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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.
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.
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
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.
Hundreds arrived for holiday merriment at the eighth annual Jingle Bells drawing Thursday evening, but there were no shouts of jubilation as the numbers for the winning tickets were drawn. And Friday morning no one had yet stepped up to claim the $10,000 in cash prizes.
Nevis mayor Dave McCurnin bid farewell to council members and the electorate this week, but not before issuing a "proclamation." For a five-buck fee, the lame duck will grant a suitable-for-framing pardon or amnesty, depending on the "crime," and issue a certificate and a button, declaring the reprieve. The egregious offenses covered by the edict include violations related to tollbooths, parking meters, stoplights and railroad crossings; jaywalking and failure to yield at the roundabout. McCurnin pointed out he's following a precedent established by U.S.