Finland News: Oct. 14
By: Verna Sinderman, Lake County News Chronicle
Dale and Joretta Nikula returned home Tuesday after spending a week at the Host fest in Minot, N.D. They reported a very nice time with good weather. Dale and Joretta are always meeting people in their travels who know of Finland. Dale talked with a gal from North Dakota who had recently been to Finland and attended the Harvest Booya Fest for the first time. He also visited with someone who used to work with the bears and Lynn Rogers in the Ely area.
A correction to last week’s news: It was Kim Lillback Adams and husband who were here visiting her mother, Betty Lillback.
Ruth Himes and Judy Martell motored to Forest Lake Friday for a nice visit with Eleanor Elmstrom.
Get well wishes go out to Gary (Fuzzy) Kent who spent a few days in St. Luke’s hospital, returning home Saturday. Gary’s son, Jason, flew in Saturday morning, meeting his sister in Duluth, and will be spending some time with Fuzzy.
The Finland Fire Department held its annual fall raffle Sunday afternoon at the West Branch. Many businesses donated prizes, which were given to those attending the drawing. The first-place winner of $500 was Richard Fitzgerald of Woodburn, Iowa. Second-place of $200 went to Laura Packard of Finland. For $100 each were Irene Johnson of Silver Bay, Jeff Linder of Duluth, and Chris Riley of Bellville, Wis. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for the support in this raffle.
Deepest sympathy goes out to Maria Ostman and family on the loss of her daughter, Elia Nelson. Elia died on Sept. 26th in Fridley at the age of 68.