DL News Staff
Aug. 8, 1915-Feb. 23, 2006 Severn M. "Sam" Syvertson, 90, of Barnesville, Minn., died Thursday, February 23, 2006 at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes. Severn Milton Syvertson was born to Sam and Ingrid (Hanson) Syvertson on Aug. 8, 1915 in Staples, Minn. He attended schools in Staples and East Grand Forks, Minn., graduating from Grand Forks Central High School in 1932. While still in high school, he joined the National Guard. Following his graduation, he attended Valparaiso (Ind.) University and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.
July 10, 1935-Feb. 22, 2006 Osage native Alden Jalmer Yoki, 70, a loving husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and friends, on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 in Hurst, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 27 at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst. Alden was born in Osage on July 10, 1935.
Dec. 19, 1930-Feb. 25, 2006 Marie I. Hanson, 75, of Perham, died Saturday, February 25, 2006 at the Perham Memorial Home, after a brief struggle with cancer. Marie Isabelle Brown, the daughter of Claude and Cleoria Brown, was born December 19, 1930 in Richville, Minn. She attended school through the 10th grade, and then went to work for Scott Atwater Outboard Motors in St. Paul, until the business moved out west. When Marie returned to Richville, she worked at the egg plant in Perham, Tuffy's and the café -- she loved to talk to people.
DL Newspapers recently reported events regarding administrative changes in the Detroit Lakes School District that makes one wonder if local school district administrators might not be taking lessons from the "Old Boys Club." Lowell Niklaus resigned from his superintendent position, but first created himself a new position so he can, he said, "finish my career in education doing what I really want to do." Niklaus is even willing to forfeit his old salary and benefits of about $135,000 a year, work only 217 days a year and not have to be paid for vacation and holidays at his new job.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: email@example.com . Thursday, March 2 Chef's Gala Habitat for Humanity presents A Great Getaway Chef's Gala & Auction from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Holiday Inn. Tickets are $15 at [Solutions] LLC or Bliss. Take a tour of scrumptious tastes, featuring local chefs from area restaurants.
Support programs Help us help you. Submit your listing for support groups to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Non-offending parents group Lakes Crisis & Resource Center is offering a support/informational group for non-offending parents of sexually abused children. The focus will be supporting the parents, or any other significant person in that child's life, as well as providing information as to what they may be experiencing due to the victimization. The group will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 starting March 21. Registration is required.
Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10:49 a.m., a Detroit Lakes woman reported an attempted residential break-in. Friday, Feb. 24 at 8:36 a.m., a car bumper and license plate was found on the Canadian Pacific tracks in Detroit Lakes. The car owner denied driving the vehicle, which was involved in a hit-and-run accident involving a parked vehicle in Detroit Lakes, although she was a passenger. The owner told Detroit Lakes police she did not know who was driving her car. at 5:22 p.m., a Detroit Lakes house fire was reported. The fire apparently started on the kitchen stove.
Norsk Språk Helg på Skogfjorden is a fun way to strengthen your norsk language skills - whether you are a beginner or advanced speaker. Immerse yourself in Norwegian language, food, culture, music and more. Learning Norwegian is the focus, with presentations on a variety of historical and present-day topics. Whether you are new at the Villages or an annual participant, you will find a home på Skogfjorden-Velkommen! Lodging is within Skogfjorden, which has nine cabins each accommodating up to eight adults, using lower bunks only.
All Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party precinct caucuses in Becker County will be held at one location on Tuesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Detroit Lakes. DFLers can attend the 7 p.m. precinct caucus and sign up to attend the Becker County DFL County Convention, which will begin at 8:15 p.m. on the same night, also at the MSCTC. Delegates to the 8:15 p.m. Becker County DFL Convention are selected at the 7 p.m. precinct caucuses, according to DFL Chair Cyndi Anderson.
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.