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Superintendent Paul Brownlow had to keep the Verndale school board in a holding pattern Monday evening on the question of an early entrance to kindergarten request. The board expected to take action at their February meeting on the request which was introduced at their January meeting. Looking for more information to guide them, the board asked Brownlow to check with other superintendents and tabled the request, which came from a family wishing to enroll their five-year-old in kindergarten this fall. The child's birthdate falls a few days after the state's Sept.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Tristin Godel wrestled his way to a runner-up finish in the 126-pound weight class Saturday at Alexandria's Big Ole Invitational. The WDC senior faced Frazee's Byron Byer in the finals and lost a 3-0 decision to the senior standout. Godel's record went to 14-10 while Byer, who is rated fourth in the Class A state poll, pushed his record to 25-2. WDC's Blaine Snyder took sixth at 152 where he fell to New London-Spicer's Chris Schmitz 12-7.
Keith Ferris saw his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines tack up their first victory of the 2014-2015 season Friday as they topped Pillager 55-50. Casey Volkmann canned 18 points for the Wolverines while Jennifer Craig added 16 and Katie Peterson scored 10. The Wolverines were on fire from the field converting on 59 percent of their floor shots. The victory snapped a string of 16 straight losses by the Wolverines. "It was a great team effort," Ferris said.
Kalaya McConnell picked up the victory in goal Saturday as the International Falls Broncos blanked the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils 2-0. Angela Hanson kicked out 37 of 39 shots. Clara Palm scored a power play goal for the Broncos in the second period and Lexi Edwards added an insurance goal in the third period.
A broken rail has been determined as the cause of a 32-car derailment on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway line Dec. 1 at a point four miles northwest of Wadena. BNSF recently wrapped up a two-month investigation into the derailment which spilled sugar and sugar products along a section of track near Bluffton, in Otter Tail County. The BNSF report had to be submitted to the regional office of the Federal Railroad Administration by Jan.
Jon Richards and Ryan DeConcini scored hat tricks and Josh Bollig recorded a playmaker Thursday as the Lakers stormed the past Wadena-Deer Creek 11-3 at the Wadena Hockey Arena. The Lakers, who are ranked 19th in the latest Class A state hockey poll, won for the fourth straight time. Todd Dwyer's club has been on a tear since the first of the year winning seven of their nine games and gaining a tie in another. The only team to beat the Lakers in January has been a Canadian club from Fort Frances, Ont. The Lakers pushed six goals past WDC goalie Reid Miller in the first period.
The fifth-seeded Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek girls’ hockey team will faced fourth-seeded Northern Lakes at 5 p.m. Saturday in a Section 6A tournament game at Breezy Point. The Blue Devils...
Six Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestlers were double winners Thursday night as the Raiders defeated Pelican Rapids 57-24 before losing to Staples-Motley 45-33 in the BHV Triangular. Double winners for the Raiders included Anthony Kern, Ethan Kimber, Holt and Hayden Truax and Ethan and Craig Orlando. The Raiders will compete in the Park Region Conference Tournament Saturday at Underwood. BHV 57, Pelican Rapids 24 106 Quinn Kern (BHV) dec.
Don Robert Poplin Jr., 24, rural Hewitt, was taken into custody Jan. 24 after shots were fired at a residence in Stowe Prairie Township. At approximately 11:40 p.m., a resident of Stowe Prairie reported gunfire. Units of the Wadena County Sheriff's Office and the Wadena Police Department assisted the Todd County Sheriff's Office in apprehending Poplin. No one was injured as a result of the gunfire according to Todd County Attorney Chuck Rasmussen.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Rhythmettes took fifth in a 10-team field Friday night during the Northern Lights Conference meet at Pierz. The WDC team voted and nominated Courtny Warren (Honorable Mention),...