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Vol. 15 • Issue 51

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Pearl Jensen’s Memories Page 3 Obituaries Page 4 Community Events Page 5 Classifieds Page 6

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MacGregor-Dennerly wiped out in spectacular 1949 fire 10 businesses go up in smoke in Christmas morning blaze, many left homeless By ANN SCHWARTZ A previous article written about changes and history in downtown Aitkin piqued my interest about MacGregor-Dennerly, an enterprise I had often heard about. At one time, they had a general store, and then a spectacular large hotel building where the Aitkin post office is now located on

Minnesota Avenue south in Aitkin, about a block south of the stoplight intersection. On Christmas morning, 1949, the town awoke to the most devastating fire it had ever seen as it “transformed one of Aitkin’s finest looking business blocks into a mass of charred ruins.” Seven individuals and families who had apartments in

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the large building were left homeless. Hotel guests were routed out into the cold street clad in nightclothes. Very few personal belongings were saved. The fire, estimated at $200,000 in damages, was the worst the village of Aitkin had known. (In an earlier loss, The Patrick Casey Block downtown burned to the ground on May 14, 1941, in a $50,000 fire where seven businesses were lost. That was located where the MacDonald-Wold auto dealership later was situated and is now an empty block in anticipation of a Family Dollar store to be built). Businesses lost in the fire included the MacGregor-Dennerly Hotel and Apartments, MacGregor-Dennerly Store, MacGregor Wild Rice Company, Melvin Forsberg’s Bar-

ber Shop, Dr. I.L. Mitby and Dr. F C. Closuit, physicians’ offices; Dr. David W. Harvey,

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optometrist’s office; Aitkin Coffee Shop, operated by M.A. and Clarke Prince; Aitkin Civic Association; Wayside Florist, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Green; and MiLady’s Beauty Shop, operated by Carolyn Goenner and Isadora Mockler, The fire was believed to

age area. A southern wind fanned the flames that spread throughout the building and by 6:30 a.m. the entire corner was a “raging inferno.” Jim Woodrow, described as a “young night clerk,” and Mrs. Sherwood Gilmore of St. Continued on Page 7

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As year ends, Crosby settles longtime issues with library litigation, CRMC, and sewage backup; now focuses on garbage collection changes At the Crosby City Council meeting on December 14, the council approved Mayor Joanna Lattery signing a utility bill refund agreement with Cuyuna Regional Medical Center. The amount of the utility bill over payment was $95,630. The city will pay CRMC $47,815 by check and place $47,815 credit on CRMC’s account. Linda Anderson again came to the council asking for some financial relief from damage to her residence caused by a sewer backup in her basement. According to a letter from the League of Minnesota Cities, they would not pay her claim since the city’s negligence could not be determined. Anderson noted there had been a history of diapers being lodged in the sewer pipes in her neighborhood. Over the years there had been several backups as a result. Diapers and disposable wipes should not be flushed, because these items can cause sewer blockage. Councilman Paul Heglund said he had been there when the backup occurred and saw the manhole was over three quarters full. Heglund felt they should do something for her. Anderson asked Working

Foreman Steve Perpich if Ritter Sewer had removed the portion of broken pipe that was also found when televising the line. Perpich indicated it had been removed and they were checking the line twice a week to be sure no other problems happen. After much discussion and consensus by everyone on the council that they should extend some relief to Anderson. The council agreed to pay Anderson $2,600 for some of the damage. Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library Head Librarian Peggi Beseres,said the “give to the max” total so far was $7,100 for a total of $14,200 with the match from the Hallett Charitable Trust and the campaign continues through the end of December. The funds will be used to purchase books, ebooks and audios for the library. Council accepted library donations. Council approved posting for a temporary library assistant position. The position would be temporary with term to be determined, as needed. Clerk Lisa Sova was going to check on the correct definition of temporary in the job description. City Attorney Tom Pear-

son talked about the lawsuit with Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library and after some discussion with the library’s attorney they agree to a dismissal of the lawsuit “without prejudice,” potentially leaving the door open for the lawsuit being reintroduced again. Pearson felt it would be unlikely and rare to be reintroduced and he would like to have it all behind them. The council moved to dismiss the library lawsuit without prejudice as recommended. City Attorney Tom Pearson spoke about the organized collection report made by the Organized Collection Committee. Pearson said there would time for input on the report from other councilmen that were not on the Organized Collection Committee. If the council would like to proceed there would need to be a required public meeting before the process could be complete and ready for request for proposal (RFP) or contract renewal. Councilman Jim Goshey indicated he wanted more time to review the report before the public hearing. Pearson advised the council to set the public hearing at

Little Falls woman’s “Make a Wish” comes true at CLC production

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A Little Falls woman’s dream came true at one of Central Lakes College’s recent theatre performances. Sonja, a resident of St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, had always wanted to see a live play. Through St. Otto’s Care Center’s “Make a Wish” Program, she was able to do just that. Sonja attended “All is

Calm” at CLC. The musical production was by Twin Cities Theater Latte Da. The production was “wonderful,” Sonja said. “It was a great joy to see them stop the war and get along and celebrate Christmas peacefully,” she said. “The singing in the play was beautiful. This was my first experience at a play and I’d

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the next meeting. Despite this recommendation Councilman Goshey made a motion to table the setting of a public hearing on the organized collection until later. The council approved the tabling. Range Disposal Shellie Wynn gave a presentation about the organized collection and the idea of the hauler taking over the refuse billing process from the city. Wynn noted that Range Disposal had the organized collection contract with the city since July 11, 1994. After researching the billing process with Utility Billing Clerk Rene’ Lind of a 17 month period, an average of 2.98 hours per month was spent on refuse billing. If the billing clerk were not to perform the refuse billings they would still be paid for 40 hours per week and no resulting cost savings to the city would be realized. Wynn told the council that the additional costs to city residents of producing, mailing and then paying a separate bill for refuse would be greater than the current system. A required public hearing

for the City of Crosby’s 2016 proposed budget was opened and since there was no public comment the meeting was closed. The renewal of Peanuts Pub DBA Midway Bar 2 a.m. liquor license was approved by the council. A request for $250 donation to the Initiative Foundation died for the lack of a motion. Fire Chief Jay Decent reported that the fire department responded to four calls: one grass fire, two chimney fires, and one missing person on Hwy. 210 that was ultimately found. Decent said they were currently interviewing for six firemen positions. A DNR grant did not go through to purchase emergency fire equipment, so since the bill was already paid. The council approved the payment of the entire bill from the fire department budget. Public Works Working Foreman Steve Perpich was instructed to make some signs for the anti-freeze and oil filter recycling site. The signs will read “Minimum

donation $1.” Perpich he had cut down some trees by a fence next to the hospital. At the next council meeting there will be a discussion about repairing the fence or moving/ replacing it. There is a maintenance contract with St. Cloud Maintenance for heating and air conditioning for City Hall, Library, Water Treatment Plant, Community Center and Fire Hall. Another company would like to bid on the contract when it is up for re-newal. A City Campground 4th of July minimum four day stay idea was introduced. The idea was discussed resulting in a tie vote. The two councilman Dusty Paul and Jim Goshey voting against and councilman Paul Heglund and Ron Prushek in favor of the change. Mayor Joanna Lattery broke the tie voting against the four day minimum. The Holms Radiator small claims filing was ordered to be filed based on the signed promissory note since contact was not established.

