week between Big Bog days and the tournament. The tournament will be July 26-27 instead of July 18-19. It is also time to start thinking spring. The first flea market will be May 31. Mark those days on your calendars!

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Erickson of Fargo, spent the weekend in Waskish visiting family and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Erickson and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hillman enjoyed a birthday supper at Powerhouse in Northome Saturday.

Megalie and Jadun Jorgenson visited and had supper with Shorty, Marllys, Colleen and B.J. Hillman Thursday.

Grace Kisner Petron of Palma, AK has been visiting friends and family for a couple of weeks. She's been staying with her brother, Keith Kisner, as he's been under the weather.

Grace brought supper April 4 and we had a nice visit.

One day, Lois Nelson had a luncheon for Grace, Grace's aunts, Jennie Halama and May Larson, cousin Karen Fenske and Faye Grundmeier. They all had a nice visit.


Mr. and Mrs. David Ellingson stopped by and visited ever so often. I really enjoy it when they do.

Bernie, Paula, Hunter and Hudson Hillman of Cohasset and Buddy Hillman and Cody Johnson, all spent Sunday at the Hillmans. Also there were Lyle and Nita Erickson and Betty Blegen.

Several people attended the 50th birthday party for Laura Nelson and Peggy Vollhaber at Danny's shop in Kelliher Saturday. I heard it was a total surprise. Those wheelchairs are not that comfortable!

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nelson are delivering a pontoon to Donnie's cousin in San Angelo, TX. They left Thursday.

Wyatt Jensen accompanied by his grandpa, David Leonhardt, and was one of 26 students from Kelliher School to visit the replica of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Bemidji. David spoke to the students in John Carlson's reading class the day before about his experience in Vietnam.

April 5

The annual breakfast feast was held at the Northern Point Community Church of the Nazarene in Kelliher. Over $300 was raised to go toward the children and teen Bible quizzing programs. It's always a fun time for the kids as they're the ones who do the cooking. Kaitlyn's apple pancakes received rave reviews.

April 6


Virginia Leonhardt and Dawn Jensen visited Megalie Jorgenson at her home.

April 9

John and Dawn Jensen, Jeff and and Kathy Chaffin and Kaitlyn Mayers chaperoned a group of eight teens to the Nelson concert in Fosston.

April 10

Dawn Jensen attended the accelerated reading field trip bowling in Bemidji with Clyde. The bus was packed. Good job, reading kids! Xenia and McKenzie Hillman, Lyndsey Duresky, Aerial and Kaitlyn Jorgensen, are all from the Waskish area.

April 12

Kelly Chaffin hosted a cabin fever pizza party at their home in Gemmell. Those in attendance were John and Dawn Jensen and boys, Ed and Ruth Anderson and family and John and Misty De Meuth and boys.

Joke of the Week

I imagine everyone has seen it but I still like it so here it goes.

Minnesota Clergyman

Rev. Ole was the pastor of the local Norwegian Lutheran Church and Pastor Swen was the minister of the Swedish Covenant Church across the road. I saw them yesterday standing by the road, pounding a sign into the ground. The sign said:

Da end is near!

Turn yourself around now!

Before it's too late!

As a car went past them, the driver leaned out the window and yells, "Leave us alone, you religious nuts!"

From the curve, we heard screeching tires and a big splash.

Rev. Ole turned to Pastor Swen and asked,

"Do you think maybe da sign should yust say, 'Bridge Out?'"

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