April 2 • A man alleged a woman was cutting down trees on his land and removing them. April 3 • A prisoner at the Wadena County Jail alleged she had fallen out of a chair and hurt her head and shoulders. • An underage drinking party was reported at Wahoo Valley. The entire area was searched by deputies but no one was found and there were no signs of a party. • A Wadena resident complained her neighbors were standing in their yard and staring at her. She believed they were trying to intimidate her. She said the problem was an ongoing one.
Northern Lights Chorale concert slated for April 19 The Northern Lights Choral will perform their spring concert series, "Come to the Music" on Sunday, April 19. The first concert will be held at 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Sebeka. The second concert will be held at 7 p.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Menahga. All are welcome to attend. Silent auction, fundraiser on tap April 17 SonRise Christian School will hold a sloppy joe fundraiser and silent auction on Friday, April 17 at the school, 35305 585th Ave. in Bluffton.
April 6 Bethany Nicole Hurtig, 21, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for having a cracked windshield-petty misdemeanor. April 8 Justin Ryan Clairmont, 25, of Motley, was issued a citation for driving after revocation-misdemeanor and failure to yield to a motor vehicle-petty misdemeanor after he was involved in a two vehicle accident. April 9 Jacob Lee Anderson, 36, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of insurance-driver-misdemeanor. The Wadena Police Department handled 117 calls for service, and inv
A Bethel man fell out of a tree stand east of Menahga Saturday, April 11. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received the report at about 12:24 p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a wooded area in section 25 of Blueberry Township. John Hoversten, 71, had been in the process of removing a ladder stand from a tree.
Temple Grandin movie showing April 23 for National Autism Awareness month To promote awareness and acceptance, the Special Education Department of Wadena-Deer Creek Schools is offering staff, students, parents and anyone else who is interested the opportunity to view the Temple Grandin movie.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. Wadena County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is reminding everyone that it is essential to plan ahead for Minnesota's severe spring and summer weather. An informed and prepared community helps reduce the risk and cost associated with hazardous weather events. An easy way to get prepared is by participating in Severe Weather Awareness Week. Two state wide tornado drills will be at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. Thursday, April 16. According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year.
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed plan to put $10 million of new money into Minnesota state parks and trails systems is good to see. More than 8 million people visit Minnesota state parks each year with 1.3 million of them travelling from other states or countries, according to the Minnesota DNR. Many of those people visit the Mississippi Headwaters and many other attractions at Itasca State Park. They also spend money in Park Rapids and surrounding communities.
Teams, committee members needed for relay event Teams and committee members are needed for our Relay Event this year. The kickoff meeting will be held on April 28 at 6 p.m. at Tri-County Hospital in the Wesley room. Any questions contact Ross Keskitalo at (218) 837-5143. Home repair funding available for seniors West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc.
Investment Centers of America hires assistant operations manager Bob Beseman, Financial Advisor, Investment Centers of America, announces that Heather Dunker has joined his team as his new Assistant Operations Manager. Dunker brings with her more than 15 years of customer service, 10 of them being a small business owner.
There's still time for current college students to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from West Central Telephone's new 2nd Year or Beyond scholarship. Download the application from www.wcta.net/scholarships . The deadline to apply is May 1. Earlier this year, West Central Telephone announced a new scholarship opportunity aimed at current college students. "There are many scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors, but few that focus on that second, third or fourth year of college," Bruce Kinnunen, president of the WCTA board stated.