July 19 • Chad Allen Disselbrett, 33, of Wadena, was issued a citation for tampering with a motor vehicle and violation of an Order For Protection (OFP), both misdemeanors. Disselbrett let the air out of someone's tire after they had returned home late that night.
The Wissmann Family will perform a free concert from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at Blowers Chapel north of Bluffton. The Wissmann Family plays a variety of Christian/Gospel music with both instrumentation and vocals.
Verndale will hold it's annual Straw Hat and Sunbonnet days Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The schedule is as follows: Friday, July 31 Old Timers baseball game Saturday, Aug.
Wadena Alliance VBS set for Aug. 3-7 Wadena Alliance Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Aug. 3-7 for ages four through sixth grade. The theme is Everest, in which kids will participate in team building games, learn songs and have treats. Children will also have an opportunity to participate in a mission project. Register children by calling the church at (218) 631-3563.
The sixth annual Pig 'N' Wing Challenge pits the professionals against the amateurs. Serving ribs, chicken wings, corn on the cob and fresh cut fries, the event starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Wadena County Fairgrounds. The public is invited to attend and vote for their favorite ribs or wings. Proceeds from the event go to Make a Wish Minnesota. A few new additions this year include a classic car show and live band after the challenge. To participate in the event, call (218) 639-1641.
July 16 â€¢ A caller reported neighbors playing music so loud it shook her residence. â€¢ A resident at the Staples Care Center told her family she was sexually abused in a dream. The caller reported the resident's story had changed and she believed it may not have been a dream. The caller was advised to call social services. â€¢ A Sebeka resident reported a man for dragging a yelping, whining dog by the neck and throwing the animal into a kennel. July 17 â€¢ It was reported that a man threatened the complainant with a tire iron and a baseball bat.
"Parents Who Have Lost a Child" support group to meet Aug. 10 Tri-County Health Care has a "Parents Who Have Lost a Child" support group to help those in the area affected by the loss of a child. The monthly support group will meet on Monday, Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care. Our area has had a disturbing number of children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, illness, cancer, suicide and accidents. These parents need long-term support and many find it comforting to talk with others who have also suffered a similar loss.
The 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Military Band, Rampage, will perform at Music in the Park Series in Staples at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Rampage is a 10-piece brass band that plays a wide variety of music.
Two teens from rival street gangs meet and fall in love in "West Side Story." Northern Light Opera Company presents this acclaimed musical from July 31-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-8 at Armory Square in downtown Park Rapids. "West Side Story" was born of the collaborative efforts of three theater geniuses — composer Leonard Bernstein, lyricist Stephen Sondheim and choreographer Jerome Robbins. "Leonard Bernstein's music provides some significant challenges to singers and instrumentalists.
It happens too often: An elderly person is financially preyed upon by a con artist, a relative or close friend. But all the headlines that tell about such crimes should not make people numb to it. Instead, it should spark outrage and spur action and awareness. It starts with reporting any suspected financial abuse and exploitation of the elderly. "Elder abuse comes in many forms, including physical maltreatment and neglect," said Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman.