I received the following (anonymous) letter in my mail: Dear Larry, You look so sad, you look like your on the losing side. Please don't be a pessimist, Markets are great, up 15,000 points. We are cleaning up corruption in the FBI, DOD, IRS and NEA. We are getting bonuses, lower taxes. If you want to be a good Christian, Watch Fox News, listen to Rush Limbaugh. Everything is beautiful with TRUMP! God bless Trump! PS. Remember, liberals are stupid, lazy and have big mouths.
The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean's lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Wells. Among 3,235 students, a total of 764 students qualified for the High Honor List by achieving a 4.0 straight "A" average, while 2471 students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the Honor List. To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the semester. Menahga
Catholics throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud will celebrate a "Festival of Forgiveness" March 2 to help every person experience the power of God's love and mercy. On this date, the sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at designated churches throughout the 16-county diocese, including Saint Ann, Wadena and Our Lady of Victory, Fergus Falls. The Festival of Forgiveness comes during Lent, a penitential season before Easter when Christians are encouraged to enter more deeply into prayer, fasting and charitable works.
Tri-County Health Care is now accepting applications for VolunTeen, a volunteer program for area teenagers age 14 or older. Teenagers involved in this program will volunteer at Tri-County Health Care and give patients, visitors and staff a helping hand. The VolunTeen program runs March 26 through May 4, and participants will volunteer for one shift per week for six weeks. They receive experience in the healthcare field by assisting nursing personnel and performing special duties in patient care.
Ivory Delano Amerson, 39, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Justin Lee Becker, 30, Nevis, warrant: contempt of court. Lachele Monique Nordstrom, 26, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Kelly Duane Rautio, 50, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court.
Becky Davis, Mankato young-adult novelist, is February's guest for Book Ends, the monthly meet-the-author event at The Uptown café in Wadena. When not writing novels, Becky is an avid bicycle rider (5,000 miles this year,) loves being walked by her 160-pound Newfoundland dog, and teaches writing and humanities at South Central College in Mankato. "Becky will be an enlightening and entertaining presenter," says Jerry Mevissen, event moderator. "And dedicating her endeavors to encouraging young people to read by writing riveting stories is commendable."
The Red Cross Bloodmobile was at the Wadena Elks Lodge on Monday, Feb. 5, and Tuesday, Feb. 6. With a goal of 85 units, 74 units were received on Monday. There was one first time giver. Tuesday's goal was 53 units and 50 units were received. Those receiving gallon pins included: 16 gallons Terry Mickunas, Sebeka Eight gallons John Beringer, Bluffton One gallon Robert H. Maine, Staples.
A candlelight ski event at Maplewood State Park will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6-8:30 p.m. The one-mile ski trail will be lighted with 150 candles. Ski, hike or snowshoe, stand around the campfire, chat with friends and enjoy hot chili, bars and hot drinks. Maplewood State Park has 12 sets of snowshoes to try out.
Minnesotan musician Robin Anders will be demonstrating and discussing several different drums and percussion instruments from many cultures on Feb. 26 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Auditorium. Anders has toured in these countries performing and teaching and providing workshops for over 45 years. This program ends with an audience participation segment where everyone is invited to play together on percussion instruments and experience the drums first hand. The show is open to the public.
Feb. 1 • A landlord informed the Sheriff's Office that the resident of a home was in jail and yet there were two cars in the driveway. After speaking with a deputy the complainant elected to file with the court and serve a female party with an eviction notice. Feb. 3 • A complainant alleged her ex-boyfriend declared he was going to destroy her property. She was told law enforcement did not take sides in property disputes.