DL News Staff
March 10, 1948-June 20, 2006 Former Lake Park resident Gerald "Jerry" Lord, 58, of Parker, Colo., died peacefully, with his family beside him on Tuesday, June 20, 2006. Jerry was born to Lyle W. and Bessie (Stover) Lord on March 10, 1948, in Detroit Lakes. Jerry graduated from Lake Park High School. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, farmer, and was recently employed in the financial securities industry as a network administrator. Jerry was married to Kathy Kunert on March 18, 1967 in Amarillo, Texas. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and baseball fan.
June 27, 1922-June 21, 2006 Fern Erdahl, 83, of Fargo, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Fern Hills was born June 27, 1922, in Kerkhoven, Minn. She attended schools in Willmar, Minn., and graduated from Willmar High School. Fern married Ralph Erdahl on Aug. 25, 1946 at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Fargo. She worked for the North Dakota Air National Guard, retiring in 1982.
Fore! Or in Rick Hutchinson's and Karter Smith's case... 20-fore! The two Detroit Lakes youth golfers will be partaking in a unique challenge Tuesday when they play 24 straight hours of golf at the Ironman Golf Course, to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of DL. It's somewhat ironic that the two golfers' stage is Ironman Golf Course, because it will take some iron will to make it through that many hours -- and holes -- of golf. "The challenge will be to not get tired," said Smith, who is 10-years old and is the son of Ironman Golf Course owner and Golf Pro Kris Smith.
The American Legion Post 15 baseball team had a so-so introduction to the Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo Wednesday, splitting with Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton to put its season record at 8-4. Playing for the first time in Newman Field complex, the Post 15 squad allowed eight runs in the fifth inning to key a 15-5 loss in six innings, but rebounded well behind pitcher Joe Schiller in game two to win 7-2. Schiller pitched his second straight complete game victory, this time stifling the DFG bats to four hits, while his defense behind him took care of their pitcher by committing just one error.
The Detroit Lakes summer softball team is feeling some growing pains, with a start of 3-5-1. The Lakers scratched three wins out of their last, with a split versus Norman County East Tuesday and a sweep of Breckenridge Wednesday. DL started almost with a clean slate from its high school team, with a host of players seeing varsity action for the first time in their careers. That includes pitcher Sarah Wilson, who is replacing departing senior and sister Steph Wilson. "We are a very young team," said DL head coach Noah Johnson.
Lakeview Ladies League results A group of 29 ladies enjoyed the evening of golf. Mystery Score was the game. Winners were: First place with a score of 36--Taunia Suckert, Sue DeBois, Becky Depree and Brenda Anderson. Second place with a score of 40--Karen Hagen, Jackie Hoben, Donna Ronken and Diane Gordon Third place with a score of 43--Shelva Swanson, Mary Nelson, Dee Bowman and Kristie McKenzie. Longest drive was by Brenda Anderson, longest putt by Karen Heitman. Sharon O'Brien had a chip in and Taunia Suckert had a birdie.
Lakeview Golf Course Junior Golf Tuesday, June 27 7:30 a.m. -- 18 & 9 Hole Boys Tyler Baukol Nate Bausman Jack Dohoney Brady Eilertson Nate Friesen Ben Gailfus Beau Hanson Michael Herzog Rick Hutchinson Jacob Johnson Cole Pudwill Karter Smith Aaron Singer Kyle Singer Steven Labine 18 & 9 Hole Girls Ashley Friesen Justine Haukebo Carrie Sorenson Andrea Weiss 8:00 a.m.
The Detroit Lakes VFW Izzo's baseball team brought the brooms out on Perham, sweeping the team from the east by the scores of 9-3 and 14-11. In the opening tilt, Doug Dickey scattered five hits and five walks and gave up only two earned runs to get the win on the mound. Izzo's fell behind early when Perham took the lead in the second after a leadoff walk, a double, and another base on balls. The Pirates had runners at first and second with nobody out and two runs scored when Dickey hopped off the mound to pick up a bunt and threw the lead runner out at third base for a huge out.
ST. PAUL - In the search for cheaper prescription drugs, state leaders are pinning their latest hopes on two Web sites designed to help consumers shop around and save money. Gov. Tim Pawlenty unveiled a new addition to the state's Minnesota RxConnect Web site Thursday - RxPrice Compare, which lets consumers look up pharmacy prices for about 200 common medications. That expansion dovetails with a statewide marketing campaign for Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, a free Web site ranking drugs by effectiveness, safety and price.
A Hawley man faces a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge after a video of him and two others setting a turtle on fire appeared online. Joel Charles Ross, 18, will be arraigned July 10 in Clay County Court in Moorhead. The maximum penalty for the crime is a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail. Court documents say that on June 16, Hawley Police Sgt.