We like to think we do things the right way around here. Above-board. Open. Honest. Without even a hint of sneaky. How then do we explain the closing moments of Minnesota House deliberations in May? The chaos and all the desperate shouting? The passing of legislation "at the pace of an auctioneer," according to the Center for Public Integrity, without lawmakers having read, or even received, the bills? A video of that final one minute and 32 seconds is on YouTube. It's revolting. Embarrassing. It's not how we do things here in Minnesota. Except, apparently, we do.
The movie "It's a Wonderful Life" has become a beloved holiday classic, conjuring images of Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, running down the snow-covered streets of Bedford Falls and being rescued from the icy river by Clarence, Angel Second Class. Lamplighter Community Theatre, Staples, is performing this Christmas classic as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Fifteen actors are bringing to life the 37 different characters as well as producing dozens of sound effects. "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show" by Joe Landry will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 13 • Alesha Ann Clausen, 28, of Little Falls, was arrested on a felony warrant out of Morrison County. Clausen was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Koal Timothy Shamp, 24, of Wadena, was arrested for a felony probation violation. Shamp was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Nov. 14 • Gabriel Shane Gibson, 19, of Brainerd, was stopped for a vehicle registration issue. Upon contact with Gibson, the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Heartland Hospice in need of volunteers Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Wadena. If you enjoy playing a musical instrument, singing or have a loveable dog you would like to register, please call Keshia Kettler-Herrmann at (218) 829-1252 for further information. We also need volunteers to provide companionship to our patients.
Hailing from Alaska's capital city of Juneau, the Zahasky family, also recognized internationally as the Alaska String Band, brings the best of American music to their audiences. Their next performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22 at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. The performance is part of the Wadena Area Concert Association 2015-16 series. The dynamic family band occupies itself by entertaining visitors on board cruise ships in Alaskan waters and at the Chilkat Theatre during the Alaskan summer months.
Nov. 5 • When her boyfriend took her cell phone during an argument and refused to return it, a Verndale woman called police. The woman got her cell phone back but the boyfriend packed and left for St. Cloud. • Law enforcement was notified of a woman found wandering on a road in Cass County. The woman said she had crashed her car, had been released from Pine Manor and was now homeless and seeking assistance. She had previously been seen in Wadena County. Nov.
Donald L. Koranda, as Pers Rep of the Estate of Averil M. Koranda, single/decedent, hereby conveys to Mark J. Pogreba and Brenda F. Pogreba, as jt ten, the W 186' of the S 50' of Lot 1 of Block 1 in Peake and Murray's Subd of Peake's Second Addition to Wadena; AND the W50' of the E 100' of the S50' of Lot 1 of Block 1 in Peake and Murray's Subd of Peake's Second Addition to Wadena; AND the S15' of the E50' of Lot 1 of Block 1 in Peake and Murray's Subd of Peake's Second Addition to Wadena; and the S15' of Lot 13, Block 2 in Cokley's Addition to Wadena. John G.
Don't let a few opinions dictate Nativity decision This is concerning the article in the Oct. 28 Pioneer Journal regarding whether or not we should keep the nativity scene on public land. We are grateful to live in a community where we can still celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with family and friends. We are thankful the Nativity scene has been a part of our town for many years and we would like to see it continue as it is. After all, our country was founded under God.
Chantel Meech wed Matthew Wilmot Oct. 10 in the Bethel Church, Fargo, N.D. They have settled in Fargo, while Matt completes his final year towards his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering at NDSU. Parents of the couple are Brian and Dawn (Ludovissie) Meech of Fergus Falls and James and Deborah Wilmot of Winthrop. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don Meech of Sebeka, JuleAnn Meech of Underwood, Arlene Ludovissie of Staples and David Ludovissie of Wadena.
Distracted drivers attract the full attention of the Minnesota State Patrol. Five new unmarked cars were added to the patrol fleet Monday so troopers can better find distracted drivers, such as those using mobile telephones and not paying as much attention to the roads as they should. Patrol officials say the unmarked cars will help save lives and protect motorists. "Admittedly, it allows us to be a little bit more sneaky while we are on patrol," Patrol Chief Col.