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More than 30 boys and girls competed in the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition Aug. 18 in Wadena. Jordan O'Kane of Wadena won the 6-7 girls' division with a total of 26-6. Tess Johnson of Wadena won the 8-9 class with a 67-11 score. Wadena's Allison O'Kane won the 10-12 competition with a combined distance of 110-2. Wadena's Josh and Justin Dykhoff won the boys' 6-7 and 8-9 competition with combined distances of 113 feet and 132-1. Mack Jones of Wadena racked up 198-10 in winning the 10-11 division. Deer Creek's Jacob Manselle went 197-4 in the 12-13 competition.
Ryan Denny held the Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers to just four hits Saturday and helped the Bertha Blazers to a 4-3 victory in Region 14C play. The loss finished the season for the Shockers and propelled the Blazers into the region championship game where they clubbed Carlos 11-3. The Shockers jumped out to 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Jordan Wohlwend was hit by a pitch and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Jamie Nordlund. The Blazers came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first as Marcus Riewer doubled, Michael Riewer singled and Pat Riewer doubled. The Shockers tied the gam
Now that the 2010 Minnesota Vikings are finally in the same state perhaps we can look forward to some football. Two big pieces tumbled into Minnesota recently as Brett Favre and Percy Harvin arrived in camp. Favre has earned the ire of a lot of Minnesota fans -- and even more fair weather fans -- with his months of procrastination. Mississippi must be a beautiful place because it took three Minnesota players -- Ryan Longwell, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson -- to bring Favre back to the land of purple-faced, helmet-wearing, pot-bellied football fanatics. At a time when the U.S.
A new bus garage facility was the main subject of discussion Monday night at the August meeting of the Wadena-Deer Creek school board. The board approved the conversion of a district-owned storage facility on Deerwood Avenue to a bus garage by Mark Stone Construction. Once completed, the storage facility will be insulated and heated and will provide an office for transportation director Tim Wohlert. Buses will be washed and serviced at the facility. The cost of remodeling will be in the neighborhood of $120,000. The school will employ a fleet of 20 buses in the coming school year.
The pledge made in June that there will be hockey in Wadena this winter was made good Monday night when the Wadena Hockey Association board approved the building of an indoor facility. "The board was enthusiastic and unanimous supporters," said association president Pat Boline. The former arena was destroyed by the EF4 tornado that passed through Wadena June 17. The type of construction material that will be used in the new arena has not yet been determined but Boline is hopeful that work can begin in September and that hockey can resume in December.
A small town in Wisconsin will be reaching out to Wadena Wednesday, Aug. 18 with caring hands and hearts. Nature forged a link between the two communities June 17 when an EF4 tornado ripped through Wadena and destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings. Siren found itself in the path of an EF3 tornado in 2001 that left a 69-mile trail of destruction. A meal will be served for the stricken residents of Wadena at St. Ann's Catholic Church. More than 1,000 residents are expected to attend the event, which will include a 5 p.m.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Shockers advanced to the second weekend of action in the Region 14C baseball tournament last weekend by winning two of three games. Bluffton Brave draftee Kyle Dykhoff was out-dueled by Carlos hurlers Ben Bruggeman and Matt Hoelscher in a 2-1 WDC loss Sunday at Stigman Field in Nimrod. Dykhoff went the distance for the Shockers and did not allow a run after the sixth inning. He fanned two and walked just one while scattering seven Carlos hits. The Cougars broke on top early as No.
Sebeka's Jonathan Miller and Wadena's Hannah Toedter claimed top honors in the Sunnybrook Stomp Saturday with times of 18:24 and 21:04. Miller came in a full minute ahead of Sartell's Blake Anderson who ran a 19:42.
A John Deere 9500 combine worked a wheat field on the Lee Amundson farm in Folden Township near Vining in suffocating August heat.