DL News Staff
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: email@example.com . 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.
There's nothing wrong with Gov.
State Sen. Cal Larson (R-Fergus Falls) and State Rep. Dean Simpson (R-New York Mills) invite residents of District 10B to attend upcoming town meetings. The meetings will be held in locations throughout the district and will be an opportunity for residents to express their ideas and concerns to their legislators. "These town meetings have always been a good way for us to meet and discuss issues with local residents," Larson said.