DL News Staff
April 20, 1917-May 28, 2006 Former Bismarck, N.D., resident Roy Shimer, 89, of Detroit Lakes, died in Grand Forks, N.D., on Sunday, May 28, 2006. Roy Shimer, the son of William Roy and Madeline (Jorgensen) Shimer, was born on April 20, 1917, in Minneapolis, where he was educated and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in civil engineering. Roy enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II and served in the Aleutian Islands and Philippine Islands.
Jan. 26, 1912-May 29, 2006 Lorena Nelson, 94, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, May 29, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Lorena Aina Mathilda Anderson was born to William and Alfreda (Brahee) Anderson on Jan. 26, 1912, in West Union, Minn. Because there were so many Andersons in the area, and to avoid mix-ups in mail, school, and church records, William had the last name of his children changed to Williams in 1916. Lorena was confirmed on June 6, 1926 at West Union Lutheran Church, and completed the eighth grade.
March 10, 1911 -May 27, 2006 Sister Leonie Lammers, 95, of Mount Saint Benedict Monastery, Crookston, Minn., died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Villa St. Vincent, Crookston, where she had resided since May 2003. Elizabeth Ann Lammers, the 10th of 15 children of Mary (Moos) and Herman Lammers, was born March 10,1911 in rural Becker County, near Two Inlets. Elizabeth Ann received her elementary education in the country schools near Two Inlets. When she was 12 years old, she came to Mount St. Benedict.
Sept. 13, 1956-May 29, 2006 Julie A. Pearson, 49, of Frazee, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Julie Ann Nettestad was born to Harry and Esther (Pederson) Nettestad on Sept. 13, 1956 at Pelican Rapids, where she grew up until later moving to Moorhead and graduating from Moorhead High School in 1974. Following high school she worked for Gate City Savings in Moorhead, Apple Valley Coin and Oil Company in Detroit Lakes and also the First National Bank in Detroit Lakes.
The Bemidji State University 2006 MusiCamp is accepting applications from young vocalists and instrumentalists interested in a one or two-week, on-campus program of intensive music enrichment in July. Instruction is open to students in grades 7-12, including those who graduate this spring. The band and jazz camp will be held July 16-22 followed by the choir and voice camp July 23-29.
The Lake Park City Council is holding a disciplinary hearing tonight (Wednesday) on the future status of Police Chief Tim Hoag. Hoag was suspended with pay by the city council May 6, according to city attorney Charles Ramstad. The 7 p.m.
The Detroit Lakes Fire Department will host the annual Minnesota State Fire Department Convention June 1-3. "The town will be really busy this weekend," Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said. He said he is expecting about 500 firefighters from around the state and their spouses for the convention. The three-day convention will be filled with training and meetings. Of course there will be a fun side to it as well. Saturday, the fire department will host a parade in town from 2 to 3 p.m.
Beginning this week, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is making aesthetic improvements to the noise walls on Interstate 94, from the Minnesota state line to just east of the junction with Highway 75 in Moorhead. The existing noise walls were constructed in 1992-1993. The design (concrete posts and treated wood planks) has appearance characteristics that change over time as the materials weather. Time has taken a toll on the appearance of Moorhead's only highway noise barriers. Although structurally sound, they require repainting.
When Lake Park-Audubon freshman Ashley Tingelstad decides to make a statement, it's in bold letters. Tingelstad broke each of her own LP-A school records in the 200 and 400-meter dash events, winning both races, during the Sub-Section 6-1A meet in Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Thursday. The LP-A speedster advanced in each of the 100, 200 and 400 dash events, with Nicole Warling also setting a school record and earning a trip to the Section 6-1A meet in the 3,200 race. Tingelstad topped her own LP-A mark in the 200 dash with a time of 25.99.