Reach into rural America's past with the Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers. They're hosting their 42nd annual show Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20 at their showgrounds, adjacent to the north entrance of Itasca State Park on Highway 200. The three-day festival includes daily demonstrations — logging, threshing, lumber sawing, blacksmithing, broom making and more. Numerous engines, tractors and machinery are on display. A scale model railroad is in full operation for rides. The grounds open at 7 a.m. daily.
The following information contains felony charges from complaints filed recently in Hubbard County District Court. Drug possession Marcus Charles Gbala, 31, of Lake George is charged with one count of felony third degree drug possession. On Aug. 1, officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Gbala and Dorothy Tiamarie Walker in Lake George Township in Hubbard County. Upon entering the residence officers located Gbala and Walker along with their four minor children.
Promising signs are surfacing about an effort to keep lakes and water supplies clean. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources has announced two additional resources for landowners working to come into compliance with the state's buffer law. The law, which was passed with bipartisan support in 2015 and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton, requires the implementation of a buffer strip on public waters by November 1, 2017 and a buffer on public drainage ditches by November 1, 2018.
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office will be hosting the annual Night to Unite on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The Sheriff's Office invites the local and surrounding communities to the festivities at Heartland Park, 5-7 p.m. This is a great time for everyone to meet and interact with law enforcement officers from
2017 Dick Peterson Memorial Bass Classic top 10 finishers: • Mike Johnson and James Eischens - 19.92 • Kenny and Suzie Barr - 16.46 • Jason Hockstatter and Ben Cumber - 16.34 • Larry Stromback and Kristilee Christensen - 16.21 • Dean Christofferson and Jon Gravdahl - 16.06 • Nathan Campbell and Josh Jordahl - 15.66 • Mike Lien and Will Wicks - 15.59 • Jason Durham and Aaron Jacob Pappas - 14.92 • Ryan Brandenburg and Kevin George - 14.73 • Doug Hanson and Brian Warcham - 14.22
Medical: July 6: An ambulance was requested in Park Rapids for a female party that looked like she was going to pass out; An ambulance was requested in Nevis for an 83 year old male with multiple health issues; An ambulance was requested in Park Rapids for an elderly female needing transport to the emergency room; An ambulance was requested in Nevis for an elderly male having a possible stroke; An ambulance was requested in Nevis for an elderly male that fell from bed;
Hubbard County is among the best places in Minnesota for living on Social Security, this according to a recent study by SmartAsset.com. The study looked at cost of living, annual Social Security, Social Security taxed, and Social Security index. Hubbard County is in the top 10 in Minnesota ranked #8 behind Aitkin and ahead of Crow Wing and Martin counties.
Miscellaneous: July 6: A Park Rapids caller requested officer assistance removing an unwanted party from their residence; A caller requested an officer present while he changed his flat tire; An abandoned vehicle causing a traffic hazard was reported; A Park Rapids caller reported a tree on the road causing a traffic hazard; A Park Rapids caller reported harassment of their customers; An abandoned vehicle was reported in Nevis; A Nevis caller reported suspicious prank calls on her dad's phone, who was in the hospital; A Park Rapids caller reported a vehicle hit their mailbox;
The annual 4th of July pie baking contest and auction was held on Main prior to the start of the parade Tuesday. There were 22 pies entered, which raised nearly $1,100 for the Park Rapids Area Library. The two most "expensive" pies were a Four Wild Berry with Moonshine baked by Terry Novak, and a S'more Pie baked by Cannon Lewis. Both sold for $75 and Novak's pie was also named Best in Show. Custard/Cream Division 1st place - Mark Bridge, Banana French Cream 2nd place - Brandi Novak, Banana Cream Double Crust Division
The Mantrap Valley Conservation Club on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m, will sponsor the first annual summer series of family fun nights aimed at enriching the conservation experience in the community. Each event will feature a speaker followed by a hands-on experience for kids. MVCC President Russ Olson said, "In an effort to serve our mission and reach out to younger members of the community, the MVCC is introducing Friday Night Conservation Connections."