A series of events celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment will take place throughout Minnesota in 2018, including Itasca State Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2. A variety of hands-on activities will be ongoing, including an ATV simulator, live raptors, Archery in the Park, I Can Fish, geocaching 101 and campfire cooking/ice cream in a bag.
The Itasca-Mantrap Operation Round Up Trust recently awarded $45,000 to 83 civic projects. Operation Round Up, a charitable program unique to electric co-ops, is designed to provide financial assistance to non-profit or community-based organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the Itasca-Mantrap service area. The primary source of funding for the trust is from Itasca-Mantrap members who voluntarily round up their electric bills.
John Merila of Nevis recently caught his limit of walleye. Anglers are invited to submit photos of keepers during the 2018 open-water fishing season. Email to email@example.com . (Submitted photo)
Seventeen students entered this year's Park Rapids Century PTA's Reflections Art Contest. Three advanced to the national competition and won awards. "This is quite an honor for these students and we are so happy to be able offer this at our school," said Colleen Hoscheid of Century School PTA. PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed, student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. All grades and abilities were invited to participate.
The City of Park Rapids and Park Rapids Arts and Culture Commission are accepting entries for a Sculpture Trail in Red Bridge Park. The deadline has been extended to the end of the business day Monday, May 7.
The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is sponsoring the third annual Great American Story contest for oral storytellers. Stories are now being invited from Minnesota storytellers. Judges will narrow the selections to four finalists who will perform the best-told stories at an event Saturday, Sept. 22 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.
Nominations from county residents are now being accepted for the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Hubbard County. Nominees must be age 70 or older by June 1. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65. They will be honored at the Hubbard County Fair on July 13.
Three Park Rapids High School speech teammates were grand champions, capturing first place at the Section 6A speech meet, held in Pillager April 14. Amber Schroeder, a senior, Poetry; Coral Johnson, junior, Drama; and Emily Kjenaas, senior, Storytelling, advance to the state speech tournament in Apple Valley Saturday (today). The top 24 competitors from each category compete to be state champion.
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