DL News Staff
50 Years ago Feb. 29, 1956 -- Detroit Lakes will have a new industry in operation by June of this year. Decision of an Austin toy manufacturing firm to move its headquarters to Detroit Lakes came as the result of a series of meetings between the Detroit Lakes Industrial Development Corporation and members of the Austin firm. Ten March of Dimes coin collectors have been stolen recently from Detroit Lakes businesses.
Minnesota Music Teachers Association winners will perform as part of the Sunday Recital Series Sunday, March 5, in the Historical Holmes Theatre. Proceeds from the freewill concert will be divided between Playhouse 412, Historic Holmes Theatre Yamaha Piano Fund and the MMTA's Scholarship Awards. Performances begin at 2 p.m.
The cast and crew of Wadena-Deer Creek High School received the Wells Fargo Spotlight On The Arts Award of Excellence for their production of "Clown of God" at the Class A One Act Play Festival. The award program is part of the Spotlight on the Arts campaign, a program established by Wells Fargo and the MSHSL to increase awareness for high school fine arts activities. In April, top state contenders in speech also will receive the Spotlight on the Arts Award of Excellence. Wells Fargo is the premier corporate sponsor of the MSHSL.
Aug. 16, 1944-Feb. 26, 2006 Jerome Walter "Romie" Wenisch, 61, of Ponsford, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2006 in Mahnomen. Romie was born to Ervin and Elizabeth Wenisch on Aug. 16, 1944 in Sleepy Eye, Minn. His father worked in construction, so he attended many schools in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Texas. In December 1961, Romie and his brother Robert joined the United States Navy, where they proudly served their country aboard the USS Charles P. Cecil.
Sept. 20, 1988-Feb. 23, 2006 Tim A. Cieluch, 17, of Frazee, died on Thursday, February 23, 2006. Tim Aaron Cieluch was born the son of Tom Sr. and Joyce (Minor) Cieluch on Sept. 20, 1988 in Minneapolis. The family made their home In Hinckley, Minn., where Tim began school. They moved to Frazee when Tim was in the second grade and Tim was a junior in high school at the time of his death.. He enjoyed skateboarding, downhill skiing in Alexandria, listening to music and going to concerts. He also enjoyed four wheeling and watching television.
Oct. 18, 1931-Feb. 12, 2006 Lloyd C. Krieg, 74, of Tucson, Ariz., died on Sunday, February 12, 2006. Lloyd was born to Lloyd (Sr.) and Elsie Krieg on Oct. 18, 1931 in Fargo, where he was raised and graduated from Central High School as a part of the class of 1949. Lloyd attended North Dakota State University until joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950. In October 1952, he married Alice Lipp of Fargo. On his return to Fargo, he joined the family business of JE Krieg & Sons, general contractors, and was a board member for the North Dakota Association of General Contractors.
Feb. 24, 1916-Feb. 24, 2006 Vivian C. Finke, 90, of Mahnomen, MN, died Friday, February 24, 2006, at the Mahnomen Health Center in Mahnomen. Vivian Charlotte Nei, one of 12 children, was born the daughter of Charles and Bertha (Bartholomew) Nei on Feb. 24, 1916, near Borup, Minn., where she grew up and attended country school. As a young woman, Vivian worked for an Ada, Minn., restaurant before her marriage to Harry Finke on July 6, 1939. Vivian and Harry moved to Mahnomen to make their home, and she worked for the Corner Café as a cook for many years.
May 4, 1955-Feb. 21, 2006 Bryan R. Randall, 50, of Detroit Lakes, died at his home on Tuesday, February 21. Bryan Russell Randall was born to Cecil and Viola (Cline) Randall on May 4, 1955 in Bend, Ore. He worked as a mechanic and tow truck driver in Salem, Ore., until 1984, when he was involved in a car accident that left him disabled.
Minnesota "Bake and Take" Day is Saturday, March 25. The annual event sponsored by the Minnesota Wheat Council is designed to encourage individuals or organizations to take the time to bring a baked product to someone special. Bake & Take participants may obtain free recipe pamphlets and matching stickers to put on their package of baked goods by contacting the Minnesota Wheat Council, 2600 Wheat Drive, Red Lake Falls, 56750, 800-242-6118 ext 13, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Twenty-six separate photographs of child pornography on two home computers. But that isn't what former Moorhead Elementary School social worker Robert Haseltine of Fargo was sentenced on last week in Clay County District Court.