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Unprecedented: Flood strikes Wadena area, residents seek relief
Woman killed in west-central Minnesota crash
City of Wadena to cover landfill fees for flood debris; volunteers head to town
State park visits trend upward in Minn., N.D.
Wadena SWCD names poster and essay winners
Post 171 hands BHV Legion two setbacks
Summer football camps coming up in Wadena
Finck aces No. 6 at Whitetail Run
Januszewski, Vertin post fastest times in Lake Chase
Fading Twins have to avoid July swoon
Melva Jean Baumgartner
Lyle Joseph McBride
Wadena Garden Club: Yard of the month
Olson wins RMH grand prize
Area students awarded TCHC Foundation scholarships
Red Cross bloodmobile a success
Artists receive awards in annual Regional Art Show at the Cultural Center in New York Mills
Zornes displays wooden masks and stone sculptures at the Cultural Center through July 31
Verndale Straw Hat and Sunbonnet Days slated for July 25-27
Entertainment briefs - July 10 edition
Lambert, Shelton at We Fest in 2015
Follow the flag
Birth announcements - July 10 edition
Local piano students earn top honors at state competition
Local students graduate from Bemidji State
U of M Crookston announces spring 2014 graduates
Area students make dean's list at Minnesota State, Mankato
Minnesota's biodiesel mandate: costly, risky and unfair
Ancient evidence of the Bible's reliability
Veterans, beware of pension advance products
Can cities purchase digital speed signs for their streets?
Make summer swimming safe
My new favorite way to fish
Breeding duck numbers down, wetland numbers up
Breeding duck numbers down, wetlands up in Minnesota
Ruffed grouse drumming counts up significantly in state
Trolling for troops
August 9, 2013
Blazers headed for Class C state tournament
The Bertha Blazers extended their winning streak to nine games Sunday and clinched a berth in the Class C state tournament by blanking Bluffton 7-0 in the Region 14C tournament. The top two teams from Region 14C will advance to the state tournament. Following Sunday’s action...
August 9, 2013 - 9:11am
August 11, 2012
Philip Blake Schmidt of Wadena to Amanda Rae McManigle of Wadena. Gregory LaVerne Greenwaldt of Bertha to Betty Marie Schumaker of Sebeka.
August 11, 2012 - 9:19am
August 4, 2012
Bertha man dies in Cass County accident
A Bertha man died in an accident near Leech Lake, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol. Lance E. Mein, 31, of Bertha, was driving a 2010 Peterbilt truck and was eastbound on Minnesota Highway 200 when he crossed over into the westbound lane and rolled into the westbound...
August 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 2, 2012
Bertha man dies in Cass County accident
A Bertha man died in an accident near Leech Lake, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol. Lance E. Mein, 31, of Bertha, was driving a 2010 Peterbuilt truck eastbound on Minnesota Highway 200 when he crossed over into the westbound lane and rolled into the westbound ditch...
August 2, 2012 - 12:43pm
July 28, 2012
Busker's monster game eliminates BHV Legion team
Jalen Busker turned in a monster game Thursday as Staples-Motley clinched a spot in the District 6 tournament by topping Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 11-1 in five innings. Busker went the distance on the hill and allowed just four hits while walking three and fanning seven. Busker helped...
July 28, 2012 - 7:30pm
Parish festival set for Bertha's St. Joseph Church
Members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bertha will hold their parish festival and dinner Aug. 12, according to a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. Turkey, ham, homemade au gratin potatoes, salads, buns, homemade pie and beverages are on the menu from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30...
July 28, 2012 - 5:40pm
Former Bertha branch manager sentenced for embezzlement
A former vice president and branch manager of a Todd County bank was sentenced last week in federal court in St. Paul for embezzlement. On July 17, Kenneth Marlyn Ashbaugh, the former vice president and branch manager of the Star Bank in Bertha, was sentenced for stealing $80,000...
July 28, 2012 - 9:15am
July 21, 2012
BHV Legion squad stays alive in Sub-District 6 play
The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale American Legion team bounced back from a 7-0 loss to Staples-Motley Monday in Menahga to clip Sebeka 9-4 and stay alive in Sub-District 6 playoff action. Jalen Busker fired a four-hitter and struck out 11 as he went the distance on the mound for Staples-Motley....
July 21, 2012 - 12:00am
July 16, 2012
BHV Legion falls to Sebeka, Wadena-Deer Creek
Taylor Carlson and Stetson Burkman combined to pitch a one-hitter Monday as Sebeka clubbed Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 11-0 in five innings. Carlson went the first three frames and did not allow a hit, while walking two and fanning four. Burkman came on for the final two innings and surrendered...
July 16, 2012 - 5:03am
June 30, 2012
Wayne Keith Norris, 57, Parkers Prairie, no seat belt, fees $115. Michael Dean Lustila, 52, Menahga, third degree DWI with refusal to submit to chemical test, driving after cancellation of drivers' license and third degree damage to property, local confinement (concurrent sentence...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
BHV Legion squad drops twinbill to Staples-Motley
Steve Riewer and his Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Legion team ran into a buzz saw June 19 losing 16-5 and 27-7 to Staples-Motley. Austin Redemske homered and singled for Staples-Motley in Game 1. Devon White, and Jalen Busker and Mark Kossan all collected two hits. Austin Selvey had a...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 29, 2012
Death Notice: Ronald Bower
Ronald Bower, 61, of Bertha and formerly of Hewitt, passed away on June 25, 2012. The memorial service for Ronald will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Hewitt. Friends may call on Monday at the church one hour prior to the service. Ronald....
June 29, 2012 - 9:17am
June 25, 2012
Death Notice: Arnold Kephart
Arnold Kephart of Bertha, passed away on June 20, 2012, 80 at Lakewood Health Systems in Staples. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 26, 2012 at Faith United Church of Christ in Bertha. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to the service. A full...
June 25, 2012 - 5:01am
June 19, 2012
BHV Legion drops pair to Park Rapids
A solid Park Rapids squad took two from Steve Riewer's Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Legion squad 13-3 and 12-11 Monday at Park Rapids. Tyler McCollum went 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and five RBIs as Park Rapids grabbed Game 1 in six frames. Matt Fretham sparked BHV at the plate...
June 19, 2012 - 8:43pm
June 1, 2012
Hornets oust Raiders
Jake Galbrecht tossed six innings of shutout ball Tuesday as Frazee defeated Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 6-2 in Sub-Section 6A playoff action. Galbrecht helped his own cause by going 3-for-4 and scoring twice.
June 1, 2012 - 7:52pm