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The Becker County Board of Commissioners has voted to get behind its museum and help support the proposed new facility. The county approved funding $1.1 million of the $3.2 million...
Finding depth in a character is something the Detroit Lakes High School students are focusing on and perfecting this spring. While the actors in this spring’s play, “The Heiress,” are used to singing and dancing on stage, they are taking pride in the lines they’ve rehearsed and the complexity of the characters they are portraying. “With every line, there’s a deeper meaning,” Kalley Waller said.
Summer camp. So many people have great childhood memories and stories that came from a week away at camp. For many of those kids, yesterday and today, those stories come from Bible camp. There are several camps in the area that offer summer Bible camp for kids of all ages. “We love kids and love working with them,” said Sarah Ann Mallett, girls’ director at Camp Cherith. Located near Frazee, Camp Cherith started in 1947 as a camp for the organization Pioneer Girls.
Aging in Becker County can be tough. Finding transportation can be difficult. Appointing someone to make decisions for your health can be overwhelming. “We don’t have the resources to meet the needs of our senior population,” Karen Crabtree said. Crabtree was promoted to manager of community health and social services at Essentia Health St. Mary’s and is working on a conference to start the process of fulfilling those needs of the aging population. “This needs to be a community effort.
After more than a year of interviewing candidates and trying to find the right fit for Becker County Human Services, the county has hired someone to lead the department. John...
Nikki Caulfield never knew she could cram so much stuff into one little space until she had to move it all to a new location. Skirting the Rules has moved...
Working on the labor and delivery floor and pretending to have a patient of Dr. Deraney’s in labor,” Hope Adams describes as her best prank. “We had the room all set up and one of the nurses in the bed screaming in pain. He came flying in the room ready to deliver a baby ... April fools! Needless to say he wasn’t very impressed, but us nurses all had a good laugh.” April Fools’ Day. A day of practical jokes and pranks – harmless hoaxes, hopefully.
Wednesday morning, Maria Willits stepped out in front of a group of Frazee school kids to talk about something important yet heartbreaking. She was there to talk about her son whom she lost to suicide. “My son’s name is Ricky, and it was his senior year,” she said Tuesday before she prepared to talk to the students. “He was 18 years old and one month from graduation.” Ricky was an honor roll student, a two-sport athlete – basketball and baseball, but baseball was his passion.
Back in the 1970s, Dave Puetz, who worked as a TWA pilot, was on furlough and decided he needed to take up a hobby. He tapped some trees and started making his own maple syrup. The hobby grew and he started scheduling his time off from work around the maple syrup season. “It’s great to have around the house” and give as gifts, he said. Puetz practiced his art for about 11 years before taking a break from it.
After years of coming upon traumatic car accidents, it started to wear on Frazee firefighter Scott Geiselhart. “The car accidents got to me. I did a lot of the extrication,”...