Serenity Salon in Detroit Lakes welcomes two new employees. Page Lhotka and Kandice Birky are available for cuts, color, waxing, spray tans, extensions, piercing, teeth whitening and hydrafacials. Lhotka and Birky both graduated from Josef’s School of Hair Design in Fargo. Lhotka lives in Waubun with her two daughters. She said she has loved doing hair since she was young. Birky, whose mother, Karla Schultz, owns Serenity Salon, lives in Detroit Lakes with her son, Axton, and daughter, Akaiya.
Caribou Coffee is coming to Detroit Lakes. According to a spokesman with Goldmark Schlossman Commercial Real Estate Services, the coffee shop will be open late this summer in the Downtown Crossing along Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. Caribou will feature a drive thru for coffee lovers on the go. This means the last 1,745 square feet of the Downtown Crossing spaces will be 100 percent occupied.
Q: My wife is age 60, retired, and has medical insurance through my work policy. My work contract ends this summer and I plan to retire then, being over age 65 with Medicare coverage. Will my Medicare cover my wife also? A: No, for two reasons. First, Medicare provides individual coverage only. It does not have family coverage. Second, age based Medicare cannot begin until age 65. Depending on her personal work record, your wife should be eligible for Medicare through either her work or yours when she reaches age 65.
Sarah Kastenholz and Christopher Guzek are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Sarah is the daughter of Thomas and Kathryn Kastenholz of Fox Point, Wis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a BS degree in interior design. She is employed as a senior designer with Walter E. Smithe in Chicago, Ill.
LEEGARD-HAARSTICK — a boy, Blaine Paul; born April 11, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces, to Michelle Leegard and Tory Haarstick. KING — a boy, Weston Thomas; born April 11, 2013, weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces, to Jenna and Tyler King. POTTER — a boy, Jacob James; born April 13, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces, to Candace Dionne and Joe Potter. JOHNSON — Shia Vaughn; born April 13, 2013, weighing 8 lbs pounds, 15.6 ounces, to Jamey Johnson.
Detroit Lakes graduate Brock Bormann was honored Friday, April 19, at the “Cambria Dinner of Distinction” on the campus of Mankato University. The banquet was created to celebrate the opportunities and achievements created by the students, faculty and partners of the Sport Management program. The dinner will include many prestigious sports personnel.
The United Way of Becker County will join students and staff at Lake Park-Audubon High School to host a “Community Day of Caring” on Wednesday, May 15 in the communities of Lake Park, Audubon, Cormorant and surrounding areas. Senior citizens and disabled residents living within the LP-A School District are eligible to receive volunteer assistance with such tasks as yard work, flower planting, window washing or similar home care needs. Volunteers will not be permitted to use power tools, use ladders over six feet tall, or enter private residences.
The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence by educating communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence and how to seek services if needed. Most people think sexual assault is a crime that will not affect them. However, the reality is that sexual violence is a big problem in the United States today. Research shows that every 2 minutes in this county, someone is sexually assaulted.
Last month, I met for the first time a 23-year-old shirt-tail relative in Los Angeles named Sarah. Fully-employed in a well-paying job she loves, Sarah is the face of our new economy. Sarah has a college degree, but it wasn’t the degree that qualified her for the job of her dreams. It was her love of video games. Thanks to her passion for video games, Sarah landed a job in a growing company in a growing industry, a job good enough to allow her to live comfortably in a trendy neighborhood near West Hollywood. What does Sarah do?
What a difference a year makes! We are already past the halfway point of April and ice out from the lakes still seems like it is a long way out. Last year Big Detroit Lake was open water by March 23. If you remember last year, because of the early ice out and nice weather all over the state, our Governor was considering moving the fishing opener up a week to the first Saturday in May! This year the Park Rapids area is hosting the Governors opener. They may be auguring holes and hosting an ice fishing derby!