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For 50 years, Becker County township government had no better friend than Charles Rew. Rew, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, but not before leaving his mark on Burlington Township, where he served on the board of supervisors for five decades -- until ill health forced his retirement a couple of years ago. "He was the chair for most of the time he served on the board," said lifelong friend and former colleague Albert "Ike" Fischer, who served on the township board with him for 25 years. "As chairman, he recruited a lot of others to serve on the town board -- including me.
The Detroit Lakes School District needs to look at a "moving target" of approximately $200,000 in cost containments to balance the 2006-07 budget. That's according to a finance committee report to the School Board from District Business Manager Richard Lundeen. Superintendent Lowell Niklaus presented the first seven in a series of "considerations" for possible cuts. More potential cost containments will be presented at the March meeting. But the biggest item on the list was saved for last.
When Mary Lou Kozitka learned that she had won an award for her caregiving services, it couldn't have come at a better time. Kozitka, a nursing assistant at Lincoln Park Assisted Living, Detroit Lakes, and before that, at St.
You may have seen him patrolling the streets of Detroit Lakes at night, singing along with the radio. You may even have noticed that he sounds pretty good. But this Thursday, DL police department veteran Tim Eggebraaten will have the chance to really show you what he can do, with just his voice, a guitar and a drum machine. Eggebraaten, who has been with the DLPD for 14 years, has been a singer for much longer than that. "I've been singing since I could talk," he says, "and I've played guitar for 19 years.
Spiders the size of your hand, flies in your eyes, nose and mouth, temperatures topping 100 degrees, sand as far as the eye can see... that is what some past and present area residents can look forward to this coming May. George Scherzer of Detroit Lakes, his daughter Lisa Scherzer Polito -- a 1985 graduate of Lake Park High School and current resident of Valparaiso, Ind. -- and Thomas Natwick of Twin Valley, a 2003 graduate of Norman County East, are a part of a team going to Nakor, Turkana, Kenya, this summer.
When Detroit Lakes Superintendent Lowell Niklaus officially vacates that position on June 30, to accept a new position with the district as its education director, he will be taking a pay cut. But Niklaus has a desire to return to the educational aspect of school administration. "I was the education director here before I became superintendent," he said.
A slate of 27 candidates has been certified for the upcoming 2006 White Earth tribal elections. Three positions will be filled this year, including council seats for Districts 1 and 2 as well as secretary-treasurer. Incumbent secretary/treasurer Franklin "Bud" Heisler, District 1 committee person Irene "Rene" Auginaush and District 2 committee person Anthony "Tony" Wadena have all filed for re-election; each will be challenged by a full slate of candidates. A total of nine challengers have filed for Heisler's position, including John B.
By the time the filing period had closed on the 2006 White Earth tribal elections this past Friday, Feb.
Who says you can't go home again? Such is definitely not the case for Guy Fischer, who became Becker County's new housing and economic development coordinator at the beginning of January. Fischer, a 1979 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School, says that moving back to the community has been "an adjustment," but only because of the timing. "Moving up here in the middle of winter was an adjustment," he said.
Since July 1, 1987, Becker County's Human Services Department has been under the leadership of one man. But that is about to change. Come April 1, Matt Casey will be stepping down as director, ending a tenure that has spanned nearly two decades. Though he admits to loving his job, Casey also says, "There comes a time when everybody has to step aside... a time that you just feel comfortable with retiring. There are other things in life to experience." Things such as taking his motorcycle out for a spin on a sunny afternoon.