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reader ribbets At almost 90 Jensen recalls Aitkin I am about to be 90 and was overwhelmed when I read the list of 1959 businesses in Aitkin in your November 21, 2015 issue. It was like a trip back in time. I knew 71 of those named. I have enclosed commentaries of a few businesses; I could go on and on. I would like to mention, from your story of the legendary businesses demolished: The pharmacy, when built new, was run by Pat Holder and was Thrifty

Drug for a period of time before CVS became the owners. In same article, the only vacant house I recall was east of the Members Coop Credit Union building, now being torn down. That Credit Union building was formerly Dr. Closuits doctor’s office and there was a house in the SE corner of the lot. It was occupied by Mrs. Gretchman toward the last. As part of the Wolds 1970 expansions, I remember many years ago,

next to the railroad tracks, there was a small restaurant (Westerlunds). Most of the railroad workers ate there. I’m assuming the restaurant was on railroad property, some of which Wold’s purchased. Could that have been the vacant building mentioned? Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I’m sure there are other older people who enjoyed it as I have. Sincerely, Pearl Jensen, Aitkin

Pearl’s Commentaries Aitkin Shelgas — Run by Frank Hutze. For a brief time, Ed Howey a radio repairman shared the building. People Standard Oil — Ted Landgren was a long time manager and Joe Greener was bulk delivery man. Located where EZ Stop is. Northtown Motor and Car Sales— Fred Heft was owner and it is now, Aitkin Body Shop. NorthStar Coop Society — Originally was Coop Oil, then they decided to add a grocery store. At a meeting, a vote was taken to choose a name. My mother’s, Mrs. Geo. Kriener, “North Star Coop Society” was the winning name chosen. Lambert Lumber Co. — In the very early 30’s, I remember it was Downer Lumber Co. In or about 1938 or 1939, it became Lambert Lumber Co. For quite a number of years now, it has been Hometown Lumber, all at the same location. Seavy Funeral Home — In 1939, Seavy’s made funeral arrangements for my Grandmother, Mrs. Amos H. Norton. She was buried in Fillmore County. We went by train along with the deceased to the funeral there. My first trip on a train, an old steam locomotive. The Seavy Mortuary was in the building across Hwy. 210 from Jacques Art Center. Later, Tom Cline had a law office there. It still is a law office. Chuck’s Hatchery — (Froehle) was a turkey hatchery. It is now the NW part of the land owned by the Riverwood Healthcare Clinic and Hospital. Wrights’s Hatchery — The building is now owned by Chiropractor Paul Kuiken. Red Owl— In the 1930’s (a grocery store) was on the main street downtown Aitkin. In the earlier years, the manager was Mr. Gabel then others to follow. In 1950, Mike Paulbeck took over and made a lot of improvements. Later, a new Red Owl was built where the Family Dollar presently is. It later was Super Valu for a brief time until the new County Market, farther south on Hwy. 169, was built. Potter Casey — A very nice store and was destroyed by fire, a huge loss. A verse from a poem I’ve written: Potters had many departments to explore, Clothing for the family, shoes and gifts galore. Payments put in a pressure tube went reeling On a tightly stretched cable across the ceiling The cashier was on the second floor. Change was made along with the sales slip and returned via the same tube and cable. As a youngster, it was so fascinating. [Editor’s note: Thank you Pearl for the memories. I hope that when I am almost 90, I possess a memory and handwriting as clear as yours. Please tell us your secret!]

More Memories: • Mrs. Vern Schroeder from Crosby sent this note about the list of 1959 businesses in Aitkin: “My husband, Vern, and I purchased the Farm Island Store in October 1982 and sold it July 1991. The businesses I have checked [33] were in business during the time we owned the store.” • Also, Irene Wedel checked 74 on the list of 1959 businesses in Aitkin. Does anyone remember the MacGregor-Dennerly fire? Send any comments or memories to [email protected] or NewsHopper, PO Box 562, Ironton, MN 56455. You can also post your comments, photos or video on Facebook by following the link on NewsHopper.net. 90th Birthday Pearl Jensen Tuesday, December 29, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the 40 Club Restaurant in Aitkin. No gifts, please.

Drop & Shop at Rialto in Aitkin Would you like to get some Christmas shopping done in Aitkin, but you don’t k n ow wh a t t o d o with your kids? The Aitkin Women o f To d ay a n d t h e Aitkin Downtown Retail Committee,

in cooperation with the Rialto Theatre, is sponsoring Drop & Shop in Aitkin. Stop at the Rialto, after 10 a.m., on Saturday, December 19, to purchase bake sale items and handprint Christmas potholders. Proceeds from the potholders will benefit Support

Within Reach. Then come back and drop your kids off at 1:15 p.m. to watch “The Lego Movie.” The movie, popcorn, and pop will be free to children while parents Christmas shop in Aitkin.

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Soup Walk winners announced Hundreds of people tasted and voted on 27 soups served December 12 during this year’s Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Soup Walk. A traveling trophy will be awarded to each first place winner from each judging area. This year’s judges, City of Ironton Mayor Dean French,

City of Deerwood Mayor Mike Aulie, Brad and Leeann Hanson, Cuyuna Range Youth Center, selected Jacobs Realty as the first place winner with Creamy Asparagus Soup, Deerwood Technologies as the second 2nd place winner with Cheesy Ham and Potato Gluten Free Soup and the Crosby Bar as the third place

winner with Hoppin’ John’s Soup. The people’s choice awards went to Ya’ Betcha’s Bar and Grill in first place with Bourbon Bacon and Seared Scallops Chowder, The Deerstand in second place with Baked Bean Chili and Dr. Jeffrey Fish, DDS in third place with Cavity Caramel Apple Soup.

