DL News Staff
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.
If you like the Water Carnival of the Northwest, with its grand parade, Water Fights, demolition derby, tractor pull, pageant, kiddie games, Big Bash dance and other events, say thank you to the Detroit Lakes Jaycees. The group has organized the water carnival since it was founded by the Jaycees in the mid-1930s. We mention this now, not just because the Water Carnival wraps up today (with the parade at 1 p.m.
The Detroit Lakes Jaycees baseball team went 5-2 in June, after dropping its first two games to Hawley and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton to open the season. Hawley defeated DL 10-5 and DGF downed the Lakers 11-5. But the Jaycees jumpstarted their season with a five-game winning streak, topping DGF Silver 16-9, Lake Park-Audubon 21-1, Pelican Rapids 10-9, Fergus Falls 8-7 and Barnesville 13-6. "The pitchers have been throwing strikes," said head coach Mike Even.
Taking what the weather gave them, the Detroit Lakes VFW Izzo's baseball team forced the Otters into 10 infield errors to pick up a split Thursday night, as a stiff gale blew in from left center. Izzo's dropped the opener 5-4, but came back to win 11-3 in game two. Jake Syverson was on the hill in game one, and threw another gem. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits, two walks, and two strikeouts.
Niemi 60th anniversary Don, Ken and Ailene, along with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cordially invite you to an open house 60th wedding celebration for John and Blanche Niemi on Saturday, July 22 from 1-5 p.m. at the home of Gary and Ailene Rosentreter, 12572 U.
SUNDAY, JULY 16 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 2-4 pm-Compassionate Friends (grief support group for parents surviving the death of a child) currently meeting at Sunflower Hill Coffee Shop. Info: Brenda Houts, 218-846-9275. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, JULY 17 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.).
"A" honor roll Grade 12 Julie Ammons, Matthew Baker, Serena Biewer, Carly Brodsho, Judah Burlingame, Brent Eidenschink, Jordanne Even, Josie Gaines, Hanna Grinaker, Megan Grubb, Erika Guetter, Michael Haggart, Erika Haglund, Randi Hartman, Lauren Henke, Christine Herzog, Greta Imholte, Dustin Long, Heather Lormis, Bridget McDougall, Laura Mcrae, Stacy Neumeister, Trisha Norman, Ann Sauer, Kyle Sauvageau, Amanda Schlauderaff, Marianna Schupp, Michael Seaworth, Marly Simmons, Teah Skalin, Mary Swanberg, Samantha Thielen, Tiffany Thompson, Michael Thorp, Natasha Velde, Stephanie Wilson, Kally
DEAR Abby: I was recently invited to a party. The invitation stated a specific time for the event. I arrived on time, only to find the host and hostess not there. One left as we were arriving, and the other came in two hours late (at a ball game for a child). Two of their children, ages 7 and 11, were home. I consider this to be extremely rude, as it happens every time they host a party.
FINGALSON -- a boy, Joseph James; born July 1, 2006, weighing 9 lbs. 11 oz. to Randi Berry and Christopher Fingalson.