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Silver Bay City Council Meeting; September 18, 2023

Joe Rhein, Senior Project Manager for Bolton & Menk, presented a proposal to the Silver Bay City Council on Monday for geotechnical testing and soil boring along East Lakeview Drive. The purpose of the testing is to prepare the area for road improvements. The Council voted to accept the proposal. The geotechnical testing should start around the first week of October with a plan to complete the road construction project next Spring.

North of Nashville, an arts and entertainment company from Duluth, will be staging a Fall Festival in Silver Bay on October 13th at the Reunion Hall.  North of Nashville  is “the Midwest’s connection to premier country music, talent, and entertainment. Each show boasts a different array of national and locally known artists with a songwriter’s circle and concert collaboration”.

Country music fans and friends are invited to enjoy a community dance and concert. Songwriters Lexi Houle, Bo Allen and Dawn Homstad, will open the show with a song-writers acoustic session, to be followed by a performance from Monica Austin – Midwest Country Music Organization Entertainer of the Year.

General admission tickets will cost $25 and are available for purchase online at the North of Nashville Fall Festival website. Tickets can also be purchased at the door and VIP seating tickets are available for $50. The doors will open at 5:00 with music starting at 6:00. Food trucks will be on site and a full liquor service will be provided.

Due to some recent vandalism at the city’s wastewater facility, the Council has decided to install security cameras at both water and wastewater sites. IRN Security Systems of Grand Rapids Minnesota will install the cameras at a cost of around $9,000 for both facilities. Servers will also be installed at the Police Department so that the city water facilities can be monitored 24/7.

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for October 2nd at 7:00.

Rick Evans
Rick Evans
My wife, Marsha Kinzer (a proud DEHS Greyhound, class of ‘77) introduced me to the North Shore on vacation in 2012. It became our regular escape when the stress of our careers in education became overwhelming, and it didn’t take me long to fall in love with the breathtaking scenery, the nice people, and “salad” containing Jell-o and marshmallows. So you can either blame or thank my loving wife for my being here, because when we needed to choose a retirement hometown, Marsha advocated hard for her beloved Duluth, and here we are, six months later. Yes, this will be my first northern Minnesota winter. Yes, I welcome thoughts and prayers. Government, public policy, and social justice weighed heavily in the curriculums I taught at the high school level over a thirty-eight year career. In addition, we were a laboratory school focused on critical thinking in conjunction with technical and scientific writing. So when I found myself adrift on the great ocean of retirement and spied a raft, I jumped at the chance to take up what I’d left behind…minus the bad teachers’ lounge coffee. My position at the NSJ allows me to combine my passions for government and writing, and it’s helping me to feel less out of touch in new surroundings. When I’m not being “Cubby” (Marsha’s favorite new nickname for this green reporter) I enjoy pointing at eagles and saying, “Look, honey. There’s an eagle.” I’ve had an active side hustle as a professional musician for almost as many years as Charlie Parr. As a guitarist/singer/songwriter, I graced the stages of clubs and festivals around southern Wisconsin, including an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion. Should I even mention A Prairie Home Companion, or am I the only one here old enough to remember what that is? Look! An eagle!
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