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obituaries Kevin Conner

Kevin L. Conner, 62, of Aitkin, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at home, surrounded by family. A celebration and memorial tribute of Kevin’s life was held Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date near Whiteface River. He was born May 26, 1953 in Aitkin to William and Dorothy (Strand) Conner. He attended schools in Aitkin and graduated from the Aitkin Public Schools in 1972. He married Pamela Dotzler on September 20, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Seabees in 1972. He was assigned duty in one of the largest peacetime constructions on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The complex accommodates the Navy’s largest ships and biggest military cargo jets. This base proved invaluable when Iraq invaded Kuwait in August of 1990 and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm were launched. He was granted an honorable discharge as an Ensign E-3 in 1975. He then attended St. Cloud Technical College and graduated from

three programs. He worked for Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin for 30 years. He was a member of the Wealthwood Rod and Gun Club for many years. He enjoyed “fixing” things, family activities, and building Star Wars Lego sets for fun and therapy while dealing with cancer. The Seabee motto is “We Build, We Fight”. For 15 years, Kevin courageously fought first primary sclerosing cholangitis, then Crohn’s disease, in addition liver, colon and stomach cancers. Through his example, he taught those close to him how to love and how to live. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Conner; son, Aaron Conner; brothers and sisters-inlaw: Michael and Edee Conner, Randy and Merna Conner, and Greg Conner; sisters and brothers-in-law: Bonnie and Mike Landy, and Kathy and John Gallatin; nephews; nieces; cousins; great-nephews; great-nieces; and family pet Miss Lily. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Dorothy Conner and mother-inlaw, Sheila Dotzler. Arrangements were with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home of Aitkin. Go to www.srtfuneral.com to sign the online guest register.

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Luciana Marie “Lucy” Geyer, 65, of Crosby died on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 20. 2015 at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Sunday. She was born on December 2, 1950 in St. Paul to Gilbert and Georgette (Ramsey) Blanchette. She married Gary Geyer on July 6, 1989 in Trommald. She is survived by her husband, Gary; son,

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* Indicates handicap accessible. NOTE: All times are Sunday morning (a.m.) unless indicated otherwise. ALLIANCE Aitkin* — New Life; Larry Burg & John Baker, pastors; Sunday School JAM session 9 am; Worship 10:15 am & 5:30 pm; Youth Group, Wed 6:15 pm; 112 - 1st Ave. SW 218-927-2823. Garrison* — Pastor Michael H. Palkie; Worship 9; SS 10:30. McGregor/Big Sandy ­— Rev. S. DeMars, 426-3408; E. of Sather’s Store; Worship 9:30; Children’s Church 10 Onamia — Vineland Native American Chapel, Hwy. 169 north of casino;Worship 11; Pastor Boeringa 320532-4449 ASSEMBLY OF GOD Aitkin — Rev. Jason Erickson; SS 9; Worship 10:45; Wed. 7 p.m. Crosby — Rev. Michael Towers; Worship 10:30 Crosslake — Crossroads Christian, Rev. Gary Espeseth; SS at 9:30, Worship at 10:45 Hill City — Rev. G. Valley; Worship 10 and 6:30 p.m.; Bible Study Thurs. 7 pm. Palisade — Pastor Ed Sornberger; SS 9; Worship 10; Kids Church; Small groups during the week 218-845-2726 BAPTIST Aitkin — Westside, Pastor D. Smith; Worship 10; Bible Life group 11:11; aitkinwestside.org. Brainerd — Eagles Nest, Pastor Bob Stockland 218-8294673, Worship 11, SS 9:45. Breezy Point — Eagles Nest, Pastor Bob Stockland 218562-5252, Worship 9:30, SS 9:30. Crosby — Bible Baptist, Pastor G. Fisher; SS 9:45; Service 10:45 and 6 p.m., Bible Study and Our Kids for Christ Wed. 7 pm Deerwood* — Pastor W. Skog; SS 9:30; Worship 10:30 and 6 pm; Wed. Service, 6:30 pm. Glory — 927-3678; SS 9:15; Worship 10:30 am.; Wed. 6 pm Glory Family night, Kids’ Club age 4-6, MAD4Christ grades 7-12. Hill City — Pastor Lonnie Lee; 218-697-2645; Adult SS 9; Worship 10 am; Bible Study, Fri., 7 pm. Isle — Pastor Nick Skogen; 676-3171; SS 9:30; Service 10:30; Bible Study, Wed., 7 p.m. Opstead — Pastor P. Johnson; 676-8859; SS 9:30; Worship, 10:30; Bible Study Wed., 7 p.m. CATHOLIC Aitkin — St. James, Fr. David Forsman, 218-927-6581; Mass Sat. 5 pm, Sun. 9 am. Brainerd — St. Andrew’s, Fr. Daniel Weiske, Sat.4:30; Sun. 10:00 and St. Mathias Sunday 8:00. Brainerd — St. Francis , Fr. Anthony Wroblewski, Sat. 5:00; Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 11:15 and All Saints Saturday 4:00 and Sunday 10:30. Cromwell/Wright — Immaculate Conception, Mass: Sat. 5 p.m. Crosby — St. Joseph’s, Fr. Dale Nau, Mass: Sat. 5 pm; Sun 10:30. Crosslake — Immaculate Heart, 218-692-3731; www. ihmstemilys.org; Mass: Sat. 4 pm; Sun. 8:30; Confession Sat. 3 pm. D e e r w o o d — S t . J o s e p h’s, Fr. Da l e N a u , Mass: Sun z8:30. Emily — St. Emily, Mass: Mon. & Wed. 8; Sun. 10:30; Confession 1st Sat. 11 or by appt. 218-763-2101. Garrison — Our Lady of Fatima, Fr. David Forsman, 218-927-6581; Mass Sun. 8 am. Grand Rapids — St. Joseph’s, Fr. Jerry Weiss, Mass: Sat. 5 pm; Sun. 8 & 10:30. 218-326-2483 Hillman — Holy Family, Fr. David Forsman, 218-927-6581; Mass Sun. 10 McGrath — Our Lady of Fatima, Fr. Paul Larson , Mass: Sun. 11 am. McGregor — Holy Family, Fr. Paul Fruth, Mass: Sat. 5:30 p.m.; Sun. 9. Vineland — St. Therese, Mass Sun. 11; Holy Days 8:30.

