DL News Staff
Forty Associate Degree Nursing students were recognized during a pinning ceremony on the Detroit Lakes campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College on Dec. 9. Riley Braun, John Lettner and Stacia Heisler were the student speakers at the pinning, which is a tradition that marks the completion of a student's nursing education.
Detroit Lakes student Elizabeth Johnson has received a $500 Ignite Scholarship from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Johnson is the child of Dan and Michelle Johnson, Detroit Lakes. The Freshman Ignite Scholarship awards $500 for the freshman year and requires a high school class rank in the top 50 percent and a score of 21-23 on the ACT exam. Minnesota State University Moorhead is a comprehensive regional university enrolling approximately 7,500 students.
Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., has named Tanisha Perlmutter of Audubon to its dean's list for academic excellence during the fall 2016 semester. Dean's list honors are accorded to Carthage students who achieve a 3.5 grade-point average while carrying at least 14 credit hours during a semester. The Carthage College campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan, is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students.
The Callaway Volunteer Fire Department has earned statewide recognition for its response to a March 2016 train and propane tanker truck collision that caused extensive damage in the community of Callaway but no fatalities. The 21 members of the community fire department received the Emergency Management Best Practice Award for Response during the 56th annual conference of the Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers in Breezy Point on Sept. 18-21.
The Area I Junior Envirothon, held at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls, had thirty-four teams participating, including Lake Park-Audubon and Holy Rosary from Becker County.
Dr. Emily Welle, a psychiatrist, has joined the Behavioral Health Department at the Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes Clinic in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Dr. Welle will provide behavioral health services for people ages 17 and older. "As a psychiatrist, I have the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my patients and learn about their lives," says Dr. Welle. "This allows me to build trusting relationships with them, and they are more able to relax as we get to know each other and determine their treatment path."
Kayla Ulschmid, a seasoned real estate sales professional in Detroit Lakes, has joined Ryan Hanson Homes of Keller Williams Realty Professionals.
Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary recently donated proceeds from their Wine Pairing to Detroit Lakes and Frazee School Performing Arts Programs. Tim Siewert accepted donations for both DLHS Band and Choir in Detroit Lakes. Ashley Morben accepted the donation for the Frazee Choir and Brian Selander accepted the donation for the Frazee Band. The Rotary event was held Monday, October 3, at Spanky's Stone Hearth in Vergas.
Jesse Paul Alvardo, 48, of Box 111, Naytahwaush, has been charged in Becker County District court with with felony firearms violation and felony violation of the predatory offender registration law. According to court records, he was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 1995 and required to register as a predatory offender. In 2015 he registered a Naytahwaush address with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which was allegedly his last verified address.
Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Timothy M. Churchwell as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. Mr. Churchwell is replacing the Honorable David R. Battey, and will be chambered at Alexandria in Douglas County. "I am very pleased to appoint Timothy M. Churchwell to serve as a District Court Judge in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District," said Governor Dayton."Throughout his career, Mr. Churchwell has shown his dedication to public service. I thank him for his willingness to once again serve the people of Minnesota."