We have learned of the following deaths over the winter, Ann Mulrooney, Emma Kletschka, Dr. Harold Kletschka, C. E. Corchran and Mary Elizabeth Lahiff. We extend our sympathy to their families, all of which have long histories on Lake Hubert.
The channel between Clark and Hubert has been open all winter with water flowing into Hubert the entire time.
Louis Hoglund, in his farewell editorial after two decades with the Lake Country Echo, wrote, "The "lake movement" was a fascinating phenomenon 20 years ago. A host of younger retirees settled in at their lake homes and began behaving like environmentalists. Most of them successful in various professions, they brought new vitality to the lake country and began organizing for the betterment of water quality. Most of them were longtime seasonal residents; some of them with deep bonds dating back decades. How will the next wave of retirees impact the lake country? Indicators suggest that things are changing. Folks with lots of money are buying lots of lakeshore property. Nothing wrong with having money. Quite often they also have a home in the Twin Cities, a place in Arizona, and a ski condo in Colorado. No issue with that, either. But folks with so many vested interests and distractions elsewhere are not likely to be active citizens and participants in the lake country community".
Bid farewell to the charming Lake Edward town hall at the east end of County Road 13. It will be torn down soon to be replaced by a steel building. Voters chose that path last March. This will be of interest especially to the half of Lake Hubert residents who live in Lake Edward Township.
Based on GPS technology and other advanced mapping techniques, some firms are attempting to generate new and more accurate maps of Minnesota lakes and their underwater structures. One firm that has completed such a map of Lake Hubert, and that offers it for sale in various electronic and printed formats at reasonable prices, is Lakemaster in Little Falls (1-800-540-5747 or www.lakemap.com ).
All Lake Hubert women are invited to attend the monthly luncheons of the Lake Hubert Women's Club. The June meting will be held June 10 at the Quarterdeck. Contact Linda Youngs for reservations: 218-963-0945
We welcome an unusually high number of new people who have moved to Lake Hubert during the past year. Such an accounting is often behind the fact and may contain omissions, but to the best of our knowledge they are: Robert and Rachel Cullinan of Elk River, Jeft and Heather Larson of Plymouth, Diane Pogatchnik, Michele Deline from England, Bill Ebertz and Molly Nolin of West Des Moines, Jim and Stacy O'Rourke of Nisswa , Dan and Kelly Kubes of St. Paul, and Michael and Renee Stoebe of Sartell. The owners of the new Alluring Pines, Inc. are: Paul Amundson and Nancy Leitch of Plymouth, John and Amy Schmitz of St. Cloud, Tom and Barb O'Brien of St. Cloud, Doug Bishoff and Sally Klein of St. Cloud, Brad and Ruth Kuhlman of St. Cloud, Barry and Leslie LaBine of St. Cloud, Dave and LaRae Sehr of St. Cloud, and Joel and Jennifer Spalding of Sartell. To keep our records as up to date as possible, notify Marcia Corchran, the directory record-keeper, when you gain a new neighbor--and bid welcome to the new people listed above.
LAKE HUBERT HATS FOR SALE
At the annual meeting hats bearing the Lake Hubert name over a sailboat logo will be for sale, thanks to the efforts of MJ Cote and Newby Gruenhagen. The golf/baseball style hats come in red or khaki and will cost $12. They will be available all summer by contacting Newby (218-963-3018 or firstname.lastname@example.org). A portion of the $12 will go to the lake association. They would make great gifts for family members, for visitors,--and for yourself.
Please consider the creation of a conservation easement over any woods, wetlands or other natural habitat on your land. The Lake Association can guide you through every step of this process. Besides the obvious benefits to future generations that are conferred by the preservation of natural habitat, a conservation easement can provide the following benefits to landowners: income tax deductions, property tax reductions, and reductions in estate taxes For more information contact Jeff Schoenwetter at 218-963-3333 or 952-926-9125 or Gary Eidson at 952-922-4722
NISSWA FARMERS' MARKET OPENS
May 13 saw the inauguration of the first Nisswa Farmers' Market, sponsored by the Nisswa Chamber at Commerce. It will be held weekly in the lower parking lot at the Nisswa American Legion , Thursdays, through October, from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm, or until sold out. There will be plenty of signage to direct you to the location. Vendors at the spring market were selling plants of various sorts--vegetables, herbs, flowers, and hanging baskets, as well as baked goods, meats, hand-crafted items, honey, etc. As the season progresses we can perhaps expect to find fresh garden produce as well.
JOHN HOLBROOK, PRESIDENT
Chuck Corchran, vice-president
Harold Stewart, vice-president external affairs
Linda Youngs, secretary
Bill Bergerson, treasurer
Marcia Corchran, LHWC rep.
Barbara Peterson, newsletter
MJ Cote, camp representative
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LAKE HUBERT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 1352
LAKE HUBERT, MN 56459-0352
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Remember to come to the Lake Hubert Conservation Association Annual Meeting