Heath Hetland, senior manager at FedEx Ground in Fargo, was honored by the company as a Purple Promise Award winner. Of the more than 50,000 employees in the FedEx Ground and FedEx SmartPost network, Heath, Detroit Lakes, was among 27 recognized for far exceeding the expectations of their job responsibilities to ensure an outstanding customer experience. “We are proud to recognize the outstanding efforts of our employees,” said Dave Rebholz, president and CEO, FedEx Ground. “Our people are dedicated to making every FedEx experience outstanding.”
Minnesota Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) hosted its annual state conference in Bloomington from April 11-13. Over those three days, youth members along with adult chaperones and advisors participated in engaging activities, and competed in STAR Events. Among those attending were 46 chapter members from the Lake Park-Audubon FCCLA Chapter, Advisor Cheryl Hogie, School Administrator Dale Hogie, and parent chaperones, Sue Dahlgren, Claudia Hanson, Kristen Peterson and Kristi Pederson.
There are days when I feel like doing nothing — when all I want to do is eat chocolate, listen to Christmas music and stare at pictures of my cat. Now, those days don’t happen very often, but I’ve definitely experienced a few of them. This weekend was, by far, not one of those weekends. My weekend started with my friend Cristobal’s birthday party on Friday night. He goes to a different school than I do, so I don’t know many of his friends. We have four or five mutual friends and that’s it so the party was a bit awkward.
Holy Rosary Middle School students participated in the 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week calendar art contest for Minnesota Youth. The theme was “New Challenges. New Solutions.” As they created their art, students were to think about crime prevention, safety strategies and a world without crime. Four students from Holy Rosary were selected to be featured in the National Crime Victims’ Rights Week calendar.
The family of Shirley (Glover) Askelson will be hosting an open house in honor of Shirley’s 90th birthday on Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Country Inn & Suites, 1330 Hwy. 10 E, Detroit Lakes. Everyone is welcome. No gifts please.
Kelsey Marie Zurn and Eric James Marshall, both of Moorhead, were married on Feb. 9, 2013, in a private ceremony held at Assumption Catholic Church in Callaway. Parents of the couple are Bill and Karolyn Zurn of Callaway; and Robert and Rhonda Marshall of Oriska, N.D. Kelsey is employed by Forum Communications Printing in Detroit Lakes and Fargo. Eric is employed by Robert Gibb & Sons, Fargo.
There will be a 90th birthday party for Ray Swanson at the American Legion in Detroit Lakes on Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. No gifts please, just your presence.
Q: I have a duplex and rent out part of it. Will rental income affect my SSA retirement? A: Only your gross wages or net income from self-employment is considered for annual earnings test purposes. Rental income will not affect your Social Security benefits, nor does income of your spouse, dividends, other investment earnings, interest, most pensions, annuities, and capital gains.
MCBROOM — a boy, Sawyer Bryant; born April 3, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces, to Kelsey and Jeremiah McBroom. MILLER — a boy, Joshua Lawrence Jr.; born April 3, 2013, weighing 6 pounds, 12.5 ounces, to Keisha Peterson and Josh Miller Sr. BELLANGER — a boy, Haiden James; born April 4, 2013, weighing 8 pounds, 5.2 ounces, to Jenna McArthur and Monte Bellanger. MILLER — a boy, Rocco Jampsa; born April 5, 2013, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, to Jessica and Eric Miller.
Callea Butz, Detroit Lakes, has been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2012 semester (September through December), at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn. Butz is a junior at St. Kate’s. Butz is the daughter of Mark Butz of Detroit Lakes. She is a 2010 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. St. Catherine University dean’s list recognizes students achieving a semester grade point average of 3.667 or higher.