100-mile challenge underway
Think you can walk, bike, skate or run 100 miles before September 21? If so, get credit for your efforts from Lake View Memorial Hospital and enter yourself in a contest for a wellness package.
As a prelude to their popular Walking by Water event, LVMH is encouraging Lake, Cook and St. Louis County residents to get moving this summer with the 100-mile Challenge. They have an official scorecard available at www.lvmhospital.com. It can also be picked up at the hospital or Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce office. Participants log the number of miles walked throughout the summer. Other activities may be logged as well ( 15 minutes of activity = 1 mile).
At the Walking by Water event on September 21, participants who turn in their scorecards will be entered into a drawing for a wellness package.
Walking by Water is a 1-, 3- or 5-mile walk on Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. Registration is available at the hospital or at www.lvmhospital.com. Participants receive a t-shirt and water bottle and finishers receive a medallion.
Sequel to “Convergence at Two Harbors” released
Dennis Herschbach has penned a follow-up to his novel, “Convergence at Two Harbors.” The new book, “Seven Graves, Two Harbors,” was released in early June.
“Convergence at Two Harbors” was featured in the June 15, 2012 issue of the News-Chronicle. It was a thriller starring female sheriff Deidre Johnson. “Seven Graves” again has Johnson as the protagonist, investigating suspicious disappearances and deaths in the Isabella area. The book is the second in a planned four-part series.
A book release party will be held at The Pub in Two Harbors on June 29 at 2 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and Herschbach will be on hand to answer questions and sign books.
Herschbach, who now resides in Sartell, Minn., is a native of northeastern Minnesota. He was a teacher in Two Harbors for 45 years. He has published two poetry books, “Grief Journey” and “South First and Lake Front” and a memoir, “Brown Sugar Syrup and Jack Pine Sand” in addition to his two most recent novels. He has won numerous awards for his writing. Find out more at www.dennisherschbachauthor.com.
Silver Bay book receives award
The book “Company Town: An Oral History about Life in Silver Bay, Minnesota, 1950s—1980s,” won a Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) Northern Lights Award of Merit at the organization’s annual banquet held in Minneapolis on May 20.
MAGC sponsors the Northern Lights Contest annually to recognize outstanding work in government communications. In addition to rewarding exemplary work in the public sector, the Northern Lights Awards Program provides valuable feedback from qualified judges who are communications professionals.
One of the MAGC judges wrote of Company Town: “There is great value in this project… tremendous effort is shown in gathering and editing the interviews.”
Company Town is based on interviews with 64 longtime or former residents of Silver Bay and tells how Silver Bay’s former status as a “company town” set it apart from most other small towns across America.
The book is a special project of Kelley High School in Silver Bay and was made possible by two grants (one for $1,860 in 2010 and another for $6,008 in 2011) from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund administered by the Minnesota Historical Society. Dr. Kent Kaiser, a professor at Northwestern College in Saint Paul and a 1984 graduate of William Kelley High School, served as project manager. WKHS students Alexis Jacobson (’13), Sabrina Jacobson (’17), and Brett Mensing (’13) helped with interview sessions and Northwestern College student Cody Durkee (’13) helped with manuscript preparation and book launch publicity.
Copies of the book can be ordered by mail for $13. To order, send a check written to “Kelley High School” to Prof. Kent Kaiser, MJ168, Northwestern College, 3003 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55113. Copies of the book can be purchased in person for $10 at the front office at Kelley High School, at the Silver Bay Public Library, and at the Cedar Chest gift shop in Beaver Bay. More information is available by emailing SilverBayMN@hotmail.com.