DL News Staff
After the January School Board meeting, information regarding the current contract negotiations for District #22 (Detroit Lakes) was reported online and in the paper. In those reports Superintendent Doug Froke shared that the Principal's Association had settled for a 3.33 percent increase and the Secretaries Association had a tentative 4.56 percent increase agreement. Mr.
I would like to comment on an article on page 3A of the paper dated Jan. 8. The article was about a rollover on Highway 34, "Frosty roads to blame for a rollover." No offense to the driver, (I'm glad he was wearing his seat belt), but roads should not be to blame, driving too fast for conditions would seem a better reason. Also in 30 plus years of law enforcement I saw few "accidents" but lots of "crashes." -- David Bulik, Detroit Lakes
On January 10, 2011, three new school board members and one incumbent board member took the oath of office and were seated on the Frazee School Board. The next item of business was re-organizing for officers and committee assignments. Thus a new board was in charge of the school district. So what have the accomplishments been in the period of almost one year? Let's examine! Soon after getting started, we heard rumors of the possibility of buying out the contract of the then-superintendent. To many, including me, this seemed like a step in the right direction.
If the payroll tax cut is good for the working families, why is the democrats' Senate bill for two months better than the House republican bill for 12 months? Wake up people! It is not about the length of time, it's all about the attachments to the bill. Pay attention in two months when it comes up again. Read the fine print! -- John Moberg, Detroit Lakes
Our son, TJ, didn't plan on being a donor. He was waiting for a life-saving liver transplant when he died. He'd lived his 36 years with a liver compromised by a congenital enzyme deficiency. By the time a matching deceased donor liver was found for TJ, he was a very sick young man, and he did not survive the surgery. Instead, he became an eye donor, with the blessing of his family. We are comforted that TJ's story might help others decide to become donors. We know many other people are still waiting -- some desperately -- for the donation that could restore their health and hope.
Lakeland Chapter 31, Disabled American Veterans, would like to thank all the generous contributors, to our clothing and misc. items collection program this past year. Some donated leftover rummage sale items, some used our collection bins at the VFW and American Legion Clubs in Detroit Lakes and the bin at Orton's in Audubon, and some brought their donations directly to the semi trailer south across the street from Central Market. We used the funds from the sale of these items and clothing to help many veterans, and families.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the generosity and compassion The National Honor Society, DLHS students, and staff have shown to Jeff Fish, our son. We are touched by your efforts and are proud to be part of such a wonderful community. Jeff has decided on bicycling as a lifestyle choice, rejecting driving. As is his nature, he researched his options carefully, saved his wages for the summer, and asked for a contribution from us to count as his birthday and Christmas gift.
This is a common question right about now, "What do you want for Christmas?" If a child is being asked, then the question might be, "What do you want Santa to bring you for Christmas?" Think of the possibilities! The child has been told that Santa has a special home at the North Pole where an entire village of elves (Santa is the chief elf) is hard at work making presents for all the boys and girls around the world. If you are on the nice list, you get a present tailor-made to fit your wishes. My guess is every child in Minnesota gets a Santa present.
There is only one difference between a good community and an incredible community: the amount of help given to the less fortunate. Incredible communities understand that lifting up their neighbors in need is an investment that pays social and economic dividends.
Mirriam-Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary defines "bully" as "a blustering, browbeating person; especially... to others who are weaker;" and (as a verb), "to affect by means of force or coercion; to use browbeating language or behavior." During the past few years bullying has become a serious concern, especially among children and teenagers. In several widely publicized cases, bullying led to suicide by the victim. Parents and other adults might ask, "Why did this happen?