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Newly-elected Nevis city officials took the oath of office Monday, Paul Schroeder resuming his role as mayor, Heidi Schmeichel returning to the council seat and Tom Frank joining the ranks. The council agreed to begin meeting at 6 p.m.
Cindy Morgan's "hobby" in assistance dog training has now become a profession - and a passion. The Park Rapids resident who has an assistance dog herself, Jake, headed to college in California last year where she earned an associate degree in assistance dog education.
Citizens arrived in number for the changing of the guard in Akeley this week, the newly elected officials grappling with contentious employee issues and other matters. "Bear with me; I'm new at this," mayor Jerry Tatro told his 30-plus constituents who attended. Tatro and Dan Riggs assumed office Wednesday, as well as Trygve Karl, who was elected subsequent to his appointment, and Troy Hegg, who was re-elected in November. A closed work session for city employee evaluation was to be held after the meeting but four of the six chose to keep the meeting open during their evaluations.
Winning ticket holders (each with the second number drawn) arrived at the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber to claim prizes Friday, Kent Fritze, Chamber board treasurer, left, and Katie Magozzi, Chamber director, right, presenting checks. Winners are, from left, Deb Anderson of Park Rapids, $5,000, and $500 ticket holders are Nicole Simpson of Park Rapids, Gary Scott of Akeley and Jackie Campbell of Nevis. "I didn't let myself get too excited," Anderson said of holding ticket two for the grand prize. "But at 12:30, I knew," she said of the deadline. Anderson plans to spend the money locally.
It's the season for sneezin' and health officials report influenza is off to an early and aggressive start. St. Joseph's Area Health Services reports nine positive cases of influenza so far this year, the patients ranging in age from 1 year to 58 years of age. "Park Rapids has not seen a widespread positive flu outbreak, but it's earlier than normal," St. Joseph's Infection Prevention/ Employee Health Coordinator Wendy Gullicksrud said. "That's what concerns us. Typically we see cases in February." "It's not too late to get a flu shot," said St.
75 years ago Marriage licenses were granted to 102 in 1937, a front page story informed readers. "June, the month of brides, lived up to tradition in 1937 when 16 licenses were issued. "August and December were close seconds with 11 licenses each issued." n County Nurse Germaine Emerson presented an informal talk to women at the farmers club meeting, offering to assist women in their study of "maternal and child care." n Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer were featured in "Conquest," playing at Park Theatre. n "Fish houses may be used for rough fish," a headline informed readers.
Knute Nelson staff is now providing personalized home care to individuals within a 40-mile radius of Park Rapids, the base of operations. Clients range from infants to the elderly, explained branch manager Sarah Luther, a registered nurse. Two RNs and a home health aide comprise the staff, serving clients on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. "Admissions have been steady," Luther said of the 29 patients now being served. "Our goal is to make it easy to receive home care." Knute Nelson strives to complete same-day admissions.
The clock is ticking (jingling in this case). Check those tickets! The number one $5,000 Jingle Bells ticket holder has not yet come forward to claim the prize, nor have four of those holding the first tickets drawn for the $500 prizes, as of Friday morning, Dec. 28. Friday, Jan. 4 at 12:01 p.m. all remaining Jingle Bells prizes will be awarded, unless the number one ticket holder - or a subordinate in some cases - comes forward. Each prize has a ticket holder who's registered.
"Have 'trike' will travel," is Richard Martin's credo, and he's inviting others to join him on the journey. An American Legion Riders group has formed, a civic-minded motorcycle club that plans to raise funds for community programs as well as assisting in flag lines during funerals and visiting veterans in "soldier homes." The two-tour Vietnam veteran and his nine cohorts are starting a membership drive, with members of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary members welcome, as well as honorary and supporting members, those who do not meet the eligibility requiremen
The clock is ticking (jingling in this case). Check those tickets! The number one $5,000 Jingle Bells ticket holder has not yet come forward to claim the prize, nor have five of those holding the first tickets drawn for the 11 $500 prizes, as of Thursday morning. Friday, Jan. 4 at 12:01 p.m. all remaining Jingle Bells prizes will be awarded, unless the number one ticket holder - or simply a higher number in some cases - comes forward before that date and time. Each prize has a ticket holder who's registered.