Annual ‘Octoberfest’ slated this weekend

The 25th-annual “Octoberfest” is coming to Baudette, Mn. this Friday, Sept. 24 from 5 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25 from 3 p.m.-1 a.m., and Sunday, Sept. 26 starting with a polka mass at 10:45 a.m.
Breakfast also will be served on Sunday.
The cost for admission to the big tent for the weekend is $8 (U.S.)
There will be five different bands playing, along with authentic German food being served—all in the big tent. A craft fair also will run there Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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The next dance at the Emo Legion is slated is slated for Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 p.m. until midnight.
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Sorry about the mistake I made in the Sept. 1 edition of the Times. The seniors’ potluck in Stratton was not slated for Sept. 3, but the third Wednesday of the month, which was Sept. 15.
About three dozen people attended as seniors entertained with talents of singing, readings, and poetry. Ramona played her accordion.
Birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated with cake, and everyone enjoyed the afternoon.
A reminder that cards are still played each Monday beginning at 1:30 p.m.
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A trappers’ rendezvous was held in Kenora on the last weekend of August, which my son attended.
The event included many demonstrations, workshops, and activities, including tomahawk throwing, a ladies’ Annie Oakley run, a men’s mountain run, log sawing, trap setting, moose calling, pelt dressing, and humane trapping methods.
Fur fashions also were demonstrated.
The theme was “Trappers fit to help control animal populations.” It was quite an event with a live auction and live entertainment.
Some 400 attended the banquet.
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Condolences to the family of Mary Lange, who passed away at La Verendrye hospital in Fort Frances on Labour Day (Sept. 6).
Mary will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She was always thinking of others, always there with helping hands.
She enjoyed the seniors’ card parties so much—always there with Kari to get the coffee on and to see that the dishes were done, not only at seniors’ event but many community ones.
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Clark Nielson drove to Vermilion Bay on Friday to visit his son, Terry (Dorothy), returning on Sunday.

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