Ryan Zemek, Economic Development Director at the Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC), went through a review of the Comprehensive Economic Development Plan with the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners at the regular board meeting on Tuesday morning.
When I was a kid, the holidays seemed so miraculous. The ornaments seemed to sparkle more, the lights seemed just a bit brighter and the music of the season seemed more cheerful. As an adult it can be hard to hold on to that magic.
The Nevis City Council meeting on Monday marked Mayor Chris Norton's final council meeting. "As my last council meeting I would like to thank Dawn Veit for coming in and getting stuff done," he said, showing his appreciation toward Liquor Store Manager Kiley Weaver as well for taking care of the bar. "Deputy Oswald, I would be remiss if I did not say thank you. The comments I get from folks about the job that you do. It's greatly appreciated."
Ryan Miller, from the Hubbard County Land Survey Department, presented the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners with a 2016 progress report at the regular board meeting held last week. According to Miller, the total monumentation in Hubbard County is 3,677 total corners. Of those 2,907 are certified or in the process of being certified. They set 130 new boundary monuments this year and reset 36 monuments after the completion of road construction along County Road 4. Monumentation is intended to establish a permanent marking of property lines.
The Hubbard County Board of Commissioners approved the 2017 Final Levy last week, setting it at $13,900,000 which is a 3.7 percent increase from 2016 when they set the levy at $13,400,000; the levy has been steadily increasing since 2012.
The Salvage Depot is one of three retail stores operated by the staff and clients of the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC). The Salvage Depot depends upon the generosity of the community by receiving numerous contributions of donated items, including Christmas trees. Janet Nodes has been a client at the DAC for nearly four years. She is responsible for the assembly of the Christmas tree forest each year.
Tis the season that holiday parties are in full swing, which means drinks will need to be served. Instead of mixing up the traditional egg nog and hot chocolate, try some of these festive drinks. Now, I know alcohol is optional so I have also included the alcohol free versions to these delicious beverages. Mistletoe Cocktail
On Nov. 13, 23 students from Nevis High School, along with eight adults departed from Nevis on a nine-day class trip to visit Washington D.C. Any student in grades 10 through 12 with a 3.0 GPA or higher that was able to pay their expenses was given the opportunity to travel with the group to the nation's capitol. On day one, the students went to Arlington Cemetery to watch the Changing of the Guard. They also saw the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame and the Iwo Jima Memorial, afterwards they toured the U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving.
The 19th Annual Decoy Carver Show put on by the Park Rapids Chapter of Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association (MDAA) as a fundraiser for the Community Fish House was held this past Saturday at the American Legion.
Construction on the last phase of the Alternative Truck Route project on Hubbard County Road 28 in Park Rapids began on Oct. 7. Construction crews completed work for this season this week. The project has been in discussion since 1999 as part of the Transportation Action Model (TAM). Involved in the discussion prior to the start of construction were the key developers - City of Park Rapids, Hubbard County, abutting townships and MnDOT. Submission of proposed bids closed on Aug. 29.