DL News Staff
It was a bad idea to drink and drive in the Detroit Lakes area over the four-day Fourth of July weekend. State troopers, city police and county deputies arrested 85 people for driving while impaired and cited 137 minors for underage drinking July 1-4. The officers were participating in Operation NightCAP (nighttime concentrated alcohol patrol). "Many people get caught up in celebrating Independence Day and don't think about the drive back to the cabin," says State Patrol Lt. Mike Hanson.
Members of Minnesota law enforcement and fire departments joined their Nevada counterparts recently in calling for increased federal funding of emergency services. A joint press conference was held by U.S. Sens. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) June 29 to illustrate funding deficiencies. Reid, Senate Minority Leader, said if a "tiny speck" of the federal dollars being spent in Iraq -- $2.5 billion a week -- were allocated to these domestic interests "we would make our communities safer all over America." Dayton and U.S. Sen.
Everyone has read the negative publicity professional athletes generate for themselves and their teams when they are making headlines with such words as "D.U.I", "domestic assault" or more recently "Love Boat." It's headlines which draw the attention of the reader or television watcher and make many disgusted at the who have so much going for them and not taking advantage of what they have. But what goes mostly unnoticed is the majority. Yes, the majority of those pro athletes who do know what they have and share it with the needy.
A man with no permanent address made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on two felony charges Monday. District Judge John Pearson set bond at $10,000 against Garron Straw, 27, who listed himself as homeless. Straw is charged with one count each of third-degree burglary and theft of property/services. According to the court complaint, a Detroit Lakes homeowner reported that $931 worth of items was stolen from his garden shed July 1.
A workshop on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders will be held at White Earth on Thursday, July 13. FASD refers to a variety of conditions that can occur to children born to mothers who drank alcohol while pregnant. Severe brain damage can be or is one of the symptoms. Other issues are heart, liver and kidney damage; facial malformations; damaged muscles, skin, teeth and bones; lung damage; and low birthweight. "This is just the beginning," said FASD Project case manager Allan DeGroat.
Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) offers an online database that uses technology to make tracing family trees easier. HeritageQuest Online, a Web-based reference tool allows you to start exploring your roots by simply searching a surname. Even more convenient, you don't have to leave home to do it. Anyone with a LARL card can log on to HeritageQuest Online through www.larl.org and begin instantly searching the database's millions of records for clues to their past as far back as the 1700s.
Computers and quilts may sound like polar opposites, but Bill and Jean Livingood know how to make them work together. Their new business, Heritage Quilting on Abbey Lake, utilizes a Gammil Quilting Machine that is operated by the Statler Stitcher computer program. After selecting a pattern and placing the quilt materials properly on the machine, the quilt will be put together in about two hours. That would be record time for anyone who has quilted by hand. The sewing bug has been in both sides of the Livingood family for a long time.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Sunday, July 9 Drifters dance A dance featuring Drifters is from 1 to 5 p.m. in the American Legion, Park Rapids. There is a $4 donation at the door. Call 218-837-5793 for more info. Family Jam Family Jam begins in the City Park at 12:30.
New Creation Lutheran Church will celebrate the arrival of its first pastor, Rev. Paul Anderson, on Sunday, July 16, which is when Anderson will give his first sermon as pastor. Anderson has answered the call from New Creation Luth-eran Church of Perham, a newly formed LCMC congregation which started worship services on Easter Sunday. Worship services have been lead by supply pastors, including Anderson. He will be officially installed in September. Jim Nordbeck, president of the search task force, stated.
Torgeson to dean's list Ted Torgerson of Callaway has been named to the 2006 spring Dean's List at the University of Minnesota, Crookston.