DL News Staff
Detroit Lakes will share a little bit of sporting history this coming Thursday, when the NHL's Lord Stanley Cup visits Lakes Sport Shop. As a result of the Carolina Hurricanes winning the Stanley Cup over the Edmonton Oilers, each player and front office worker gets the prestigious trophy for one day. Fortunately for Lakes Sport Shop owner Bruce Paskey, his niece Kelly Kirwin works as the Hurricanes' event coordinator and will be bringing the Cup to the DL store Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "It's pretty exciting having the Cup here," Paskey said of the event.
Even if the Detroit Lakes Legion Post 15 squad is seeded last in the upcoming District playoffs July 26-30, they will hold one piece of positive news. Post 15 took the season series against potential top seed Thief River Falls, 3-1, after splitting with the team from the north Tuesday, winning the first 7-1 and falling in the nightcap 12-11. DL (12-16) swept TRF earlier in the season, to hold the 3-1 regular season advantage. And it easily could have been 4-0.
Three runs in each of the Detroit Lakes softball team's two games in Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton were good enough for a split, as DL ended the regular season and began preparing for the District playoffs, which start Monday in Hawley. The split was the result of DL playing good defense with some solid pitching. Game one ended in a 7-3 loss, as DGF collected five hits and took advantage of seven Sarah Wilson walks. In the nightcap, the Lakers turned the tables, batting for eight safeties, while Steph Wilson cuffed the DGF bats with a one-hit, complete game victory at 3-1.
Relaying the story of Mike Berg is like trying to find a chiropractor in a foreign country with a tee time looming. Where to begin? The Detroit Lakes native, who didn't even take up golf until after high school, qualified for the U.S. Amateur in 2003 and quit his job on the grounds crew at Detroit Country Club at age 28 to turn pro.
To the Special People of Detroit Lakes: As we begin the next great adventure in our lives, we need to say goodbye to those who were a part of our 10 great years in Detroit Lakes. In every community we have lived, there have been special people. Special people who went the extra mile to make us feel welcome. Special people who just made it more fun to live and work in that particular place. Every community has its special people; but Detroit Lakes is full of special people! We will miss every one of you! If business or pleasure brings you this way, be sure to stop and say hi!
Warning to Wal-mart and Kmart shoppers! When you drive away from the stores and get to Highway #10, you will see a big red eight-sided sign with four white letters on it. This sign means, come to a complete stop, and don't pull out in front of a large, fast moving object going 50-60 miles per hour! It will be harmful to your health! If you are one of those who gets to the big red sign with a cell-phone in one hand, food, drink, cigarette, or another cell-phone in the other hand, ignore this warning. You wouldn't understand. -- Bill Wickam, Detroit Lakes
Last Saturday evening, July 8, my wife and I attended the production, "There's No Place Like Holmes -- A Musical Homecoming." We were very much looking forward to seeing past local musicians perform, as both my wife and I were born and raised in Detroit Lakes and still maintain a home there. The performance was outstanding: We thoroughly enjoyed each and every selection -- that is, until the last song.
Last Sunday, July 9, the Italian Soccer Team won the World Cup. If you were watching on television, or read the papers on Monday, you saw millions of Italians celebrating the victory in the streets of Rome and other Italian cities. The night before, a longtime Detroit Lakes resident passed away shortly before midnight.
Were you shocked a few weeks ago when you learned that three employees of Coca Cola Company were arrested for stealing and trying to sell Coke's secret recipe to PepsiCo for $1.5 million? Or were you more shocked to learn PepsiCo didn't bite? As soon as they got the offer (through the mail from a Coke employee who identified himself as "Dirk"), they notified the FBI and cooperated in the investigation. We have to assume that Pepsi cooperated for all the right reasons: they are ethical, fair and operate within the law.