Chamber hands out awards
This year's annual Wadena Chamber of Commerce banquet was different from previous years, just like many other aspects of the community which were affected by the June 17 disaster.
A slide show by Molly Costin gave a retrospective of the tornado's destruction and recovery.
Afterward, instead of choosing a single individual for Person of the Year, the Chamber honored the city of Wadena and Wadena County with a Spirit of Wadena award.
Eric Osberg was named Director of the Year again. He was also the chamber president in 2009 and 2010.
Outgoing members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors included Tim Muehler, Paul Friedrich, Cindy McCullough and Vicki Pearson.
Incoming board members were Kari Rawlings, Annebelle Lee, Wayne Brasel and Lisa Reddick.