DL News Staff
The Lake Park-Audubon boys' and girls' track teams took to the Valley Plains Conference meet April 18, with several Raiders placing with top six finishes. Freshman phenom Ashley Tingelstad remained on a searing pace, winning two events and finishing second in a third. Tingelstad -- who set a new LP-A record in the 400-meter dash at 60.63 in Barnesville Tuesday -- won the long jump with a mark of 15-0 and the 200 dash with a time of 27.26. The Raider finished with a silver in the 100 dash at 13.04, behind sophomore Laura Ciernia of Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal, who had a 12.94.
Three errors in the bottom of the seventh inning scratched the Detroit Lakes softball team's perfect Mid-State Conference record, but the Lakers didn't leave Pequot Lakes without a victory in the double header. The fallible seventh inning for the Lakers forced a split Tuesday against the Patriots, as DL fell into second place in the conference with a record of 5-1. The team did rebound, erasing any doubt there would be a split by taking the nightcap by the score of 13-3.
Even the slick, cold and windy conditions in Thief River Falls couldn't stop a handful of Detroit Lakes tracksters from accomplishing personal bests Friday. There also was a shot fired over the Laker girls' team's bow by East Grand Forks, after the Green Wave won the meet with an impressive 145. "I know the (weather) conditions affects everyone there, but I think it got to us," said DL head coach Mike Labine. "We didn't compete the way we've competed all season.
Funeral protests are one step away from being banned in Minnesota. The House and Senate on Monday passed a conference committee compromise that bans protests within 500 feet of a funeral. The vote was 121-2 in the House and 66-1 in the Senate. Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign the measure, making it law. The American Civil Liberties Union and others concerned about limiting protests are the only ones opposed to the measure. The argument is based on the U.S. Constitution's freedom of speech provision. "I voted for this bill earlier, but I made a mistake," Rep.
U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) is encouraging Minnesotans to take advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy website established for citizens to report any suspected instances of price gouging or price fixing. The complaints are registered for investigation where appropriate.
The Midnight Cruisers will hold the first of their "Show and Shine" gatherings on Wednesday, May 3, in Detroit Lakes. Club members will bring their cars for a public show at the K-mart parking lot west of Detroit Lakes, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and look at the vehicles, as well as meet and visit with the owners. Show & Shine will be held at the parking lot the first Wednesday of each month through Oct.
Aug. 23, 1915-April 29, 2006 John N. "Jack" Welch, 90, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes. John Nicklin Welch was born Aug. 23, 1915, in Grove City, Pa., to Homer and Alice (Nicklin) Welch. He was raised there and attended Grove City College, graduating with a teaching degree in 1937. He began his teaching career in Pennsylvania and was then called to service in the U.S. Army/Air Force during WWII.
Jan. 16, 1930-April 29, 2006 Melvin R. Korth, 76, Frazee, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Melvin R. Korth was born Jan. 16, 1930, in New London, Wis., to Henry and Clara (Hummel) Korth. He grew up and attended school in New London. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1947-1954. On June 13, 1952, he married Shirley Pulvermacher in Minot, N.D., while stationed at the Minot Air Base. Following his discharge from the Air Force, they moved to New London, where he farmed and worked various other jobs.
Aug. 26, 1931-April 24, 2006 Gary R. Karsner, 74, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in his home. He was born on Aug. 26, 1931, in Detroit Lakes to Walter and June Karsner. Gary entered the U.S. Army after attending Detroit Lakes High School, where he was affectionately known as "Jumbo." After serving in the Army for 22 decorated years with tours in Germany, Vietnam and here in the states, Gary worked for various companies in the Seattle area.
Phyllis Schram, 92, Chaska, Minn., formerly of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, in Chaska. The funeral service is Friday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Eldersgate United Methodist Church in St. Louis Park, Minn. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church, and Saturday May 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes. Interment is Saturday at 1 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes