Park Rapids City Council Member Dick Rutherford, 76, passed away on Sept. 22. A lifelong Park Rapids resident, Rutherford was a member of the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association, American Legion Post #212, Northern Knights Car Club and others. According to his obituary, "he had especially enjoyed playing Santa for over 40 years bringing the Joy of Christmas to many local families and the community." Read more in the Wednesday, Sept. 27 edition of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
Area school districts reported modest growth or held steady in student enrollment. These are the totals as of Sept. 5, the first day of school. Enrollment often fluctuates slightly throughout the school year. Park Rapids Area Schools
Park Rapids is organizing an effort to send supplies and relief items to Texas for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Miscellaneous: Aug. 28: A caller reported a female driving a SUV crossover was traveling eastbound in the westbound lane; A caller reported a Uhaul car hauler was left at the Midge Lake access; A Nevis caller had questions for an officer regarding posting no trespassing and no hunting signs around their 80 acres of land; A caller reported a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed heading northbound on Co. Rd.
The public is invited to a program Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Northwoods Bank Community Room to learn more about League of Women Voters. League has been operating for 97 years providing education and advocacy to strengthen our county's voting systems. A meet and greet with coffee and cake will open the evening from 6 to 6:25 p.m. The program will start promptly at 6:25 p.m. with state executive director, Michelle Witte, and then those attending will break into small groups to answer questions on these topics:
On Thursday, Aug. 17, state relief funds were made available for Clearwater County. The authorization comes amid significant damage to public infrastructure and high cleanup costs following severe thunderstorms that brought excessive rainfall, high winds, and large hail to the area at the end of July.
Miscellaneous: Aug. 17: A possible scam report of reporting party said they received a letter from Publishers Clearing House stating the caller won money; Driving complaint of SUV swerving all over the road and crossed centerline multiple times; Motorist assist of party with a flat tire on the side of the road; Property found report of boat sails left at public access; Complaint of people on a boat in the dark pulling a tube and loud music on County Road 40;
Miscellaneous: Aug. 10: A Park Rapids caller reported a white Harley Davidson traveling at a high rate of speed; An unknown caller stated a male and female were acting suspiciously on the trail; A Laporte caller stated she was suppose to pick up her son for a dental appointment and the father was be unagreeable; An anonymous caller wanted to speak to an officer about the suspicious activity he had been noticing at night on the road next to him; A caller reported jet skis on the lake after 6 p.m. curfew; A Laporte caller wanted to speak to an officer about an order for protection;
Miscellaneous: Aug. 7: A Park Rapids caller reported five suspicious juvenile wandering around town; A Nevis caller wanted to speak with an officer in reference to disputes with a neighbor; An Akeley caller stated he was followed by a small silver car; A Nevis caller asked for officer assistance to report people speeding; A caller reported a motorist lost some lumber; A Park Rapids caller reported he was threatened; A Park Rapids caller reported a physical domestic in progress; Child custody issues were reported in Nevis;