DL News Staff
Our world is an imperfect place. Everyone knows this. There is no hiding the fact that there are horrible occurrences every day. Yet, there are also miracles. We live in a world that is filled with violence and peace, love and hate, honesty and deceit. As I grow older, I start to understand the complaints of those around me. Crooked politicians, angry music with explicit lyrics, the horrors of the Internet if not used wisely. I never realized all the worries that our society endures. However, as horrible our world can be, it can also be equally as beautiful.
This week, the Frazee High School theatre program will be putting on a show called Little Shop of Horrors. It is the culmination of two and a half months of hard work and dedication put forth by its cast and directors. It truly is a great show and means a lot to those involved with it. For over 20 years, Frazee High School has put on a musical every winter. Although our shows do not have the elaborate sets and orchestras of shows put on by larger schools, the winter musical has become a much anticipated event in the Frazee-Vergas community.
Oct. 7, 1955-March 2, 2006 Cheryl L. Gossell, 50, of Frazee, died Thursday, March 2, 2006 at St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Cheryl Lynn Thorsvig was born to Lyle and Ellen (Weippert) Thorsvig on Oct. 7, 1955 in Moorhead. She grew up in Moorhead and later Eveleth, Minn., where she attended school. Cheryl moved to Detroit Lakes in 1975. She married Bruce Gossell on March 30, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nev. Following their marriage they lived near Detroit Lakes, and Cheryl managed the Cinema Theater there.
Feb. 1, 1946-Feb. 26, 2006 Former St. Paul resident Paul M. O'Bannon, 60, of Park Rapids, died unexpectedly at his home, following a busy day of plowing snow, on Sunday, February 26, 2006. Paul Michael O'Bannon was born to Michael and Bette (Layden) O'Bannon on Feb. l, 1946 in St. Paul, where he attended public schools and grew into early manhood. At the age of 17, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served his country as a member of the Air Anti-submarine Squadron stationed at the U.S. Naval Center in Bainbridge, Md.
Dec. 12, 1968-March 1, 2006 Pauline Burkel, 97, of Ulen, Minn., died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in the MeritCare Palliative Care Unit, Fargo. Pauline Thorsen, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Graue) Thorson, was born Dec. 12, 1908, in Blue Earth, Minn. In 1910, she moved with her family to Atlanta Township, near Ulen, where she grew to adulthood. Pauline graduated from Ulen High School and attended Park Region Teachers College in Fergus Falls, Minn. As a young woman, she taught in rural schools in North Dakota and Minnesota. On Oct. 25,1934, Pauline married John Burkel at Hitterdal, Minn.
Detroit Lakes summer resident Dorothy Bernice Corbin, 81, of Locust Grove, Va., passed away Sunday, February 26, 2006 at Culpeper Regional Hospital, Culpeper, Va. Dorothy graduated from Eastern High School in Washington, D.C., in 1943, and had been a member of Crusader Lutheran Church in Rockville, Md., since 1954. She and her husband co-owned two Wash-ington, D.C., hotel pharmacies, one in the Washington Hilton and the other in the Mayflower Hotel.
Touting a new bar configuration and distinctive 3-D space mural, the Outer Limits will soon be offering up a plethora of food and fun along south Highway 59. Located in the former Corner Cantina site, partners Shawn Parsons and Bill Wischnack are the duo behind the new space-themed restaurant/bar venture that came together due to a series of unique connections of family and friends, explained Wischanck. "Shawn and my sister Debbie run City Limits in Frazee.
Nelson Ford Lincoln Mercury in Fergus Falls has promoted Kevin Swenson to Service Manager and Bob Watkins to Fixed Operations Manager. Swenson has been a Service Advisor with Nelson Ford since 1993 and graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead. In 2005, he achieved the Bronze Medallion Elite status from Ford Motor Company for high customer satisfaction and has twice achieved the silver status.
Wells Fargo & Company said that Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. received an "Outstanding" rating -- the highest regulatory rating possible -- in its most recent Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., met and exceeded community needs in areas such as affordable housing, financial education and small business lending.