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BY Aarin Galzki CENTURY SCHOOL PHYS ED TEACHER It's a Red Out for Park Rapids Area School District! Our Park Rapids Area School District is preparing to participate in the 2nd annual Red Out Event on Friday, March 1. We are proud to partner with the American Heart Association and do our part to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Red Out gear will be sold in both schools throughout the week. On Friday, students and staff of Park Rapids Area School District are invited to participate in our 2nd annual Red Out event.
100 years ago (1913) A near fatal accident occurred near Lake Itasca when two men in a horse- drawn sleigh came upon a "bunch of deer." They hollered at the deer and as the deer began to run, the horse team began to gallop. A sharp bend in the road threw the sleigh box from the runners, the sleigh and the two male occupants striking a tree, rendering Mr. Frankenberry unconscious. "Mr. Pierce was cut up some about the head, but the force of the blow was across his breast. "Both men were helpless and Mr. Frankenberry did not recover himself for nearly an hour.
The Park Rapids Enterprise will debut a new website later this week that will feature a more open look with larger photos and efficient navigation. The new website's design is simple and designed to work seamlessly on all formats, including tablets and smart phones. It is based on how consumers use the site and how advertisers want to capture the eyes of consumers. People are consuming news differently than in the past. We know that today's readers are accessing www.parkrapidsenterprise.com more and more through smart phones, iPads and other digital tablets devices.
Elementary students have been creating Valentines for Veterans for over 15 years at Park Rapids Area Schools. These second grade students created special valentines last week. On the back of each valentine was a special poem written for the veterans. "My Valentine" I made a valentine, so different and new. The heart isn't all red, but red, white, and blue. It's real patriotic And real loving, too. I almost forgot; I made it for you! - Clare Miseles
BY Aarin Galzki CENTURY SCHOOL PHYS ED TEACHER At Century Middle School, students in 5th-8th grade are getting their fitness a little differently for the next couple weeks. C'motion has taken over their regular physical education class to offer students a high-energy program that benefits students of all abilities. The students will spend three days improving their physical fitness and athletic skill while being motivated with impressive, state of the art equipment provided by C'motion. This equipment combines exercise with a video game that has the kids motivated to move!
The Park Rapids Area School District joined school districts throughout the state to salute their local education leaders during Minnesota's annual School Board Recognition Week Feb. 18-22. The commemorative week is designed to recognize the contributions made by Minnesota's school board members, including the Park Rapids Area School Board, who are charged with governing local public education programs under state law. Minnesota school board members are chosen by their communities through election or appointment to manage local schools.
Thursday, Feb. 28 Park Rapids Area Library: Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Faithfully Fit Forever/Bone Builders: 9:45 to 11 a.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church. Y Weight? Support Group: 4:30 p.m. St. Joseph's lower level conference rooms B and C. TOPS 414: 6-6:20 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 p.m. meeting at Riverside United Methodist Church (use the northwest entrance). Narcotics Anonymous: 6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church. The only requirement is a desire to stop using. St. Joseph's grief support group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. St. Joseph's south lobby conference room (near the gift shop).
On Monday Representative Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, officially introduced HF933, a bill with wide bipartisan support and a number of DFL co-sponsors that would promote existing tax credits to businesses in Greater Minnesota. "Far too few small businesses in Greater Minnesota are taking advantage of these angel investment tax credits," Kresha said. "In 2010 and 2011, just 10% of the businesses who received the tax credits were from Greater Minnesota. These tax credits were design to boost businesses in all of Minnesota, not just the seven-county Metro area.