Church of Christ Baxter, Lakes Area — Nondenominational; 7001 Highland Scenic Road; Bible Study every Wed. 7 pm; Worship 10:30-11:30. 218-828-1362 Tamarack — Pastor Terry Banker, 608-475-1528, Worship 9:30; SS 10:45; Wed Youth 4 pm. Church of Jesus Christ of LATTER-DAY SAINTS Aitkin — Co. Rd. 12, Chapel Ph. 218-927-4454; Gentz Franz 217-371-4977; Sacrament Mtg. 10 , SS 11;10 Priesthood/Relief Society noon COMMUNITY Aitkin — Nondenominational; 927-2749; at 219-1st Ave. NE., Aitkin, Services Sun.10, 218-927-6959 Glen — Pastor R. F. Stauter, 218-838-1981; Worship 9 May-Oct. Grand Rapids — Solid Rock Church of God, Pastor Robert Kimberling; 218-326-0711; Sun. BS 9:30, Worship 10:30; Wed. BS 6:30 pm Jacobson Community Church (the little white church in Jacobson). Sun. SS (All ages) 9:30, Worship 10:30; Family Time 2nd & 4th Sundays; Wed. BS 7 pm Kimberly — Nature Ave. Rev. Rick Perry; Worship 9; Adult Bible Study & Sunday School 10:30; 218-927-6256. McGregor — Amazing Grace Christian Church; Worship 10; 43242 Hwy. 65 N, 2 mi. N of Hwy. 210 on Hwy. 65. Pastor Joel Seibel. McGregor — Victory Mission, Pastor J. Gould, 218-7682160; Sun. 10; Wed. Bible Study, 7:30 pm. Merrifield — Community Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Ron Christenson; Service 11 & 6 pm. Wed. Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.; 218-829-7536. Merrifield — Ossipee Community, Pastor Benjamin Peterson; SS 9:15; Service 10:30; Wed. Bible Study Prayer, 7:30 p.m. Nisswa — Christ Community Church, Pastor Dave Uhrich; Service 10; Fellowship 9:30-10 Outing - Narrows Community Church, Non-Denominational. Service 11am Palisade/Waukenabo Twp. — Hilltop Chapel, Pastor B. Hite; Service 10 a.m.; Adult and Children’s SS 9 a.m.; between Esquagama & Round Lake. Handicap Accessible. Tamarack — Church of Christ, 218-768-3898; Service 9:30; SS 10:45. CONGREGATIONAL Aitkin — First (UCC) Rev. Susan Cline; Sun.10; Comm. 1st Sun; Council Mtg. 2nd Sun. Spiritual fellowship, Sun. 9. EPISCOPAL Aitkin — St. John’s, Rev. Karl E. Bell, Holy Communion Service 9 EVANGELICAL FREE Crosby-Ironton — Lifespring Church, 9:30, 30 Hallet Ave NE 218-545-5433, visitlifespring.com Crosslake — Interim Pastor Mark Holmen; Call for Service Times at 218-692-4141, email [email protected] crosslake.net Isle — Pastor Charles Visser; Worship 9; SS 10:15; Wed. Youth Group 6 pm; Adult Prayer 6:30 pm Malmo — Pastor Glenn Browning; SS 9:30; Fellowship 10; Worship 10:15; Young Families Fellowship 2nd and last Fri. of month, 5 pm Wright — Pastor Ken Mitchell, 218-426-5115; SS 9:30; Worship, 10:30; Thu., Bible Study, 7 pm. INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL Emily Cornerstone Church — Pastor Earl Ready; Worship 10, 41536 Birchwood Drive, Emily; 218-763-2939. Ironton — Iron Range Christian Center; Pastor Dwight Semler; 218-546-6523; meeting at Irondale Town Hall*, Co. Rd. 12, (Deerwood Shortcut); Worship 10 & Wed. 7 pm.

Hebrew/Messianic Glen ­— Beth Shalom Tabernacle of Truth, Rabi Frank Dell, for information 320-684-2804 LUTHERAN Aitkin — Bethlehem (ELCA), Rev. Cindy Gray; Worship 9:30; Holy Comm. 1st & 3rd Sun each month. Aitkin – First* Pastors Darrell Pedersen, Melissa Carmack & Bob Munneke; worship Sun. 8:15 am & 10 am; Sunday School 10:30 am; Wed. 6 pm; Sat. 5 pm; communion every Sat. and 1st and 3rd Sun.; contemporary services 2nd and 5th Sun.; nursery staffed; Sunday service broadcast live on KKIN (94.3FM) at 10 am and on TV cable channel 181 at 9 am Wed.; community meal every Mon. 5:30 pm; food shelf second and fourth Thurs. each month 9:30– 5 pm. Aitkin — St. John’s (Missouri Synod), Pastor D. Becker; Worship Sun. 9, SS 10 Baxter — Christ Lutheran Church (WELS). Pastor Bill Werth. Sunday Worship 9. Sunday School/Adult Bible Class 10:15. 13815 Cherrywood Dr. in Baxter. (Corner of Inglewood and Cherrywood). 218-829-4105. www. christbaxter.com. Baxter — Prince of Peace (LCMS); Communion every Sunday 9, Fellowship 10:15, Adult Bible Class & Sunday School 10:30 am 218-829-7092 www.popbaxter.org Beaver Township­— Finnish EA, Hwy. 27, Worship 1st & 3rd Sun., 10:30. Brainerd — Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church- AFLC Affiliated, 5878 Pine Beach Road, Pastor Gary Jorgenson, 218-824-3052, Worship at 10 am. Communion 1st and 3rd Sunday’s. Wednesday 7pm. Bible Study. Brainerd — Truth Lutheran Church (LCMC, Pastor James Walth, Corner of 5th and Kingwood, Worship 9 Cedarbrook — St. John’s (ELCA), Rev. Sandy Berg-Holte; Worship 8:30; SS 9:30; Saturday SS; Holy Comm. 1st & 3rd Sun. Crosby — Immanuel (LCMC, NALC) Rev. Paul Mattson; Sun. 9 & 10:30 worship; SS (Sept.-May) 10:40. Crosby —Zion (LC-MS) Pastor Dean Stolz; Worship 8:30; SS 10; Bible Study Wed. 7 pm; handicap accessible. 218-546-6910 Crosslake —(ELCA), Indoor worship 8:30; Coffee Fellowship 9:30; outdoor worship 10. 218-692-3682. Crosslake —Mission of the Cross (LCMS), Pastor Leslie Uhrinak; Worship 9:30 with every Sunday Communion, Fellowship 10:30, Adult Bible Class 11, 218-692-4228, www.missionofthecross.org Deerwood — Salem (ELCA), Pastor Glen Bickford; Worship: 8:15 (traditional) & 10 (contemporary); Sunday School 10 am. Giese Immanuel — Rev. R. Langhorst & Rev. R. Lovaas; Worship 9; SS 10; Holy Communion 1st Sun. of month 8:45. Garrison — Light of the Cross (ELCA), Pastor Juli Sutton-Deem; Worship 9 SS 9; 320-692-4773 or 877406-9101. Garrison — Shepherd of the Lake (LCMS). Pastor Jon Rusnak; Worship 10 with communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays. Adult Bible Study 8:30am, Sunday School Sept-May, 8:30am. Fellowship 11am. 320-692-4581. www.shepherdofthelake.org. Hill City — Trinity, (Missouri Synod), Pastor Volkert; Worship 9; Bible Study 10:15. Hillman — Immanuel, (ELCA) Pastor Jean Megorden; Sun. Worship 9:30, SS 10. Located on the corner of Hwy. 27 and Co. Rd. 47. (Handicap accessible) Iron Hub — Immanuel (LC-MS), Pastor Dean Stolz; Worship 10:30; 218-534-3069. Isle — Faith (ELCA), Interim Pastor Rev. Henry French; Worship 9:30; handicapped accessible. Isle — Holden (ELCA), SS 9:30; Worship 10:30. Isle — Trinity (Missouri Synod), Rev. Mark Maunula; Worship 8:30; Fellowship follows; SS 9:45; Adult Bible 10. Jacobson — Carmel, Vicar Mark Wagner; SS 1st & 3rd

