Goats for Grammas draws a crowd


The second annual “George’s Goats for Grammas” run/walk drew more than 150 participants to Cable Saturday, April 26, with proceeds designated for a charitable mission in Zambia, Africa.

The race is named for George Voss, a resident of Water’s Edge Long-Term Care Center in Hayward. He is the inspiration behind the event, which raises money to buy goats, chickens, seed and a well for grandmothers in Zambia, Africa, who are raising their grandchildren (most of them orphaned because of AIDS).

Logan Dahlbacka of Hurley and Alyssa Bjerlien of Lake Nebagamon were the top male and female, respectively, in the 5-kilometer run, while Jon Lindberg of Lake Nebagamon and Kerry Jarvis of Hayward were the top man and woman, respectively, in the 5-mile run.

5K run

Top men: Logan Dahlbacka, Hurley, 22:39; Wesley Wilson, Hayward, 24:29; Craig Manthey, Drummond, 24:29; Ken Frame, Hayward, 24:40; Brian Mast, Hayward, 25:08; John Uffenbeck, Cable, 26:04; Joseph Tomczak, Minneapolis, 26:48; Scott Smith, 31:01; Bryan Anderson, St. Paul, 37:00; Len Carlstrom, Siren, 37:52.

Top women: Alyssa Bjerklien, Lake Nebagamon, 25:15; Libbey Endersbe, Lakeville, Minn., 26:02; Carley Endersbe, Lakeville, Minn., 26:11; Marie Tomczak, Minneapolis, 26:35; Connie Frey, Hayward, 27:32; Cheryl Larson, Ashland, 27:48 Anna Amundson, Hurley, 27:56; Anne Adams, Cable, 28:17: Katie Hancock, Cable, 29:27; Amanda Stone, Hayward, 29:32.

5-mile run

Top men: Jon Lindberg, Lake Nebagamon, 29:44; Tom Meyer, Hayward, 31:47; Matt Ostrander, Hayward, 31:59; Allen Pederson, Spooner, 33:13; Steve Boss, Hayward, 33:22; Jonathan Boss, Cable, 37:45; Lon Anderson, Cable, 38:43; David Sherwinski, Park Falls, 40:04; Gary McCracken, Hayward, 50:37.

Top women: Kerry Jarvis, Hayward, 40:36; Anna Garrett, Duluth, 42:59; Amanda Halbersma, Minneapolis, 43:42; Beth Morgan, Hayward, 45:06; Sue Scheer, Hayward, 45:18; Julie Wirsing, Winter, 45:35; Sharon Sherwinski, Park Falls, 45:41; Stacey Raymond, Hayward, 47:28; Kelly McCracken, Hayward, 50:37; Rachel Van Hale, Minneapolis, 50:54.