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PHOTO GALLERY – MPA drumline competition, featuring Dassel Cokato’s ‘Activate.’

The Minnesota Percussion Association held a drumline competition at Dassel Cokato High School last Saturday.  The DC drumline’s performance, Activate, took first place in the Percussion Scholastic A category.

All competitors are featured in the gallery.  See DC’s drumline in action on pages 3 and 4, and at the bottom of page 5.

Check out all of the photos here:

http://photos.dasselcokato.com/Dassel-Cokato-Drumline-Competition-featuring-the-theme/i-TGfxS6H

Watch the Enterprise Dispatch for an article about, and photos from, the competition.

Cokato fire and ambulance get ready for new fire hall

COKATO, MN – With the new Cokato fire and ambulance station just a month away from being substantially completed, the departments are starting to plan out what they will be moving over to the new station and what will need to be purchased.

Read the full story in the Nov. 17 edition of the Enterprise Dispatch. Click here to subscribe to the print or online version.

Cokato Fire Chief Hutch Erickson informed the council of a generator the fire department would like to donate to Dassel’s Fire Relief, and of interior supplies it plans to purchase once the fire and ambulance hall is completed. Department funds would be used to purchase these items.

Cokato Fire Chief Hutch Erickson informed the council of a generator the fire department would like to donate to Dassel’s Fire Relief, and of interior supplies it plans to purchase once the fire and ambulance hall is completed. Department funds would be used to purchase these items.

Meeker County seeks internet input

Meeker County knows that internet access is a must in today’s technology driven world for quality of life, work, business, and education.
Meeker County has hired Design Nine as the broadband/internet access consultant to help study broadband/internet availability and service in Meeker County.
Meeker County residents are asked to help by filling out a survey about current internet service and/or the lack of service.
Survey information gathered from residents in Meeker County will help create options for future planning of internet/broadband services for residents of Meeker County.
Participation in this survey is highly needed and greatly appreciated.
For further information, see Meekerdc.com under the Broadband button. Questions may be  emailed to meekerdc@gmail.com.
Use the provided web site links to fill out the surveys online, and click the submit button at the end of the survey: Residential Survey: http://projects.designnine.com/survey/meeker-residential-broadband-survey; Business Survey: http://projects.designnine.com/survey/meeker-business-broadband-survey.
If unable to access online, call (320) 693-5272 and paper copy will be mailed.

Join the cast and crew of ‘Two by Two’

DASSEL – The FungusAmongus Players of Dassel-Cokato announce auditions for “Two by Two,” the first of four productions for the 2017-2018 season.

“Two by Two” is the Broadway musical version of the Noah’s Ark story, with roles for four men ages 20 to 80, and four women ages 20 to 80.

Auditions wil take place Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m., and Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum, located at 901 1st Street in Dassel.

Performances for “Two by Two” will take place Thursday Oct. 12 through Saturday, Oct. 14; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 18 and 19; and Saturday, Oct.  21 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.

Those auditioning should prepare a song and bring potential rehearsal conflict dates from Thursday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 22.

For more information about “Two by Two,” the 2017-2018 season, and the FungusAmongus Players of Dassel-Cokato, visit the website (www.fungusamongusplayers.org) and the Facebook page (@fungusamongusplayers).

Local volunteers honored

Lillian Sukut of Maple Lake, and Terry Marsh of Buffalo were recently named 2017 Wright County Outstanding Senior Volunteers.

Lillian Sukut

Lillian Sukut (no picture available) has been involved in a wide variety of volunteer activities.

Some of her volunteer activities include working with Maple Lake Senior Connections, Sam’s Quilting Club, Maple Manor Senior Building and Dining Site, as well as doing whatever she can to help others.

Terry Marsh

Terry Marsh has been involved with many organizations doing volunteer work.

A few of the many groups he works with are Fare for All, The Shriners, Buffalo Police Reserve, Special Olympics, and Kids Wings, giving time and his talents to help others.

Wight County’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer Selection Committee, in cooperation with the Minnesota State Fair Board and the Wright County Fair Board, made the selection.

The purpose of the program is to recognize that the senior citizen population is a very valuable resource to the communities as they continue to give back of their time and talents to the residents of our communities.

The eligibility criteria for the outstanding senior are that they are a Minnesota resident and must attain the age of 70 by Aug 1.

Only volunteer activities after the age of 65 for which there is no compensation (except for reimbursed expenses) are considered. The committee looks for leadership, diversity of accomplishments, and the variety of services performed.

 

Dassel ambassadors in cahoots with secretive flamboyant flamingos

A flock of pink flamingoes recently landed on Kingston resident Karen Schmiesing’s lawn. The brilliant birds were accompanied by Dassel Ambassador Emma Erickson, and 2017-2018 ambassador candidates Bailey Hanson and Emily Peller.  The splashy fowl apparently work closely with the Dassel Ambassador program by landing on a designated person’s lawn, and then departing when a donation has been made to the ambassador program. Details regarding how to order a flamingo  party can be received by calling the Dassel Ambassador Program Coordinator, Kelly Klima at (320) 493-8980.

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