DEER CREEK—A local genealogist has found a way to save history by sharing history. When Bonnie Zeise Brown started creating genealogies of people in Deer Creek years ago, she kept stumbling upon interesting history about the town she calls home. Knowing she had a 40th class reunion coming up, she did even more sleuthing to assemble a history to share with her class of 18.
Keeping a job, friends and family was nearly impossible for Jamie, who struggled to deal with the voices in her head. The mental illness led her on a path to 53 convictions with arrests. Most people had written her off as helpless and worthless.
Discussions have been happening for years to come up with a plan for the reconstruction of Hwy 10 through Wadena, and days to make changes to that plan are dwindling. But city and county officials believe that changes must still be made to address drainage and utility projects they hope will be woven into MnDOT's planned reconstruction.
A truck rear ended another truck Saturday resulting in multiple injuries on Hwy 71 north of Wadena near 200th Street. A 2018 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Justin P. Morgan of Oviedo Fla., slowed to make a turn into a driveway and was rear-ended by a 1998 Dodge Ram driven by Andrew J. Moll of Napoleon, Ohio just before 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Both drivers received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Tri-County Hospital. Morgan's passenger Akshay Khona of Nashville, Tenn., was not injured. All were wearing seatbelts, and no alcohol was involved.
The fun gets started in Verndale this Friday through Sunday as the Straw Hat and Sunbonnet Days Celebration returns. Organizers are excited to see the return of fireworks to this year's event taking place Saturday night along with music. Another new event kids will want to take part in is the state-sanctioned pedal tractor pull on Saturday.
An authentic Mexican restaurant is moving into the former Los Jalapenos building. El Mariachi is the name of the business being started by Yeri and Santos Gonzalez of South Dakota. Yeri said her husband has family in South Dakota as well as Alexandria. They have family members coming to help get the restaurant started. Santos has management experience in another restaurant in South Dakota.