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Former mayor Ray Melander, left, thanked Gary Halvorson for his family's contribution to Nevis. Melander noted the city's parks are due to family gifts to the city. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Halvorson Beach officially dedicated Saturday in Nevis

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It's official. The Nevis city park on Lake Belle Taine has been designated Halvorson Beach - honoring Nevis pioneers Justin and Daisy Halvorson and Oliver and Mary Halvorson.


The beach was dedicated Saturday morning during Muskie Days, Gary Halvorson, 66, arriving for the christening.

"You couldn't ask for a better place to grow up," he recalled of fly fishing and swimming on Lake Belle Taine as a youth.

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