Finland News: Sept. 9
By: Verna Sinderman, Lake County News Chronicle
Ruth Himes, Judy Martell, Evelyn Buetow, and Linda Nikolai enjoyed an afternoon tea party at the home of Joy Blanchard Wednesday.
Get well wishes go out to Ron Goutermont, who is in St. Luke’s hospital after a fall at his home last Thursday.
Deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Marilyn Boman, who died Sept. 7. A funeral service was held at the Cavallin Funeral Home Saturday.
Deepest sympathy also goes out to the family and friends of Marlyn Clark, who died suddenly Sept. 6.
Several locals attended the Co-op Light & Power customer appreciation breakfast Saturday. There was a nice turnout and food items were donated to the local food shelf.
Bob and Linda Nikolai attended a pig roast Saturday afternoon down by Two Harbors in honor of Dennis Kimball.
Bob Nikolai, who was recently named a county “outstanding senior citizen,” would like our little community to know he did not receive a ticket in the recent famous bridge crossing on County Road 6, as rumor had it. Good news, there may be a lane open for traffic this coming week.
Zion Lutheran Church held a moment of silence and tolled chimes at noon on the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11.
Congratulations to Mike Nikula and Amy Lillback, who were married Saturday by the Baptism River at mother Judy Nikula’s home. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor wedding. A reception and dance was held at the community center.
Mike’s sister, Cindy Deitz, her son, Jeb Deitz, and friend, Brittany Crawford, of Somerset, Penn., and Gary and Ivy Livengood of Rockford, arrived for the special occasion.
It was Gary and Ivy’s first visit to the North Shore and they fell in love with the area. While here, Jeb and Brittany were treated to a walleye fishing trip by his uncle, Jeff, and aunt, Tammy. This was a first time for them and both were very happy with catching their first walleye.
Jim, Donna, Chris, and Jason Branca of Milaca motored up for the weekend to attend the wedding, along with many other relatives and friends.
Jan Peterson reports that her twin sister, Barb Camille, and her husband from Akron, Ohio, and best friend Nancy Orr-Depner from Chicago, recently visited Jan at her cabin north of Finland. Many thanks to the medical staff in Two Harbors for treating Barb’s husband for injuries he suffered trying to stop Jan’s dog from running away.