On Friday, May 3, country star Chris Cagle will perform live at 8 p.m.
Auditions for Detroit Lakes’ 5th Annual Shakespeare in the Park will take place Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11 at the Historic Holmes Theatre, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each night. This year’s production, “The Winter’s Tale,” will be staged at the Detroit Lakes City Park Bandshell on consecutive weekends, June 28-30 and July 5-7. Roles are available for eight men and eight women, with potential for some doubled roles.
The award-winning Nautilus Music Theater of Minneapolis will present an original one-person music theater event at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 p.m. “Alice Unwrapped” is a new on-site theatrical presentation featuring acclaimed singer-actor Anna Slate in an emotionally-expansive and spiritually-engaging demonstration of how integrated musical-theatrical performance can uniquely illuminate contemporary social situations and psychological challenges. This production was originally created for the Spirit in the House and Minnesota Fringe Festivals
An open house in honor of David and Betty (Eggen) Leruds’ 60th wedding anniversary will be held Sunday, May 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. The celebration will be hosted by their children. No gifts please.
LINDBURG — Bria Ann; born April 17, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces, to Chris and Tanya Lindburg. SMITH — Ivy Elizabeth; born April 18, 2013, weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce, to Dena and Luke Smith. WICHERN — LaTaya Jean; born April 18, 2013, weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces, to Victoria Wichern and Redfeather Sturdevant Sr. BASSWOOD — Lydia Jean; born April 18, 2013, weighing 9 pounds, 6.9 ounces, to Josephine A.
Central Lakes College of Brainerd and Staples, Minn., has announced its 2012 fall semester honors list. Honors students from this area include: Samuel Oelfke, Frazee, dean’s list; Tatum Hall, Lake Park, president’s list; and Maxwell Brown, Waubun, dean’s list. The President’s List honors 299 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Dean’s List honors 438 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74.
The United Way of Becker County will join students and staff at Frazee-Vergas Schools on Wednesday, May 8, and students and staff at Detreoit Lakes and Lake Park-Audubon on Wednesday, May 15, to host a “Community Day of Caring.” The Day of Caring was originally set for today (May 1), but was postponed due to inclement weather. Senior citizens and disabled residents living within the Frazee-Vergas, Detroit Lakes and LP-A school districts are eligible to receive volunteer assistance with such tasks as yard work, flower planting, window washing or similar home care needs. Please call Uni
Perham Mayor Tim Meehl has officially proclaimed the month of May as “Museum Month” in Perham. The museums in Perham will conduct several history-related events during the month, including the following: Saturday, May 4: Open house in the new Veterans and Community Social Room and grand opening of the Ashby Community and American Legion Vietnam Memorial Tribute exhibit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ITOW Veterans Museum.
An 82-year-old Audubon woman was taken to Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes after a head-on collision on Monday. According to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, Patricia Elsie Netland was driving south on Fourth Street in Audubon when she turned in front of a car headed north driven by Kevin Leo Gray, 49, of rural Frazee. Netland was taken by EMS to the hospital with a cut to her head. Her injuries were not life-threatening. Gray suffered bruising on his arm from the airbag deploying. The accident was reported around 11:45 a.m. and both cars were towed from the scene.
Q: I work for a city government and keep hearing that my city pension will lower my Social Security amount when I retire. Is this true? A: Not necessarily. What matters is if you pay Social Security tax from your city wages. The general rule is that pensions do not affect SSA benefits because most employment is covered by Social Security. The relatively few exceptions are usually pensions from government employment not covered by Social Security.