Sun. 10, Service 11, fellowship follows. Malmo — Bethesda (ELCA), Rev. Jim Raisanen; Sat. Informal Worship 5 pm; Sun. Worship 8:30 & 10; Fellowship between services; Comm. 1st & 3rd Sun. McGrath — Grace; Wed. potluck 5 pm, Bible study 6 p.m.; SS 10; Worship 11. McGrath — Zion (ELCA), Pastor Elliott Malm; Worship 9; SS 9. McGregor/Big Sandy Lake — Grace Lutheran Log Church (ELCA), Pastor Ericka Foss; Worship 9, Fellowship follows, SS 10. McGregor — Our Savior’s (Missouri Synod), Pastor Joshua C. Reinke; Worship 9; SS 10; Bible Study Tue. 9, Wed. 7 pm Outing — Our Saviors ELCA; Pastor Michael Gustafson, Worship 9. Palisade* — Bethel (ELCA), Rev. Wm. J. Sass; Worship 9:30; Wed . School classes 4:15 p.m. Pequot Lakes-Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (ELCA), Rev. Donna M. Olsen,Worship 8 & 10; SS 10; Wed. Worship 5:45 pm; Free Community Supper Wednesdays at 5 pm. Rossburg — Bethesda (ELCA), Rev. Sandy Berg-Holte; Worship 10:30; SS 2nd & 4th Sundays 10:30; Comm. 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. Tamarack (AFLC) — Pastor Ron Staudinger; 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays 10 am; 41163 Kestrel Ave 3.3 mi. South of Hwy 210 Thor — Zion, Pastor G. Salmonson; Worship 11; 1st and 3rd Sun. April through December. Wright —Bethlehem, Worship; SS 9. Wright — St. John’s (Missouri Synod), Pastor Joshua Reinke; Worship 10:30; Bible Study and Sunday School Sun. 9:30; Lent services Wed. 5:30 pm. PENTECOSTAL INDIAN Tamarack — Warriors of the Rainbow Ministry, 218-7683585, Pastors Ken and Robin Fairbanks, Praise and Worship, Sat., 11. Everyone Welcome! PRESBYTERIAN Crosslake — Pastor Kate Stangl; Worship Memorial Day-Labor Day at 9:30; Worship September to May at 10:15 ; Bible Study Wednesdays at 10;14444 Daggett Pine Rd. 218-692-4769 McGrath — Calvary, Pastor - Todd Oltmann; Worship 9. McGregor/Round Lake — Pastor Talley; No Sunday Service Worship Sat. 5 pm. Tamarack — First, Rev. J. Yingling; Worship 11. Round Lake — Pastor Talley; Worship Sat. 5 pm. SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST Aitkin — Pastor J. Scoggins; Worship, Sat. 9:10; Sabbath School 10:30; Prayer Mtg. Tue. 7 p.m.; www.aitkinadventist.org; 218-927-4107 UNITED METHODIST Aitkin — Pastor Dawn Houser; high school & adult SS 9; Worship 10:30; fellowship follows; handicapped accessible. Crosby/Deerwood — Cascade, Rev. Brian Hazard; Worship 9:45; fellowship follows. Cutler — Pine Lake Chapel, Rev. Laurence Foote; Worship 9. Cromwell — Pastor Tim Homstad; Worship 10; SS 9 Emily — Pastor Dawn Houser; Worship 8:45; fellowship follows; handicapped accessible. Fleming--(Northern Lights Parish) SS 9:15; Worship 10:30; fellowship follows; handicapped accessible. Hill City — Pastor Roger Lynn; Worship 10 McGregor--(Northern Lights Parish) Worship 8:45; fellowship follows; handicapped accessible. Onamia — Pastor Rick & Judy Wilder; Worship 11; fellowship 10; 2 blks north of Post Office; handicap ramp; 320-532-3150; office: 218-546-7656; cell: 218-360-1947 Wesleyan Emily — Rev. Jeff Drake; Worship 9; Friendship Time 10; SS 10:30; Wed. Activities 6:30 p.m.; 218-763-HOPE.

