DL News Staff
Energy prices remain on everyone's minds, although not necessarily the No. 1 item on the list. Still, it is near the top as we enter the heart of summer and you'd like to be outside enjoying the weather before fall comes along to change amber fields of grain into blackened fields. Not to pour cold water on your thoughts, but snow could be flying in three months, and those furnaces running again. A Fargo television station reported late Thursday that Minnesota resorts are registering steady business, with even first-time visitors checking in for vacations.
The U.S. Farm Service Agency is reminding participants in the 2006 farm program to report their acreages. The reporting is mandatory in order to receive the market assistance loan, loan deficiency eligibility, CRP payment, direct and counter cyclical program payment and non-insured assistance benefits. The reporting deadline for spring-seeded crops is July 17 at county FSA offices.
Producers still have time to vaccinate their livestock against anthrax, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says. The region's first anthrax case of the season has been found in northwestern Minnesota. Six of the cattle in a 17-head herd have died from the disease. The herd had not been vaccinated. Stoltenow said this is a little early for anthrax to appear. It usually doesn't surface until about July 1. The anthrax vaccine is very effective and safe, according to Stoltenow. It will not cause anthrax in animals and is not dangerous to humans.
April 19, 1923-July 1, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Sylvia B. Grose, 83, of Prescott, Ariz., died Saturday, July 1, at her residence. Sylvia B. Grose was born to Ernest and Melvina (Loock) Vorwerk on April 19, 1923 in Parshall, N.D. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Detroit Lakes, where she attended school. In 1941 she moved to California, where she finished her education, and also worked in an airplane manufacturing plant in support of World War II. On April 27, 1946, Sylvia married Alden F. Grose in Yuma, Ariz.
Sept. 18, 2000-June 30, 2006 Jarred J. "Bud" Auginaush, 5, of Naytahwaush, Minn., died Friday, June 30, 2006, in Naytahwaush, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile-bicycle accident. Jarred James Auginaush was born to Sarah Auginaush and Jerome Neeland on Sept. 18, 2000, in Bemidji. He lived in Naytahwaush and attended Head Start. Jarred was one of a kind, and always such a joy to be with. It could be the worst day and he had a way to make it your best. Bud always had such unique phrases to say. He loved to dance and rap for his family.
Michael McConnell thinks Americans don't understand the true cost of the conflict in Iraq. "For most Americans, the war looks like a video game rather than the grim reality that it is," said McConnell, a regional director for the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group that promotes peace. McConnell devised an exhibit, "Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War," to fight American indifference. The traveling display features one pair of combat boots for every American soldier killed in Iraq.
July 31, 1924-July 4, 2006 White Earth native Francis M. "Finn" "Chief" Chaika, 81, of Knoxville, Ill., died Tuesday, July 4, 2006 at his residence in Knoxville. Francis, the son of Frank and Lillian (Heisler) Chaika, was born July 31, 1924 in White Earth. He was reared and educated in Minnesota. Francis became a logger at the age of 16, working first in Minnesota and then in Williamsfield, Ill. He then worked at the former Kendricks Lumber Company in Abingdon, Ill., until it closed in the 1960s. Francis next worked at Bahl Lumber Co. in Oxford Junction, Iowa, until he retired in 1986.
Sept. 15, 1955-July 4, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Richard C. Thompson, 50, of St. Cloud, died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, of pancreatic cancer. Richard was born on Sept. 15, 1955 in Santa Monica, Calif. He attended schools in southern California, and graduated from Whittier College in 1978. He spent his childhood summers at his grandparents' cottage on Lake Melissa in Detroit Lakes, fueling his love of sailing and prompting an interest in later owning the family cottage. In 1989, he married Marie Escamilla and they lived in Seattle and Edmonds, Wash., before moving to the St.
May 23, 1911-July 3, 2006 Walter E. Myers, 95, of Lake Park, died Monday, July 3, 2006, in Sunnyside Care Center, Lake Park. Walter was born to Emanuel and Alicia (Thaler) Myers on May 23, 1911, at their home in Langdon, N.D. He was baptized at the Methodist Church in Langdon. He attended school in Manilla Township #3 and Langdon High School. He grew up on the family farm near Langdon, where he farmed with his father until 1942, when he purchased his own farm about a half a mile east of where he was raised. On Jan. 6, 1937, he married Irene Gustafson. Together, they had three children.