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Dan Johnson's Verndale Pirates rolled past West Central Area 12-2 in West Sub-Section 6A play Tuesday, but proved no match for top-seed Pillager in a season-ending 8-3 setback. Sydney Weniger went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs ,as the eighth-ranked Pirates tounced the ninth-ranked Knights in their pigtail game Tuesday at Pillager. Weniger was backed up by Elyssa Kern, who went 2-for-4, scored twice and drove in one run.
Amanda Kramer's 93 sparked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday at the Detroit Lakes Invitational. Kramer was 20 strokes off the pace, set by invitational medalist Kate Smith of Detroit Lakes. Paige Hartman came up with a 95 for the Wolverines, while Hope Theisen shot a 99, Heather Theisen brought in a 100, Breanna Speed shot a 108 and Gabi Ross recorded a 111. Detroit Lakes Invitational Detroit Lakes 306, Minnewaska 318, Pequot Lakes 334, Bemidji 348, Staples-Motley 361, Moorhead 366, Grand Rapids 367, WDC 387, Crookston 391, Park Rapids 405 Wolverines place seventh Paige Hartman fired
When my wife and I were looking for our first home years ago, we were told that the two most important features of any house are the roof and the foundation. There are a number of things you can do to increase the value of a house - carpeting, wood work, windows, curtains - but you better have a good roof and a good foundation or you might end up with a fancy shack. In the case of the Hubert H. Humprhey Metrodome roof (affectionately known today as the Mall of America Field), the designers had half a good idea.
Wadena-Deer Creek standout Jacob Goeden posted a 97 Monday as he joined exclusive company at The Legacy on East Gull Lake for the Mid-Minn Conference golf championship. Goeden qualified for the event May 9 by shooting a 93 in the Mid-Minn Conference finals at Breezy Point. Staples-Motley's Nick Forsberg and Pequot Lakes' Alex Goerges tied for medalist honors with rounds of 74. Mid-Minn Conference Championship Staples-Motley 382, Pequot Lakes 416, Park Rapids 432, Crosby-Ironton 450 Wolverines place seventh in Co-ed Invitational Jacob Goeden came up with a 92 Saturday as the Wolverines pl
Superintendent Virginia Dahlstrom gave the Wadena-Deer Creek school board a "heads up" at their May meeting. "We're down about $1.2 million in revenue," Dahlstrom told the board. "We have taken a drop in our revenue." Dahlstrom told the board the district has also lost $100,000 in compensatory aid from the state for its free and reduced lunches program and $30,000 to cover third party billing for special education. Additionally, Dahlstrom pointed out that the figures she gave the board Monday night are not exact.
Diane and Jerry Anderson had company one Friday morning two weeks ago. The two nature-lovers own a place that borders the north end of Black's Grove Park, two miles west of Wadena. Diane had just stopped by a window to check out the bird feeders in their yard when their company arrived from the direction of the 66-acre park. It was not a black bird, it was a black bear, and it was hungry. The full-grown bear made its way up to a bird feeder and tried to take it apart in order to reach the bird seed.
The Wadena County community of Verndale found itself facing a boil water order Friday morning, after their 55,000-gallon water tower went dry. "Approximately around 7:30 a.m. this morning the citizens of Verndale noticed no water pressure or water, meaning that the water tower was dry," City Fire Chief and Emergency Director Don Weniger said.
Scott V. Anderson of Scott's Paint and Tile Works applies a coat of primer to the south wall of the VFW Club Tuesday morning in Wadena.
The 2012 spring planting season is wrapping up in west-central Minnesota, and a record corn crop is in the ground nationwide, according to Leaf River Ag Manager Scott Dau. As of May 17, Dau said about 90 percent of all planting is done in the Wadena area. Wheat and corn is sprouting, and farmers are putting in soybeans. "We're off to a very good start," Dau said. Farmers were not in such a good position last year in mid-May, due to a late spring. Dau heard a lot of concerns from farmers last year about their corn crops reaching full maturity.
Autumn Aeling scattered four hits over five innings as the Bertha-Hewitt Bears toppled Verndale 13-3 Tuesday in Park Region Conference fastpitch play. Aeling also had a big day at the plate going 2-for-3, driving in four runs and scoring once.