The Five Wings Arts Council invites the public to a reception in celebration of "Just Paint," an exhibition of the most recent works by Staples artist Diana Johnson. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Five Wings Gallery, which is located within Five Wings Arts Council and can be accessed at the west entrance of 121 Fourth Street NE, Staples. The exhibit, which continues through June 17, is open for viewing during business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Wadena Farmers Market opened Friday, May 13. Located off Highway 71 between Burger King and Pizza Hut, the market runs from 2-5:30 p.m. each Friday. Early in the growing season some market vendors have leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce, asparagus, rhubarb and radishes. Produce selection changes throughout the season. A selection of herbs, organically raised meats and nitrate free sausages, along with honey, maple syrup, bread and more have been brought to the market as well.
A Battle Lake man is in critical condition after getting shot in the chest outside a bar. His alleged shooter is in Otter Tail County Jail for attempted murder and terrorizing. Police say it was around bar close at 1:30 this morning outside the Rusty Nail in Battle Lake when 28-year-old Phillip Kaste was shot in the upper chest. The suspect is 48-year-old Michael Spilde of Battle Lake who ran away after allegedly pulling a pistol and firing at Kaste.
Apology to Republicans I never thought I'd see the day but I owe all Republicans an apology. I've thought for years baby Bush was the worst president of all time. He got us in a mess that will take 50 years to work out of. But now that the Donald is the nomination on the Republican side, he makes baby Bush look like a prince of a guy! Tommy Stiles, Henning Women's Health Week a time to raise awareness of lung cancer
The Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary PTO is hosting a Color-A-Thon fundraiser Friday, may 27. This is a fundraiser where students will be asking for donations and earning rewards depending on the level of donations they raise. At the end of the donation period, a 3K Color-A-Thon event will take place. The students can walk or run through a course where they will get blasted by color dust. The community is invited to participate in this Color-A-Thon. The registration fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt and a color dye pack. To register, go to shop.schoolathon.org/184004.
Speeding John Raymond Brieschke, 73, Minneapolis, 65/55, fees $130. Robert Brian Grendahl, 44, Wadena, 56/40, fees $150. Eric Galen Larson, 35, Sebeka, 74/60, fees $140. Richard Carlyle Quillin, 58, Brainerd, 51/30, fees $230. Chad Thomas Wallgren, 36, Rice, 65/55, fees $130. Traffic Court Troy James Blair, 61, Wadena, driving without valid license, fees $190. Adrienne Anne Mason, 25, Verndale, uninsured vehicle, careless driving, fees $390.
Chanan El Carlson, 52, Menahga, warrant: sex offender registry. Randy Williams Kasper, 50, Verndale, warrant: violating restraining order. Timothy James Lee, 36, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Zachary Taylor Thompson, 18, Park Rapids, warrant: burglary. Rachel Ella Yarwood, 25, Deer Creek, warrant: theft by swindle.
The second annual Life Live It Coloring Contest was an awesome success with several entries from WDC students in grades K-4. A total of $250 in Cozy Theater gift certificates were distributed to some very happy winners by Life Live It Committee members Lee Westrum and Kent Schmidt. Winners included: Kindergarten 1st place - Jack Halverson-Bucholz - Angie Moats 2nd place - Izabella Bounds - Shelley Steffens 3rd place - Gavin Wolpert - Alyssa Morlock First grade 1st place - Annika Spicer - Tracy Fruechte
The Mason Bros. bowling team of Tricia Jasmer, left, Shirley Wegscheid and Marge Harrison earned championship honors for 2015-2016 in the Thursday Twilight League.
May 2 • Dyllan Dwight Burton, 24, of Breckenridge, was stopped and issued a citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana and no proof of vehicle insurance. • Tanner Ronald Bacon, 18, of Sebeka, was stopped and issued a citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Michelle Lee Moyle, 35, of Eagle Bend, was stopped and issued a citation for speeding 40/30 mph zone. May 4