DL News Staff
March 29, 1947-March 14, 2006 Juergen H. Byers, 58, of Audubon, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis. Juergen H. Byers was born on to Eugene and Wanda Prause Byers on March 29, 1947 in Furth, Germany. He came to the United States at the age of three, through the port of New York. The family settled in Chauncey, Ohio, where Juergen grew up and received his education. Following his graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-68. On Nov. 25, 1967 he married Alice Carlson in Detroit Lakes.
The other day while driving home, I saw what everyone wants to see at this time of year -- a robin. After smiling at the sight of such a bird and fantasizing about the sunny days to come, I was quickly brought back to reality by running over a rather large puddle. Winter is on the verge of ending, and now, spring is right around the corner. In my opinion, it could not come at a better time. I am sick of bad driving conditions, I am sick of my car barely starting (if at all), and I am definitely sick of the cold.
Every man is created equal. This has become a prevalent fact and common phrase. This saying may do wonders for men under oppression, but what does it do for women? The inequality of males and females in America doesn't receive enough attention. The drastic differences in their treatment can prove to be handicapping in some situations. Men have been known to receive higher wages, pay less for expensive necessities and have slight advantages in everyday life. In any given job, women only earn 73-80 cents for every dollar that a man earns.
The Taste of Chaos, a tour that has been bringing the alternative music crowds together for years, put out a CD in 2005. It's entitled "The Best of the Taste of Chaos Tour," and puts together songs from the last few TOCs. The artists on the tour include The Deftones, The Used, Story of the Year and Thrice, just to name a few of the bigger names. The tour, as well as the CD, includes many bands that aren't as well known, such as The Smashup and It Dies Today. The "Best of" album is a two-disk set with 36 bands that joined on the TOC tour. The first CD has 18 bands with 18 songs.
Snowmobiles have come a long way since some long-lost Ford dealer mounted a Model T on tracks and skis and dubbed it a "snowmobile." There's no better place to celebrate what snowmobiles can do than in northern Minnesota, and there's no better group to host a weekend full of races than the Nightriders Snowmobile Club based in Naytahwaush. For the 36th year, club members held their annual Snodeo at historic Pinehurst Resort on March 4 and 5. Saturday featured drag races on a 660-foot shaved ice track with 47 entrants, followed by radar runs.
Offering up sales, service and financing, Select Auto Sales is selling a variety of used cars from its new building, located just south of L&M Fleet in Detroit Lakes. Complete with both sales and finance departments, the new used car dealership also has a three bay service area to boot. "We want to be the premiere used car dealer in Detroit Lakes. We have a financing department and also can service the cars we sell as well," said Select Auto general sales manager Walt Sanders. Leroy Howard owns the new used car facility and also owns DL Towing and Elite Auto Body.
In a small ceremony held Tuesday, Feb. 28, The Trophy Houses' Pat Holmgren and Sue Johnson were presented with the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce Promotions and Events Committee's February Super Service Award. Holmgren and Johnson have both worked at the local Trophy House for more than 20 years.
Will Rogers was once asked if he used a joke writer. "Writers?" he said, "Why would I need writers when I have the whole government working for me?" The ability to see the lighter side of a situation can help you smooth troubled waters, reduce your own stress and help others lighten up. Humor does not mean you have to tell jokes or be the class clown. Take your business and your tasks seriously but yourself lightly.
Local Area Coordinator Stacey Wixo attended a three-day training session in Minneapolis hosted by Providers Choice, Inc., which is a statewide sponsor of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. The training focused on compliance with new USDA regulations, monitoring responsibilities on home visits, and new information on whole grains. Wixo was also introduced to the nutrition topic she will be focusing on with her childcare providers this spring, which deals with serving more whole grains to the children.