DL News Staff
March 1, 1923-May 2, 2006 Elsie C. Kratzke, 83, Vergas, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Elsie Caroline Eckre was born March 1, 1923, to Ole and Teresa (Goodger) Eckre near Abercrombie, N.D., where she attended school before moving with her family to the Vergas area in 1940. She attended school and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School in 1942. Following, she taught country school near Horace, N.D. She was united in marriage to Fred Kratzke on June 2, 1948, in St. Paul's Lutheran-Loon Lake Church near Vergas. They farmed in Lida Township for 47 years.
March 17, 1929-May 3, 2006 John "Jack" Patrick Teiken, 77, Brazil, Ind., died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Indianapolis. He was born March 17, 1929, in Ogema, the son of Herman and Margaret (Jasken) Teiken. He joined the U.S. Army and served as a radio operator during the Korean War until his discharge May 31, 1953. He married Barbara Erickson Sept. 26, 1950. She preceded him in death October 1, 2000. Jack began his broadcasting career in Oakdale, La.
May 19, 1910-May 3, 2006 Bernice A. Benthagen, 95, Ulen, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen. Bernice Adeline Bordalen was born May 19, 1910, near Ulen, to Ole and Gjorand (Paderuud) Bordalen. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural school. On July 25, 1931, she married Anton Benthagen in Moorhead. After their marriage, they moved to Minneapolis. They moved to Moorhead in the 1960s and then moved to Detroit Lakes in the 1970s. Anton died in 1984. Bernice lived in Detroit Lakes until 2000, when she moved to the Viking Manor in Ulen.
A provision prohibiting any state money going for abortions on Thursday helped to jam a Democratic Senate budget bill. The Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life wants a two-page amendment that bans the state from paying for any abortions, Sen.
Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey Association is proud to announce the second annual Club Pride/SKATE $250.00 college education scholarship winner is Sophia Wagner. To qualify for the scholarship, male or female DLHS senior hockey players have to maintain the Skaters Keep Achieving Through Education academic standard of 3.0 throughout high school, remain MSHSL eligible throughout high school, and submit complete application.
The building for the section team tournament continued for the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team as several lineup changes were made Tuesday in the Moorhead triangular. Despite losing to a talented and deep Spuds team 7-0, the Lakers played East Grand Forks tough before losing 4-3. "While we lost several close matches, I'm encouraged because the guys are working hard to improve," said DL head coach Jim Hinson. "Also, with some physical and health problems still at hand, we haven't been able to field our best lineup on the court to date.
The Lake Park-Audubon girls' track and field team had a top three outing in Hawley Tuesday, finishing third out of 10 teams. The Raiders paced the bronze finish with three first-place finishes and a second. LP-A points leader Ashley Tingelstad won each of the 200 dash with a time of 26.99 and the long jump with a mark of 14-09. She gathered second-place points in the 100 dash, sprinting for a time of 13.28, behind Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal's Laura Ciemia, who finished with a 13.03.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers The weather was more reminiscent of duck hunting late in the year than baseball in May, and the Frazee bats cooled off like an October cold front -- as did its fielding in a 16-2 loss to visiting Hawley Thursday. The same cannot be said for the Hawley Nuggets, who seemed perfectly acclimated to the 38 degree temperatures. It took a bit for Hawley to start moving, as Frazee Hornets' pitcher Josh Hoskins equaled Hawley pitcher Andrew Vanhavermaet through two innings, each keeping their opponents scoreless.
For the past several years, the Frazee girls' track and field team was known for its pole vaulting skill. This year is no different. Three Hornet girl vaulters placed in the top six at the Hawley meet Tuesday, with Nancy Bell leading the way in first place with a height of 8-03 under some nasty weather conditions. Following her were Courtney Kallis in third at 7-0 and Leah Stockstrom tied for fifth with a vault of 6-03. "It was good to see three girls place in the top six again in the pole vault," said Frazee head girls' coach Diane Karsten.
The Pequot Lakes baseball team was hit with an enigma Tuesday at Washington Ballpark, and his name was Matt Huberty. The senior Detroit Lakes pitcher baffled Patriot hitters for all seven innings, allowing five scattered hits for a complete-game 5-1 victory. The Lakers played solid defense behind Huberty, committing one error and collecting eight hits -- with several being timely. "I think this is the best overall game we've played this season," said DL head coach Steve Fuhs.