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If I had a dime for all the times I became stumped over a homework assignment during my high school years, I'd be a rich man. The buzzer would ring, my last teacher of the day would dismiss our class, and everyone would head home. But soon after starting a homework assignment, I'd hit some sort of knowledge wall that would send me into a mini freak-out session. But never fear; I always knew that I could reach out to my teachers for help. If it was absolutely necessary, I'd drive back to school, race to a particular classroom, and usually was met with a welcoming smile and can-do attitude.
Mary Lehmkuhl watched from a nearby curb as her house was torn down by Roggenkamp Excavating equipment Wednesday, but she had a cheerful heart. "I loved the home. It served us well," said Lehmkuhl, who recently moved out of the more than 100-year-old house. "It was too big, for one thing. I'm just one person." Lehmkuhl added that the house was too old to be lived in anymore. She lived there for 47 years, the past three of which were spent alone, since her husband, Herb, passed away. She is now ready to start the next chapter in her life. "I have a nice apartment. I'm happy," she said.
Some might argue that the first order of business when establishing a musical group is coming up with a band name. A few Wadena performers would beg to differ. "There's no name," said Len Kalakian, as he fiddled with his custom-made acoustic guitar in a tiny southwest Wadena kitchen. As Kalakian reached to switch his sheet music, a small, white house dog scurried across the kitchen floor toward Hank English, who sat in a nearby corner, trying to decide what song to play next.
Mary Lehmkuhl (purple jacket) stands with a group of her family members and watches as her home of 47 years is torn down Wednesday in southeast Wadena. Lehmkuhl said the house was more than 100 years old, and it was time to move into her new apartment. She added that one of the fondest memories she has of her old house was raising her 12 children. Photo by Dain Sullivan
A Menahga man is being held in the Wadena County Jail after authorities seized guns and marijuana he was allegedly holding, according to a report from the Wadena County Sheriff's Department. On Friday, the Wadena/Hubbard County SWAT Team, Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Menahga Police Department executed a search warrant in Blueberry Township as part of an investigation regarding a felon in possession of firearms. Stephen Charles Leritz, 45, of Menahga, was taken into custody as a result of the search warrant.
Maintenance Specialist Darrell Haman trims a bush Monday outside Humphrey Manor in southeast Wadena. Photo by Dain Sullivan If you have a photo that you think is a "Photo of the Day", send it to email@example.com along with a short description for the chance to see it featured on our website and Facebook page!
The mother of a woman who was shot by her significant other in Bertha on Friday said her family is only left with questions as to why the shooter acted the way he did. "We have no hard feelings against his family. We loved Eric. I don't want people to feel that we're bitter," said Rose Templin, the mother of Angela Templin, who was shot by Eric Steven Grewe on Friday.
In today's world, it's easy to see that news is in high demand. It seems as though people live and breathe by what the weather is going to be like, where their stocks are at, how candidates are doing at the polls and what violent acts are taking place overseas. Of course, it's understandable why news is such a big deal. In today's day and age, knowing the latest information is everything. Then again, many of us don't have a choice when it comes to knowing what's going on around the world because news is everywhere.
Students and faculty members at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School had a special visitor this week. The school was on Sen. Amy Klobuchar's list of stops to make during her visit to Wadena and Staples on Wednesday. As Klobuchar stood at the WDC school entrance, she expressed how impressed she is with the new facility. She also praised the community for pulling together after a tornado destroyed the old school on June 17, 2010. "It's incredible. Just all that work in two years," Klobuchar said after touring the new facility.
Lao Ament spreads fertilizer across his southwest Wadena lawn Friday. Photo by Dain Sullivan If you have a photo that you think is a "Photo of the Day", send it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short description for the chance to see it featured on our website and Facebook page!