The original work of sixteen Minnesota poets will be read at the Wadena County Museum's "Minnesota Voices" program at noon April 19 as part of National Poetry Month. The poets selected include Marge Barrett, Eric Bervig, Ruth Boldan, Sue Bruns, Barry Carter, Samuel Cole, Neil Dyer, Kendra Gilsdorf, Audrae Gruber, Joyce C. Krueger, Melissa Kugler, Julie Martin, Susan McMillan, Lauren Nickisch, LaVonne Selleck and Jan Smith. If the poet is unable to attend, the poem will be read by a local writer. The public is invited to attend this free event.
On April 15, the movie "Case For Christ," the Lee Strobel story, will be shown at Wadena Alliance Church. The church is located at 1428 Jefferson Street S in Wadena. A dinner of sloppy joes will be served at 5 p.m., with the film showing after. This outreach event is a fundraiser for the Wadena Fire Department to help them raise money for a thermal imaging camera. Childcare will be available during the movie. Donations will be received for the meal, movie and snacks.
Concerned that the State of Minnesota is placing further stress on a complex disability service system that has left Wadena County ADC in Sebeka and other providers struggling for years, the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR), its service provider members and the families and individuals with disabilities they serve now face a seven percent cut in funding.
Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Wadena. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet visits, musical enrichment, art enrichment, veteran to veteran visits and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person's schedule. Please call Keshia Kettler at Heartland Hospice at (218) 829-1252 for further information.
Thank you a thousand times to Josh from Verndale for stopping to help our client Leroy when you saw him fall on the ice on Sunnybrook Road. Thank you for helping him up and into your truck and bringing him back to his Parkwood home. Leroy has a mission to rid our neighborhood of stray branches, pine cones and any debris outdoors, and is a one-man 'Litter Watch." He was on his way to retrieve something he had spotted when you saw him fall. His injuries were minor and we are grateful for that, but we know there could have been a more serious outcome if not for your Good Samaritan aid.
In 2017, there were over 310 mass shootings in the U.S. in which four or more people were injured or killed. Since 2013, there have been 142 school shootings, with 19 already in 2018. What we sometimes forget are the almost 35,000 gun deaths and approximately 65,000 gun-related injuries each year in the US. This means one million U.S. families shattered by gun violence in the past 10 years!
HEWITT, Minn. — An 85-year-old central Minnesota man was trampled to death by one of his cows as he was trying to tag a calf Sunday morning, April 8, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched at 10:32 a.m. to 26998 County Highway 75 on the east edge of Otter Tail County after a report that Delbert Horn, of rural Hewitt, had been trampled by a cow. First responders from Hewitt and Tri-County EMS were also dispatched, but were unable to revive Horn, the sheriff's office said.
Cat-A-Rama, the annual cat show, will be held May 12, 3-5 p.m. at the 4H building at the Wadena County fairgrounds. The cat show is open to the public and the cats will be judged in categories like fattest cat and prettiest eyes. There will be a silent auction and light snacks available. Registration is $5 before May 8 and $10 after May 8. All proceeds will be given to the Wadena County Humane Society. For more information or questions on how to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Cat-A-Rama event page on Facebook.
During the evening hours of April 3, the Wadena Co. Sheriff's Office, Wadena/Hubbard SWAT TEAM along with agents from the West Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force executed a search warrant on the 1400 block of S. Jefferson St. in the City of Wadena as a result of a drug investigation involving Methamphetamine and firearms. Deputies and agents found Methamphetamine, cash and multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Clinton Gorden, 56, of Wadena, was arrested as part of the investigation and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Women's Leadership Council's Little Black Dress Black Tie Affair is to be held Thursday, April 19 at Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls. This year's honoree is John Helland. Helland is a retired Fergus Falls educator whose lifelong commitment to literacy has enriched lives, young and old, through many channels and in many ways. An evening of live jazz from the Blue Note Combo, dinner, live and silent auctions, elegant face painting and much more.