Heartland Hospice looking for volunteers Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Wadena. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet visits, musical enrichment, art enrichment, veteran to veteran visits and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person's schedule. Please call Keshia Kettler at Heartland Hospice at (218-829-1252) for further information. Immanuel Lutheran holding rummage sale Aug. 18-19
Christina Rae Geesey, 38, Pillager, warrant: theft. Jessica Raelyn Polan, 28, Wadena, warrant: theft. Joshua Nathaniel Stethem, 37, New York Mills, warrant: fraud. Antoinette Samantha Stone, 22, Onami, warrant: controlled substance crime.
Each year on Aug. 21, there are various events and activities held across the United States in recognition of National Senior Citizens Day. This day was created as a day to support, honor and show appreciation to our seniors and to recognize their achievements. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live.
Four contestants will compete for the title of Miss Bluffton Aug. 17. Te'a Roberts, Amber moen, Caroline Mann and Emily Benson will participate in the Miss and Little Miss Bluffton Pageant Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bluffton Community Center. Roberts is the daughter of Randy and Rachel Roberts. Grandparents are Diane Duchene, Stephen and Bonnie Roberts. She is a senior at NYM high school. Moen's parents are Jerry and Angie Moen. Grandparent is Bonnie Novacek. She is a Junior at Wadena Deer Creek High school.
Depot and bandstand should be open all summer long Why can't the Wadena Depot and bandstand be used every day of the summer? Taxpayer money was used to remodel the building. The Depot is advertised in the Trains Magazine May issue. All different types of music could be gotten for the bandstand. Polka, country, western, religious, etc. We could have lots of fun all summer long. Thomas Hostad, Wadena
Gail Vittetoe of Wadena holds the "5,000" sign recognizing all-time ticket buyer 5,000 at Elmer's Melodrama Dinner Theatre during the Friday, Aug. 4, opening night of "Three Nights in Arid Flats." The 5,000-ticket threshold was accomplished in just three seasons. Surrounding Vittetoe is the cast, clockwise from left, Samantha Bottko, Devin Tooker, Kendra Curtis, Bronwynn Touchette, Doug Curtis and Michelle Curtis. "Arid Flats" performs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights through August 20. For tickets or more information, go to www.elmersbarbeque.com .
The Kalevala Puppet Pageant, with two weeks of workshops for kids, is wrapping up this week. Workshops in puppet-building, stilting, and puppetry continue through Friday, Aug. 18, culminating in two performances in New York Mills and Perham. The show, entitled Väinämöinen and the Golden Goose, celebrates the inclusion of the Goose Gang as a second venue and partner in producing the 9th Annual Puppet Pageant.
Jode Freyholtz London, Executive Director of Wellness In The Woods, has been awarded the 2017 Rural Health Hero award by the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Rural Health and Primary Care. In the Moorhead area, Freyholtz London has presented trainings in Mental Health First Aid, a day long training on how to respond to anyone struggling with a mental illness and QPR, an hour long suicide prevention training geared towards the general community.
Erik Alexander Burtt, 24, Menahga, warrant: sex offender registry. Zachary Taylor Thompson, 20, Park Rapids, warrant: probation violation.
July 31 • Rhonda Rae Mcmanigle, 49, of Wadena, was issued a citation for failing to yield after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. • Caleb John Ament, 18, of Sebeka, was stopped and issued a citation for exhibition driving. Aug. 1 • Barbara Andy Miller, 20, of Bertha, was issued a citation for using a wireless device while driving after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. • Gary Lee Robinson, 33, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after suspension. Aug. 2