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Ongoing Events: AA - Aitkin - 322 1st Ave. NE 218-927-2651 Sun. Women’s Meeting 5:30 pm, Tue. Open Meeting 8 pm, Wed. Women’s Meeting 6 pm, Thu. Sober Sailors Open 9 am, Friday Night Grape Vine 6:30 pm. AA Garrison: Monday Night AA (open) 7:30 PM and Wednesday 7:30 PM at Community Alliance Church, 9475 Jefferson St. ALANON - 322 1st Ave NE, Aitkin 6:30 pm Thursday evenings. ALANON Garrison: Wednesday 7:30 PM at Community Alliance Church, 9475 Jefferson St. Aitkin Friends of the Library meet 4th Tue. each month, 1 pm, Aitkin Public Library. Aitkin Women of Today meet 2nd Mon. of month, 6:30 pm, Mille Lacs Energy Coop, info call 218-927-4558. Evening care is available and free. All are welcome! American Legion Aitkin Lee #86 & Unit 86, meets the 2nd Thurs. of each month at 7 p.m. “Ask an Attorney”, Aitkin Co. Sheriff’s conference room, 2nd Tue. of month at noon. Bay Lake Area Lions are currently collecting items for their upcoming June 13 auction. If you have non-rummage items, please call 218-678-9090 to arrange a pick-up or drop-off. Blow-Hards, a lung disease support group, meets the 4th Thu. of each month, Kanabec Hospital in Mora. Contact Carol, 320-225-3646. Care N Share Community Cafe Community Meal, Wednesdays Located in the fellowship hall in the Weslayson Church on Highway #6 in Emily. Please call Sharon - 612 669-3295 Caregiver/Memory Loss Support Group, meets first Wed., 1-2 pm, Aicota Rehab Center, Aitkin & 3rd Tue., 3-4 pm, DAC, McGregor. 218927-1383 Circles of Support meets every Tue., 6-8 pm If you are living paycheck to paycheck and are ready for a change, Circles may be right for you, call Brandi, 800-997-5723. Clear Lake Grange meets second Tue. each month, 6 pm potluck, 7 pm meeting. Meet in member’s homes. Info call Vern 320-6842244 or Roxy 218-927-4558. Community “Clothes Closet” open Tue. 9 to noon; and 1st & 3rd Thu. 5-8 pm, 37560 Ox Lake Landing, Crosslake. Cooks Night Out - 3rd Wed of month, McGregor Comm. Ctr., 5:30 p.m., no restrictions, donations welcome. Cuyuna Rock Gem & Mineral Club, meet 2nd Sat. each month, 2:30 at Cuyuna Range Community Center, lower level. Dance every second Tuesday at Moose in Grand Rapids. Dance at Waukenabo the second and last Wednesday of the month. Deerwood Lakes Lions meet the 2nd Monday of every month, 5:30pm social, 6:00 pm dinner/ meeting, at the Heartwood Senior Living. Call 218-831-5683, if you need more information or would like to join our club.

McGregor Community Meal served at the Community Center on Highway 65 on the Third Wednesday of each month serving from 5:30 - 6:00 pm. McGregor TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thu., 4 pm weigh in, 4:30 meeting, Minnewawa Sportsman’s Club, Goshawk St. (Co. Rd. 6). 218-768-2340 for more info. MS Support Group, meets the 1st Thu. of the month at 7 pm, 606 NW 5th St, Brainerd, 218824-5228. Mystic Masonic Lodge meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7 pm except June,July & August meet only 1st Tuesday at 7 pm over the Eye Care Center in Aitkin. National Alliance on Mental Illness meet Fri., 2:30, Community Presbyterian Church, 703 Pokegama Ave., room 105, Grand Rapids, Call Terrence at 218-327-1347. North Central MN Farm & Antique Assn. meet 1st Wed. of month, Blackberry Town Hall. Info: Bruce 218-752-6592. Order of Eastern Star,Woodland Chapter 122 in Aitkin meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays September through May and 2nd Tuesday in June and 4th Tuesday in August at 7:30 PM above the Eye Care Center in Aitkin; dark July, January & February. Operation Minnesota Nice meets 3rd Monday each month at 6 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hill City. For info call Tina Harcey at 218-697-8144. www.operationminnesotanice.com. Praise & Worship Services, 101 S. Maddy St., McGregor, Intercessory prayer Wed 6-7 pm; Praise & Worship Services Sat. 2 pm, Sun 10 am. Recovery Worship Service, Cascade United Methodist Church, Crosby/Deerwood, 1st Sat., 5 pm. Everyone is welcome. RSVP Bone Builders Tue. & Thu from 10-11 am First Lutheran Church, Aitkin;11:30 a.m. to 12:30 at Black Rock Terrace. Free of charge. Info call 218-927-1383. Second Tuesday Card Party, Deerwood American Legion. Open to public, 1 pm social, card playing 1:30-3:30 pm. Cost $3 per person. Refreshments. For info call Kathy at 218-5465486. Senior Dance at Deerwood Legion, 1-4 pm, 1st and 3rd Fri. each month. TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Every Tues at East Entrance , First Lutheran Church, 101 2nd St SE, Aitkin Weigh in at 4:30pm and meeting at 5pm White Pine Riders ATV Club meet 2nd Sat. each month (Feb. - Oct.) at McGrath Fire Hall, 10 am, open to public. December 19th - Pride of Palisade 4H Cookie Walk and Bake Sale, 9 am - 2 pm, Palisade City Hall 19th - Aitkin Women of Today Drop & Shop at the Rialto

Evergreen P.A.C. ATV Club meetings 1st Thu. each month, 7 pm, Jackson Hole, Lawler, open to public. FASD Caregiver Support Group - For caregivers of individuals with a diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Meet with other caregivers (adults only please) for support, understanding, and networking. Meetings are 9 am the second Saturday of each month at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 418 8th Ave. NE, Brainerd. For more information, please contact Sheila York at 218-820-5903 or [email protected] Friends of Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge meet 3rd Wed. each month, at 1 pm. at the Visitor Center at 36289 State Hwy. 65, McGregor 218-768-2402 Food Shelf: Community Food Shelf at First Lutheran Church open on 2nd and 4th Thurs, 9:30 AM-5 PM,at 107 2nd St SE Aitkin. Must register by 4:45 PM to be served. Food Shelf: Emergency Food Shelf at St. James Catholic Church, Aitkin. Hours are Tuesday from 12 to 3 pm. To enter the food shelf go to the South side of the building, go to the 4th door and look for signs. Food Shelf: Garrison Area Community Food Shelf open Tue. & Thu. 1-5 pm, at 9541 Madison Street; Garrison. For emergency Food Shelf, call 320-692-5399 and leave a message. Gamblers Anonymous meets each Mon., 7 pm, First Lutheran Church, Aitkin, for info call 218393-0935. Garrison Fire Auxiliary meets 2nd Thu. 7:30 pm, Garrison Fire Hall. Garrison Thrift Store, Thurs.-Fri. 10-4, Sat. 11-4. Heart to Heart Support Group, 4th Tue. of month, 2 pm, Kanabec Hospital, int. of Hwy. 65 & 23, Mora. Hope for the Future Support Group for those dealing with emotional issues, every Thu., 1 pm, 210 2nd St. NW, suite A, Aitkin, 927-3748. Ironton TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet Tue., 4 weigh-in, 9-9:30 a.m. Meeting 9:3010:30 a.m.. at Immanual Lutheran Church Crosby Men & women invited. Call Mabel Semler 218-546-6523 for meeting location information. Jacobson Seniors meets every Thu., 10-2 pm at Jacobson Comm. Ctr. Potluck at noon. Beverage provided. All are welcome. For more info., 752-1515. Lymphedema Support Group, 3rd Mon. of month, 6:30 pm, Kanabec Hospital, int. of Hwy. 65 & 23, Mora. Marsh and Meadows Hunting Retriever Club, Mon. 5:30 pm in Pequot Lakes, for more info call Brett 651-270-5648 or facebook/Marsh and Meadows Hunting Retriever Club McGrath City Council, first Thu. of the month, 6:30 pm at fire station hall. McGrath Senior Center meets every Mon. 1-4 pm, cards & games, all are welcome.

