Finland NewsThe Township of Crystal Bay held their election on Tuesday, March 13. Paul Hartshorn was reelected as Township Supervisor. Debra Johansen was elected Clerk. Judy Martell was the clerk for 22 years and now has retired. Congratulations Judy, enjoy your retirement.
By: Verna Sinderman, Lake County News Chronicle
The Township of Crystal Bay held their election on Tuesday, March 13. Paul Hartshorn was reelected as Township Supervisor. Debra Johansen was elected Clerk. Judy Martell was the clerk for 22 years and now has retired. Congratulations Judy, enjoy your retirement.
The St. Urho’s weekend started off on Friday evening with the Miss Helmi Contest. Matt Tyler of Park Hill Road was crowned the queen. Matt played Miss Sarah Van Palen.
The Finland Minnesota Historical Society held their pancake breakfast Saturday morning at Zion. They reported meeting a couple from Finland, Europe. They were visiting family in the Twin Cities and heard about our celebration, so decided to drive up. They enjoyed the day very much.
It was a record breaker day for weather Saturday with downtown Finland reporting 72 degrees. The tug of War across the Baptism River was won by West Branch. Finland Fire and Rescue and the Co-op did a brisk business serving food throughout the day. The road shut down at high noon as the parade made its way down Highway 1. Children were not disappointed as candy was thrown out from every float. There was music at the local businesses Saturday afternoon and evening. There was also music and a craft fair held at the Clair Nelson Center Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday the raffle drawing was held at Wildhurst Lodge. The new mayor winning by a landslide was Jo, the Post Office dog. Finnegan (Mike Nikula) is the Vice Mayor, with Bonnie Tikkanen not far behind. Brad Anderson, Marshall Meyers, Karl Klinker, Ron Aldinger, Jim Bischoff, and Ron Van Bergen all were about even in votes, and there were some write-in votes.
The Raffle winners were $600 to Sue Anderson of Finland, $300 to Jerry Cripe of Gilbert, $200 to Josie Shoen of Tofte, $100 to Wayne Madsen of Stillwater, and Mike Schultz of Marshall. Congratulations to all the winners. A big thank you goes out to all those that worked so hard to make this event happen. It was a great weekend.
Hats off to Owen Klinker who sold the most raffle tickets: 560. Honor Schauland reported she had more fun than ever and is looking forward to the 38th St. Urho’s Day celebration next year.
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