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    Marcia Sarvela|Jun 14, 2024

    The Moose Lake Library used book sale is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 at the Riverside Ice Arena. It's part of the 2024 library's vendor and craft fair, and the book sale proceeds will go toward helping the library continue to serve the community. The Finnish Luncheon is at noon on June 18 at the Kettle River senior center. You don't have to be Finnish to attend, so come and enjoy some good food, time to visit with friends and maybe win a prize. The Kantela Players... Full story

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    Marcia Sarvela|May 24, 2024

    This year, the Memorial Day program has been expanded. Please join us at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27 at the Kettle River American Legion building for a brief program and taps, with a three-volley salute honoring our veterans by the Moose Lake-Kettle River Honor Guard. Mark your calendar for the Holy Trinity/Faith Lutheran Jump into June early sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Kettle River Senior Center. This will be a plant and bake sale. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days Mud Bog committee is holding a fundraising event 12-6 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at...

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    Marcia Sarvela|May 17, 2024

    There will be a car show 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Suomalainen Kirkko Cultural Center on Highway 73 and County Road 6 West. The next City council meeting is 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Kettle River Senior center. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The next Finnish Luncheon is 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 21. Everyone is invited to attend. Come and visit with your friends as you enjoy lunch. Mark your calendar for the Holy Trinity/Faith Lutheran Jump into June early sale, 9 a.m. to 1...

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    Marcia Sarvela|May 3, 2024

    The Kettle River city barbecue is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at the Kettle River ballpark. This is a potluck event, so bring a dish to share and have a chance to visit with friends. The Suomalainen Kirkko committee will hold a meeting 3 p.m., Sunday, May 5 at its building to plan for events for the summer. The next Kettle River City Council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Kettle River Senior center. The next Finnish Luncheon starts at noon Tuesday, May 21. Everyone...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Apr 12, 2024

    A special thank-you to all who donated and attended the appreciation supper for the Kettle River fire department. It meant a lot to those who were honored. Some of you may know that my nephew, Rory Sarvela, lost his home and everything in a fire on Palm Sunday. Donations may be sent to him through Widdes Trailer Sales, 93 County Road 61, Esko MN 55733. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The Finnish Luncheon will be at noon Tuesday, April 16 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Let...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Apr 5, 2024

    The Ma & Pa Kettle meeting is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Bring ideas on what you would like to see happen this year. If you would like to be a food vendor or have a space at Ma & Pa Kettle Days on Aug. 10, contact Dan Reed at 218-273-6103 for information. We are going to try to continue with the Finnish Luncheon. We don’t have someone to cater it, so we will be trying to make it happen. We’re hoping to hold it on the third Tuesday of the month starting in April. So, if we can get things organized, it would be...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Mar 29, 2024

    There will be an appreciation potluck supper for the Kettle River fire department and EMT members at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at the Kettle River senior center. Contact Laura at 218-565-0418 if you plan to attend and tell her what you will bring, so we can make sure we have a variety of food for the event. You can also contact Laura if you have any questions. The “Fun in Kettle River” activities (The Country Club) has new hours. Come for fellowship at noon, enjoy refreshments and games, and share ideas about current events. Meet new fri...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Dec 8, 2023

    The next Kettle River council meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Cookies and caroling will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Suomalainen Kirkko (Finnish Cultural Center) on the corner of Minnesota Highway 73 and Carlton County Road 6. Bring cookies to share, and join in singing the old familiar carols. One Christmas, my sister and her boyfriend, Jack, were joking around, and she told him she was going to get him a bottle of booze for Christmas. That year, we had purchased a bottle of rum for making our rum...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Nov 17, 2023

    The Ma & Pa Kettle Days tree lighting and craft sale is 4-6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Veterans Building. If you’re interested in having a space at the sale, contact Mary Sanders. Santa will be there 5-6 p.m., followed by the tree lighting and a fire for roasting marshmallows to make s’mores. The next Kettle River city council meeting is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Cookies and caroling will be at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Suomalainen Kirkko (Finnish Cultural Center) on the corner of Minnesota Highway 73 and Carlton Cou... Full story

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    Marcia Sarvela|Nov 10, 2023

    Reminder: Winter parking is in effect from Nov. 1 to April 1. No parking on city streets from midnight until 8 a.m., so crews can clear the streets. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Kettle River Halloween event a success. The next city council meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days tree lighting and craft sale is Dec. 2. If you’re interested in having a space at the sale, contact Mary Sanders....

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    Marcia Sarvela|Oct 20, 2023

    Quilting at Holy Trinity is 9 a.m., every Wednesday. Everyone is welcome. Donations of new thread or crochet cotton are appreciated. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is at noon on Sunday, Oct. 22. Ma & Pa bingo is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Come in costume or bring an item for the food shelf and get an extra card for the first game. Ma & Pa Kettle Days Halloween Party and Trunk-or-Treat starts at 5 p.m. on Halloween at the Veterans Building. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be supplied. Parking is on the...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Sep 22, 2023

    Quilting at Holy Trinity starts at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. Everyone is invited to join us. Donations of thread or crochet cotton are appreciated. The next city council meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m. at the Kettle River Senior Center. The Finnish luncheon starts at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Kettle River Senior Center. This is the last Finnish luncheon for the season. Goodbye to all the snowbirds; we will see you in the spring. — Marcia Sarvela...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Sep 15, 2023

    Quilting at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. Everyone is invited to join us. Donations of new thread or crochet cotton are appreciated. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting will be held at noon on Sept. 17 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Attend the meeting and bring ideas for next year’s event. The Finnish luncheon is noon on Wednesday. The last Finnish luncheon for the season will be in October. While I was attending nursing school, my classmate Carol and I would usually have lunch together. I would always give her...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Aug 25, 2023

    Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make Ma & Pa Kettle Days happen again this year. Without you, it would not have been able to work. I am sure that those who complained about some events they wanted to see will be at the next meeting to volunteer to make it happen next year. If you want an event, arrange for all that is needed to make it happen. Do not expect old people to do the work you don’t want to do. Quilting at Holy Trinity resumes at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Everyone is invited to join us. Donations of new cotton fabric, t...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Aug 11, 2023

    Ma & Pa Kettle Days is Saturday. There will also be a steak fry at the Star Club on Friday and a presentation by Mark Munger at the Suomalainen Kirkko on Sunday. The Saturday events will begin with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and pie social at noon at the Senior Center and bingo at 3 p.m. at the Veteran’s Building. There will be a fair-like atmosphere with a variety of vendors along Main Street. Come and have a fun day. Congratulations to Mark and Tina Tollgaard as this year’s Ma & Pa Kettle and to Sam Huhta as this year’s grand marsh... Full story

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    Marcia Sarvela|Jul 28, 2023

    National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 1. Come for a meal at 5 p.m., stay to visit with friends and neighbors. The Kettle River city council meeting is Tuesday, 7 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Kettle River senior center. Ma & Pa Kettle Days is Saturday, Aug. 12 with a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., pie social at noon and bingo at 3 p.m. Mark and Tina Tollgaard are Ma & Pa Kettle, and Sam Huhta is the grand marshal. There will be a steak fry at the Star Club on Friday night and a presentation by Mark Munger at the Suomalainen Kirkko on Highway 73 on Sunday....

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    Marcia Sarvela|Jul 14, 2023

    The next Finnish Luncheon is at noon on Wednesday, July 19 at the Kettle River Senior Center. National Night Out in Kettle River is Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the Kettle River Senior Center. The fun begins with supper of hamburgers and hot dogs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The police and fire department will have things for the kids. There may even be rides on the firetruck. So, mark your calendars and come out and visit with neighbors and friends. Tickets for the American Legion rifle drawing are available from Legion members. The drawing is Friday, Nov....

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    Marcia Sarvela|Jun 30, 2023

    If you would like to be a food or merchandise vendor at Ma & Pa Kettle Days on Saturday, Aug. 12, send your name, address, phone number and type of product you have to me at P.O. Box 175, Kettle River MN 55757. Thank you to all the volunteers who set up the library book sale, all the volunteers who helped during the sale and all the volunteers who helped clean up after the sale. A special thanks to all who donated books for the sale and all those who purchased books and were so generous with their donations. One day while my father was in...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Jun 23, 2023

    Ma & Pa Kettle midsummer bingo starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Snacks will be available, and there will be 50/50 cash prizes. Cost is $1 per card per game. If you would like to be a food vendor at Ma & Pa Kettle Days on Saturday, Aug. 12, contact Marcia at 218-273-4045. If you would like to be part of the stationary parade or have a craft booth, contact Dan Reed at 218-273-6103. One year, my sisters and I and a couple of friends stayed at a timeshare near Atlanta, Georgia. One of the places we visited was the...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Jun 9, 2023

    Thank you to all who were part of the Memorial Day programs and to all who attended the programs. The Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Come with ideas for the celebration. Mark your calendar for the Moose Lake Library Book Sale. It is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17, at Riverside Arena. The Finnish luncheon is 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Bring your friends. The Kettle River city council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at the Kettle River Senior C...

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    Marcia Sarvela|Jun 2, 2023

    Plan to attend the Jump into June sale which runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, June 2 at the Kettle River Veterans Building. There will be baked goods, plants and slightly used treasures. The next Ma & Pa Kettle Days meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Come with ideas for the celebration. The Finnish Luncheon is 12 noon on Wednesday, June 21 at the Kettle River Senior Center. Bring your friends. The Kettle River city council meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 at the Kettle River Senior Center. I have noticed lately that when people are posting...

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    Marcia Sarvela|May 26, 2023

    Plan to attend the Jump into June sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, June 2 at the Kettle River Veterans Building. There will be baked goods, plants and slightly used treasures available. Mark your calendar for the Moose Lake Library book sale. It is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17 at the Riverside Arena this year. Books can be dropped off at the arena June 13-15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be some arts and craft vendors on both Friday and Saturday. The Finnish Luncheon is noon on Wednesday, June 21 at the Kettle...

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    Marcia Sarvela|May 19, 2023

    Thank you, to everyone who made the Kettle River City picnic a success. Even though the weather was cold and gray, many people came out and enjoyed visiting with others. The Kettle River Fire department needs new firefighters and first responders. If you are able to fill these positions, contact the Kettle River City hall for more information. Although the Holy Trinity quilters have taken time off for the summer, we would still appreciate donations of fabric for when we again start quilting in September. You can contact Marcia at 218-273-4045... Full story

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    Marcia Sarvela|May 12, 2023

    The Finnish Luncheon is at noon on Wednesday, May 17, at the Kettle River Senior Center. Come for good food, time to visit with friends, and see who will win a prize. Mark your calendar for the Holy Trinity/ Faith Lutheran Jump into June sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, June 2 at the Kettle River Veterans Building. There will be plants, a bake sale and used treasures available. The Holy Trinity quilters have stopped meeting for the summer, but we will still be accepting new fabric during the summer and will need it when we start again in September,...

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    Marcia Sarvela|May 5, 2023

    The Kettle River city picnic is scheduled for 12-4 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Kettle River ballpark. Meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share. If the park is too muddy or there is bad weather, the picnic will be held at the Veterans Building in Kettle River. Quilting at Holy Trinity is over for the summer, but if you have new cotton fabric you would like to donate, please contact Marcia at 218-273-4045. The next Kettle River city council meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday,... Full story

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