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in Aitkin, 10 am bake sale and hand print potholder sale; 1:15 pm “The Lego Movie. “ The movie, popcorn, and pop will be FREE to children while parents Christmas shop. 19th - Sertoma Winter Wonderland 5:30 pm 8:30 pm, $15 per car at Northland Arboretum. 20th - Winter Solstice Gathering 3 -5:00 pm at Northland Arboretum. Hot chocolate, marshmallow toasting, drumming and games for all to enjoy! No charge to attend, but donations will be accepted to help pay for the treats! Winter Wonderland and Santa will be open from 5:30- 8:30 for walkers (no vehicles) this night. Payment of $3 per person to walk Winter Wonderland is made on the main level of the Visitor Center before walking. 20th - McGregor Area Community Singers Christmas Story in Song, 3 pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, McGregor. All are welcome. 21st - 31st -Sertoma Winter Wonderland 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, $15 per car at Northland Arboretum. 26th - Last reservation day for Aitkin American Legion New Years Eve Dinner and Dance Dinner at 6 pm with choice of prime rib or walleye; dance at 7 pm Make reservation by Dec 26th by calling 218-927-2965. 31st - Masquerade Ball 9 pm, 40 Club Club Banquet Center. Call 218-927-5563 for more info. January 1st - Aitkin American Legion New Years Eve Dinner and Dance Dinner at 6 pm with choice of prime rib or walleye; dance at 7 pm Make reservation by Dec 26th by calling 218-927-2965. 7th - Special Business after Hours, a collaboration between the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber and the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew, at th Crosby Bar at 212 West Main Street in Crosby, 5- 7 pm. 23rd - The Brainerd Jaycees 26th Annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake’s Hole in the Day Bay, north of Brainerd. This year’s prize list is valued at nearly $200,000. If you cannot attend the event, there is also the Extravaganza raffle, with total prizes valued at $40,000. More information and official updates can be found at www.icefishing.org. February 6th - Cuyuna Lakes Chamber’s Ice Fishing Contest and Scorpion Homecoming is Saturday, noon - 3 pm, Serpent Lake in Crosby.

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MacGregor-Dennerly wiped out in spectacular 1949 fire | Continued from Page 1

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Cloud, a hotel guest and sister-in-law of Mrs. James MacGregor, simultaneously discovered the fire. Jim found the fire and the telephones were already out, so he turned on an alarm at the fire hall. Mrs. Gilmore awoke on the second floor and told her husband that she could smell smoke coming through the registers. They notified the James MacGregors, who lived in an adjourning apartment. “As doors were opened, it was discovered that the hallways were filled with smoke,” said a written account. “Mr. MacGregor made his way along the hall, pounding on doors to awaken the guests and lead them to safety through an opening onto the roof where they were rescued by fireman. He received hand lacerations when he broke a window to arouse a sleeping guest and was treated by an Aitkin doctor.” Due to the Christmas holiday, there weren’t as many guests staying at the hotel as usual and several residents had gone away for the weekend. Many families and workers lived in third floor apartments in the building. Firemen from Aitkin, Crosby and Deerwood tried to fight the blaze but thick, acrid smoke pouring from the basement entrance kept them from going in to locate the focal point of the blaze. However, they did prevent the fire from spreading to nearby apartment buildings, the Koukis office building, an oil station and the Willard Hotel building. About 315,000 gallons

Corner Country Store, which sold everything. “The family trip from Stacy to Hill City was about 130 miles and took 20 hours via Carlton by Northern Pacific,” remembered Helen, “then to Rabey by Soo and the last 20 miles from there to Hill City on the Rabey Line. It made about 20 stops until the Hill City Depot and Round House stop for the turnaround for the next day’s trip. I was thrilled with the Rabey Line which was a yellow divided car; half was used for passengers and the rest for freight and merchandise.” At that time, the Armour Wooden Ware Factor was bustling in Hill City and operated from 6:30 a.m. to 1 pm. By midafternoon, business owners took a break by playing ball on main street. For fun, there was baseball, the main attraction; picnics, parades, swimming, dancing, skiing, sledding, playing cards and the Gem Theater. The family lived above the store, carrying water up and waste down and taking weekly washtub baths by the kitchen stove. Fergus graduated from Hill City High School in 1917 and Helen in 1919. A trip to Aitkin was an overnight journey, where the roads were winding trails with much corduroy (wood planks) in the soft spots. One could expect 10 flat tires on the 40-mile one-way trip. In 1920, the Dennerlys moved to Aitkin and Dad became a partner in the MacGregor-Holcomb Country Store, which later became the MacGregor-Dennerly Store and Wild Rice Company, located at what now is the post office area. Dad built them a cabin on Cedar Lake in which to live and Helen continued to spend summers there. Later, she and her brother operated the Chevrolet Buick Garage, known as the Northern Service Company. They purchased it from Hallum and Fredrickson in 1925 and, in 1929, they added a drive-in service station. In the 1930s, Helen married Glendon MacDonald, son of Merrill and Rose MacDonald of Ironton, and he became a partner in the garage which was destroyed by fire in 1969. The franchise became see insertiOn OrDer fOr YOur sCheDule &MacDonaldAD size Wold and that dealership was instruCtiOns operated until 2013. Now, the6-face of downtown CODE: Put the code (see insertion order) in very small type-size at/near the bottom of the ad Aitkin is changing as a new CONSULTANT NAMES: see insertion order for which name(s) to add under “sales consultant” credit union is under construcnOte: if you do nOt have a name, or it has a sales Center listed, please put this instead: tion and a dollar store will soon Call for your local northland sales Consultant be built. But those new build(and remove the line that’s “local sales Consultant” that’s already on the ad) ings are built upon the ruins and An old newspaper ad for the history of previous generations MacGregor-Dennerly Co., who worked hard to build busi- courtesy of the Aitkin County nesses that were sometimes lost Historical Society. 2col x 2” to tragic fires.

