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John Plumley, Tom Haag and mayor Paul Schroeder took the oath of office in Nevis Monday, Schroeder welcoming the new council members on board. In announcing appointments to commissions, Schroeder urged council members to look for changes and improvements, advocating open communication. Plumley, serving as streets, sewer and water commissioner, will investigate the possibility of increasing rates to assure the city's infrastructure can be replaced as needed, Schroeder said. "Our rates are low compared with other cities," Schroeder said.
At a young age, Mike Whiteside developed a penchant for Minnesota's woods and waters. He arrived from Illinois with parents and siblings to spend summers at his grandparents', Bill and Ada Iles, resort on Lower Bottle Lake, assisting with chores and dropping a line at every opportunity. The retired military aircraft mechanic, who spent several years in Japan, began experimenting with taxidermy 20 years ago, completing projects for friends. When he and his family returned to the area, Whiteside went to work as an aircraft mechanic at the Park Rapids airport.
It's not just the athletes who are besting previous times. Nevis' 2011 Northwoods Triathlon, to be held Saturday, Aug.
"Really good things are happening beyond the academic day," Century School principal Bruce Gravalin recently told the school board. The kids would undoubtedly agree. Programs, both new and existing, are gaining momentum. Students are arriving before the first bell to get a "jump start" on their day with "structured activities" (a.k.a. play) and remaining after school to complete homework - with assistance - and then moving on to "enrichment opportunities" (a.k.a.
After five years as a member of the Nevis Council, Paul Schroeder will assume the gavel Monday, having been elected mayor in November. "It's a sickness," he joked of the lure of officialdom. "We'll see how long before I'm in trouble," he said of being in the forefront of council decision-making. Ray Melander initially recruited Schroeder for the council post, and he soon found the role of decision making to be enjoyable. "But I still have just one vote," he said of his role as mayor.
High school sweethearts Mark and Christine Fox made an additional vow when they sallied down the aisle. After three years, they agreed they would migrate from the metro to a small town. "Twenty-seven years later, here we are," Christine said. The Elk River residents have purchased the landmark saloon perched between Eagle and Island lakes, the former Barka Lounge on Co. Rd. 89 now Foxy's Bar and Grill. A job opening for Christine in Wadena at Homecrest and a family hunting cabin in Menahga prompted the decision. Mark, who teaches junior high science in St.
The Park Rapids School Board, without comment, voted to accept industrial education teacher Scott Eischens' resignation, "with thanks for his 12 years of service to the Park Rapids Area Schools" at Monday night's board meeting. The wording indicated the motion was at Eischen's request. Eischens allegedly brought a hunting rifle onto school property, which violates school policy. The board held a closed meeting on the matter earlier this month but took no action at the time. Eischens has been on paid administrative leave since the matter came to light about a month ago. Hubbard County
Josh Kruchowski, a former partner at K&G Auto Body, is now working independently, opening Josh's Collision Center on Highway 71 South. The decision to open the business, located three miles south of the Highways 34 and 71 intersection, was buoyed by customer request, Kruchowski said. "A lot of customers wanted me to stay in the area," he said. The Northland Technical College, Thief River Falls graduate brings eight years' experience to the task.