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The Alpha Phi chapter teacher's social group is made up of members who teach or are retired from four area schools: Park Rapids, Nevis, Menahga and Sebeka. For more than 10 years this group has served soup dinners to Park Rapids staff during fall conferences. They make two types of soup and bake bread and desserts to go with it. All of the food is donated by members. School staff pay a small fee for the meal, and the funds raised are used for scholarships and operating funds. Mom's Hamburger Soup 1 pound hamburger 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 cup green pepper
The launch of a new T-shirt company by 14-year-old Maggie Carrier, a freshman at Nevis School, has its roots in something that's common in most families: sibling rivalry. "We love each other very much, but sometimes my sister, Tori, can be very annoying," Maggie said. Tori is a freshman at Bethel University and Maggie's birthday was also her move-in day at college. "My birthday's a big deal to me and my sister moved in on my birthday," Maggie said. "The day was not going to be my day; it was going to be Tori's day. That disappointed me a little bit."
The Friends of the Library meet at 9:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Park Rapids Area Library. They host fundraisers throughout the year, including book sales. The next book sale is Thursday, Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The first three recipes are favorites of members of Friends of the Library. Ginger Cream Scones This recipe freezes well and is a quick breakfast treat for your family or company. 2 cups all purpose flour 6 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder (yes, a tablespoon) 1/4 teaspoon salt
Two World War II veterans from Park Rapids were part of the recent WDAY Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. There were 88 veterans on the flight: seven from World War II, 76 from the Korean era and five from Vietnam. It was the sixth in a series of Honor Flights. Curtis Gwynn and David Konshok flew out of Fargo in the early morning hours Sept. 30 and returned late Oct. 1. While the trip was short, both men said it was an unforgettable experience they both would highly recommend to other veterans.
There is still time to get out and enjoy the fall colors in the north woods, but don't wait too long. According to a naturalist report on the Itasca State Park website, colors have been progressing quickly over the last few days, pushing the color to over 50 percent.
In the recipe for apple cake with caramel sauce in the Sept. 22 recipe column there should be one cup of white sugar and one cup of brown sugar in the cake. The recipe only listed one cup of sugar. Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup white sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 3 eggs 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut or diced
Members of the Nevis Women's Club (previously the Nevis Study Club) shared some of their favorite recipes using nuts. The club is part of the General Federation of Women's club, one of the largest volunteer women's clubs in the United States. For more information on becoming a member, call Linda at 218-255-3821. Chocolate, Cherry and Pistachio Tart Crust: 1/2 stick butter, chilled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more for greasing pan. Eight 4-1/2-inch-long plain or almond biscotti cookies, coarsely broken (about 5 and 1/2 ounces)
Reigning royalty for Nevis School's Homecoming were crowned Monday. Andrea Dudley is queen for the week, and Michael Landquist is king
Quick thinking by 7-year-old Jayla Pedersen saved two people's lives when a lightning strike started a fire at a neighbor's home that was called in at 6:49 a.m. Sept. 2 at a trailer park at 791 Western Ave. North in Park Rapids. A second grader at Century School in Park Rapids, Jayla said it was early in the morning when she woke up and smelled smoke. "My little brother, Nodin, (age 4) was sleeping and he didn't smell it. I was the only one who smelled it," she said.
Dorothy Pierzinski and her husband Ron live on Moran Lake. She stopped by to share some recipes from the Thesing family cookbook. Her favorite is apple strudel that her mom, Gertrude Thesing, made in an oval cast iron pan at least once a week. "My parents farmed and raised 10 children," she said. "It's a German family recipe, and we loved it!" Apple Strudel Crust: 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup warm water, warm enough to melt butter 2 eggs 1/4 cup sugar Flour