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No agreement was reached in the Antonio St. Marie murder case and plans are being made to proceed with a trial. In a settlement conference July 12 at the Wadena County courthouse, attorneys for the state and the defendant came before Seventh Judicial District Judge Robert Raupp to inform him that they were unable to come to an agreement, which would have avoided a jury trial.
The Wadena County fair began Wednesday night and will run through Saturday evening. Visitors near and far enjoyed the carnival games and rides Friday despite the cloudy weather.
WDC Schools hosted a send-off for the track and field athletes competing at State this weekend. Several Wadena citizens, WDC staff and kids from Kids' Club met with the five athletes Thursday afternoon. The athletes were given t-shirts to celebrate earning a spot at State. The school provided a treat basket with bananas and granola bars. There were balloons and signs decorated by the kids, who made a tunnel and gave high fives to the athletes.
A send-off the the WDC athletes competing in the Class A State Track and Field competition will take place Thursday, June 8 at 1 p.m. at WDC Middle/High School. Five athletes will compete at Hamline University in St. Paul Friday and Saturday. The 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams of Konnor Stueve, Jonathan Pantages, Bereket Loer and Joshua Daigneault will run in preliminary events Friday afternoon. Stueve will also compete in the 100 meter dash while loer will compete in the 200 meter dash. Daigneault will compete in the 400 meter run.
UPDATE: Thre last fundraiser, held today to earn the remaining $750 needed to send the WDC cheer team to the Citrus Bowl in January, was a huge success. The remaining...