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At Monday’s Nevis School Board meeting, after holding interviews with a few capable candidates wishing to be board members, the hiring committee recommended the board approve the appointment of Larry Smith to fill the vacant Nevis School Board Director position for the remainder of the 2016 calendar year. In the past Smith has been involved with local government and is a former school board member with a lot of experience and expertise to offer the board.
Members of the Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers (LIRPF) have begun sweeping out the cobwebs and tuning up the engines in preparation for their 41st Annual Show. Keith Davis, a member of the LIRPF for nearly 20 years, hosted a tour of the show grounds last Saturday generating interest among the tour group with the promise of a spectacular show come August. The grounds are also open for a free public tour on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. until August.
The month of May came and went before I could even blink my eyes and now June is nearly over and July is fast approaching. I’m ashamed to admit that the adventures on the trail for me and my hiking buddy have been few and far between. As we all know May is the month of graduation parties as well as local events, and it’s the official kickoff of wedding season.
Fishing is one of the most accessible recreational activities; nearly anyone, of any age, fitness ability or income level can participate. According to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, over 38 million Americans participate in fly fishing. Often a solitary form of angling, the sport provides several health benefits, one of which is stress reduction. The meditative and methodic repetition of fly casting, as the line is cast back and forth is often described as a metronome, which some people use for relaxation in order to help with sleep.
At Tuesday morning’s Hubbard County board meeting, Land Commissioner Mark “Chip” Lohmeier presented the board with a proposal from Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association (MNDHA) to purchase Potlatch lands in Hubbard County and gift the parcels to Hubbard County. “Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association received $3.6 million for purchasing Potlatch lands in Hubbard, Cass and Wadena Counties,” Lohmeier explained to the Board of Commissioners.
Conflicts between bears and humans have increased as more people build homes and cabins in northern Minnesota, this according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,. Tom Stursa, with the DNR Wildlife office in Park Rapids, says the bears have been having a "tough spring" which has drawn them into yards seeking out food. The local DNR receives calls daily of bear disturbances in the area. "As soon as the natural food starts growing, our calls go to nothing," Stursa said.
On Friday morning, at 10:14 a.m., a passerby reported a fire at the Fern Township Town Hall, located in the northwest corner of Hubbard County, near Becida. Upon arrival, the Bemidji Fire Department discovered the majority of the building was on fire. Two fire engines and one water tender contained the fire and were on scene approximately three hours; the Solway Fire Department was also on scene providing manpower.
My father is a cooking enthusiast and he has a natural ability to make delicious things. He taught me most of what I know about cooking and everything that I know about grilling. This week he and I spent some time in the kitchen and at the grill creating a menu of a few of our favorite dishes just in time for Father’s Day. These recipes are simple, delicious and summer appropriate. However, he warns that, "This meal is not for the dieters in the world."
The 8th Annual Tails on the Trail walkathon and pet expo was held Saturday at Heartland Park, drawing dogs of all sizes. Sales raised at the event benefit the Headwaters Animal Shelter. The shelter, which is run by volunteers, funds their budget and operations costs through 45.5 percent from donations, 34.5 percent from fundraisers, 12 percent from adoption fees and 8 percent from grant money.
The 5th Annual Kinship Amazing Chase will be held Saturday, June 18 at Heartland Park in Park Rapids. Teams between four and six people will compete in a series of 10 challenges that could be physical, mental, and skilled or chance at host sites located around the Park Rapids area.