Aug. 6 • Sir Rilee Peet, 26, of Bemidji, was arrested on a Minnesota department of correction warrant. Peet was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Mark Alan Flowers, 63, of Wadena, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Flowers was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Aug. 9 • Elizabeth Ann Marie Shaw, 28, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of her probation. Shaw was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
St. John Lutheran Church in Wadena will host its annual Vacation Bible School titled, "Splash Canyon" Aug. 19-23 for ages 3 to 12 years old. A light meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. with activities from 6 - 8 p.m. Each evening will begin with a "Wild River" opening, followed by storytelling, snacks, games, crafts and music. For more information, call (218) 631-3000.
Wadena County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the publics assistance in locating a suspect involved in a hit and run ATV accident that took place during the evening of Aug. 13 around 8:50 pm.
Motorcycle riders are invited to put some miles on their bikes and raise money for kids in need during the 13th annual Kruzin for Kids Motorcycle Rally Aug. 18. The ride leaves the Wadena Elks Lodge at noon with stops at Traditions Bar in Bertha, Bootleggers Bar and Grill in Deer Creek and then returns to the Elk's Lodge in Wadena with more entertainment. The total trip takes riders over about 100 miles of area blacktop with about 30 miles between each stop. Each stop includes food and opportunities to raise money for kids in need in Minnesota.
What could be better than a plate of chicken, corn, and some pie and ice cream on the side? How about knowing that you can have all that and support the youth and a local organization at the same time? You can have all that with a stop at the 52nd annual Wadena Rotary Corn and Chicken Feed set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 at Burlington Northern Park. You can get tickets now for $8.50 per adult and $5 for children 10 and younger. Without advanced tickets, the cost at the gate is $1 more.
Russ Davis Wholesale (RDW) in Wadena was honored by the Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) with its 2018 Outstanding Vendor Award. This award is given to those who show innovation in customer support, excellence in customer service, as well as involvement in the MGA, according to a press release from the organization. The award was presented on July 29 at the MGA Annual Conference which was attended by over 350 members of the Minnesota food industry.
Lynn Allen Barten, 56, Park Rapids, warrant: burglary. Joshua William Butcher, 23, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Christopher Leeandrew Smith, 44, Sebeka, warrant: contempt of court. Joshua Nathaniel Stethem, 38, Waubun, warrant: probation violation. Joseph Melvin Ternus, 28, Fulda, warrant: contempt of court.
July 30 • Clinton Hugh Carter, 47, of Wadena, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. • Tuesday Lynn Weekley, 32, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of her probation. Weekley was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Adam Joseph Sanders, 30, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Sanders was transported to the Wadena County Jail. July 31
Minnesota seniors now have a new line of defense against financial fraud, thanks to a new law that took effect Aug. 1, 2018. The new law was proposed by the Minnesota Commerce Department and supported by both senior advocacy groups and financial industry stakeholders. The Safe Seniors Financial Protection Act (HF 3833), equips financial professionals with new tools to protect their senior and vulnerable adult clients by working with the Commerce Department to prevent and stop suspected fraud.
Making something old new again is the theme of this year's 28th annual Old Wadena Rendezvous and Chautauqua, Aug. 11-12 at the Old Wadena Park just north of Staples on the banks of the Crow Wing River. Featured will be the traditional encampment of the Crow Wing Muzzleloaders, fur trappers re-enacting the pre-1840's Rendezvous lifestyle. There will be the fry bread and live music all day both Saturday and Sunday, featuring among others, Dawn and Gary Timbs, Singleton Street, Dave Virnala and Brothers Burn Mountain.