DL News Staff
Mark and Kristine Spadgenske, Menahga, will receive special recognition for their commitment to leadership and their community at the Agassiz Leaders Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 1, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. They, along with individuals from 16 other counties in northwestern and west central Minnesota will be recognized for their involvement. Mark is in partnership with his twin brother, Mike. They milk 200 cows and raise their own replacement heifers. They farm 500 acres of hay for haylage and dry hay and 200 acres of corn for silage.
Texas songwriter Andy Wilkinson -- a direct descendant of legendary cattleman Charlie Goodnight -- penned, "If God believed in fences, we would not have the wind." Wind is both a blessing and a curse. In this area, south winds spell moisture and humidity. Crop disease spores and insects carry northward, which are major threats during the summer months for grain farmers. In the winter, it means more moisture, which translates into snow -- and drifting, lots of it. Driveways and roads blow shut.
Agriculture has changed dramatically the last few decades due to new technologies, mechanization, increased chemical use, and government policies that have favored maximizing production. These changes have allowed fewer farmers to produce the majority of the food and fiber in the U.S. Though change often brings advancement, it typically brings risks as well. Most important among these are the decline of the family farm, the break down of the economic and social conditions in rural communities, topsoil depletion, and groundwater contamination.
Adventist Community Service Center The Adventist Community Service Center (clothing distribution center) in Detroit Lakes seeks volunteers. Call 847-0067 or 847-8758. Golden Manor of DL Volunteers needed at Golden Manor of Detroit Lakes, an assisted living residence for seniors, to play bingo and/or do simple exercises with residents. Interested individuals may contact Nancy Peterson at 218-844-3300. Hospice of the Red River Valley Open your heart to hospice by becoming a volunteer for Hospice of Red River Valley.
DEAR ABBY: My mother has eight grandchildren. Four are mine; four are my sister's. One, however, is her obvious favorite. She spares no expense when it comes to my sister's oldest son, "Johnny." She buys him extravagant gifts, praises him constantly, and hands him large sums of money in front of the other children -- often making a big deal out of presenting it to him. Last Christmas, she insisted that all the children come and sit around Johnny as she presented him with a $100 bill.
SUNDAY, march 5 8:00 am-12:30 pm- Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Pancake & French Toast Breakfast, Parish Ctr. 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. monday, march 6 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.). 847-4418 10:00 am- Overeaters Anonymous, Lake Park Lutheran Church. 5:00 pm- MN 30 TOPS Chapter Detroit Lakes, Trinity Lutheran Church, upstairs choir room. 6:00 pm- Overeaters Anonymous, St.
Huesman 40th Please come to help us celebrate the happily ever after! There will be a 40th wedding anniversary party honoring Ken and Carol Huesman, Saturday, March 11, 5-9 p.m., at the Cormorant Lakes Sportman's Club, South on County Rd. 11. Questions or Directions: Call Jane 952-445-2988. Ksatt@mchsi .com. No gifts please.
Ekeren-Cole Jeff and Darlene Ekeren and Curt and Denise Brown and Murl & Colleen Cole would like to announce the engagement of their children, Trisha Jo Ekeren and Michael Dean Cole. An April 22 wedding is planned if Fargo at Peace Lutheran Church. The couple will live and work in Fargo.
The biggest change and challenge facing Minnesota grain farmers this spring is price, according to Will Yliniemi, University of Minnesota Extension educator. That's why Becker County producers got some advice Tuesday in Callaway on what measures they can employ during spring planting to minimize fertilizer expenses and still realize optimal yields. The session, hosted by Triangle Agronomy, featured Extension nutrient management specialist Dr.