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31st Annual Whitefish Chain Classic Boat Show

Classic boats are a long held tradition on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes and several were on display in the 31st annual White Chain Classic Boat show on Saturday, June 16th in Crosslake.

The morning started off with rain but as the skies cleared, the docks at Moonlite Bay Restaurant filled with spectators during the sunny afternoon.

Bill Terry, one of the event’s organizer said the day before that he expected 43 boats to be displayed during the day - including three from the 1920s and about a half dozen from the 1930s.

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Playground dedication in Jenkins

Several residents and government officials from the City of Jenkins gathered on Saturday, June 16th to officially open and dedicate the new city playground located in Veteran’s Park along Hwy 371.

The project was a long one said Mayor Jon Lubke, who said the idea to replace and upgrade the park and playground began in the early 2000s. Donations and monetary gifts to the project were gathered over that time, then a few years ago, council member Charlie Hoffman asked at a council meeting if the city had the resources to complete the project. The answer was yes, and the city moved to complete the funding for the project. Work on installing the equipment began in September 2017 and was completed about a month later.

Lubke called the project a true community effort as several people have been involved, “This is a source of pride among the community to see this completed.”

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Crosslake Council discusses filling Park and Rec Jobs

The Crosslake City Council continued discussions concerning filling the Park and Recreation Director position at their regular meeting on Monday, June 11, 2018. Present were Mayor Patty Norgaard, council members Dave Schrupp, Gary Heacox, Brad Nelson and David Nevin, as well as Clerk Char Nelson, Administrator Mike Lyonais, and Attorney Brad Person.

The Director position was one of two vacancies in the Parks and Recreation Department following the May 2018 departure of Jon Henke after 19 years with the city.

City Administrator Lyonais presented two options to fill the Department Head position. The first option was that the personnel committee can review the applications and make a recommendation of its top picks to the council, then the council could conduct interviews. The second option would be for the personnel committee could conduct interviews and make their recommendation to the council. The personnel committee was planning to discuss the process on Monday, June 18.

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7th Annual Evening for Education

The 7th annual Evening for Education event was held on Thursday, June 14th at Mooonlite Bay Restaurant. Started as a general fundraiser for the Crosslake Community School, the event has grown significantly over the years. The final tally of dollars raised was incomplete at press time and will be included along with a list of raffle and auction winners in the next edition of the Northland Press - photos by Paul Boblett

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