Anna Erickson is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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The Park Rapids City Council will no longer continue waiving utility charges for the Hubbard County Food Shelf. The food shelf is in the process of moving from 706 East Third Street to 308 Pleasant Avenue.
After a long, rough winter, some wear and tear is already showing on the newly constructed Main Avenue. Citizen Dick Rutherford told the Park Rapids City Council Tuesday that parts of the center parking area on Main were peeling off and the curbs are wearing in some places. "I'd just like to know how many of you have walked down Main street and seen how bad it is? ... They're terrible," he said. " ... I think it's about time the council walks Main street and takes a look at how bad it is.
There's a buzz around Park Rapids with people "cheering" on a daily basis for the city. Park Rapids is already in seventh place for most votes in America for the "We Hear You America" contest sponsored by Reader's Digest. The hope is to win financial and promotional support. By Tuesday morning, Park Rapids had 184,875 votes, pushing ahead of Newberry, Mich., with 180,636 votes.
The Hubbard County Drug and Alcohol Task Force makes one thing crystal clear: Most youth, ranging in age from grades six through 12, are not involved in alcohol abuse, but it remains a serious problem for those who are. Members of the task force steering committee met at St. Joseph's Area Health Services recently to accept a $1 million planning and implementation work grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division official. Strategies and evidence-based alcohol use prevention programs will be integrated throughout the communities and schools.
Byron Johnson, of Bemidji, purchases the wool based on weight and ships it to Illinois, where it is cleaned and processed. By the end of the shearing this week, Johnson had 180 pounds of wool. The sheep are sheared a few weeks before the lambing process begins. "It keeps things cleaner," Frank said. Last spring, the Vogeltanzes had a set of quadruplets, along with sets of triplets and twins. They're hoping for similar results in just a few more weeks.
Several Park Rapids students placed in the Section 8A Visual Arts Festival Thursday, March 31 at Sacred Heart High School in East Grand Forks. Luke Swenson received Best in Show for sculpture. Several students received a superior rating, which means a student has demonstrated a precise and fluent knowledge of the tools, skills, elements, principles and history of art, made artistic choices based on expanding, transforming or combining options to improve or refine the artwork and demonstrated creative expression through the synthesized use of elements, principles, skills, techniques and mat
Ashly Domeier has been named Miss Park Rapids 2011. The 17-year-old Park Rapids Area High School junior said she is confident she will represent Park Rapids in a positive way. Miss Teen Park Rapids is Jena Stewart, Little Miss Park Rapids 4-6 is Caitlin Wahl and Little Miss Park Rapids K-3 is Massie Lee. In her passion speech Saturday at the Miss Park Rapids Pageant, Domeier lauded the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP).