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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.
Looking for a new year's resolution? POWER Up! via the community wellness challenge. St. Joseph's Area Health Services, the Center for Weight Management and community education - Park Rapids and Nevis - are partnering for a second year to promote good health, nutrition, exercise and positive attitudes.