DL News Staff
Chaplain Major John Morris of the Air National Guard gave a presentation, "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon," at Riverside United Methodist Church Thursday. He outlined the difficulties communities, families and soldiers will endure when soldiers are reintegrated into the community. Morris began by holding a model canoe in the air. He said each family is in a canoe paddling across the "lake of life" in a craft that demands balance and a sharing of responsibilities.
The Cormorant Area Art Club will be hosting a pastel workshop featuring Minnesota State University Moorhead Professor Carl Oltvedt on June 7, 8 and 9 at the Cormorant Community Center. The public is invited to a demonstration by Professor Oltvedt on Thursday evening, June 8, at 7 p.m. There will be no charge, and refreshments will be served. Professor Carl Oltvedt earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in fine arts from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Independence Party's governor candidate, Peter Hutchinson, harshly criticized the recently completed legislative session. "Our leaders have been flying around the state, patting themselves and their parties on the back," he said. "Up in the thin air, they can't see that politics is broken." Hutchinson said the session will be remembered for arguing about gay marriage, failing to fund transportation, "a health care bill held hostage by abortion politics" and a continuation of higher-cost government. A Hutchinson release raised questions about how he is portraying himself.
July 28, 1940-May 28, 2006 Gladys Bennett, 65, of Vergas, died in her home on Sunday, May 28, 2006, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Gladys Klever was born the daughter of Harry R. and Hulda (Zarn) Klever on July 28, 1940 in Henning, Minn., where. she was raised and attended school, graduating from Henning High School in 1958. Following graduation, Gladys worked in Fergus Falls as a bank teller, and then she moved to Fargo. She married Donald LeRoy Bennett in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Henning on Dec. 7, 1963.
Sept. 24, 1940-May 25, 2006 Thomas C. Jones, 65, of Frazee, died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at the Frazee Care Center. Thomas Charles Jones was born Sept. 24, 1940 in Connellsville, Pa. He was raised in New York City and later moved to Florida, where he married Jeanne Corbitt in West Palm Beach in 1981. During his working life, Thomas was an over-the-road trucker for a number of firms, including Gabor Trucking in Detroit Lakes. Thomas and Jean moved to Audubon in 1987, and to Frazee in 1992. Thomas loved raising sheep, gardening, and his friends.
Every putt counted -- along with every chip, blast out of the bunker, tee-off, fairway shot and punch out of the rough. Not one shot was left unaccounted for as the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team made school history by qualifying for the Class 2A state meet -- the first time ever for a DLHS golf squad. The Lakers made it by the narrowest of margins, topping second-place Moorhead by one shot, 688 to 689, to win the Section 8-2A meet at Thumper Pond in Ottertail Monday and Tuesday.
Another step forward was taken by the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team, but the door was still shut on them as they attempted to advance to this year's Class 2A state tournament. After finishing third the last two years in Section 8-2A, the Lakers claimed second this time around, falling short of two-time champion Alexandria by 26 strokes, while topping Moorhead with a tiebreaker for section silver at the Greystone Golf Course in Sauk Centre.
April 20, 1917-May 28, 2006 Former Bismarck, N.D., resident Roy Shimer, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died in Grand Forks, N.D., on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Roy Shimer, the son of William Roy and Madeline (Jorgensen) Shimer, was born on April 20, 1917, in Minneapolis, where he was educated and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in civil engineering. Roy enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and served in the Aleutian Islands and Philippine Islands.
Jan. 26, 1912-May 29, 2006 Lorena Nelson, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Lorena Aina Mathilda Anderson was born to William and Alfreda (Brahee) Anderson on Jan. 26, 1912, in West Union, Minn. Because there were so many Andersons in the area, and to avoid mix-ups in mail, school, and church records, William had the last name of his children changed to Williams in 1916. Lorena was confirmed on June 6, 1926 at West Union Lutheran Church, and completed the eighth grade.