DL News Staff
Caroline Smith is a very complex person. She leads two lives: one as a senior at Detroit Lakes High School and the other as a rising musician. She recently debuted her first CD, which is self-titled simply as "Caroline Smith." Caroline started music at the young age of 11.
Gossip. Everyone, no matter who they are, has indulged in this guilty little pleasure at some point in their lives. It's okay to admit it -- we have all done it. Everyone has heard the quiet little whispers often including the words, "He said, she said." Sometimes, we might even enjoy a little gossip. Actually, often times we most likely enjoy the gossip we hear. After all, we are only human. I believe that gossip is in our nature. It is our way of nosing into other people's business without truly getting involved.
High school was a long trip that went by fast. The prospect of four long years before my graduation was unbearable as a freshman. Three years and some months later, high school still seems a burden. If I have learned anything throughout the time I've spent trying to be successful in my classes, it's that the classes almost never seemed to be the top priority. Always welcoming the thought of socialization, high school for most people seems like a place to fraternize with peers, rather than prepare for the future.
If the Bush administration didn't have enough trouble trying to define a legacy for the Bush years, leave it to Vice President Dick Cheney allow an association with Vice President Aaron Burr, who on July 11,1804, fatally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a duel with pistols at 10 paces over differing political philosophies. Vice President Cheney, however, didn't shoot in anger, or in disagreement, with anyone. He shot a man thinking the man was a bird. Or that the man got in the bird's way.
Four experts sat down at a table at a local sports bar to watch a few hours of the Winter Olympics last week. Eavesdroppers at the next table have related the conversation they overheard. On TV, the handsome middle-aged announcer, his hair dyed dark brown for the occasion, introduced the games: "Welcome to Torino, Italy, for the 2006 Winter Olympics where 2,500 of the world's finest athletes gathered to compete for the gold. Find yourself a comfortable seat and settle down. This is going to be exciting." It didn't take any more commentary than that to get the first expert opinion.
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for the overwhelming support of the Boys and Girls Club at the Polar Plunge on Feb. 11. The 10th anniversary event proved to be the best Polar Plunge in history. This event would not be successful if it were not for Chet and the crew at the Lakeside, Mike, Mark and the gang at Lakeshirts, Gary "Seal" Thompson and the guys at Tri-State Diving, Miller Excavating, The City of Detroit Lakes and Kevin Flynn and WILD104.
I own property in Round Lake Township that has been part of my family for 38 years. My concerns are valid, legitimate, and should be given serious consideration. I was offended by some of the things I heard at the last ATV Trail Planning Meeting. For it to be suggested that most off-trail ATV use is prior to big game hunting to construct stands is ridiculous. I've been deer hunting up here for 30-some years and this is not the case.
Turning Back the Pages is always fun to read because it keeps readers informed of how Detroit Lakes has changed and it ties us to our past and makes us view the present in a special light. In Sunday's 50 Years ago, February 15, 1956, the very beginning of what is currently Detroit Lakes Senior High is mentioned, and the school board is projecting that the new school will cost over $1 million.
Take a stack of 100 $1 bills. Place a quarter next to it. Isn't cleaning up lakes worth at least that much? How about if you add in helping fish, wildlife, parks and trails? And then for good measure, also give a hand to the arts, humanities, museums and public broadcasting? It's a small cost for a big payoff. That's why a proposal from Senator Dallas Sams is a good one.
It was the students' turn at Waubun-Ogema-White Earth Public Schools Friday to say what they think of the learning environment at the high school. It was 180 degrees different than the criticism raised Tuesday by several parents who held their own press conference in Waubun on allegations on racism, unequal administration of the dress code and selective discipline of students. The High School Student Council called Friday's press conference, according to president Brienna Hoban, in response to what was said Tuesday.