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A park ordinance in Nevis City was approved at Monday night's council meeting. Previously, there was no ordinance regulating the use of city parks. Signs outlining the policies will be posted soon. The ordinances will take effect as soon as it is signed by mayor Jarod Senger. Park hours and regulations Hours at all city parks (not including the Nevis public landing) will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday is Father's Day, and while many families take Dad out to eat on his special day, here are some easy recipes kids can help make and serve dad at home. Those looking for additional recipes can go to the "Best Five Father's Day Favorites" on the Food Network to check out baked French toast with maple syrup, the Baltimore beef "bad boy," crisp chicken wings with chili-lime butter, sweet-and-spicy barbecue ribs and banana pudding. Beer Muffins 2 cups Bisquick 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup beer
This year's Relay for Life was held indoors the first time in the event's 24-year history in Park Rapids. "Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back" was the theme of the Relay, which started out with a community picnic. The highlight was the "Evening of Hope" program held in the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium.
Park Rapids couple Maggi and Tony Yerkes know a lot about life after cancer. Both are long-term cancer survivors: Maggi for 50 years and Tony for almost 16. The couple shared their story at Friday night's Relay for Life. The couple moved to Park Rapids in 1971. Maggi had a career as a nurse in the community, while Tony worked as an anesthesiologist. Maggi was diagnosed with thyroid cancer as a 23-year-old Navy nurse stationed in Jacksonville, Fla.
Summer weather is upon us. Ice cream desserts are the perfect ending to a meal at the cabin or for a cool and refreshing afternoon snack. Ice cream in a bag This 15-minute recipe is a fun way for children or kids at heart to make their own dessert. Once made, the ice cream may also be topped with hot fudge, strawberries or sprinkles or used as the filling for ice cream sandwiches (below). 1 cup half-and-half 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 cups ice 1/3 cup kosher salt
Seven more teams are needed to make the seventh annual Amazing Chase a success. The event, scheduled for June 16 in Park Rapids, raises about 15 percent of the Kinship mentoring program's annual budget. Three teams have signed up so far, but a total of 10 are needed. Similar to the nationally televised "Amazing Race," the Amazing Chase promotes having a fun adventure with family and friends while building teamwork through solving physical and mental challenges. Teams are made up of four to six people and can include children as young as first grade.
Two area men are now Tae Kwon Do masters after completing vigorous testing Friday night. Shane Kirlin and Chris Oppitz are students of Master Nick Bretz who owns Bretz Association Tae Kwon Do in Park Rapids. Both men started their instruction with Bretz in the spring of 2009. They are both instructors at his gym as well. Bretz is a sixth-degree Kukkiwon-certified Instructor with the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. He tested Kirlin and Oppitz Friday night.
Students ages 9 to 14 at Nevis School will have the opportunity to participate in a FIRST LEGO League team this fall. Tech-No-Tigers Robotics team members Sierra Wroolie and Madeline Mitchell will be student mentors for the LEGO team. They talked about the opportunities the league will provide at Tuesday night's school board meeting. They explained how the FIRST LEGO program is a gateway to STEM and robotics and teaches kids to become innovative problem-solvers as they build, program and take their robot to competition.
This year ‘s Relay for Life will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8. A new twist is that this year’s event will be held indoors at the Park Rapids Area High School. Since it began 24 years ago, the event has been held at the high school track, but weather varied from sunshine to cold, wind or rain.
Collin Huckbody is making a name for himself on the professional fight circuit. A 2013 graduate of Nevis High School, Huckbody is 23 years old. He has a 6-1-1 amateur record, a 3-2 professional fight record and is ranked No. 11 of active Minnesota Pro Middleweights. He also holds a blue belt in Jiu Jitsu. Huckbody, whose fight name is "Young Huck," will take part in his first main event fight at Northern Lights Casino in Walker June 2, where he will fight William "Arby" Brown Otter in the 205-pound weight class. He is scheduled to fight three five-minute rounds.