Friendly Rider continues to grow and expand its service, now serving 17 communities in Wadena, Todd, Otter Tail, Morrison and Cass Counties. Wanting to expand services to give more access to public transportation, Friendly Rider recently applied for additional grant funding. On March 30, Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced $23.7 million in grants to help meet the growing need for transit services in greater Minnesota.
Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus to Perform April 30 On Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m., the Cultural Center in New York Mills welcomes the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus to perform their spring concert, Memories and Momentum: Best of FMGMC. The program is held in the James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts at the New York Mills Public School and includes traditional folk songs ("Down in the Valley"), choral masterpieces (Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria"), epic modern canticles (Eric Whitacre's "Lux Aurumque"), and contemporary favorites (Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah").
Nathan Jorgenson, guest author at An Open Book's Book Ends April event, played to a full room on Saturday, April 8. Jorgenson, recently un-retired dentist and author, shared the inspiration and the perspiration that accompanied his three novels — Waiting For White Horses, The Mulligan and A Crooked Number.
Taxpayer money should never have gone to Planned Parenthood One of Planned Parenthood's major businesses is to harvest the internal organs and body parts of babies they kill in abortions. This baby organ harvesting business brings tens of millions of dollars per year into Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood gets about $147 million in revenue per year for performing more than 320,000 abortions per year at their 548 clinics nationwide charging mothers $450 on average to kill their babies.
Porta to speak at Old Country Church April 23 Chuck Porta will be the guest speaker at The Old Country Church Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 19973 145th Ave. in Wadena. All are invited to attend.
Annabelle Hensel Annabelle Ruby Esther Hensel, girl, was born on April 4 to Leah Thompson and Payne Hensel of Park Rapids. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Scott and Melody Thompson, Wade Hensel and Eylykay Lotvola. Older siblings Carter and Hallie welcome her home.
Daniel Lee Alexander, 37, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Jodon CashCrosno, 24, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Elijah Hopi Kneeland, 30, Ashland, Wis., warrant: traffic violation. Justin Allen Miller, 38, Wadena, warrant: fleeing a peace officer. Timothy William Tuit, 31, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation.
The following students made third quarter "A" Honor Roll at WDC: Fifth grade Gracie Ames, Addison Block, Jaxson Brown, Peyton Church, Jasmine Erickson, Katierae Fiemeyer, Macey Goeden, Anna Guo, Libby Hartman, Isabelle Johnson, Simon Kreklau, Isabelle Larson, Brenna Leeseberg, Teshome Loer, Ean Nemeth, Kelanie Oldakowski, Gunner Olson, Jaeger Pettit, Adam Plautz, Lola Pulver, James Reger, Trent Rydstrom, Ryann Schmidt, Grant Seelhammer, Madyx Shreves, Bailey Sundby, Alycyn Swanson and Brianna Yglesias. Sixth grade
April 3 • Leonard James Mousseau, 39, of Wadena, was arrested on a Wadena County warrant. Mousseau was transported to the Wadena County Jail. April 4 • Ling Kwong Kam, 53, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after cancellation. April 5 • Brittney Rose Cavalier, 26, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after suspension and no proof of insurance. April 7
March 30 • The Wadena Sheriff's office received a complaint of someone cutting trees on their property without permission. The complainant was told the Wadena County Highway Department was clearing the right-of-way. March 31 • A dispute over the ownership of a car was ruled a civil matter. A previous owner of the car saw the vehicle as a gas station and produced proof of ownership but it was not accepted. It was determined the vehicle had changed hands three times.