Archery Park for Northfield

September 24th, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

Sketch for the Archery Park On 11 September 2007, I helped the Cannon River Sportsmen’s Club present to the Park Board a preliminary plan for an Archery Range at Lashbrook Park. The Park Board supports the idea, sharing my belief that this will add a richness to Northfield’s park system.

Archery is a very safe sport, about on par with bowling for injuries. It can be enjoyed by everyone from children to senior citizens. As an avid archer, I have taught my children to shoot bows and have marveled at the sense of confidence and achievement it has brought them. Watching the Cub Scouts learn to shoot has offered the same reward.

And, the sport is quiet, requires little equipment, and the park will be funded 100% by the Cannon River Sportsmen.

By the way, the Sportsmen have already donated all the equipment used in the Archery-in-the-Schools program (a couple of years ago, if I am not mistaken.) It seems that the proposal to build the archery range is a continuation of their community service. Our design work was donated as a sign of our support.

The plan is to have at least one neighborhood meeting and discuss the park and the features necessary to make a safe and enjoyable place for bow and arrows. Check with the City of Northfield for the details on the meeting. And, support the Cannon River Sportsmen as they support the City of Northfield.

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Quote: Moliere

September 18th, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”

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Defeat of Jesse James 2007

September 13th, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

Colorful Day in Downtown Northfield, MN

Bridge Square was full of color and life during the 2007 Defeat of Jesse James Days. This is a fun time for all, with amusement rides, carnival food, re-enactments of The Defeat, and a variety of other activities. Following are some pics from my perspective.

Joe Hollinger and Tim Morisette
Behind the scenes at the Knights of Columbus Food Wagon: Joe Hollinger and Tim Morisette

Dan Freeman
Dan Freeman tells it as it was.

The anxious crowd awaits the James Gang as the reenactment begins!

Local architect and air traffic controller take to the streets for the 30-mile Jesse James Bike Ride.

Gunplay cracks when the raid goes wrong. I think this is JB Dudley…

See more at Northfield.Org.

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Quote: Anatole France

September 12th, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

“To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.”

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Knights of Columbus feed Steam and Gas

September 5th, 2007 by Peter Schmelzer

KC Council 1516 Food wagon

Last Friday morning, I joined other Knights and worked at the KC Food Wagon at the Steam and Gas Show in Dundas. It was a picture-perfect morning as the sun gradually burned through the rising mist.

I must not have been the only one who thought so; we served a brisk breakfast of pancakes and sausages most of the morning! Then about 10:30, requests for lunch began, so we slowly transitioned into preparing burgers, brats, hotdogs and fries.

Thank you to all who support the Knights of Columbus. All of the funds raised by the Knights are donated to charitable causes, locally, regionally, and internationally. You will see us in action again during the Defeat of Jesse James Days, so stop in and say hello!

The food will be hot, the price will be right, and your order will come with a smile on the side!

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