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A member of the Wadena County Sheriff's Office will be retiring in 2018, and while he does not know it yet, he is looking at some very nice compensation.
The First of March saw the last game of the season for the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines as they suffered a 60-36 loss to South Sub-Section 8AA's top-seeded Barnesville Trojans. The No. 8 Wolverines worked hard to stay with the Trojans in the first half. A pair of back-to-back treys from Kennedy Gravelle pulled the Wolverines to within a point, 14-13, before the Trojans caught fire and scored 14 straight points on five shots. Emma Nielsen canned four three-pointers in the first half and Claire Meyer added two more as the Trojans took a 29-18 lead into the half.
The residents and staff of Wadena's Fair Oaks Lodge will become part of a new family this week. Eden Senior Care, an Illinois-based firm that operates skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, is on track to take over the senior living campus Thursday from Health Dimensions. Fair Oaks, which offers 75 beds, is located off Highway 10 on the on the east side of Wadena. It is also accessible from County Road 4. The two new leaders of the Wadena senior living home will be Regional Director Marlene Smith and Administrator Sam Quam.
A flock of curious Staples-Motley middle schoolers landed at M. State-Wadena Friday afternoon for a hands-on learning session at the technical college. In addition to wiring up receptacles, melding gas utility line pipe together, putting their backs into lifting a 180-pound dummy off the floor, checking out air conditioning units generating thousands of BTU's and learning how to safely replace a fuse cut-out on an electrical line far over their heads, the boys and girls saw the inside of the M. State-Wadena building - just 17 miles up the road from Staples.
You find yourself in your last days of high school. Those days of people telling you what you have to do are coming to an end. But it's an illusion, and down deep you know it. You are that fledgling that has gotten too big for the nest. You have some very important decisions to make. Dylan Huhn remembers a young man who went away to college and at one point found himself in need of several hundred dollars. He could only think of one source—his parents. His dad gave him a hard choice, come back home and work for him or raise the money on his own.
Christine Tollefson did not come up with the unique name for her home health business by herself. She credits a senior partner. "God gave it to me," Tollefson said. A Daughter's Love Elderly Care and Solutions is just beginning to take wing, although the idea for the business was born two years ago. Tollefson started putting a business plan together after meeting with Lakewood Health Systems in Staples. Satisfied that she was not going to be "stepping on any toes", Tollefson met with some seniors who told her the name of the business would be "really, really important."
The Wadena Fire Department received the green light Tuesday to purchase an Arctic Cat Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) and accessories for fighting grass fires. The $19,622 purchase is being funded with pull tab proceeds raised at the Whiskey Creek Saloon, fundraising dollars raised by the Fireman's Relief Association and donations from Leaf River Ag Service and Land O' Lakes.
If you lived in one of the Scandinavian countries during the winter a century ago, there is a very good chance you not only owned a kick sled but you were also pretty good on it. For the first half of the 20th Century, the sport of kick sledding thrived in the northern European countries because winter roads were not plowed, they were packed. A good, hard-packed snow base translated into perfect conditions for kicksledding. Kids did not get to school in the long winter months in cars, SUVs or buses as they do now, they would kick sled.