Displaying newspaper clippings and other display items, Glenys Ehlert outlined some of the positive developments and proposals in a “What’s Right” with the Pelican Rapids area presentation, at the April 11 Pelican Rapids Area Rotary Club meeting. 

Retired Pelican city clerk Ehlert has been a Pelican Rapids booster for more than three decades, and she continues with that upbeat, positive attitude in retirement.

Just a few of the examples of progress, promise and pride, as outlined by Ehlert:

• The Chamber of Commerce and city collaboration on the Business Retention and Expansion program.

• The city’s Housing Task Force, which is beginning to bring results–including a tax increment financing package that will bring nearly 100 apartment units to Pelican over several phases.

• Trail initiatives, including the Pelican Rapids to Maplewood State Park to Perham recreational corridor.

• The new nursing home addition and renovation at Pelican Valley Senior Living.

• The contest that is inviting the public to participate in a new design for the Pelican Rapids water tower, which will be painted this summer.

• The community center, which is being planned on the upper level of city hall–aimed at providing additional meeting, reception, and event space for Pelican Rapids.

• The city’s campground, which is growing in bookings every summer–and provides a perfect setting for campers to spend evenings in Pelican Rapids, walking distance from shopping in the downtown business district.