Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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Larry Hammill, right, and Jim Mark, 40 et 8 members, award a $500 scholarship to Kristen Taylor, Pine River, on April 30 at Central Lakes College. 40 et 8 is a veterans honor organization of American Legion members that fosters and promotes nurses training programs. SUBMITTED PHOTO
When Mike Oates’ doctor delivered the news — nothing more could be done for his lung cancer — he went home and started making plans for the time he had left. It was a long shot, but at the top of the list was a long-overdue trip home to the East Coast and New York complete with a Yankees-Red Sox baseball game for his daughter, Laura. Oates’ list-making was interrupted by a call from a friend. She had recently lost her husband, one of Mike’s good friends, and urged him to find help and comfort in hospice care.
Freshman David Schroeder and junior Christian Burnett of the Pequot Lakes trapshooting team tied for Top Gun honors during the final regular-season week of clay target league competition on Sunday, May 18, at the Lakeshore Conservation Club range. Both hit 47 of 50 targets to help Pequot Lakes remain in first place in Conference 7A. Other top scores for Pequot Lakes were: Jacob Roubal 43, Kirk Johnson 41, Trenton Beyer 44, Brady Evenson 40, Jordan Hall 42, Sam Wallace 46, Zach Lyonais 45, and Austin Mesenbrink 46.
Player/manager Aaron Jenkins went 4-4 as the Nisswa Lightning defeated St. Joseph 9-1 in a non-league game on Saturday, May 17. Jason Roepke, who pitched five innings of relief, earned the victory for the Lighting, who put the game away with seven runs in the sixth inning. Nisswa enjoyed a 10-5 edge in hits. On Friday, May 16, the Lightning pounded Staples 17-4 despite each team having 10 hits. Aaron Jenkins, Jeremiah Piepkorn and Luke Schumer all homered for Nisswa. Schumer didn’t allow an earned run in five innings of relief to claim the victory.
Emily Israelson of Staples-Motley earned medalist honors with a 75 while Amanda Nies of Pequot Lakes placed second with an 84 at the Park Rapids Invitational on Monday, May 19. Alex Stone was third with 86 and Sam Olmscheid was fifth with an 88 for the Patriots, who placed second behind S-M. The Patriots are scheduled to play at the Detroit Lakes Invitational at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 22.
After the Easter worship service Sunday, April 20, Crosslake Presbyterian Church broke ground for a new Friendship Hall, a long-held dream of the congregation. Shown are Pastor Kate Stangl and members and friends of the church. The original building was dedicated in September 2001 and the congregation was chartered the following May. Since then, the congregation has more than doubled in size, necessitating the need for more space. The church plans to use this Friendship Hall for various church as well as community gatherings.
Crosslake Lutheran Church Health Ministry will host “Meeting the Challenge of Losses in Our Lives – Finding Hope After Loss” from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the church. Featured speaker will be Paul V. Johnson, consultant and trainer for business, industry and educational institutions on issues related to loss and grief. The evening will focus on the grief experience for different age groups and genders, finding hope and healing through support, and resources that are available for those who grieve.
Crosslake Lutheran Church will host outdoor worship services at 10 a.m. every Sunday through Sept. 7. Special events include: Community Memorial Day service, May 25; Blessing of the Animals, June 15; Grandchildren Sunday with free ice cream cones for all, June 29; Classic Car Sunday, July 13; Biker Sunday, July 27; Camp Knutson Sunday, Aug. 10; free picnic barbecue for all, Aug. 24; and Celebrate Labor Day, Aug. 31. Enter the Outdoor Worship site from Daggett Pine Road.
The filing period for federal, state, county and city of Brainerd offices opened Tuesday, May 20, and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Area cities, townships and school districts in Crow Wing and Cass counties will have candidate filing periods from July 29–Aug. 12. Find information on candidates who have filed for office by visiting http://www.crowwing.us/index.aspx?nid=365 .
Art and Bea Savage are shown at the base of the Pequot Lakes fire tower. Art Savage was district forester in Pequot Lakes from 1939-71. He was “esteemed for his knowledge of forestry, his respect for the woods, and his honorable and ethical performance as ranger.” Do you have a historical photo to submit for our History Mystery feature? Send it to Nancy Vogt at email@example.com . PHOTO COURTESY OF PEQUOT LAKES AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY