DL News Staff
As attention is being drawn to the Bible through the book and soon to be released movie "The Da Vinci Code," almost every religious leader has signed on to endorse the upcoming Ten Commandments Day on May 7 in Washington, D.C. The list includes Dr. James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, Chick Colson, D. James Kennedy and scores of others.
April is Child Abuse Prevention month. Help put an end to these frightening statistics of child abuse. The Becker County Child Abuse and Prevention Council (CAPC) is hosting a Family Fun Carnival on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the old Washington School, Detroit Lakes. There will be Booths with fun activities, a Free lunch, a speaker presenting strategies for resolving family conflict and many door prizes. Each day three children die in the United States as a result of child abuse or neglect. One child is reported abused or neglected in America every 35 seconds.
Oct. 3, 1917-April 22, 2006 Katherine L. Keyes, 88, Bemidji, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at North Country Regional Hospital, Bemidji. Katherine Lucille Jacoby was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Detroit Lakes to John and Bessie (Jewell) Jacoby. She attended school in Detroit Lakes, and began her career as a social worker in Becker County after high school. On Sept. 13, 1947, Katherine married John Keyes in Detroit Lakes. In 1954, the family moved to Bemidji. Katherine continued as a social worker for Beltrami County until her retirement.
Nov. 24, 1936-March 24, 2006 Lanny Orvalla, 69, Sun City West, Ariz., died peacefully in his home on March 24, 2006, following a lengthy battle with cancer, while under Hospice care. Orvalla was born Nov. 24, 1936, in Littlefork, Minn., and was raised and attended school in International Falls. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reconnaisance Division. He attended college at the University of North Dakota and at St. Cloud State University. He and Kay Paulson were married in 1959.
Feb. 29, 1924-April 23, 2006 Alice Stallman, 82, Pelican Rapids, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, in MeritCare, Fargo. Alice O. Selseth was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Hitterdal, the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Thomasgaard) Selseth. She attended District No. 33 country school near Hitterdal. Alice worked as a cook and baker at various diners. On Sept. 17, 1954, Alice married Clarence Stallman, Sr. at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Clarence died in 1975. Alice was employed with Red Owl in Detroit Lakes for 17 years.
Linda Livingston Wiedewitsch was a law enforcement pioneer in Minnesota. Fresh out of Bemidji State University and armed with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, Livingston landed an internship with the Minnesota State Patrol in June 1975. The Woman and Minority Trainee Program was a pilot undertaking for the nearly all white, all male 504-member law enforcement agency. The program introduced three women -- one being Livingston -- along with an African American man and American Indian man. "They were grooming us for the next trooper school," she remembers of the internshi
The Becker County Caregivers Support Committee prepares the invitations for "Bursting Out! A Spring Retreat for Caregivers," to be held May 16 in the Frazee Event Center. This retreat is provided free of charge, thanks to the generosity of local businesses and donors, to primary caregivers in Becker County who provide support or care to a loved one. This spring's retreat will feature guest speakers Eric Bergeson and Tim Kessler, as well as musician Tim Eggebraaten. Bergeson is from Fertile, where he runs a nursery and greenhouse.
By DON DAVIS Forum Communications A Republican plan to mail tax rebate checks to more than 1 million Minnesotans was in danger Tuesday night. Democrats, joined by some Republicans, were lining up to oppose the proposal as the House Taxes Committee debated the plan when this edition went to press. Opponents said the one-time rebate checks, which would average $205 per homeowner, is not the permanent tax relief Minnesotans need. It would send $307 million to taxpayers. Rebates would be 10 percent of a homeowner's 2006 property tax bill. Rep.