DL News Staff
The quantity for the Detroit Lakes baseball team passes the litmus test, but the quality will be a work in progress throughout the season, as the Lakers return a host of pitchers, but will have plenty of new faces scattered on the diamond. The Lakers will be green in the crucial part of the field -- up the middle. There will be inexperience from the catchers to the shortstop, and second base to centerfield. But DL will be deep on the mound, with up to 10 pitchers who have some type of experience hurling the ball.
With youth comes inexperience? That's usually the case, but the Detroit Lakes boys' golf team is the exception. Sporting just one senior and junior on the returning roster, the Lakers' lineup will be dominated by seven sophomores. Green, one would think. But that's hardly the case. After losing just one senior from last year's squad -- which finished third in the Section 8-1A meet -- in Joe Skogmo, who was also DL's lone state qualifier, the rest of the Laker squad will return.
We would like to send kudos and congratulations to everyone involved with putting on the "Gatherings to Go/Motion Celebration" at the Historic Holmes Theatre and ballroom on March 8. This was a fundraiser for arts in the lakes area. If you were not able to attend or are not familiar with what "Motion" was all about, you truly missed a memorable evening. Dinner was served in the theater, where many tables were beautifully theme-decorated by extremely talented volunteers. We then continued the evening in the ballroom, and danced to the music of the premiere swing band from Fargo, The Marvels.
July 18, 1949-March 19, 2006 Patricia J. Rust, 56, of Richville, died Sunday March 19, 2006, at her residence. Patricia J. Lee was born to Clifford and Delores Lee on July 18, 1949 in Minneapolis. They moved to Dent, Minn., where Patricia grew up and attended school, graduating from Perham High School. On Aug. 23, 1969, she married Jerome Rust in Watertown, S.D. They farmed and raised their family near Richville.
Aug. 3, 1926-March 15, 2006 Joseph Janousek, 79, of Waubun, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fargo. Joe was born the son of Frank and Celia (Lovin) Janousek on Aug. 3, 1926, in Waubun. He grew up and attended school in the Waubun area. After getting his education, Joe was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was later honorably discharged, and returned to Waubun. Over the years, Joe has worked at various jobs and made his home in Waubun. Joe was an avid gardener, planting a large garden every year.
Nov. 10, 1907-March 9, 2006 Former Rochester, Minn., resident Dorothy E. Hooper, 98, of Detroit Lakes, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at St. Mary's Nursing Center, Detroit Lakes. Dorothy Emma Winters was born to James and Mattie (Ambrose) Winters on Nov. 10, 1907 in Galion, Ohio. As a young girl, she moved to Rochester, Minn., where she received her education, graduating from Rochester High School. She then attended Milwaukee Downer College in Milwaukee, Wis., where she received a degree in occupational therapy.
Ludvig Osmonson, 94, of Erskine, Minn., died Saturday, March 18, 2006, at First Care Hospital in Fosston, Minn. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24 at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home Chapel in Mahnomen. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on Friday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
June 13, 1942-March 18, 2006 Ronald W. Moore, 63, of Waubun, died on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo. Ronald William Moore, the son of Walter and Bernice (Kennedy) Moore, was born June 13, 1942 in Waubun, where he grew up and attended school. In 1962, Ron started Moore's Septic Service in Waubun. He also worked for Bement's Ford in Waubun for several years, and was employed for seven years as a maintenance worker and police officer for the city of Waubun. Ron spent six years driving a hot mix semi for Mark's Sand and Gravel out of Fergus Falls.
Nov. 20, 1923-March 17, 2006 Former Detroit Lakes resident Melvin E. Culbertson, 82, of Ellendale, Minn., died Friday, March 17, 2006 at the Homestead Hospice House in Owatonna, Minn. Melvin E. Culbertson was born the son of Herbert and Vera (Fountain) Culbertson on Nov. 20, 1923 in Freeborn County, Minn. He married Beverly Kelley on Aug. 11, 1945. Melvin and Beverly moved to Dierks, Ark., and he began his career as a minister. He served as a pastor in Arkansas until 1952, at which time he and Beverly moved to Ellendale, where he was the pastor of the Assembly's of God Church until 1963.