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Mark Holtz of Menahga shot this black bear in northern Minnesota. It weighed in at 443 pounds. Readers are invited to submit their recent hunting photos. Mail or drop off a photo at the Enterprise office (203 Henrietta Ave. N) or email email@example.com .
A several-month-long drug investigation involving multiple drug traffickers within Hubbard County culminated in arrests this week. According to a Hubbard County Sheriff's Office news release, agents identified several people involved in the distribution and use of controlled substances. Agents conducted controlled purchases of methamphetamine and prescription drugs as well as a firearm from a convicted felon.
The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office and the Park Rapids Police Department apprehended three individuals who left the scene of a car accident Thursday afternoon.
Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force agents concluded a several-month-long drug investigation involving multiple drug traffickers within Hubbard County.
The 5th-H Performing Arts Club transformed the pavilion at the Hubbard County fairgrounds into young Frankie Stein's spooky laboratory. "Kid Frankenstein" — a family-friendly adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic — is 5th-H's second theatre production. They presented three shows over the weekend. The newest 4-H club, members are involved in acting, backstage, tech, props, set building and costumes. The youth theatrical troupe is directed by Faith Kern, with Charlie Edwins as production manager.
Steve Noonan's American Family Insurance Agency donated $1,000 to the Headwaters Animal Shelter last week. "Having had animals all my life I wanted to make a contribution to the shelter," he said. "We have adopted dogs from shelters before and they've always turn out to be great additions to our family. When my daughter was in high school she volunteered at the shelter many times. There is such a demand for donations whether it's time, food, or money I just wanted to help a little."
The Menahga School District is partnering with SNAP-Ed Educator Donna Anderson of the University of Minnesota, retired teacher Annamae Holzworth and local businesses to supply extra food for school children. At the October school board meeting, Elementary Principal Jeannie Mayer explained that she and her partners "have been working really hard to bring a backpack food program to Menahga School. Many schools in our area have it." The first backpacks were stuffed with food and delivered on Oct. 12.
Six distinctive spelling champions learned that winning (and losing) isn't everything in "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," a musical comedy presented jointly by the Park Rapids and Menahga high school drama departments over the weekend. The crop of "spelling contenders" included last year's champ Chip (a Boy Scout), Logainne (the youngest contestant), Coneybear (a goofball), Barfee (an allergy-plagued student), Marcy (an over-achieving parochial student) and Olive (a tentative newcomer).
Remember to turn clocks back one hour Sunday, Nov. 4
Rainy weather over the past several weeks held up concrete and paving work at the new Hubbard County south transfer station, reported Solid Waste Administrator Josh Holte at the Oct. 16 county board meeting. "So, hopefully, with decent weather, they get more accomplished on that and keep us on schedule," he said. "Besides the concrete end of it, things have been moving right along." The bid completion date for the 20,600-square-foot building is set for March 1, 2019. It will replace the existing transfer station, which was constructed in 1987.