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March 9, 1928-Feb. 17, 2006 John H. Vogt, 77, of Detroit Lakes, died at his home on Friday, February 17, 2006 surrounded by family, under Hospice care. John Henry Carl Vogt was born to John and Julia (Lind) Vogt on March 9, 1928 in Detroit Lakes, where he grew up and attended school. He entered the United States Navy in 1945, and served until 1946. After returning from the Navy he worked for Peter's Meats, the Detroit Lakes Police Department and the United States Postal Service; from which he eventually retired.
March 26, 1918-Feb. 17, 2006 Harry Flatau, 87, of Frazee, died on Friday, February 17, 2006 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Harry Ernest Flatau was born the son of Ernest and Mabel Flatau on March 26, 1918 in Perham. The family rented and worked on a number of area farms and endured numerous hardships. During his teen years, Harry cut wood for farmers and hunted and fished to provide for the family of 12, and also worked for the Franklin Fence Company in what is now the Tamarac Refuge.
May 6, 1930-Feb. 14, 2006 Former Fargo resident Cheri L. Spittler Sumpmann, 75, of Detroit Lakes and Mission, Texas, died Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at McAllen, Texas, from complications due to heart surgery. Cheri Lavonne Gilbertson was born the daughter of Clarence and Ellen (Anderson) Gilbertson on May 6, 1930 at Forman, N.D. Her mother died at an early age, and her father remarried. Cheri grew up at Forman and graduated from Sargent Central School. She worked as a waitress at Raleigh's and then at Dystey's grocery store, both in Forman. She married Lee Johnson in 1949.
Winter arrived just in time for the Naytahwaush Nightriders and other local snowmobile clubs to treat Gov. Tim Pawlenty, to a real Minnesota U.S.A. Winter Rendezvous adventure Feb. 10 in Mahnomen. After a year of planning, event organizers were elated when over 300 riders arrived to accompany the governor on his ride. Early that Friday morning, the day began as Pawlenty aired his weekly radio address from the Shooting Star Casino.
Wednesday, February 22 'As Bees in Honey Drown' "As Bees in Honey Drown," a witty indictment of our culture's eternal obsession with fame, celebrity and the good life, is on stage at 7:30 p.m. in Minnesota State University Moorhead's Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gaede Theatre. The comedy is directed by MSUM Prof. David Wheeler. For tickets, call the MSUM box office at 218-477-2271. Thursday, February 23 Bookmobile visits Viking Library System's bookmobile is at Dent School from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Dent Bank from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Richville Post Office from 11:45 a.m.
Be honest with yourself: you remember the name of your best-loved toy. Maybe it was a teddy. Maybe it was a doll. Perhaps it was something less cuddly, like a car or a plastic pony. Whatever it was, you never forget your first inanimate love. But wait -- who says that toys don't have feelings? If you remember believing that your toys came alive when you weren't looking, then you're going to be absolutely captivated by The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Once upon a time, there lived a rabbit named Edward Tulane.
"The Man in Black, Tribute to Johnny Cash" is coming to the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events & Convention Center for two shows, at 5 and 8 p.m. on March 25. Tickets for the show are $15 and $20 and are on sale now.
The Becker County Historical Society will be opening our "Learning From Kids" exhibit again on Wednesday March 1, featuring Louise Neff's second and third grade class from Rossman Elementary School. The exhibit will open with a viewing by the students, their family, friends, school administration, press, BCHS trustees and staff from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. The displays will be exhibited from March 1-28. These displays feature the classroom projects of Mrs. Neff's class.
Minnesota's Senate majority leader promises a committee will debate gay marriages, but on Tuesday he said he doubted it would pass if it reaches the full Senate. Sen.