BAKKEN — a girl, Catelaya Leigh; born March 21, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces, to Gina Bower and Roman Bakken. CHRISTENSEN — a girl, Pearl Rose; born March 21, 2013, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces, to Sonia and Michael Christensen. PAUSCH — a girl, Carley Amber; born March 21, 2013, weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces, to Amber and Jamie Pausch. THOMPSON — a girl, Deyana Denise; born March 22, 2013, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces, to Alaina Thompson.
The Board of Directors of the Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham seeks an executive director to support two museums: The ITOW (In Their Own Words) Veterans Museum and the History Museum of East Otter Tail County. This exciting and challenging position is very unique. The ideal candidate for this position will be highly experienced in successful fundraising and grant writing.
AAUW of Fargo-Moorhead will be collecting used books for its annual used book sale both today (Wednesday) and Thursday, April 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Moorhead Center Mall, in a vacant store space straight south of the City Hall Entrance to the mall. Hardcover and paperback books, books on tape, CDs and DVDs are appreciated. Please do not bring in encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest Condensed Books or magazines. Donated books will be sold Friday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center resumes summer evening hours on Tuesdays. Museum summer hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Every third Tuesday night admission is free. The Clay County Archives will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with summer evening hours until 8 pm on Tuesdays as well.
Advanced statistical analysis has changed the game of baseball, and not for the better. With ruthless determination, computer nerds have proven that statistical probability governs the game of baseball more than anybody ever imagined. “The law of averages,” my Grandpa used to call it. But Grandpa meant that if Hrbek was 0 for his last 10, the law of averages said he would more than likely get a hit his next time up. The computer nerds go much deeper.
As I had mentioned last week, I would follow-up with the Asian carp experience I had when I was fishing the Illinois River. Seven years ago when I was there the last time, they had no Asian carp situation, and no indication or awareness that it was going to become a problem. Now, the Asian carp are everywhere in the system. Pitching jigs to warmer shallow water you could catch or snag as many as you wanted to catch. Most carp were 5-10lbs, but reports of fish upwards of 20-30lbs are reported.
Years ago the landscape of Detroit Lakes looked much different than it does today. In the 1940s, it included a large barrel and plenty of root beer. Steve Hoffbeck, a history professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead will be speaking at the Detroit Lakes Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m. He has researched root beer barrels in Minnesota and has published a book on the subject. The event is free and there will be root beer floats served after Hoffbeck’s presentation. During his presentation, Hoffbeck will talk about the start of the barrel in Minnesota.
I was very saddened with the passing of my long time collector friend Dick Carr. Whenever we met, the topic of discussion was sporting collectibles, what we purchased and what we were looking for. Just a few days before the tragic loss, Dick and I had a delightful discussion outside the post office about a duck call of mine he recently purchased. He wanted me to sign it, so plans were made for our annual gathering at the upcoming Perham sporting collectible show next week. You could always find Dick’s booth in the back corner.
The following items were taken from reports at the Detroit Lakes Police Department and Becker County Sheriff’s Office. Friday, March 29
An Ogema man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a charge of attempted motor vehicle theft. Jason Myung Jin Geist, 33, of 38188 County Highway 34, Ogema, was given a sentence of 12 months and one day in prison, stayed on conditions including completion of up to four years of supervised probation, 30 days in jail and community service in lieu of $1,160 in court fines and fees. Geist was one of three people charged for trying to steal an ATV from outside an Erie Township residence on Nov. 22, 2012.