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Two of the popular jackets manufactured by Ringer Park Rapids are modeled by Donnie, left, and Bobby Safratowich, sons of Louise Safratowich. The jacket worn by Donnie is waterproof nylon with heavy bulk knit collar and knit cuffs. The jacket features the new zip-off bag type "Alpine" hood. Bobby's is a corduroy coat with heavy bulk knit button down collar, leather buttons and tabs. Both jackets are the leading sellers in the Ringer line.

DAYS GONE BY: 1911 - Liquor sales to habitual drunks in Park Rapids prohibited

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Excerpts taken from the Park Rapids Enterprise. These entries are taken verbatim to preserve the flavor of the stories. That includes spelling errors and often, missing names.

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Excerpts taken from the Park Rapids Enterprise. These entries are taken verbatim to preserve the flavor of the stories. That includes spelling errors and often, missing names.

100 years ago

June 1, 1911

Special meeting of the council of the village of Park Rapids held at the Council Room on May 26 for the hearing of complaints of the Village Marshall against certain saloon keepers for selling liquor to persons intoxicated. Complaint having been made that certain saloon keepers, in the laws regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors. On motion of J.E. Fynn seconded by E.A. Butterfield, the president of the Council was authorized to notify such saloon keepers to comply strictly with the laws regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors to habitual drunkards, intoxicated persons, minors and others to whom such sales are forbidden, and that if there is any further failure to comply with such laws, prosecution will follow immediately.

70 years ago

June 12, 1941

"New" is written all over Wimpy's Castle.

There's a new fountain, a new carbonator, a new Hobart electric dish washer, a new Hobart electric potato peeler, a new coffee urn, a new steam table, a new electric slicing machine, a new electric waffle iron, a new mixer and two walk-in coolers.

Besides, there's a new addition to the workroom, a new addition to the counter space, and additional stools for more customers.

G. O. "Bill" Bunness proprietor of Wimpy's, is proud of the new equipment, which he has installed at considerable expense to serve his customers better. The entire building has been improved - in fact, work is still under way making it better and better.

The two walk-in coolers will be used for aging meat and keeping fruits and vegetables fresh. The compressors and freezing units in them were installed by McFarren Implement Co.

Mr. Bunness anticipates a large business during the current summer season, and throughout the rest of the year.

50 years ago

June 15, 1961

Expansion of Ringer Park Rapids UPS Firm's business, employment

100 Workers are set for busy season! Walter M. Ringer, Jr. announced this week that the level of production and employment are extremely high at the Ringer Park Rapids Company. Mr. Ringer said the additional space made available by the plant expansion was the key factor in bringing in more business and making it possible to operate the plant at a high level.

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