A graduate from St. Cloud State University, Nick photographs and writes a variety of stories for nearly every section of The Park Rapids Enterprise. His duties also include section layouts and online content submission.
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By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org The Menahga School Board definitely wants a new parking lot. But their files from past attorneys? Those they can do without. On Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. the Menahga School Board met in the high school media center to discuss issues of the district while students were away for summer break.
By nick longworth and Anna Erickson The 20th annual Relay for Life of Hubbard County had a beautiful, sunny day for people to walk along a track lined with luminaries to remember and honor those who have battled with cancer. As of Tuesday morning, $42,497.38 had been raised for the American Cancer Society. The event was again at the Park Rapids Area High School track.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com With spring comes change. Thielen Motors is nearing the completion of a project that left their showroom remodeled and also added an additional 20x60 foot space on the west side of their building in which to work with. Sales Manager Marc Thielen is pleased with their new projects after the long winter, saying, “(I am absolutely pleased) 100 percent. It helps with everything, and we’ve gotten a lot of compliments.” Look for Thielen Motors to throw a thank you event to their customers later in the summer.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org The polka dots continue to grow in numbers, but there’s still room on the bumpers. Julie Bethel, mother to Cole, who will be an 8th grader this fall in Park Rapids, has been driving around her Chevy Blazer the last couple months in an effort to raise money for cancer. Selling polka dots as a fundraiser to raise awareness, their campaign together has been a successful one. Cole is no stranger to cancer. He is a 13-year survivor of Neuroblastoma cancer.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com The sixth annual Tails on the Trail event, expo and walkathon will grace Heartland Park again Saturday, June 14. Hoping to encourage people and pets alike to help make the Headwaters Animal Shelter’s fundraiser a success, registration for the two-mile walk begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. and going until 2 p.m. There is no cost, although participants in the walkathon are required to register either ahead of time at the shelter, online or in-person that day.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org It isn’t every day that a fourth grade class gets to see where their milk comes from. On Tuesday, May 27 two different groups of Park Rapids fourth grade students (one at 11:15 a.m. and another at 12:30 p.m.) rode their bikes toward a day filled with hands-on learning about both bike safety and also where the dairy products they consume come from. Students took off on their bikes (with helmets, of course) down the Heartland Trail to Dorset for a picnic lunch.
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Loud popping sounds sent confetti - shot by fellow classmates - falling from overhead; as it fell down, silly string shot wildly through the air, accompanied by more pops and (you guessed it) – more confetti. Park Rapids Area High School class of 2014 was officially graduated. Their final ceremony as classmates began at 2 p.m.
By Nick Longworth firstname.lastname@example.org At a nearly packed event, current and former men and women who served in any branch of the armed forces were honored on Monday, May 26 at the annual Memorial Day service in the Park Rapids Area High School auditorium. Commander Bob Safratowich began the ceremony - which also honored the 95th anniversary of the American Legion - by welcoming all those in attendance and introducing the National Anthem performed by the area high school band. Chaplain Fred Brown gave the invocation, saying he was “so proud of Park Rapids and the surro
By Nick Longworth email@example.com Although the location may have changed, the tradition of selling a quality item at a bargain price aims to remain the same at Linda’s Recycled Goods...
Lake Belle Taine The Belle Taine Lake Association ladies are gathering for a brunch at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30 at LaPasta Restaurant in Dorset. Please note the time change from 11 a.m. Members, non-member property owners, and guests are welcome. Please RSVP by email to Boo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 652-2182. Middle Crow Wing Lake The Middle Crow Wing Lake Association will hold its annual meeting Saturday, May 31 in Nevis’ Muskie Park at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Brats, hot dogs and beverages will be provided.