DL News Staff
50 Years ago March 7, 1956 -- A new schedule of night hours has been set for the Detroit Lakes post office. Owing to the continued increase of business at the office, the district manager has authorized the local office to change its night crew. The lobby will be open all night, and all mail dropped in the post office by midnight will be dispatched eastbound on the N.P. train, and if dropped by 2 a.m. will be dispatched westbound. A Johnson and Johnston will be the Detroit Lakes High School representatives at Boys and Girls state -- sponsored by the Legion and Auxiliary.
Join in a book discussion group at Detroit Lakes Library. Choose the books that appeal to you or read them all. Come prepared to share and learn. The group will meet at 3 p.m. in the main meeting room in the library on the following dates: March 21: The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini April 18: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown May 23: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell This event is sponsored by Becker County Friends of the Library and Lake Agassiz Regional Library. For more information on library programs, please call 847-2168 or visit the library at 1000 Washington Ave.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, March 9 Adoption information Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota adoption agency holds an informational meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Family Service Center of Clay County, Moorhead.
By Deane Morrison University of Minnesota The young moon that heralds the arrival of March waxes to a mature full moon on the 14th. That evening, the moon will rise swathed in Earth's penumbra, or light outer shadow. The moon undergoes an eclipse, and is unusual in that the whole moon passes through the penumbra without any part of it touching the umbra, or dark inner shadow. The height of the eclipse occurs at 6:47 p.m. When it does rise, the moon will be subtly shaded, with only its bottom region noticeably darkened.
Lakes Blades will present "Just Push Play" as its annual figure skating show at 7 p.m. Saturday (March 11) and 2 p.m. Sunday (March 12) at the Kent Freeman Arena in Detroit Lakes. A variety of music will help the young skaters -- from age 4 and up --showcase their talents to the public. The show will feature skaters with skill levels from beginner to advanced. Admission is free, but a free will offering will be accepted.
May 30, 1954-March 6, 2006 Dr. Keith W. Klingsporn, 51, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, March 6, 2006 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Keith Wayne Klingsporn was born to C. Blaine and Lucille (Jass) Klingsporn on May 30, 1954 in Mountain Lake, Minn. He is a 1972 graduate of Mountain Lake High School, and earned a bachelor of science degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D., in 1974. Keith married Patricia Hahn on Nov. 29, 1975 in Manchester, Mo. He attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo., earning a doctor of chiropractic degree in 1976.
Grinaker to run in National Track meet Detroit Lakes senior Hanna Grinaker will be competing in the Nike Indoor National Track meet this weekend in Washington D.C. She will be running in the 3,200-meter event Saturday at 7:30 a.m. eastern. The Laker track and field season opens Monday, March 13. Student Recognition set at DLHS A winter student recognition program will be held inside Ralph Anderson Gym at DLHS Thursday, at 3 p.m. The public reception will also include recognition for winter sports individual state entrants in gymnastics, boys' swimming and wrestling.
As the chairman of the Detroit Lakes Public Schools Board of Education, I am writing in response to the Ted Fiskevold column in your March 1 edition. As the board chair, I have informed the other board members that I am writing this letter, but I am speaking for myself. I normally wouldn't respond to such a column, because it is poorly written and shows a lack of effort on the columnist's part to get at the facts.