DL News Staff
Aug. 12, 1912-June 12, 2006 Maudie Oliphant, 93, of Breckenridge, Minn., died Monday, June 12, 2006, at the St. Francis Healthcare Campus in Breckenridge. Maudie was born to Earl and Lulu (Nelson) Oliphant on Aug. 24, 1912, in Harrison County, Mo., the second child in a family of five. At an early age, she moved with her family to the Foxhome, Minn., area. She was baptized and confirmed into the Methodist faith. In 1933, Maudie married John C. Bergquist.
Sept. 9, 1961-June 10, 2006 Michael J. Chesley, 44, of Minneapolis, died Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Minneapolis. Michael James Chesley was born to Raymond Arthur and MaryAnn Chesley on Sept. 9, 1961, in Bemidji. He grew up in Ponsford, attending school in Pine Point and later, Park Rapids High School. Michael attended Detroit Lakes Vocational-Technical School, where he was enrolled in the electrician and welding programs. He worked in construction around the Detroit Lakes area and in Minneapolis.
Aug. 7, 1909-June 11, 2006 Esther H. Krogman, 96, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 11, at the Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Esther Hattie Ross was born to William and Bertha (Niccum) Ross on Aug. 7, 1909 in Dent, Minn. She grew up in the Dent area, where she attended school. Esther married Alfred Lachowitzer in 1930, and they farmed near Vergas until 1973, when they moved to Detroit Lakes. Alfred died in 1977. Esther worked at both the Pelican Rapids and Frazee turkey processing plants, and later the Nutrition Center in Detroit Lakes. She married Eldo Krogman in 1980.
Aug. 28, 1941-June 8, 2006 Mary E. Ramsey, 64, of rural Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, June 8, 2006 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Mary Ellen Marsh was born to Earl and Irma (Ericksen) Marsh on Aug. 28, 1941 in Dawson, Minn. She moved to Wisconsin with her family, attending elementary school in Cedar Lake and high school in Osceola, Wis. After graduating from high school, Mary attended the Teacher's College in Fredrick, Wis. She married Lawrence Ramsey on July 29, 1972. They lived in St. Paul, where she worked as a clerk for the Minnesota Transfer Railway.
April 4, 1918-June 10, 2006 Marjorie H. Hanson, 88, died on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at her home in Dallas, Ore., surrounded by her family and loved ones. Marjorie, the daughter of Alfred and Lillian Oss, was born April 4, 1918, in Goose Prairie, Township, Minn. As an infant, she moved with her family to Hitterdal, and lived there until Nov 17, 1959. She was valedictorian of Hitterdal High School in 1936, and graduated Moorhead Business College a year later.
About 700 members and guests attended the Lake Region Electric Cooperative Member Appreciation Breakfast and Annual meeting Saturday, June 10, at the Pelican Rapids High School auditorium. Election results are as follows: District 1, Harold Marty; District 4, John Koepcke; and District 7, Jack Lacey. Two bylaw changes were also approved by the membership. One requires a waiting period of three years after termination of employment at the cooperative before becoming eligible to become a director and prohibits employment at the cooperative while a director.
Detroit Lakes Police are searching for two individuals believed to have been involved in an armed robbery at the North Shore Travel Plaza convenience store late Sunday. The clerk told investigators that one of the robbers showed a knife. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The clerk, who was alone at the time, was not harmed. The incident was reported at 11:32 p.m.
Above all, the White Earth Powwow is a family affair. Toddlers prance until they collapse into the grass. Extended families gather with a group of lawn chairs and plates of steaming frybread. A unifying drum beat fills the outdoor stadium, with a ring of American flags flying in the center. This weekend's three-day powwow featured grand entries on each day, a free feast on Saturday and Sunday, all kinds of dancing contests and space for camping right next to the grounds.
The Becker County Humane Society will host its annual ShelterFest event on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Hotel Shoreham. The evening will include music by Doc & The Scrubs and a silent auction. Raffle tickets are on sale, featuring a 2006 Honda Metropolitan Scooter and a VIP package for two to the 25th Anniversary 2007 WE Fest. Raffle tickets are for sale at area businesses including Becker Pet & Garden, Bliss - A Bath and Body Shoppe, DL Animal Hospital and Solutions, LLC. The drawing will be held at 10 p.m.
The 4th Annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) will serve as the tour-ending destination for headliners Phil Lesh & Friends and Trey Anastasio, and a springboard for four nights of music, camping, and relaxation, with over 40 artists scheduled to perform July 19-22 at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes.