Julie Kelly, a fifth grade teacher at Century Middle School, has deep ties with Sweden, where she has recently accepted a job as principal at Internationella Engelska Skolan or the International English School, under the organization that was established in 1993. While enrolled at the Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn., she and her husband Jeff, who was then her boyfriend, decided to study abroad for a while in Sweden.
As of right now, the weather forecast is predicting a cold and blustery hunting opener this weekend. Speaking from personal experience, it becomes very miserable very quickly when you are sitting out in the elements completely exposed. The last thing you want to worry about is what to make for dinner. Luckily, our hunting party has a camp cook, Uncle Bruce, who is usually flipping burgers for everyone at lunch time.
After the last regular council meeting, the City of Park Rapids posted a public notice of a vacancy on the city council to seek any and all individuals who were interested in representing the residents of Park Rapids. Those interested were to submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Park Rapids City Clerk. At Tuesday night's regular Park Rapids City Council meeting, Thomas J. Conway, Jill Johnson and Thomas G. Petschl stepped forward to address council members regarding their interest in serving on the council.
Adam Thompson, who is a senior at Nevis High School, collected donations of food and cash for the Hubbard County Food Shelf as his Eagle Scout Award project this past weekend. Along with the help of his crew, Thompson collected 1,455 pounds of food and $3,152 in total. "He's really grateful to people that came out and donated. He was very happy with the turnout," Jill Thompson, Adam's mother said. Thompson parked a truck outside of Hugo's for three days, and collected enough food to stuff the truck bed all three days.
Next week is Halloween and I'm sure I'm not the only Halloween fanatic that thinks it's a bit of a bummer that the spooky holiday is on a weekday this year, but I have the perfect recipes for you to send your little ghouls, monsters and goblins off to school with a satisfied tummy. Serving up these fun and freaky recipes is a great way to start the day. Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone! Halloween Pancakes
The Nemeth Art Center hosted "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" on Saturday. This year's wild rice festival was held outdoors on 3rd street between Hugo's and the Park Ave apartments, where numerous people braved the chilly, fall temperatures. The event hosted an open mic stage throughout the day, attendees were encouraged to share a poem, a story or a song. There were also activities for the kids in attendance and a variety of crafts and food vendors selling items from art to edibles.
Last week, the Hubbard County Opioid and Education (HOPE) awareness initiative hosted an education and awareness event at Park Rapids Area High School. The event, which was emceed by County Attorney Jonathan Frieden, featured keynote speaker Rep. Dave Baker, along with a panel discussion with Sheriff Cory Aukes, Co-occurring Therapist Rita Anderson of A Better Connection and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Dee Alleckson from Essentia Health. HOPE was formed by a committee made up of community stakeholders directly involved in drug related issues facing the area.
At Tuesday night's regular Park Rapids City Council meeting, Headwaters Regional Development Commission Operations Director Mary Thompson explained to the council that the HRDC, on behalf of the Hubbard County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA), is interested in developing housing for low and moderate-income families in Hubbard County.
I recently attended a presentation titled "21st Century Propaganda: Understanding Today's Media System," given by Jeff Nygaard, the author of "Nygaard Notes." He discussed conspiracies to brainwash the masses, talking about the media and how they function to produce propaganda by elevating certain ideas and diminishing others. He further implied how the content of newspapers is dictated by advertisers.
At the last Nevis School Board meeting, the board voted to approve the preliminary payable 2018 maximum levy authority, which is $1,227,030 for the Nevis school district. "This does not represent where we believe we will be for our levy due to the legislation passed this past spring allowing us to spread out a repayment of state aid over three years," Superintendent Gregg Parks said. "We are working with MDE to establish what the actual levy will be for Nevis."