DL News Staff
April 5, 1915-April 9, 2006 Arlene "Sue" Iris Worden, 91, of Mahnomen, died Sunday, April 9, 2006, at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen. Sue was born April 5, 1915, to Peter and Beulah Bell (Larsen) Larson in Richwood. She was the second of five children. She attended grade school in Pelican Rapids, and in 1933, graduated from Mahnomen High School. Sue married Eddie Worden in 1934.
Sept. 25, 1918-April 12, 2006 Lawrence H. Zurn, 87, of Callaway, died Wednesday, April 12 in the Palliative Care Unit at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo. Lawrence Henry Zurn was born to Louis and Anna (Gusregan) Zurn on Sept. 25, 1918 in Callaway. He grew up in rural Callaway, and attended Callaway School. Following school, he farmed with his parents. He married Gertrude "Trudy" Rohr on June 10, 1941 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. Following marriage, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Victory was sweet for Jane Christiansen. The Vergas resident won a free night's stay at the Loghouse & Homestead on Spirit Lake for coming the closest to guessing when the first bucket of sap would be filled in this year's Vergas Maple Syrup Fest, which was held April 1. Christiansen guessed the first bucket in this year's harvest would be filled sometime between noon and 6 p.m. on April 5. The actual time was 2:25 p.m.
Minnesotans who want their lawmakers to work quickly this year should be feeling pretty good. But sticklers for a slow, deliberative process might be suffering from heartburn after witnessing the first six weeks of the legislative session. The 2006 Legislature is moving at such a fast pace lawmakers say they don't have time to thoroughly study some issues before voting. Crafting laws at breakneck speed means depending on key legislators to fix problems with bills prior to full House or Senate debates, lawmakers admitted. "It's frenetic," Rep.
Detroit Lakes native Jake Brenk knows firsthand the phrase of chasing one's dream, and he knows it in a literal sense. Brenk's task of chasing his professional hockey dream has taken him on a journey around the world, and eventually landed him on a team which won the Dutch National Championship. His journey to the Dutchland was topsy-turvy, and one which took many detours after he played his final game for the Minnesota State University Mankato Mavericks in the 2005 WCHA Tournament.
The Detroit Lakes boys' golf team shot off to a birdie kind of start to the 2006 season, after winning its own invitational at Wildflower Wednesday. The Lakers shot a combined 309 on the Par 72 course, with Moorhead the closest behind at 312. Sophomore Josh Herzog took medalist honors with a two-over 74, while Ben Bergquist carded a four-over 76 to tie for third, along with Moorhead's Aaron Wheeler. Grand Rapids' Matt Schneider was second at 75. The Lakers had three teams competing in the field, with the other two tying for fourth at 343 apiece.
By BRIAN WIERIMA email@example.com Several of the Detroit Lakes boys' tennis team players broke into the varsity lineup Thursday, but under some tough circumstances. The Lakers were facing Mid-State Conference favorite Staples-Motley, and DL's inexperienced showed in a 6-1 loss to the Cardinals. The loss drops DL to 1-1 in the conference and also overall. "Staples-Motley is a young team, but yet were a well coached team," said DL head coach Jim Hinson. "They were pretty solid at every spot in the lineup.
March 8, 1920-April 6, 2006 Pearl Pliska, 86, of Lake Park, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Sunnyside Care Center in Lake Park. Pearl was born March 8, 1920 in Hallock, Minn.; she was raised on a farm and very active in the Catholic church. She truly enjoyed her garden and flowers, as well as her work in the community.
An effort to start a Co-Ed Softball League in Detroit Lakes is underway, with a minimum of eight teams needed and a maximum of 10. The league would play its schedule Monday nights at Snappy Park. Entry fee for each team is $100. The league will have 10 positions in the field (including a rover) and each team will provide umpires when not playing. The age limit is 16 and under with a minimum of four females on the field at all times, and no designated hitter rule. The tentative start date for the league is Monday, June 5, if at least eight teams are signed up.
The Detroit Lakes boys' basketball team had two players selected to the Mid-State All-Conference team. Junior Nils Thomsen and sophomore Adam Thielen earned All-Conference honors, with no Lakers selected for Honorable Mention. The Lakers finished the Mid-State season 5-5 and 9-16 overall. The MVP of the Mid-State was Tucker Sheley, a junior from Pequot Lakes. Gary Grewe of Pequot Lakes was also named Coach of the Year.