DL News Staff
Johnson-Dillon Mackenzie Johnson and Jeremiah Dillon were married Dec. 27 at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes. Parents are Donald and Peggy Johnson and Shirley Marks, all of Detroit Lakes. Jeremiah will be spending the next year serving his country in Iraq, while Mackenzie begins to make their home in Bemidji.
Charboneau-Sweere Kelli Marie Charboneau and Shawn Allen Sweere announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Charlie and Val Charboneau, and Bruce Sweere and Judie Derosier. Kelli is employed by Mahube Headstart, Detroit Lakes. Joe is employed by Sears, Detroit Lakes. The couple eloped in Las Vegas, Nev. on Feb. 24. A wedding reception will be announced at a later date.
Fish-Hoagland Sarah Fish and Joe Hoagland announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dorothy and Gerald Fish, and Elaine Hoagland. Sarah graduated from Lake Park/Audubon High School and is employed by Rosewood Nursing Home, Fargo. Joe graduated from Concordia College and is employed by the Salvation Army, Moorhead. An August 19 wedding is planned at the Holy Rosary Church in Detroit Lakes.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 4:00-6 pm- The Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, Fargo area PFLAG (Parents, Families/Friends, of Lesbians & Gays) Chapter meets at PEPP bldg. at 116 12th St. So., Moorhead. Info: Audrey at 218-238-6604. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, MARCH 13 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.).
The Detroit Lakes Kiwanis Club will hold its 23rd annual youth benefit auction and dinner, the "Kiwani-ani Luau," on Friday, March 31 at the Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes. A social and bidding on silent auction items will start things off at 5:30 p.m., with bidding to continue until 7:30 p.m., when the live auction opens.
The third and final National Issues Forum of the 2005-06 series, which focuses on the topic "News Media & Society: Restoring the Public Trust," is set for Wednesday, March 15 at the Minnesota State Community & Technical College main conference center on Highway 34 in Detroit Lakes. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the 2 1/2-hour discussion will include a panel of lakes area news me-dia.
The Becker County Historical Society Museum hosted the grand opening of the Learning From Kids exhibit on March 1 with a room full of parents, grandparents, siblings, Historical Society Board Trustees and some honored guests, which included the Mayor Larry Buboltz and his wife, Adrienne. The exhibit features the work of Louise Neff's second and third grade class from Rossman Elementary School. These 22 students and their adult mentors started researching the early history of Becker County in November.
A House committee laid down three of a kind Friday. Another panel now must decide whether to fold the bills, which would allow Internet gambling, expand a Canterbury Park card club and allow Canterbury to add a casino. The future is not bright for the trio, since Senate leaders don't want to deal with gambling this year and Gov. Tim Pawlenty isn't pushing it. The House Gaming Division passed the three measures by voice votes Friday afternoon, after initially defeating the Internet gambling one on a 4-4 tie. But Rep.
A key lawmaker and Gov. Tim Pawlenty acknowledged Friday that the governor's main education initiative of the 2006 legislative session doesn't have enough support to pass. Pawlenty wants to require that schools spend 70 percent of their money on classroom expenses, but House Speaker Steve Sviggum, R-Kenyon, said there aren't enough votes to get it to the governor's desk. Pawlenty himself also admitted to that. Democrats say they support directing education money to the classroom, but don't want a state mandate. Some House Republicans also oppose it. Rep.