DL News Staff
For several months now I have been contemplating writing a letter regarding issues relating to the Frazee/Vergas School District. However, every time I get ready to write, another issue rears it's ugly head, so I sit and wait just to see what happens next. However, it has now become apparent that I can't wait any longer. I want answers to some pressing questions. For quite a few months now, Superintendent Stender has been telling everyone that he wants the Frazee school system to be a beacon to all of the other districts around. I think that you may have gotten your wish, Mr.
This past February and March the Boys & Girls Club held its two biggest fundraising events to support the programs we provide to our community youth. Again, this community and the surrounding communities came forward in record numbers to show their support. One of our volunteers put it best when he stated that, "each person can feel proud of the culture within our community." That culture is one of giving of time, talent and treasure to worthy causes within our community. This was never more evident than during our two most recent events.
After spending the last few days in Minot, N.D. accompanying my wife at a craft show, I was catching up on my mail and newspapers early Sunday morning. Although I had only been awake a few minutes, my eyes popped open when I read that, "fish are not safe for consumption" in a letter to the editor. As I was thinking of how I was going to express my disgust with my own first ever letter to the editor, I glanced to the top of the page and saw I was reading the April 1 edition, and had to admit, you got me.
In Post-Christian America, many of us will be observing what has long been regarded as Holy Week.
Last week, Rep.
With "hate crime" legislation coming before Congress again, we should take a look at this issue to make sure we understand what it involves. What makes a "hate crime" different from other crimes? The proposed "hate crime" legislation seeks to judge the "evil" of a crime based on who committed the crime and who was the victim, rather than the nature of the crime itself. This divides people in to classes of those protected under hate crime law and those who are not.
This letter is in regard to the article by BTD plant president Paul Gintner regarding the layoff of 28 workers. He stated that the layoff wasn't sudden and that we knew all about it. I was one of the 28. Here is what really happened. I came to work on Feb. 16 like always. I was told when I came in to go upstairs to the meeting room. There was other people there too, no one knowing why we were there. Management then told us we were being let go with one weeks pay as severance pay. We signed papers and then were told they wanted us all out of the plant right away.
The new study showing that fish in rivers across the U.S. are tainted with medications and common household chemicals serves as another reminder that eating fish can be as hazardous to humans as it is to the fish (AP story). Fish is frequently tainted with a toxic brew of bacteria, contaminants, and heavy metals, and none of it should be considered safe to eat. To find out more, or to download free healthy vegetarian recipes, visit www.PETA.org .
The Detroit Lakes girls' basketball program would like to express their appreciation for the outstanding support that we received during our State Tournament run this year. These girls have worked tremendously hard to become a team that our school and community could be proud of and I believe it showed on and off the floor. School and community spirit was on display in the colors of red and white all year, but especially during our tournament run. Looking into the stands of Williams Arena and seeing all the red and white there made me proud to be from Detroit Lakes.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all who supported me in the Tuesday election. I thank the many people who opened their doors to shake hands and visit about the issues. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and hearing your concerns. To those who attended the meeting, I thank you for taking the time and hanging in there when the meeting moved into its third hour. It was the longest meeting that I can recall. Your voice was loud and clear at this meeting that you are looking for this board to take a new direction with its spending pattern.