DL News Staff
June 1, 1922-Feb. 2, 2006 Frances M. "Ginger" Butenhoff, 83, of Mahnomen, died Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the Mahnomen Nursing Center. Frances Marlene Butenhoff was born to Joseph and Jennie (King) Oshkinowe on June 1, 1922 in White Earth, where she grew up and attended the White Earth Mission School. She later attended school in Wahpeton, N.D. Frances was an over-the-road truck driver, and had been a nurse's aide in Minneapolis. She married Glenn Clark, Sr., and following his death, she later married John Buttenhoff. Frances was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church.
Beginning Experience Why walk this journey alone? The Beginning Experience is a support group for those widowed, divorced or separated. Meetings are every Thursday at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Education Building at First Lutheran Church, DL. For more info, call Jan Hersch at 218-439-6598 or Marlys Smith at 218-483-3587. Emmanuel's Alzheimers Emmanuel Community's Alzheimer's Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Adult Day Care Room. A light supper is served, with the discussion following at 6:30.
June 11, 1929-Feb. 2, 2006 Darwin E. Bellanger, 76, of White Earth, died Thursday, February 2, 2006 at St. Mary's Nursing Center in Detroit Lakes. Darwin E. Bellanger was born to William and Charlotte (Legue) Bellanger on June 11, 1929 in White Earth, where he was raised and educated. Darwin served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge from the Army, he lived in California until returning to White Earth in 1966. He worked as a night watchman for the Regional Treatment Center (RTC) and congregate housing in White Earth, retiring in 1994.
The Becker County Humane Society has the following animal that was recently found: female black puppy, on Road 103 five miles south of Lake Park. three kittens in White Earth. To claim this pet or if interested in adoption, call 218-847-0511 and leave a message.
Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, Feb. 9 Rotary spaghetti dinner Noon Rotary sponsors a spaghetti dinner to benefit area scholars, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at MSCTC-Detroit Lakes (the tech college). Adults are admitted for $6, ages 4-12 for $3, and and those under age 3 are admitted free.
Kids from around the area competed Saturday in Frazee Elementary School for Spelling Bee honors. Becker County winners are first place, Katie Anderson, Roosevelt Elementary; second place, Montana Johnson, Rossman elementary, and third place, Ashley Anderson, Frazee-Vergas School.
Cheers to the Detroit Lakes City Council for taking the first step toward extending hours for live music in the summertime. The council has approved the first of two readings of an ordinance changing the city's noise cutoff from 10 p.m.
Sometimes I think this feeding birds business is for the birds, pardon the pun. Niger thistle seed, which attracts the prettiest birds -- the redpolls and the finches -- isn't cheap. From my two feeders, the gluttonous critters gobble three dollars worth per day. The finches keep bringing their friends. It's like a teenage keg party spun out of control. I haven't called the cops, but I am going to start rationing the thistle to limit the crowds.
We are writing letters to many of the community and regional newspapers in West Central Minnesota this month to remind the citizens of these communities about a wonderful resource they have in their schools. We are talking about your school counselors. The week of Feb. 6-10 is National School Counseling Week.
Minnesotans have paid almost $1 billion in additional fees and surcharges since Gov. Tim Pawlenty took office. A study recently released shows that fees for everything from parking tickets to marriage licenses to telephones will be almost $1 billion more now than when Gov. Pawlenty took office.