National Senior Citizens Day celebrated at Birch Grove Community Center Wednesday

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:05pm

On August 20, “National Senior Citizen’s Day” from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., the Birch Grove Community Center is hosting a Senior Open House for all Cook County Seniors.  The Cook County Senior Center and Grand Portage Elders are invited too. 

There will be a showing of the award-winning PBS coumentary "Age of Champions," which follows five competitors who spring, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics.

Birch Grove Foundation Executive Director Caroline Wood said, “We will have lunch and bingo with a suggested donation of $10 to stay and play.  Senior service providers are welcome to attend and we will have a presentation on the Tofte Senior Housing Initiative.”

The Birch Grove Community Center is located at 9 Good Neighbor Hill Road, Tofte Minnesota.  You can call Caroline at 218-663-7977 to RSVP or volunteer. 

"Ready for Air: A Journey through Premature Motherhood" author Kate Hopper will speak at Drury Lane Books Saturday

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:59am

Kate Hopper will discuss her new book, Ready for Air: A Journey through Premature Motherhood at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais.

For Kate Hopper, pregnancy is downright unpleasant. She is tired and heavy and worried, and she wants her wine and caffeine back. But then, at a routine checkup, her doctor frowns at her chart and says, "I’m worried about a couple of things"—and unpleasant suddenly seems like paradise.

What follows is a harrowing, poignant, and occasionally hysterical journey through premature motherhood, from the starting point of "leaking a little protein" to the early delivery of her tiny daughter because of severe preeclampsia and the beginning of a new chapter of frightful, lifelong love.

Half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States every year—almost one every minute—each with a unique story, and Hopper eloquently gives a voice to what their parents share: the shock, the scares, the lonely nights in the neonatal intensive care unit, the fierce attention to detail that makes for sanity and craziness, the light of faith, the warmth of family, and the terrifying attachment.

With candor, grace, and a healthy dose of humor, Hopper takes us into the final weeks of her pregnancy, the this-was-not-part-of-the-plan first weeks of little Stella’s life, and the isolated world she and her husband inhabited when they took their daughter home at the onset of a cold Minnesota winter.

Finally, Hopper ventures into the complicated question of whether to have another child. Down-to-earth and honest about the hard realities of having a baby, as well as the true joys, Ready for Air is a testament to the strength of motherhood—and stories—to transform lives.

Hopper teaches writing online and at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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CONTACT: Dave Howe
PHONE: 218-663-7566
DATE: 08/19/2014 11:56am

ISD 166 School Board Meeting Agenda

Cook County School District - ISD 166

School Board Agenda

August 21, 2014

Jane Mianowski Conference Center

5:00 P.M.

1.0      Call to Order

2.0      Pledge of Allegiance

3.0      Recognition of Visitors             

4.0      Approve Meeting Agenda

5.0      Community Comments

            5.1      Community Comments is an opportunity for the public to address the school board on a school-related item, in accordance with guidelines printed at the end of the agenda.

6.0      Presentations & Administrative Reports

            6.1      Building and Grounds Report (Tour of Campus)

            6.2      Principal’s Report

            6.3      Superintendent’s Report

            6.4      Board Reports

7.0      Discussion/Action Items

            7.1      Consent Agenda

                      a. Approve Minutes – May 20, 2014, July 17, 2014 and August 7, 2014



CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 08/19/2014 11:19am

Cook County Schools- Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Bus Drivers needed for the 14-15 school year

  • Class B license with endorsements needed (we will train)
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Flexible schedule
  • Pays $18.34/hr or per current Teamsters contract

Please contact Tom Nelson in the District Office at (218) 387-2271 ext. 644.



CONTACT: Cara Price
PHONE: 2183872271
DATE: 08/19/2014 11:10am

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PHONE: 218-387-2110
DATE: 08/19/2014 08:58am