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Laporte Area Take a Kid Fishing Fundraiser this Saturday at Pine Beach Resort and Campground in Laporte. It will start at 4 pm and go until 7. We will be serving fish and all the fixings to raise money for our 2012 event on June 9th. At Pine Beach Resort & Campground. Kids can sign up for a chance to win a fishing rod/reel combo donated by Rick Voight Memorial Fund. Adults can sign up for a chance to win a pontoon/boat rental donated by Pine Beach Resort & Campground. The event is scheduled for June 9, 2012 on Lake Garfield.
Republicans say they are paying what they owe Minnesota counties for information from last fall's governor election recount. "We have about 20 counties left to go," GOP Chairman Tony Sutton said. "We have been chipping away on them." Sutton estimated that the party could finish paying its recount bills within four weeks. He said about $20,000 remains to be paid. "It is about managing all the bills we have," Sutton said. Hubbard County is not one of the delinquent accounts.
Blizzard Estra stranded 800 motorists in North Dakota Friday. Her tail winds caused numerous accidents in the Park Rapids area Saturday morning. In Hubbard County deputies responded to four accidents, including two rollovers, on Highway 71 south of Park Rapids, in a one-hour period. Most were traveling too fast for the icy conditions, authorities said. One 20-year-old woman was transported to St. Joseph's Area Health Services with a possible neck injury.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory and hazardous weather outlook for parts of the region and a blizzard watch and winter storm warning will begin later today. A winter storm carrying snow from the Rockies through western North Dakota is expected to push into eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota today.
Thursday, May 20 Up North Quilters: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Akeley United Methodist Church. Park Rapids Area Library: Open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Duplicate bridge: 12:30 p.m. at the Park Rapids Senior Center, 102 2nd St. West. Headwaters stroke support group: 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Joseph's Area Health Services lobby conference room. Young Moms Group/Teen MOPS: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Evergreen Church, 295 Western Ave. So. TOPS 414: 6-6:20 p.m. weigh-in, 6:30 meeting at Riverside United Methodist Church (use the northwest entrance). Laporte Book Club: 6 p.m. at the Lakeport Fire Hall.
Richard Chrysler, 89, of Park Rapids, died Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Diamond Willow Care Center in Park Rapids. Funeral services are pending at Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids. Call 732-7264 for further funeral information. An obituary will appear in a future issue of the Enterprise.
Andrew "Bud" H. Rangitsch, 67, of Nevis, formerly of Maplewood, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009 of complications from cancer. He was a retiree of Waterous Co. after 37 years. He is survived by his wife, Emily; two sons: Robert (Karla) and Michael (Angie); two grandsons; two sisters: Marlene (Jake Mauer) Wardell and Carol (Leonard) Jakeman; a brother, Edward; and many other relatives. Visitation: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at Mueller Memorial Parkway Chapel, 835 Johnson Parkway at E. 7th St., St. Paul. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
Bonnie Mae Johannessen, 72, of Park Rapids, formerly of Bertha, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at home in Hubbard following a battle against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. She was born on May 4, 1936 in Cresco, Iowa to Orson "Bill" Howe and Lucille (Macal) Ingeltheron. She attended 12 years of public school mostly in the Waterloo, Iowa area. As a young woman she went to Clear Lake, Iowa. On Dec. 31, 1970 she married Robert Johannessen in Sioux Falls, S.D. They had eight children. She owned and operated a restaurant and worked at the Lifetime Motor Home Plant in Mason City, Iowa.
Lotis Floy Jackson, 87, of Colfax, Wis., formerly of Lake George, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at Colfax Health & Rehab Center. She was born Sept. 12, 1921 in Carlton to Royce and Mabel (Peterson) White. As a young girl she moved with her family to a farm in the Becida-Laporte area just south of Bemidji. She attended country school in the same area. On Oct. 1, 1942 she married Thomas "Ted" Theodore Jackson in Bemidji just before his being shipped to the European Theatre of WW II. They had a son and four daughters.
Alice F. Higginson, 76, of Nevis, formerly of Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at her home. She was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Chicago, Ill. to Earl and Alice Amberg Henson. She married Harlan Higginson on May 7, 1954 in Peoria.