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By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Gregg Parks sat at the school board table with his now fellow board members on Monday, July 28 for his first official school board meeting as the superintendent of Nevis Public Schools. The school board decided upon a Dean of Students, current athletic and activities coordinator Bryan Wormley. Three candidates applied for the position and were interviewed by a review group consisting of Parks, Principal John Strom, Stennes and two teachers. “All three candidates represented themselves well during this process, but Bryan Wormely
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Beginning your day by running or walking a 5K would seem like a crazy idea to many. It’s only fitting that such an event would be the official kick-off to the annual Crazy Days in downtown Park Rapids. At 8 a.m. Thursday morning around 30 or so runners gathered on the corner of 2nd Street and Main Avenue to officially begin Crazy Days by getting their hearts pumping from exercise, not the thrill of a great deal. “We’re actually from Missouri, visiting family members.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org The way things are looking, Menahga schools may need a little more room. The most recent Menahga School board meeting on Monday, July 21 saw all school board members present and was heavily attended by members of the community, including Mayor Pat Foss. A main point of discussion was Menahga School District’s current enrollment, projected enrollment in the coming years and the building needs to accompany it. The 2013-14 school year saw the Menahga School District educate 970 students in total (grades K-12).
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Moondance Jam has long been a sought-after event that has captivated classic rock enthusiasts in an area dominated by a country, up-north culture. Over its two-plus decade run, Moondance has become an event different than a typical concert, or classic rock festival. In every sense, it has blossomed from its humble beginnings in 1992 - conceived as a way to promote the riding stables that its organizers owned - to an event that people from all over flock to, not only for the music itself, but also for the experience that accompanie
For 83 years now you can find Palmer Vaadeland at the Hubbard County Fair, monitoring the chicken livestock exhibits and offering any information he may have to interested people. Vaadeland first started at the fair when he did an exhbibit when he was five-years-old, and has been involved ever since. “I didn’t expect to be around this long, I’m 88 now,” Vaadeland said. “I just think it’s interesting working with the birds. Some kinds of chickens are different from others - just like people. Some have a nasty temperment, and some are nice.” Look for Vaadeland at his exhibit from 8 a.m.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org Despite a late start, a looming storm, and technical difficulties, Minneapolis’ Soap delivered a polished performance on Thursday, July 10, the fourth installment of downtown Park Rapids’ weekly 2nd Street Stage Concert Series. Amid overcast skies, the band traveled from Minneapolis to Park Rapids for the 25th stop of their 2014 summer tour. Scheduling to begin at 6 p.m., the band didn’t end up performing until 6:30 due to technical difficulties that were resolved as soon as possible. The crowd, around 100 to 150 in size, didn’t seem
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Expect the streets of Menahga to be filled with thousands of people this weekend for the annual Midsummer Celebration. All over the City of Menahga, at the city park and along the banks of Spirit Lake, over 5,000 are expected to attend and join in on the festivities. Beginning on Friday, July 11 the Miss Menahga/Little Miss Pageant will be held in the high school gym at 7 p.m. Beginning at noon and going until 1 a.m., there will also be a beer garden and food served at the VFW. Then on Saturday the St.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org A Better Connection in Park Rapids has switched locations and brought aboard more staff members in an effort to “better connect” with those in the area who could benefit from their expertise. Danielle Norby, MSW, LICSW, RPT (masters of social work, licensed independent clinical social worker, and registered play therapist) is the president of A Better Connection, Inc., a private mental health practice in Park Rapids. Norby obtained her MSW at a joint program for clinical social work at the University of St. Thomas and St.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com “Rain, rain, go away,” is not something you’ll likely hear any Hubbard County farmers say. The rainy weather of this spring and early summer has caused concerns of river flooding throughout the state of Minnesota as well as the Fargo-Moorhead area. But here in the Hubbard County area, County Executive Director of the Wadena and Hubbard County Farm Service Agency Mike Stevens says the rain can be a blessing. “When the rest of the state floods, our crops in Hubbard thrive.
Long Lake The Long Lake Flotilla is Friday, July 4. Gather at 9:50 a.m. in front of New Frontier Resort on the west side of Long Lake and depart at 10 a.m. in two groups. Follow the leader with the route sign – one goes north and one south. Decorate and show your patriotic spirit! If there is inclement weather (high winds, rain or thunderstorms) at 9 a.m. on that day, the flotilla will be cancelled. Pictures will be taken and placed on longlakeliving.org.