DL News Staff
Beautiful summer weather has come to the northwest this week. Warm temperatures have brought out the bugs, and with them the flycatching birds are much in evidence. Young birds are starting to appear, and flowers are showing up everywhere. The orchids are blooming in the bogs; large yellow Lady's Slippers are in bloom now, and in a week or two we will see the Showy Lady's Slippers along the roadways. Susan Wiste reported 15 turkey vultures behind her house west of Alexandria June 3.
Herb and Stella Flatt recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in a unique way. Stella has been on kidney dialysis for five years. For the past year or so, she has been going to dialysis three times a week. Herb became ill this spring. On May 14, Herb's son, John Flatt, took him to the emergency room at St. Mary's Regional Health Center. After doing some lab work, the doctors discovered he was also suffering from kidney failure. He was sent to Innovis Hospital in Fargo by ambulance. He was put on dialysis the next day. On May 27, he was discharged to St.
Charles Brindle, 70, of Hazelton, N.D., died Saturday, June 10, 2006 at the SCCI Hospital in Mandan, N.D. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Myers Funeral Home, Linton, N.D.
Talented performers from across the Midwest will have an opportunity to perform and compete in the 34th Annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest. A total of $7,445 in prize money will be awarded to the first through third place winners in three divisions. Entries are now being accepted for all age groups.
Dec. 21, 1958-May 22, 2006 Michael J. Senn, 47, of Metamora, Ill., passed away Monday, May 22, 2006 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Michael Jon Senn was born to Charles U. and Mavis A. (Thorson) Senn on Dec. 21, 1958, in Pelican Rapids. He married Rose M. Bregier in Crookston, Minn., on June 4, 1979. Michael worked for Philips Medical for 20 years as a medical field service engineer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1978-85 and retiring with a rank of petty officer first class.
July 2, 1946-June 7, 2006 Jack William Earls, 59, of Owatonna, Minn., died Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester. Jack, the son of James and Jeane(Magnuson) Earls, was born July 2, 1946 in Duluth, Minn. Jack graduated from Denfield High School in 1965. He also attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He belonged to the Duluth Chester Park Ski Jumping Team. Jack moved to Owatonna and worked as a draftsman at Owatonna Tool Company. He married Janice Allen on March 2, 1968. The couple owned and operated a resort in Park Rapids.
Dec. 1, 1914-June 11, 2006 Carl A. Randolph, 91, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, June 11, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Carl August Randolph was born to August S. and Hilma (Turnblad) Randolph on Dec. 1, 1914, in Detroit Lakes. He lived in Detroit Lakes through the eighth grade, then moved with his family to Minneapolis; living there during the school year and spending his summers in Detroit Lakes. Carl delivered newspapers for the Chicago Herald Examiner, starting at age seven.
April 18, 1979-June 10, 2006 Former Frazee resident Cloyd R. "C.R." Jacobs, 27, of Big Timber, Mont., died on Saturday, June 10, 2006 in Big Timber. Cloyd Reuben Jacobs was born the son of Bruce and Judy (Hendrickson) Jacobs on April 18, 1979 in New York Mills, Minn. He was raised and attended school in Frazee, graduating in 1997. He then worked for BTD Manufacturing in Detroit Lakes for two years. C.R. later moved to Montana, where he attended Montana State University Ferrier School. After graduating, he worked on a ranch near Clyde Park, Mont.
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.