The tenth annual Friends-of-Friends Fighting Hunger event was a grand success. Held at Thumper Pond, nearly 170 guests joined together to support the mission of fighting to end hunger in Otter Tail County.
Feb. 8 • A complainant alleged family members were spreading falsehoods about her. She told a deputy no threats had been made against her. She said she would be applying for a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO). Feb. 9 • A man called the Sheriff's Office after his fiance slapped him twice before leaving their house. The man said he needed to know what his options were for their kids and their house.
On Thursday, Feb. 22, the Minneapolis-based, genre-defying folk quartet, Good Morning Bedlam (GMB), stops in New York Mills to perform at the Cultural Center. GMB is comprised of Isaak Gill Elker on guitar, Victoria Elker on upright bass, Sophia Mae on violin and Noah Pearson on banjo. Each member also sings. "We want to surprise our audience from song to song. Rather than creating our music to fit a genre, we allow it to be an outpouring of our own stories and unique sound," says Isaak, the frontman.
I received the following (anonymous) letter in my mail: Dear Larry, You look so sad, you look like your on the losing side. Please don't be a pessimist, Markets are great, up 15,000 points. We are cleaning up corruption in the FBI, DOD, IRS and NEA. We are getting bonuses, lower taxes. If you want to be a good Christian, Watch Fox News, listen to Rush Limbaugh. Everything is beautiful with TRUMP! God bless Trump! PS. Remember, liberals are stupid, lazy and have big mouths.
The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean's lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Wells. Among 3,235 students, a total of 764 students qualified for the High Honor List by achieving a 4.0 straight "A" average, while 2471 students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the Honor List. To qualify for academic honors, undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours for the semester. Menahga
Catholics throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud will celebrate a "Festival of Forgiveness" March 2 to help every person experience the power of God's love and mercy. On this date, the sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at designated churches throughout the 16-county diocese, including Saint Ann, Wadena and Our Lady of Victory, Fergus Falls. The Festival of Forgiveness comes during Lent, a penitential season before Easter when Christians are encouraged to enter more deeply into prayer, fasting and charitable works.
Tri-County Health Care is now accepting applications for VolunTeen, a volunteer program for area teenagers age 14 or older. Teenagers involved in this program will volunteer at Tri-County Health Care and give patients, visitors and staff a helping hand. The VolunTeen program runs March 26 through May 4, and participants will volunteer for one shift per week for six weeks. They receive experience in the healthcare field by assisting nursing personnel and performing special duties in patient care.
Ivory Delano Amerson, 39, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Justin Lee Becker, 30, Nevis, warrant: contempt of court. Lachele Monique Nordstrom, 26, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Kelly Duane Rautio, 50, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court.
Becky Davis, Mankato young-adult novelist, is February's guest for Book Ends, the monthly meet-the-author event at The Uptown café in Wadena. When not writing novels, Becky is an avid bicycle rider (5,000 miles this year,) loves being walked by her 160-pound Newfoundland dog, and teaches writing and humanities at South Central College in Mankato. "Becky will be an enlightening and entertaining presenter," says Jerry Mevissen, event moderator. "And dedicating her endeavors to encouraging young people to read by writing riveting stories is commendable."
The Red Cross Bloodmobile was at the Wadena Elks Lodge on Monday, Feb. 5, and Tuesday, Feb. 6. With a goal of 85 units, 74 units were received on Monday. There was one first time giver. Tuesday's goal was 53 units and 50 units were received. Those receiving gallon pins included: 16 gallons Terry Mickunas, Sebeka Eight gallons John Beringer, Bluffton One gallon Robert H. Maine, Staples.