Homelessness Meeting, Thursday, Dec 2nd, 5pm

Homelessness in rural communities is a difficult problem to identify, much less address. An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2nd at 5pm to discuss the issues surrounding homelessness in Pine County. This meeting will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City. The meeting will be held in the “new” addition, which is attached to the church on the west side and connects the church to the school. Park in the south lot and enter the addition on the south side.

Winter-like weather sets in, still lots to do

Brrr!  Thursday, Pine Citians woke up to a seven degree, mostly cloudy morning enroute to a 21 degree, mostly cloudy day.  But, with so much going on in Pine City, there’s no reason to hibernate.

Here’s a short list of things to do over the weekend:


  • Boys’ Hockey — St. Paul Highland at Pine City, 7 p.m. @ Pine City Civic Center
  • Junior High Concert — 7: 30 p.m. @ Elementary Auditorium


  • “Images of America: Pine City” book signing — 4-7 p.m. @ Sauser’s Hardware
  • Community Sing-along — 5:30 p.m. @ Robinson Park 
  • Christmas Carol Parade — 6 p.m., along Main Street
  • Ceremonial Tree Lighting — following parade @ Robinson Park
  • Boys’ Hockey — Chisago Lakes at Pine City, 7:30 p.m. @ Pine City Civic Center
  • Girls’ Basketball — Rush City at Pine City, 7:30 p.m. @ Pine City High School


  • ECFE Santa’s Holiday Fun — 9:30 – 11 a.m. @ Elementary Multi
  • Cookie Sale — 6 p.m. @ First Presbyterian Church


  • Bingo — 10 – 11:30 a.m. @ Imacculate Conception Churchsausers.jpg

Sauser’s Hardware, Photo by Vicki Foss

Pine City holiday concerts ring in the season

  •  Three events will celebrate the season beginning Thursday

Pine City’s talented student musicians will be putting their skills on display in a series of holiday concerts that kick off this Thursday, Dec. 2.  The Junior High Concert will feature selections by both bands and choirs and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Elementary Auditorium. 

The Senior High Concert is always a fantastic holiday tradition, with the bands and choirs performing tunes both classic and contemporary next Monday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.  Finally, the budding rising stars of the award-winning Pine City music program will show of their skills at the Elementary Concert on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Two elementary choirs – along with the fifth and sixth grade bands – will perform folk tunes and holiday selections for all to hear. All of these concerts are free and open to the public.  The students appreciate your support and are proud to be recognized as one of the “Best Communities for Music Education in America” for 2010.