DL News Staff
Area high school junior and seniors are invited to participate in the annual Minnesota Citizen's Concerned for Life Oratory Contest. The local event is sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Chapter of MCCL, date and time to be announced. During the competition, each contestant will present an original speech that is five to seven minutes in length. The speech must have a pro-life emphasis and focus on the tragedy of abortion, infanticide or euthanasia. Local awards include $200-first; $150-second, and $100-third.
"Somewhere West of History: Literary Recollection and Resistance" by White Earth scholar, poet and fiction writer Kimberly M. Blaeser is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Beckwith Recital Hall at NDSU. Refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation. Blaeser is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received the 2002 Wordcrafter of the Year and the Diane Decorah First Book Award in Poetry. An enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Blaeser graduated from Mahnomen High School.
AUDUBON CHAPEL of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Hwy. 10 in Audubon 439-6843 Duane Lahlum, Pastor Sunday: 9 am Sunday School for all ages; 10 am Worship. * * * * * COMMUNITY ALLIANCE CHURCH (Christian & Missionary Alliance) Corner Hwys. 34 & 59 Office 847-2266 FAX 218-847-3011 Sr. Pastor, Rev. Paul McKibben Rev. Jerry Dent, Pastor of Ad. Min. Matt McKenzie, Pastor of Congregational Care Youth Pastor Kris Buller Sign Lauguage @10:30 am services Sunday: 8 & 10:30 am Worship Services; 9:15 am Sunday School (all ages, year round).
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Wednesday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m., a Detroit Lakes man reported a $350 Palm Pilot was stolen. Thursday, March 16 at 6:38 a.m., a Frazee woman reported her vehicle was vandalized. Saturday, March 18 at 2:09 a.m., a woman reported an assault at a Detroit Lakes bar. at 8:48 a.m., a Detroit Lakes store window was reportedly vandalized. at 9:03 a.m., a Detroit Lakes store window was reportedly vandalized.
A criminal complaint was filed against a Rochert man in Becker County District Court Monday. Lawrence Moran, 47, of 41299 County Highway 26, is accused of two counts of felony first-degree criminal damage to property and misdemeanor domestic assault. His first court appearance is April 10. According to the complaint, Moran allegedly struck a woman while both were seated inside a car at a rural Becker County residence. Moran then got out the vehicle and allegedly broke out the windows with a shovel while the woman was still in the car.
A White Earth man made his first appearance in Becker County District Court on a felony charge March 17. District Judge Waldemar Senyk set bond at $20,000 against Cody Eaglefeather, 23, of 36637 Martin Drive, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His next court appearance is March 27. Two other felony charges from Oct. 3, 2005, are pending against Eaglefeather, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Circle of Life School's boys' and girls' basketball teams had a new look this season, thanks to a donation for new uniforms made by the Mi-gi-mi-gi-way-win Advisory Board of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians. Uniforms for eight girls and 16 boys on both teams were presented before the season. "The uniforms were made with quality materials and added a sense of team spirit and esteem for both squads," said Circle of Life School Athletic Director Jackie Haugo. The boys' uniforms feature a moisture-wicking material and are reversible for away games.
50 Years ago March 23, 1956 -- Members of the Becker County Welfare Board meet to consider any action on a request for surplus commodities from Becker County Indians. Three teachers in the Detroit Lakes Public Schools system have submitted their resignations effective at the end of the 1955-56 year.
Becker County townships held supervisor and clerk elections March 14. The following individuals were elected: Audubon Township. Richard Ellsworth as supervisor (three years) and Becky Schouviller-Felker as clerk (two years). Atlanta Township. Beau Jacobson as supervisor (three years) and Jeff Bates as clerk (two years). Burlington Township. Kelly Straka as supervisor (three years) and Angela Ewanika as clerk (two years). Callaway Township. David Rousu as supervisor (three years) and Sharon Winter (two years). Carsonville Township.
The Becker County Highway Department is imposing weight restrictions on the county roads beginning Friday, March 24. Maintenance supervisor John Okeson said the load limits will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Okeson said load limit signs will be posted on the affected roads, and will be patrolled.