Deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Fred Klinker. Fred was a former resident of Finland for many years, before moving to Little Falls, MN in 2007. Fred died at the age of 90 on Friday, June 29th in Little Falls. A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 7 at the St. James Catholic Church in Randall. Internment was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls.
Sympathy also goes out to Ruth Himes and Judy Martell and the family of Ethel Holt who died at the age of 90.Ethel was a niece to Ruth Himes husband, Delmar Himes.
Local teams prevailed in the 28th Annual Finland Firemen’s Wooden Bat softball tournament held at Greggs Field in Finland on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. The tournament was won by John’s Sanitary in a hard fought battle with defending champion Leinies of Silver Bay who came in second. Isabella took home third place honors. The eleven team tournament was comprised of teams from Minneapolis, Duluth, Virginia, Silver Bay, Grand Marais and Isabella.
There was a doubleheader at the ball tournament on Saturday afternoon as an errant throw from a fielder went over the fence and hit Dale Nikula in the forehead, then ricocheted off his head and hit his wife Joretta in the head. Hence the double header. Both Dale and Joretta were fine after some quick ice was applied to their lumps.
Thank you to all who came out to support the ball tournament and those that volunteered their time to work a booth. It was a great weekend. See you next year, the 3rd weekend of July.
The Zion Church Women held their Pie Social on Saturday at the Clair Nelson Center.
A big thank you goes out to Gary Morris and Marilyn Klemmer for the nice work they did on the flower beds at the St. Urho Triangle. Thanks also to the Finland Fired Department for helping water the flowers.
Ric and Diane Lindberg motored to Waconia for the weekend to visit with daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Josh Arnold.