DL News Staff
Sept. 11, 1919-March 26, 2006 Margaret Withers Dickson Strauss, 86, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, where she had lived since September 2002. Margaret was born to Thomas and Martha Withers on Sept. 11, 1919, in Beloit, Wis., where she grew up, graduating from Beloit High School in 1937. She enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1937, and graduated with a degree in home economics in 1941. While attending the university, she met Alan Dickson.
Former Detroit Lakes resident Ronald C. Mickelberg, 61, of St. Paul, Bloomington, died Saturday, March 25, at the NC Little Memorial Hospice.
Every so often, a team that has been building and building for several seasons finally is fully constructed and ready to take that next step to the elite level. That time has come for the Detroit Lakes girls' golf team. Coming off their best season ever -- one in which the Lakers set the all-time best team score three times -- the team returns its nucleus from the 2005 squad, which finished in third place in Section 8-1A and one stroke out of second. The Lakers will have seven returning letterwinners, all with vast experience.
The Detroit Lakes softball team is looking to break that .500 surface after finishing 11-11 a year ago -- and that goal will be keyed by several key returning players. One of the big pieces to breaking the .500 plane is three-year starting pitcher Steph Wilson. The senior hurler has accumulated a 22-17 record in her career, with 149 strikeouts and an impressive 2.78 ERA. Wilson has shown steady improvement throughout her three-year varsity career, and DL head coach Phil Kirchner is expecting even better things from his pitcher.
Detroit Lakes summer resident Lawrence "Lanny" Orvilla passed away Friday, March 24, 2006 at his winter home in Sun City West, Ariz., under hospice care. A memorial service will be held in Detroit Lakes at a later date. Before retirement, Lanny was a marketing manager for Lund Boats. He and his wife Kay resided on Long Lake Road in Detroit Lakes.
Detroit Lakes Police officer Robert Strand was recently honored by Minnesota Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Strand was among approximately 70 individuals recognized by the organization in Bloomington March 8 for varied efforts related to alcohol and driving. He received the Outstanding Service Award. It was one of five categories in which MADD honored recipients. Other recipients represented city and county law enforcement, Minnesota State Patrol, prosecutors and judges. "It was a surprise," said Strand. "I was in the office and got a card from them that said honoree notification.
NOTICE OF LAND SALE The City of Detroit Lakes is accepting bids for a residential lot in Detroit Lakes. The lot is located at 1617 East Shore Drive in Detroit Lakes. (Ox Cart Trail and East Shore Drive) Property identification number: E49-0001-000. Description: PART OF GOVERNMENT LOT 6 BEGINNING 18 FEET NORTHWESTERLY OF LOT 1 PEMBINA TRAILS FIRST ADDITION THEN SW 144.8' THEN NW 122.9' THEN NE 149.3' & SE 93' TO BEGINNING. The map below shows the property to be sold.
NOTICE Lake Park-Audubon Schools -- District 2889 LAWN MOWING QUOTES District 2889 will be accepting quotes for summer lawn mowing and clean up at the high school in Lake Park and the elementary in Audubon. Separate quotes for each site should be sent to Dan Busche, Maintenance Supervisor, PO Box 338, Audubon, MN 56511. Questions should be directed to Mr. Busche at 439-3301. Deadline for quotes is Friday, April 14, 2006 at 3:00 P.M.