DL News Staff
No. 1. That was the number the 2006 Detroit Lakes girls' golf team hit -- and hit numerous times. No. 1 in 10 meets this season. No. 1 in the Mid-State Conference. No. 1 Laker team in DLHS girls' golf history. And most importantly, No. 1 in the state. The Lakers won the Class 2A state championship to end a historical run through the 2006 season. It was one which saw five DL golfers average under 90 for their stroke averages. Depth and team chemistry brought the title to Lakerland -- the fifth state team title in DLHS history, including four football championships.
The Detroit Lakes Athletes of the Year were announced this past week, with Brent Eidenschink taking the Laker boys' honor, while the girls' was split between Jordanne Even and Hanna Grinaker. The annual award goes to DLHS seniors who have excelled in their respective sports, as well in the classroom and off the field of play. This year's senior crop at DL was rich. Eidenschink was a starter for the Laker football team at linebacker since his freshman year, and also a major contributor for the DL wrestling team.
The Beautification Committee of the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce presents residential and commercial Beautification Awards each month during the summer. Residents will be recognized for yard, garden and landscaping which beautifies and enhances our community.
Thank you, Detroit Lakes, and surrounding communities for your support during the "Most Wanted" Lock-Up benefitting the people of North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event, held Wednesday, May 31, at the AmericInn, raised over $12,000 in cash and pledges with more arriving daily!
A Hawley man had his first appearance in Becker County District Court Thursday on three charges stemming from a Detroit Lakes domestic assault. District Judge John Pearson set bond at $15,000 against John Lindgren, 27. His next court appearance is June 19. Lindgren is accused of felony domestic assault by strangulation, gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation and gross misdemeanor failure to provide vehicle insurance. According to the court complaint, Lindgren allegedly confronted a woman at her place of employment in Detroit Lakes Tuesday.
The 2006 softball season followed suit from the last three to four years for the Detroit Lakes Lakers, with defense being the key. The Lakers' (12-10) success or shortcomings were usually dictated how the defense performed that game. For the most part, pitching and the offensive output were consistent. That left defense has a deciding factor in the outcome, said DL head coach Phil Kirchner. "This year, like other years, most of the games relied on our defense," he said. "Usually, if they played defense and did things right in the field, we would win.
According to the Family Violence Prevention Fund, domestic violence is responsible for an estimated 175,000 lost workdays per year. A study done by the Resource Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence reported that 55 percent of employees said that battering resulted in absenteeism at work. Sixty-two percent of the employees stated that they were late or had to leave work earl, 56 percent were harassed at work and 24 percent had lost their job as a result of their abuse. All of this results in an estimated cost of $5 billion annually, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Tuesday, June 13 at 4:19 a.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported a domestic. One person was arrested. at 6:04 a.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported stereo equipment had been stolen. at 5:51 p.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported her ex-boyfriend tried to choke her. He was arrested on several charges. at 9:04 p.m., a rural Becker County woman reported her daughter had been assaulted.