The first baby of 2018 at Tri‐County Health Care is baby girl Faren Elizabeth Lucas. Faren was born on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 6:18 p.m. to Krysten and Will Lucas of Wadena. Faren weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inches long at birth. Her proud grandparents are Mike and Tammy Snyder and Wendy and Al Larson. She is Krysten and Will’s first child.Achieving the New Year’s baby designation as late as Jan. 9 is quite a feat.
An entrepreneur's new business fails. A seventh grader receives the "most valuable player" award for basketball. A recovering addict fails to abstain. A singer auditions for and wins a role on Broadway. Everyone experiences some successes and some failures, but which has the greater effect on a life? Some people bounce back from failure, some don't. Some people are so successful it seems like they've never experienced failure and vice versa. How humans respond to success and failure is the question put forth by the 2018 Great American Think-Off:
They're dropping like flies — men in positions of authority who once perhaps thought themselves untouchable, as they then touched and harassed people "below" their perceived caste. As their arrogance grew, so too did their bold, careless, hurtful behavior. It was that arrogance — that presumptuous feeling that they were grander than they were — which brought them tumbling. It's a good thing this is happening; it is so very long overdue.
"Picturing the Good Life" is the theme of a new photo contest that is accepting photographs and short videos of the Wadena area. This collection of images will be used for promoting our region to others. The link to the complete contest guidelines and a place where photos and videos can be uploaded is www.TheGoodLifeWadenaMinnesota.com . There will be cash awards ranging from $25 to $100 for best images accepted for the collection.
Wadena-Deer Creek FFA member Hanah Rohr recently qualified for the state competition in the Region II FFA Horse Career Development Event by placing sixth-high individual. A WDC junior, Rohr competed against 150 FFA members from schools in FFA Region II, which includes schools from the northeast corner of the state, east of Highway 71 from Royalton up to Silver Bay. It is the largest geographic FFA region in the state. Rohr judged horses in classes of Friesian, Arabian, Quarter Horse, Warm-Blooded Geldings, Western Pleasure, and English Pleasure.
Cook the turkey in the oven for 15 minutes. Put seasoning all over. Eat! -Aaron Lepinski Ask a mom for some help. Cook the turkey in the oven for 5. Take it out and decorate it with glitter. Put it outside on the steps. Have the turkey for decoration. -Amara Geiger Put the turkey in the oven. Put stuff on it like pepper. Cook it for 10 minutes. -Braxton Moore
Edward Jonathan Beaulieu Jr., 23, of Wadena, has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony fugitive from justice from another state. According to court records, on July 10 he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by a Becker County deputy because the vehicle had no front license plate. Beaulieu was wanted on a North Dakota warrant for felony endangerment of a child. On July 14 he waived a hearing and agreed to extradition to North Dakota.
Whitetail Properties Real Estate LLC held their annual Agent Sales Meeting in Pittsfield, Illinois the week of July 24. At the meeting, the company proudly recognizes outstanding performance for a variety of categories. Jason Ziegler, Minnesota Land Specialist of Frazee, Minnesota, was presented with the award for the most transactions in the company for 2016.
St. Paul, MN: The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a Level 3 predatory offender who is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from prison. Jonah James Hawkins was released from prison on April 22, 2015 to Intensive Supervised Release by the DOC. He has been on fugitive status since June 27, 2017 when he absconded from his supervision. He was last seen leaving his residence in Halstad. He may have traveled to North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Florida, or Arizona.