Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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Though a cool, brisk wind was blowing through Detroit Lakes Monday evening, the weather was much more cooperative for the official launch of Detroit Lakes' holiday season than it had been in previous years. With more than 20 entries (plus a few last-minute additions), Santa's Grand Parade of Lights was a hit. "We had a good crowd out there this year," said Dave Hochhalter, president of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce. "There were a lot of really good displays...
Once again, the Detroit Lakes School District has earned the praise of independent auditors hired to conduct the annual school financial audit. Representatives from the firm of Kern-DeWenter-Viere gave a presentation on the 2005-06 school audit at the DL School Board's November meeting. At the meeting, held Nov.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? Michelle Wright is! The award-winning country music artist brings her 2006 Christmas tour to the stage of Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Friday, Dec. 1, for a 7:30 p.m. concert. By her own estimation, Wright's fourth annual holiday tour will consist of "65 percent Christmas music." The other 35 percent will be comprised of some of the biggest hits of Wright's 16-year recording and performing career.
Though her day-to-day job as the Historic Holmes Theatre's new box office manager involves ticket sales and closing out the books each day, Becky Olson has found an outlet for her creative side as well. Since starting at the theater on Oct.
"First impressions are important," says the Rev.
Music and art, art and music These two frequent companions will be paired once again at next weekend's Third Annual Juried Fine Art Show in Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre. In addition to the dozens of local and regional artists whose work will be displayed throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19, in the Holmes Ballroom, the adjacent Holmes Theatre will also house two free concerts. The first concert is the debut of the newly-formed Lakes Area Community Concert Band, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18.
Each year, Americans set aside Nov. 11 to honor the veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Services, past and present, in peacetime and in war. In Detroit Lakes, the local American Legion and VFW posts take turns hosting the program, according to Post 15 Legion Commander Bud Larson. This year is the Legion's turn. The festivities will begin Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10:30 a.m.
Though Becker County Auditor and Treasurer Ryan Tangen has been out on the campaign trail for months now, and has spent the past two weeks testing the county's new election equipment, it wasn't until the boxes were open and the ballot cards were being counted Tuesday night that the nerves really began to kick in. "It was quite a relief to see the results start coming in," he said.
With new officers and a new, weekly meeting schedule, the 412 Lakes Club 8339 of Toastmasters International has a fresh focus and is looking to boost its membership, as well. "We're making a new start, with a fresh slate of officers," says Ted Schaum, who serves as the group's vice president of membership and public relations.
Whenever you watch those old movie musicals on television, do you ever get the feeling that you've just gotta get up and dance? Do you have aspirations of becoming a ballerina or a Broadway dancer someday?