DL News Staff
Aug. 2, 1925-May 6, 2006 Lorraine Ritchie, 80, of Pelican Rapids, died on Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Pelican Valley Nursing Home in Pelican Rapids. Lorraine Clara Pederson, the third child of Helmer and Mary (Beck) Pederson, was born Aug. 2, 1925, at home in Wolf Lake, Becker County. In 1926, the family moved to Perham, where Lorraine attended school until November 1935. Lorraine and her family moved to Menahga, Minn., where she graduated from high school in 1943. She graduated from the Minnesota School of Business, Minneapolis, in stenography and bookkeeping.
Sept. 24, 1913-May 2, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Phyllis Schram, 92, of Chaska, Minn., died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in Chaska. Phyllis was born to Edward and Caroline (Laite) Jordahl on Sept. 24, 1913, in Lake Park. She graduated from Lake Park High School, and attended business school in Fargo. Phyllis worked at the Lake Park Tuberculosis Hospital in the mid 1930s, and married Lawrence D. Schram in Spirit Lake, Iowa on Jan. 17, 1940. During World War II, they lived in the Twin Cities.
Oct. 9, 1969-May 5, 2006 Detroit Lakes native Rhonda J. Bartsch, 36, of Seymour, Ind., died on Friday, May 5, 2006 at Heritage House of Seymour. Rhonda Jo Sherbrooke, the daughter of Ron and Joanne (Van Cleef) Sherbrooke, was born on Oct. 9, 1969 in Detroit Lakes. She married Aaron Bartsch on Aug. 20, 1994 in Fargo.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Eva Gabor of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2006 in Durham, N.C., after a lengthy illness which she fought valiantly. She was surrounded by those who loved her. Preceded by her loving husband Andrew, owner of Gabor Trucking, who passed away in 1981, the two of them had moved to Detroit Lakes in 1974. Eva settled permanently in Florida in 1984.
In a long-forgotten branch of philosophy called aesthetics, ancient philosophers debated the nature of beauty. What makes one thing beautiful and another ugly? Who decides which is which? Some primitive cultures find body piercings and permanent scars to be beautiful. Seems crazy -- until your daughter comes home with a steel rod through her eyebrow and a tattoo on her neck. You wonder: what sort of tribe did she join? Cute furry animals like baby seals will always have noisy defenders, but who stands up for cows and pigs?
There is a line from the 1976 movie "Network" where by our populist hero, Howard Beale, declares "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" He spoke for millions, and he would seem to be a voice for political reform even today. It is this frustration with political tone, leadership, and the world at large that drives one to stick his head out the window and yell initiative and referendum.
Wednesday, May 10 Artists' Forum The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, located at 24 North Main, will host an Artists' Forum from 7-9 p.m. Topic is "Perusing Portfolios." Call 218-385-3339 for more info. Spring fashion show The Annual Spring Fashion Show Fundraiser begins at 7 p.m. in the Lakeside Golf Club in Perham. It will feature fashions from Nadine's Ladies Fashion and CAbi Fashions.
Remember how rotten your parents were? No dessert until you cleaned your plate. Strict lights-out on a school night. No play until homework was done. It was enough to make you grumble. You might have hated early curfews, incessant groundings, or any of the rules your parents deemed necessary for raising a decent kid, but by enforcing those edicts, they thought they were doing their best for you. Dorothea O'Brien actually thought her father did a wonderful job raising her and her brother, Jimmy.
The Straw Hat Players Summer Theatre Company at Minnesota State University Moorhead will open its 43rd season with five hit shows on its marquee, including three musicals, a comedy and an award-winning drama. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
By virtue of "Sweet Emotion" alone, Leo Kottke should be a headliner at the 10,000 Lakes Festival. The arrangement of this William Hamilton/Steven Tyler tune is like nothing else I've heard. I never saw that coming, having not looked at the track titles beforehand. And, for once, I can understand every word of this earthy song, versus straining like the dickens just to decipher what Tyler is screaming through the microphone. Minnesota's venerable virtuoso proved a major hit at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes last month.