The 2015 Wadena County Fair brings back some of last year's popular entertainment while adding one day to the fair. The 122nd annual fair starts Wednesday, June 24 and ends Sunday, June 28. It has grown in recent years since the grounds were rehabilitated after the 2010 tornado. Live bands will play for three nights of the fair this year. "The Farmer's Daughters" play Thursday, June 25, "Lost Highway" performs Friday, June 26 and "Switch" will play Saturday, June 27. Midwest Rides will provide carnival rides at this summer's fair.
Gabi Ross, Autumn Grasswick and Maggie Carlson, piano students of a local music instructor Julia Whynott, earned the highest scores in the final Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Piano Contest. They were selected for the ensemble performance in the State Honors Concert, which is a gala event involving 700 young performers playing on 20 grand pianos in ensemble groups. The concert will take place in June at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The following student(s) were among 980 who graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College during commencement ceremonies in May: Bertha Chelsey Farber, Practical Nursing-AAS Medley Shamp, Nursing-AS (Advanced Standing) Deer Creek Greg Welch, HVAC/R Hewitt Kayla Fah, Practical Nursing-AAS Michael Grewe, Electrical Lineworker Technology-AAS Patrick Hall, CISCO Networking-Certificate Menahga Tamar Aho, Liberal Arts & Sciences-AA Elizabeth Anderson, Liberal Arts & Sciences-AA, Beth Byman, Nursing-AS, Medical Adm
The Wadena Area College Foundation has awarded 19 students scholarships totaling $15,725 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Congratulations to all recipients. Thank you to all donors.
City of Wadena hereby conveys to Hunke Realty, LLC Lot 6 of block 2 in Wadena Business Park Addition. Patrick Spindler, single, hereby conveys to R. Brian Chilcott and Margo M. Chilcott as Trustees of the Brian and margo Chilcott Family Trust, That part of the NW ¼ NE ¼ Section 27, Twp. 137, R35, lying East of the railroad right of way; And the 100' wide railroad right of way, now discontinued, being 50' on each side of the center line of the main track over and across the NW ¼ NE ¼ of Section 27, Twp. 137, R35. Robert C. Lee and Betty E. Lee, as Trustees of the Robert C.
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute's narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety. So when the oil lobby this week asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to block rules designed to enhance safety of oil trains, it came as no surprise.
Garcia, Juan Gabriel Garcia, 28, Brooklyn Center, warrant: contempt of court. Justin Grant Hinkle, 28, Rothsay, warrant: shoplifting. Demarre, Edward Harrison Demarre, 41, Verndale, warrant: traffic. Malloy, Jodi Lynn Malloy, 41, Oaks, N.D., warrant: disturbing peace. Dustin Allen Olson, 31, Menahga, warrant: traffic.
The third annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d'Elegance will feature more than 150 juried, historical and superbly-conditioned cars and classic boats displayed along the scenic shores of Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior, Minn. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, on Sunday, June 7 and will benefit the ICA Food Shelf. More than 100 hand-selected automobiles will be on display, including Scott and Jeanette Simdorn's 1937 Packard 1507 V-12. Event attendees can chat with owners of cars and boats on display, dine at on-site eateries, shop at vendors and enjoy a variety of wines.
Two juveniles were thrown from a four-wheeler Saturday afternoon after it crashed into the back of another four-wheeler. Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a call just before 1 p.m. Saturday about the accident about a half mile west of Huntersville Road on County Road 15. One female juvenile was treated and transported by Tri-County Ambulance to the hospital as her passenger was treated for minor scrapes.
Breakfast fundraiser set for June 7 The Wadena United Methodist Church will hold a breakfast fundraiser Sunday, June 7 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 23 Dayton Ave. SE. Coffee, juice, pancakes, french toast and sausage will be served. Free will offerings will be accepted. All are welcome to attend.