DL News Staff
May 6, 1930-Feb. 14, 2006 Former Fargo resident Cheri L. Spittler Sumpmann, 75, of Detroit Lakes and Mission, Texas, died Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at McAllen, Texas, from complications due to heart surgery. Cheri Lavonne Gilbertson was born the daughter of Clarence and Ellen (Anderson) Gilbertson on May 6, 1930 at Forman, N.D. Her mother died at an early age, and her father remarried. Cheri grew up at Forman and graduated from Sargent Central School. She worked as a waitress at Raleigh's and then at Dystey's grocery store, both in Forman. She married Lee Johnson in 1949.
Winter arrived just in time for the Naytahwaush Nightriders and other local snowmobile clubs to treat Gov. Tim Pawlenty, to a real Minnesota U.S.A. Winter Rendezvous adventure Feb. 10 in Mahnomen. After a year of planning, event organizers were elated when over 300 riders arrived to accompany the governor on his ride. Early that Friday morning, the day began as Pawlenty aired his weekly radio address from the Shooting Star Casino.
Wednesday, February 22 'As Bees in Honey Drown' "As Bees in Honey Drown," a witty indictment of our culture's eternal obsession with fame, celebrity and the good life, is on stage at 7:30 p.m. in Minnesota State University Moorhead's Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gaede Theatre. The comedy is directed by MSUM Prof. David Wheeler. For tickets, call the MSUM box office at 218-477-2271. Thursday, February 23 Bookmobile visits Viking Library System's bookmobile is at Dent School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Richville Post Office from 11:45 a.m.
Be honest with yourself: you remember the name of your best-loved toy. Maybe it was a teddy. Maybe it was a doll. Perhaps it was something less cuddly, like a car or a plastic pony. Whatever it was, you never forget your first inanimate love. But wait -- who says that toys don't have feelings? If you remember believing that your toys came alive when you weren't looking, then you're going to be absolutely captivated by The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Once upon a time, there lived a rabbit named Edward Tulane.
"The Man in Black, Tribute to Johnny Cash" is coming to the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center for two shows, at 5 and 8 p.m. on March 25. Tickets for the show are $15 and $20 and are on sale now.
The Becker County Historical Society will be opening our "Learning From Kids" exhibit again on Wednesday March 1, featuring Louise Neff's second and third grade class from Rossman Elementary School. The exhibit will open with a viewing by the students, their family, friends, school administration, press, BCHS trustees and staff from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. The displays will be exhibited from March 1-28. These displays feature the classroom projects of Mrs. Neff's class.
Minnesota's Senate majority leader promises a committee will debate gay marriages, but on Tuesday he said he doubted it would pass if it reaches the full Senate. Sen.
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School evacuated students Tuesday afternoon after a staff member obtained a note with a map and detailed description of a premeditated plan for a school shooting. "It was given to one of the staff by a student," said Superintendent Carol Aenne. According to Leech Lake Police Chief Gilbert Mitchell, the student taken into custody in connection with the threat was a 13-year-old girl. The school, situated between Cass Lake and Bena just north of U.S. Highway 2, serves about 300 students, Aenne said.
A felony complaint was filed against a Frazee man and a Detroit Lakes woman in Becker County District Court Thursday. Leslie Haataja, 41, of 42200 165th Street, Frazee, and Rhea Yeadon, 28, of 705 Andrews Avenue, Detroit Lakes, are each accused of fourth-degree sale of a controlled substance. Their first court appearances are March 6. According to the court complaint, Haataja and Yeadon allegedly sold $200 worth of methamphetamine to an undercover informant in Detroit Lakes on Oct. 26, 2004. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine.
Motokazie.com is hosting Indoor Motocross races and practices this weekend, Feb. 24-26, at the Red Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls. Racers from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Canada, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska will be competing for cash and prizes. This event is open to local participation and many local riders are expected to attend. Racers start as young as 4 and will compete into their 40s and 50s, beginner to pro. The event schedule is: Friday: open practice, pit bike races at 9 p.m.; Saturday: open practice, races from 5-10 p.m.; Sunday: races 10 a.m.-4 p.m.