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Fundraiser planned for family of man killed in logging accident

NIMROD — A fundraiser snowmobile and chili ride is planned Feb. 5 for a Nimrod family that suffered a tragedy just days before Christmas. 

Melissa Rathcke and her five daughters lost a husband and father when Daren Rathcke, 35, was killed in a logging accident on Dec. 23. 

The snowmobile and chili feed ride leaves at noon from J&J’s Bar and Grill in Nimrod on a trip to Jimmy’s Bar in Hewitt with stops along the way. 

Donations sought are $5 per sled and $5 for the chili feed. The chili feed starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. Feb. 5.

A raffle, with live music with Missfortune, is planned on Feb. 4 and Feb. 5 at J&J’s Bar and Grill from 8:30 p.m. to close both nights. 

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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