DL News Staff
The bar is being set, and it's getting loftier and loftier after each meet for the Detroit Lakes boys' and girls' track teams. Each of the Laker squads nabbed silver-place finishes in the Bemidji Relays Friday out of a field of nine teams. For the girls, the team was made up of mostly underclassmen, with many of the seniors and juniors staying back to gain a much needed rest. "It was a great opportunity to look at our younger athletes and help us determine to fill holes for the upcoming section True Team meet (May 9 in DL)," said Laker head girls' coach Mike Labine.
By PAUL DUFFNEY Detroit Lakes Newspapers Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton pitcher Stacy Drechsel kept the Frazee bats silent for most of the game Tuesday night, as a spirited comeback by the Hornets kept fans excited until the end in a 6-4 loss at Frazee. Hornet pitcher April Wendt settled down nicely after falling behind early in the game, as DGF was able to cash in on an errant play at home plate and scored twice in the top of the fifth inning. The scores proved to be vital, because Frazee started their charge in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Frazee boys' track and field team had an outstanding day, breaking a couple of records and placing first in the Pelican Rapids meet Thursday. The Hornets took their first meet of the season by scoring 153 points, ahead of second-place Morris Area, which had 142. "We had some very good performances and are very pleased with where we are at this point of the season," said Frazee head boys' coach Brian Tangen. Senior Forrest Sauer set the bar a little higher in the pole vault, after he broke the FHS record with a height of 12-0 Thursday, for first place.
Freshman Ashley Tingelstad is finding quite the success at an early age. Tingelstad won the Outstanding Sprinter Award during the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton meet Friday, while eclipsing the Lake Park-Audubon 200-meter dash mark with a 26.03. The time was good enough for first, joining her gold-like performance in the 100 dash with a time of 12.56. The Raider freshman also landed a bronze in the long jump with a mark of 15-02.5. Teammate Toni Tollefson -- a sophomore -- also won her event by take a high jump of 5-0.
Michael A. Clark, 3-months-old, Ponsford, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in St. Mary's Regional Health Center in Detroit Lakes. Michael Allen Clark was born Jan. 10, 2006, in Park Rapids to Clarence Clark and Gina Tiokasin, Ponsford. He is survived by his parents; one sister, Brianna Clark, Detroit Lakes; grandparents, Kileen Weise, Minneapolis, and Debra Warren, White Earth; great-grandparents, Clarence and Bernice Bailey, Hot Springs, Ark., and Pat Warren, White Earth. Michael was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Tiokasin. Funeral services are Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m.
Minnesota Blue Star Mothers of America - a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of mothers whose children are currently serving or have served in the armed forces -- will host a state convention this Saturday in Brainerd. The highlight of the event will be a keynote address given by Merrilee Carlson, chairwoman of Minnesota Families United for Troops and Their Mission. "I will do anything I can to support soldiers and their families across Minnesota," Carlson explained, "That includes sharing my experience and letting them know that they are not alone.
All women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are invited to attend the Cluster #7 Spring Gathering on Saturday, April 29 at St. Peters Lutheran Church, rural Audubon. Theme of the gathering is Set Me Free Lord. Registration fee is $7. Registration and coffee will be from 8:30-9 a.m. with the program from 9 a.m. to noon followed by a noon luncheon which is included in the registration fee. Featured speaker will be Marilyn Preus of Fridley, Minn.
A Ponsford woman had her first appearance on three charges in Becker County District Court Friday. District Judge Thomas Schroeder set bond at $14,000 against Tanya Eischens, 30, of 29075 County Road 129. Her next court appearance is May 1. Eischens is charged with one count each of felony first-degree driving while impaired-.08 or more, felony first-degree DWI and gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation. Eischens was stopped Friday while driving near Osage for speeding, according to the court complaint.
Come to Detroit Lakes Library on Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. to meet noted poet Mark Vinz, professor of creative writing at Moorhead State University Moorhead, will read from his newly released book of poetry, "Long Distance." The book brings together 84 of Vinz's poems written over the past 10 years.