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MN marathoner to tell inspirational story at DC PAC Feb. 6

Minnesota marathon runner Dick Beardsley has faced death multiple times, yet retains a positive outlook on life. He will be sharing his story with the DC community Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Performing Arts Center.

Minnesota marathon runner Dick Beardsley has faced death multiple times, yet retains a positive outlook on life. He will be sharing his story with the DC community Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Performing Arts Center.

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The Dassel-Cokato Bounce Back Project is having a community kick off event Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a free presentation by Minnesota marathoner Dick Beardsley. The event will start at 6:30 p.m., and will take place in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Dassel-Cokato High School.

Beardsley is well-known for his abilities as an athlete, but he has also faced and overcome some of life’s most difficult and tragic challenges, while maintaining a favorable attitude — even after facing death multiple times.

“I am looking forward to hearing about Dick’s story, and learning about what he does to remain positive when faced with life’s challenges,” stated DC Bounce Back project member Brenda Christensen. “January is a time to start fresh. Making changes to improve our happiness and connect with others is a great way to start.”

“Dick Beardsley is an inspiration,” added fellow member Annette Bohnsack. “This will be a story of tragedy, victory, and hope. Adversity is something we can all relate to. Hearing someone’s story of adversity gives us courage to own and share our stories.”

Beardsley’s presentation is said to be suitable for families with children ages 11 and older. Free childcare will be provided for youth 10 years old and younger from 6:20 to 8 p.m. in the east gym by the PAC.

The evening will include a performance by magician and comedian, “The Great Brodini,” who is being sponsored by the Cokato Library and Minnesota Legacy Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Pre-registration must be done beforehand through the DC Community Education office, (320)-286-4120.

Originally, the event was scheduled for Jan. 30, but was postponed due to the weather.

Bounce Back Project kick off rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6

DASSEL, COKATO, MN — Due to last week’s cold weather, the Dassel-Cokato Bounce Back Project kick off has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the DC Performing Arts Center (PAC). The presentation is expected to go from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and is recommended for individuals 11 years old and older.

Free child care in the east gym (right next to the PAC) will be provided for those 10 and under. Pre-registration/re-registration for child care is required. Click here to take care of that.

Click here to learn more about the Feb. 6 event.

Also, an article about the Bounce Back Project appeared in the Jan. 25 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch, and can be read here.

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 Finnish tin melting open house

2019 Finnish tin melting open housePHOTO GALLERY, COKATO, MN – The Cokato Historical Society and Cokato Museum hosted its 19th annual Finnish tin melting open house event Jan. 6.

Click here to see highlights from the event. Select images will appear in the Jan. 11 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

For information on the Finnish tin melting tradition, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Finnish tin melting open house

PHOTO GALLERY: Dazzle in Dassel, 2018

PHOTO GALLERY, DASSEL, MN – Things were “dazzling” in Dassel Dec. 14. Click here to see highlights from the 2018 Dazzle in Dassel event. Select images will appear in the Dec. 21 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch.

 

Dazzle in Dassel 2018

Dazzle in Dassel 2018

 

 

Cokato man hits tree in Meeker County

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – A one-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of County State Aid Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway 6 in Collinwood Township yesterday morning, according to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 4:05 a.m., Justin Simonson, 20, of Cokato went off the road and struck at tree with his vehicle. He was traveling alone, and alcohol is not considered a factor in the incident.

Simonson was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital, and then air lifted to North
Memorial. The extent of his injuries is unknown.

Dassel Fire and Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to the scene.

FungusAmongus Players are ‘Finishing School’

DASSEL, COKATO, MN – The FungusAmongus Players may be launching a new season of shows, but that doesn’t mean they can’t start it off with a few old souls.

The Dassel-Cokato community theater group’s first production of the year is “Finishing School” by Elaine Liner, and will be performed at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum. Show dates are today, Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13, Friday Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.; and Sundays Oct. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at www.fungusamongusplayers.org for $15. Season tickets are also available for $50.

Read what the play is about and how rehearsal is going in the Oct. 12 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print and online version.