DL News Staff
The Patriot Act has brought the issues of safety vs. freedom to the attention of the American public. But it's not a new dilemma. Earlier presidents like Roosevelt and Lincoln each struggled with problems that sometimes led them to set safety above freedom. Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese-Americans in camps during World War II, a war fought largely in the name of freedom. Lincoln suspended the right of habeas corpus during the Civil War to free slaves. At times, it appears that society sets safety above freedom.
Folk singer Bill Isles and his wife, Kate, will perform at Centennial Auditorium in Staples on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Isles, who performed in Staples last summer on the "Music in the Park" series, made a big impact on local audiences with the strength and depth of his lyrics. Since he returned to performing in 2000, he has become one of the most well-known and highly respected singer-songwriters in the Midwest and has begun to headline shows nationally.
Peter Ostroushko and Dan Chouinard will bring their "Troubadour Concert," featuring a unique blend of travel tales and music from home and abroad, to the Fargo Theatre on Tuesday, March 21 for a 7:30 p.m. concert. This "musical celebration of spring" will include songs featuring the mandolin, fiddle, accordion and piano. Tickets, which go on sale Feb. 15, are $20 for the concert plus "meet and greet" with the musicians, or $15 for the concert only.
Vergas recording artist Patty McVane will be the featured artist at the ninth annual "Celebration of Women & Their Music," set to take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb.
June 1, 1922-Feb. 2, 2006 Frances M. "Ginger" Butenhoff, 83, of Mahnomen, died Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the Mahnomen Nursing Center. Frances Marlene Butenhoff was born to Joseph and Jennie (King) Oshkinowe on June 1, 1922 in White Earth, where she grew up and attended the White Earth Mission School. She later attended school in Wahpeton, N.D. Frances was an over-the-road truck driver, and had been a nurse's aide in Minneapolis. She married Glenn Clark, Sr., and following his death, she later married John Buttenhoff. Frances was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
Beginning Experience Why walk this journey alone? The Beginning Experience is a support group for those widowed, divorced or separated. Meetings are every Thursday at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Education Building at First Lutheran Church, DL. For more info, call Jan Hersch at 218-439-6598 or Marlys Smith at 218-483-3587. Emmanuel's Alzheimers Emmanuel Community's Alzheimer's Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Adult Day Care Room. A light supper is served, with the discussion following at 6:30.
June 11, 1929-Feb. 2, 2006 Darwin E. Bellanger, 76, of White Earth, died Thursday, February 2, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Darwin E. Bellanger was born to William and Charlotte (Legue) Bellanger on June 11, 1929 in White Earth, where he was raised and educated. Darwin served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the Army, he lived in California until returning to White Earth in 1966. He worked as a night watchman for the Regional Treatment Center (RTC) and congregate housing in White Earth, retiring in 1994.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animal that was recently found: female black puppy, on Road 103 five miles south of Lake Park. three kittens in White Earth. To claim this pet or if interested in adoption, call 218-847-0511 and leave a message.
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 . Thursday, Feb. 9 Rotary spaghetti dinner Noon Rotary sponsors a spaghetti dinner to benefit area scholars, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MSCTC-Detroit Lakes (the tech college). Adults are admitted for $6, ages 4-12 for $3, and and those under age 3 are admitted free.
Kids from around the area competed Saturday in Frazee Elementary School for Spelling Bee honors. Becker County winners are first place, Katie Anderson, Roosevelt Elementary; second place, Montana Johnson, Rossman elementary, and third place, Ashley Anderson, Frazee-Vergas School.