of water were used to douse the fire, taken from the village’s supply and the river. Great flakes of burning debris dropped onto roofs in a twoblock radius and other businessmen were warned to keep a close watch on their own buildings. Streets and sidewalks in the area became coated with ashes and ice as the temperature hovered around zero. By mid-morning, all that remained of the building was part of the south wall and the rear. Later in the day, bulldozers cleaned up the ruins and knocked down unsafe sections in the wall. A small blaze broke out in the ruins that afternoon but was soon extinguished. Many people owned the automobiles that were stored in the basement which were burned, including the MacGregor-Dennerly delivery truck. Losses were heavy, with three doctors, the hotel and civic association losing important records, case histories and extensive equipment and others lost their retail inventory. Two firemen were injured: James Zeese, who slipped and fell on the ice and Don Price, who was struck by the nozzle of a hose. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson opened up their Timm’s Place restaurant in the early morning to serve free lunches to the firefighters. The fire made news all over the state. A daughter remembers Helen Dennerly MacDonald submitted a history of her family’s business to the Aitkin County Heritage Book published in 1991. William Dennerly, born in England, and Mary, born to Scotch parents in the United States, had five children born in Stacy, Minnesota, from 1900-1914. There, Dad operated a country store, selling everything from kerosene to groceries and dry goods. They bought cream from farmers which was tested by a hand tester and sent to Minneapolis, and they bought butter from farmers that they tested with a toothpick test. Dad also ran a potato warehouse where potatoes were stockpiled and loaded into box cars for shipping. Gypsies and hobos made trouble stealing the potatoes. In 1914, deciding that the children needed a high school education, theAD familyCOPY moved to Hill City and operated the Dennerly

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2011 Toyota Highlander Limited 4wd

2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4wd

2013 Highlander Limited 4wd

one owner

one owner

#L004258A

Local Trade-in! Clean and Well Maintained

$17,987

Heated Leather Seats, Moonroof and much more!

Local Trade Loaded with Equipment!

2013 Toyota Highlander Limited 4wd

2012 Toyota Highlander Limited 4wd

2013 Toyota Highlander Limited 4wd

$24,987

2012 Toyota Highlander Limited

one owner

one owner

#P11613

Very Clean-Loaded with Equipment

#L004475A

Local Trade-in Loaded with Equipment

$28,783

$30,987

$24,987

$19,987

one owner

#P11636

Like new Condition, Loaded with Equipment

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#P11583

#P11584

Loaded with Heated Leather Seats, Moonroof and much more!

$28,975

#L004446A

Local Trade in Extremely Clean!

$30,987

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2013 Ford Focus SE

$9,637

$12,243

$11,999 Mileage: 80,325 • 3.0L V6 • BackUp Camera • Heated Leather Seats • 10-Way Power Seat • MoonRoof • Blis With Cross Traffic Alert • Keyless Entry • SONY Audio • SYNC • Power Windows #54637a

2012 Ford F-150 XLT

Mileage: 116,851 • 3.8L V6 • Gray Leather • BackUp Camera • Heated Seats • 3rd Row • Quad Seats • 8-Way Power Seat • Power Lift Gate • Keyless Entry #71627a

2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 XLT

2007 Ford Fusion SE

$6,198

2012 Ford F-150 4x4 CrewCab XLT

$24,999

Mileage: 32,771 • 2.0L • SYNC • Black Leather • 10-Way Power Seat • Power Windows • Power Locks • Keyless Entry • 17” Wheels #54990a

Mileage: 121,697 • FWD • 6 Disc Player • 6-Way Power Seat • Power Windows • Power Locks • Cruise Control • Air Conditioning #55119b

Mileage: 55,276 • 5.0L V8 • SYNC • 6 Way Power Seat • Power Windows • Power Locks • Fiberglass Topper • 18” Chrome Wheels #55208a

2010 Volvo XC60

2012 Chevy Impala LTZ

2013 Ford Edge AWD Limited

ONE OWNER

$23,493

$27,999

$15,973

$11,206

$23,103

Mileage: 50,385 • ONE OWNER • 5.0L V8 • SYNC • CD • 6 Way Power Seat • Power Windows & Locks • Tow Package • Cruise • Air Conditioning #54796a

Mileage: 78,148 • 3.5L V6 • Black Leather • Rear Sensing • BackUp Camera • SYNC • Heated/Cooled Seats • Dual Temp • 10Way Power Seat • Topper • Tow Pkg • Remote Start #55025a

Mileage: 46,364 • 3.2L V6 • Heated Seats • 10-Way Power Seat • Power Windows • Power Locks • 18” Aluminum Wheels • MoonRoof • Power Lift Gate #55052a

Mileage: 93,427 • 3.6L V6 • FWD • Heated Leather Seats • Remote Start • MoonRoof • SIRIUS • Power Windows, Locks & Seats • 18” Aluminum Wheels #55093b

Mileage: 47,815 • BackUp Camera • Heated Leather Seats • 10-Way Power Seat • SYNC • Power Locks and Windows • Keyless Entry • Rear Sensing • CD #55072a

2013 Chevy Impala LT

2011 Ford Fiesta SE

2014 Ford Escape Titanium

2012 Ford Explorer

2013 Chevy Cruz RS LT

ONE OWNER

ONE OWNER

$11,999 Mileage: 47,881 Miles • 3.6L V6 • ONE OWNER • Power Windows • Air Conditioning • Cruise Control • Power Seat • Power Mirrors #71619

$7,999

$23,899

Mileage: 74,779 • 1.6L I4 Engine • SYNC • SIRIUS • Remote Keyless Entry • CD • Power Windows, Seats, Mirrors, and Locks • ONE OWNER #55049a

Mileage: 30,714 • 1.6L EcoBoost • Navigation • SYNC • Power Seats, Locks, Windows & Mirrors • Heated Seats • SIRIUS • 18” Aluminum Wheels • Heated Mirrors #71632

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

ONE OWNER

$18,499

$12,499

Mileage: 64,489 • 3.5L V6 • CD Player • 3rd Row Seating • 6-Way Power Seat • Power Windows & Locks • Cruise • A/C • Tow Package #55107b

Mileage: 56,200 • 1.4L EcoTec • Bluetooth • Black Leather • Heated Seats • Power Seat • Aluminum Wheels • Power Windows • CD #55042b

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