Wadena is participating in the ninth annual Worldwide Photo Walk sponsored by Scott Kelby Saturday, Oct. 1. Photography enthusiasts - both professional and amateur - are invited to meet at the Boondocks Café in downtown Wadena at 9 a.m. The walk leader, Lisa Haste, is organizing the Wadena walk, which is free and open to anyone.
The senior class of 2017 would like to dedicate this football season to their two lost teammates No. 21 Lance Pierce and No. 22 Sam Kelderman, both of passed away. This year's team has elected to not wear those two numbers in memory of and out of respect for these two fine, young men. "They both played football, so this was our way of honoring them and keeping their memory alive," said classmate and friend Brady Adams. WDC cheerleaders displayed No. 21 and No. 22 football jerseys on the fence at the first home football game of the year.
Predictions of a possible severe upcoming winter by the Old Farmers Almanac may have prompted a number of area residents to attend the Friends of the Library used book sale last week. It is held semi-annually at the Wadena Depot. "This is recycling at its best," said Friends of the Library President Karen Wallgren. "Donate what you read last season and purchase more for the next." Profits from the sale are used to assist the Wadena City Library. Plans are in the works to remodel or add on to the library so there is an added incentive to raise funds, she said.
After months of work in the Sculpture Park, the city of New York Mills' new Barn shelter is finally erected and ready to be introduced to the community and region. On Saturday, Oct. 1, the city, with the help of the Cultural Center, will celebrate The Barn's completion. This grand opening celebration falls in the 20th anniversary year of the Sculpture Park, which is the location for the celebration.
PROPERTY TRANSFERS Dale R. Adams and Susan Kay Adams, h&w, hereby warrants to Staples Alliance Church of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Lot 4 of Block 2 in Sunrise Acres First Addition. David Jessop, aka David V. Jessop and Kay L. Jessop, h&w and Dennis Jessop, aka Dennis L. Jessop and Ardis S. Jessop, h&w, hereby conveys to Kyle M. Braith and Jennifer M. Braith, h&w as jt ten, Lot 5, Block 2 in First Addition to Park Estates.
Robianne Schultz of Perham was recently named the State Lead Ambassador of the Year by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) for her volunteer and advocacy efforts to help make cancer a national priority. This annual award is presented to a lead state volunteer who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in advocating for ACS CAN's area of cancer-related public policy.
Logan and Aubree Porter would like to announce the engagement of their father Seth Weaver Porter to Rebecca Lynn Hahn. Rebecca is the daughter of Daniel and Jill Hahn of Wadena. Seth is the son of William and Tonja Porter of East Peru, Iowa. Rebecca is a 2006 graduate of Wadena-Deer Creek High School and a 2015 graduate of Southwestern Community College. She is currently employed at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa as a Registered Nurse. Seth is a 2000 graduate of Winterset High School and is currently employed at Iowa Foundation Repair in Winterset, Iowa.
Oakley Peterson Oakley Jay Peterson was born on Sept. 13 to Emily and Tyler Peterson of Sebeka. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Laura DuChene at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Gary and Cammy Ronnebaum, Jason Peterson and Josh and Melanie Byman. Boone Pettit
Drivers need to be careful during harvest season The other day we brought our farm machinery home from the field. It was a distance of nine miles. There are three fairly steep hills with double no passing lines on all of them. On the first trip home, we had the tractor and baler and the pickup and discbine. We had a motorcycle, two cars and two pickups pass us all in the no passing area and going up the hill.
Sept. 12 • Karen Maleese Wallgren, 75, of Wadena, was issued a citation for unlawfully parking and blocking a private driveway. • Charliyn Justine Rodriguez, 19, of Wadena, was arrested on a Kandiyohi County warrant. Rodriguez was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Sept. 14 • Pamela Kay Reiman, 42, of Wadena, was issued a citation for theft-shoplifting. Sept. 15