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Wadena County is agreeable to accommodating private landowners along county highways where herbicide control of roadside brush and noxious weeds has been carried out. The Wadena County Highway Department is requesting those objecting to roadside spraying fill out an exemption form by July 7.
It is not the connection you hear when a bat strikes a ball or battery starts a car engine but it can be infinitely more important. The Kinship Program brings people into contact with one another in a manner that ideally has something to offer everyone. Laura Kiser and Monica Watson are program directors for a new Kinship chapter serving the Wadena and Sebeka communities. Officially, they are being guided by the Perham Kinship program because they are still so young. Youth 5-15 can find a mentor through the program. But what is mentoring?
Jeff and Pam Wiirre went chasing a dream earlier this year like a couple butterfly hunters. On May 23 they netted their dream and put it in a bottle. The Woodtick Lounge located in downtown Hewitt has come to life again. "For just having the bar open, I'm real happy," Jeff said in summing up the first month of operation. The Wiirres have never run a bar but they are not strangers to the bar scene. Jeff enters the new enterprise with a definite idea of what people want from him. "It's service," he said. "You treat people the way you want to be treated."
The Mud & Tires Enduro Race will be joining the attractions of the 124th Wadena County Fair June 21-24. Enduro might be rooted in a language other than English, but it does not take much imagination to realize what the race is really about - endurance. "They get an old car and they race around the track, a half hour each way, hopefully without the car overheating, the tires falling off or them winding up in the ditch," Enduro Organizer Bryan Wegscheid said. Wegscheid said Enduro racing in not exactly new to the fair.
Joel Novak with the World Auto Racing Association returned to the Wadena County Board chambers June 6 to ask commissioners for permission to build a speedway on the county fairgrounds in Wadena.
The City of Wadena will be offering to sell two parcels of land on the corner of State Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 71 to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for $425,000. The larger of the two parcels is presently home to the Wadena Electric Plant. Work on new offices for the electric department is currently under way at the old Wadena Airport site on County Highway 4. MnDOT is buying parcels of land along Highway 10 in preparation for the long-awaited improvement project on a six-mile stretch of what is currently two-lane highway.
The Verndale school board approved a school budget and made a large number of personnel moves Monday as they laid the groundwork for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.
Warbirds will descend on Wadena Saturday for the 11th annual Wings and Wheels Over Wadena Fly-in and Community Day. World War II era combat aircraft like the TBM Avenger bomber and the P-51 Mustang fighter will be on display along with the AT-6 Texan, a training plane. Organizers expect from 800 people or more to attend the event, but crowd size is dependent upon the weather. The free public event begins at 7:30 a.m. and goes to 1 p.m. at the Wadena Municipal Airport located two miles west of Wadena along Highway 29.
Steve Simon dropped into the Someplace Safe Office in Wadena Friday afternoon with a notebook and pen. The Minnesota Secretary of State was traveling to offices in the area looking for insights. In Wadena, he got them from Crime Victim Advocates Tanja Richter and Jessie Brough. Any victim of crime can appeal to Richter and Brough for assistance. They are on the front lines for those who need help - be it a place to stay, daycare, food, financial help, transportation or support in the courtroom.