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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The Pine River-Backus Early Childhood staff invites all families with children birth to 5 years to stop by the Early Childhood Center (Door 26) any Wednesday in May from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to register for 2014-15 classes. Call 218-587-8323 if unable to attend. Class options include Early Childhood Family Education family classes for birth to age 5; infant/toddler classes; Kids Together preschool classes for ages 3 and 4 (child must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2014); and School Readiness preschool classes for ages 4 and 5 (child must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2014).
On Friday, May 23, Pine River-Backus High School will send 200 students into the surrounding community to engage in a day of service learning. Students grades 9-12 will serve in a variety of projects sponsored by community partners from 9 a.m. until midday. The event, called Tiger Pride Service Day, is intended to increase the interface between the Pine River-Backus community and its local youth.
Rebecca Walker of Pine River received national recognition as an outstanding campus leader for 2014 by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges program. She is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Walker. Walker is one of 57 seniors from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., to accept this award. More than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in nominating their students.
Area youths are invited to learn to play baseball with the Nisswa Lightning at the Lightning Youth Baseball Camp from 1 to 4 p.m., June 11-13, at Nisswa Park. The camp provides players an opportunity to develop and improve their baseball skills by focusing on the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching and baserunning. Current and former Lightning players will provide daily instruction. Many Lightning players have collegiate and professional baseball experience. The instructional staff is dedicated to helping youths develop and improve their skills.
Pequot Lakes freshman David Schroeder was Top Gun again for the second time in four weeks for Pequot Lakes trap shoot team hitting 47 out of 50 targets. Pequot Lakes is now in first place in Conference 7 from Class A. Top Pequot Lakes scores for Week 4 include: David Schroeder 47; Zach Lyonais, Jacob Roubal, Sam Wallace and Austin Mesenbrink 44; Brady Evenson 43; Trenton Beyer and Trent Midthun 42, Christian Burnett 41, Chris Newton 40; and Erik Olson, Jack Keiffer, Jordan Hall and Kirk Johnson 39.
Jason Roepke tagged a three-run homer and was the winning pitcher for the Nisswa Lightning as they dominated St. Mathias 16-1 in seven innings in Victory League amateur baseball action on Sunday, May 11, in Nisswa. Tyler Wittwer went 3-3 with a home run, double, and four RBI, while Luke Schumer added a pair of homers and Aaron Jenkins also homered. Nisswa enjoyed a 15-4 edge in hits.
Crosswoods Men’s play Pat McAlpine had a low net round of 62 to be player of the day Tuesday, May 6, in Crosswoods Men’s Golf League play. Game of the day was “three best balls of four.” Don Rother had the individual low net on the front nine with 30, and McAlpine on the back nine with 29.
The Pequot Lakes boys and girls each finished first at a home track and field meet on Friday, May 9. Pequot Lakes won the boys’ title with 157,followed by Crosby-Ironton 80.5, Deer River 44.5, Pine River-Backus 26 and Nevis 5. The Patriots won the girls’ title with 198, followed by Deer River 52.5, Crosby-Ironton 43.5, Nevis 24 and PR-B 5.
Pequot Lakes’ Bradley Boldt finished seventh with a round of 82 to earn All-Mid-State Conference honors while the Patriots’ boys’ golf team was fourth on Monday, May 12, at Detroit Country Club. Jackson Goerges was second for the Patriots with 86. Detroit Lakes was first with 307, followed by Staples-Motley with 321, Park Rapids 344 and Pequot Lakes 345. The Patriots and Pine River-Backus are scheduled to play at the Mid-Minn meet on Monday, May 19, at the Legacy course at Cragun’s Resort.
Pequot Lakes freshman Chloe Bermel won the 100-meter dash and was a member of the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays to help the Patriot girls to second place at the Section 8AA True Team track and field meet on Tuesday, May 6, in Detroit Lakes. Tyler Tappe finished first in the pole vault for the Pequot Lakes boys, who finished fifth. Boys team scores: 1-Perham 470.5, 2-Ottertail Central 460, 3-Little Falls 445, 4-Detroit Lakes 422, 5-Pequot Lakes 360, 6-East Grand Forks 335.5, 7-Thief River Falls 301.5, 8-Fergus Falls 298, 9-Roseau 262.5, 10-Bagley/Fosston 194