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Wadena-Deer Creek Superintendent Virginia "Ginny" Dahlstrom reads the Dr. Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Ham," to second-graders Wednesday as part of the "I LOVE TO READ" Month activities. Students enjoyed the reading, often joining Dahlstrom in reciting the lines from the book. Dahlstrom shared with students her dislike for broccoli when she was a little girl, but today, as a grown-up, she loves it. Dr. Dahlstrom also read to kindergarten and first-grade classes. Photo by Dana Pavek, WDC Schools
Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary first-graders celebrated the 100th day of school Tuesday, the halfway point in the school year. Students did a variety of counting activities centered around the number 100. To get into the festivities, the first-graders also sported these "100" glasses. Submitted photo
Scott Edward Carlisle, 38, Onawa, Iowa, warrant: disorderly conduct. Brook Alan Puskarich, 25, Moorhead, warrant: second-degree assault. Juan Gabriel Garcia, 26, Brooklyn Center, Minn., warrant: contempt of court. Amy Ann Sarbaum, 28, Libby, Mont., warrant: theft. Eugenio Gerardo Sepulveda, 48, Kansas City, Mo., warrant: traffic. Deante Deangela Williams, 17, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court.
Jonas Glenn Stumbo, 22, Wadena (two counts) driving after revocation, expired registration, fees $320. Cassandra Jayne Lendway, 21, Aldrich, expired registration, fees $120. Tyler Vincent Harthan, 18, Wadena, expired registration, fees $120. Bobbi Jo Allen, 31, Sebeka, seat belt, fees $115. Terry Lee Neely, 64, Hastings, Minn., driving after revocation, fees $290. Justen John Hieserich, 31, St. Cloud, tires extend beyond fenders, fees $140.
Jeffrey John Scheving, 50, Warroad, Minn., 55/45, fees $130. Thomas Lee Ramirez, 22, Menahga, 80/55, fees $160. Ian Christopher Kyllonen, 33, Menahga, 79/60, fees $150. Herman Paul Wiese, 71, Verndale, 74/55, fees $150.
Justin Jeffrey Holland, 19, Wadena (two counts) drugs, fees $240. Ricky Lynn Anderson, 44, Wadena, domestic assault, local confinement (39 days, credit for time served 39 days), attend AA once per week and obtain a male sponsor, adult probation (six years), adult community service work, fees $1,665. Daniel Lee Barcus, 63, St.
Seventh-grader Kate Schmidt, daughter of Kent and Shaneen Schmidt of Wadena, has advanced to the finals of the Minnesota State Piano Contest. At the preliminary round for 12-year-olds, which took place Jan. 26 in Alexandria, Schmidt played "Romance" by American composer Martha Mier. Schmidt's piano instructor is Julia Whynott. The final competition, which involves 1,400 young performers, will be held in March at University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.
Perham High School math teacher Alyssa Rosenow met President Barack Obama recently when he flew into the Air Force Base at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. Rosenow described the opportunity as "eye opening." She said, "When the presidential plane landed, the President jogged over to us and greeted us with nothing less than energy and a warm, personable attitude. He delivered handshakes and high-fives and even passed out a Challenge Coin to a Vietnam Veteran."
The proposed establishment of a campground near the southeast side of Otter Tail Lake continues to meet opposition from area lake residents. The campground, tentatively called Homestead at Otter Tail, would be located near the junction of Highways 5 and 78.
An angler was accused of cheating at the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Contest on February 2. "It's unfortunate," said tourney organizer Jerry Benham of the alleged cheating incident. The case has been turned over to authorities, he said. Sheriff Cory Aukes escorted Tom Mead of Long Prairie from the ice Saturday afternoon after anglers reported him cheating. Mead said he was stunned at the accusations. Alexandria residents may remember Mead.