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Mikesh appointed to council

The Park Rapids Council has appointed Pat Mikesh to fill the vacancy left on Dave W. Konshok's resignation last month.

Five residents expressed interest in the vacant coun-cil position. They were Helen Dickson, Molly Lu-ther, Mikesh, Dick Ruther-ford and Ralph Wood.

Mayor Nancy Carroll supported Luther for the position, but Clyde Zirkle, Gene Kinkel and Ted God-frey said they felt "obli-gated" to appoint Mikesh since he ran for council in the last election and re-ceived the next most votes.

The council was prepared to swear in the new member but only Luther and Wood attended the meeting.

Once sworn in the new council member will serve until Dec. 31, 2008.

In November 2008, the city ballot will include elec-tion of a council member to a two-year term to fill out Konshok's unexpired term.