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Joleen DeLaHunt will occupy the Century School principal's office come July, and welcome students, come September. DeLaHunt, who currently serves as Menahga School's elementary principal, has accepted the kindergarten through eighth grade principal position at Century. "She brings a wealth of experience in a variety of areas," superintendent Glenn Chiodo said of the decision reached Tuesday night. A field of 30 applicants was narrowed to six.
The Park Rapids Area High School one-act play cast and crew earned another "standing ovation" this week. The school board extended kudos to the theatrical performers who have "starred" in state performances for the third year in a row. "We are very proud," activities director John Schumacher said, noting accomplishments are generally touted on the football field and basketball court. "They take their talent onto the stage, and did an outstanding job at competitions.
As the name Avant Garde implies, Leah Pike and daughter Riley, 6, will be adding refreshing new spirit to wardrobes - children's and women's. Avant Garde on Main will begin welcoming customers Tuesday, March 15. The former Merry Bee's owner, Mary Beth Anderson, provided the foundation for Leah Pike's venture. In 2004, the member of Business Professionals of America asked if she might become part of the clothing store crew. Pike's role, at 17, was to steam clothing arrivals. "It felt like a second home," she said of the warm tutelage she received from Anderson and the staff.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to Minnesota children 14 and under. But fatalities among children are declining notably in the 34-county area served by the Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Resource Center. CPS trainer Jennifer Booge, who contracts with Mahube, is behind the wheel. Hubbard County is her base of operations. "Park Rapids is the hub," she said of child passenger safety information.
Joleen DeLaHunt has been offered the principal position at Century School. She currently serves as Menahga School's elementary principal, bringing "a wealth of experience in a variety of areas," superintendent Glenn Chiodo said of the decision reached Tuesday night. DeLaHunt has worked in education 20 years, as principal at the Menahga School for the past 11 years. Previously, she taught Spanish at the high school and junior high level. She earned her administrative degree and specialty license from St.
Funny, candid and engaging, artist Sandy Fynboh shared insights - and the pitfalls - of taking dreams to reality before an audience at the library recently. "I'm an individual who believes in experimentation," the owner of Blue Sky Beads Studio and Gallery said. "No medium is off limits because I never know how that medium might further the work I do with my blown glass and jewelry. "Everything flows into what has come before and what is yet to come.
The last bell rang an hour ago, but students are popping in Kerry Johnson's high school English classroom to update her on an achievement or chat for a moment. The rapport between the young scholars and the educator is evident. Johnson's creativity in the classroom, as a coach and Student Council advisor has earned the distinction of District 309 Teacher of the Year. "She's very well liked by the kids," said peer Angie Kuehn, who nominated her. "She's here at 7 a.m.
Gear up your appetite; fire up the taste buds. Once again, a creative band of chili chefs has stepped up to satisfy appetites and raise money for the Hubbard County Food Shelf during the March drive. Twenty-one pots of chili will be burbling when samplers arrive for the second annual Chili Challenge, hosted by the Park Rapids Enterprise. The epicurean event, seasoned with humor and music, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
On a statewide basis in 2010, visits to food shelves on average increased by 14 percent. Last year, Hubbard County Food Shelf distribution was up 36 percent, 182 tons of food given to households lacking sufficient funds to buy food. While the bump is indicative of the economy, it also reflects a change in government regulations. Beginning in October 2010, food shelves were required to distribute food to families and individuals a minimum of once a month if they received government surplus food.