The Tri-County Auxiliary dates back to 1925, when the organization was called Wesley Guild. At the monthly meetings, members did mending for the hospital, as well as sewing new items. A 10¢ lunch was served. Almost 100 years later and the Auxiliary is still giving back to the community that they love and care about with having recently hosted their annual Holiday Auction themed, "All that Glitters." The event took place on Nov. 28 at the Whitetail Golf Course in Wadena. There were 60 beautiful baskets that were donated by various TCHC departments and community members.
"Parents Who Have Lost a Child" support group set for Jan. 9 Tri-County Health Care has a "Parents Who Have Lost a Child" support group to help those in the area affected by the loss of a child. The monthly support group will meet on Monday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care. The purpose of this group is to provide a confidential setting for those who have experienced this type of loss to find support, share their story and learn ways to cope.
Credit where credit is due Local visionaries Carol Spearman and Rowland Joiner have recently retired away from this area and down to the Twin Cities. It's time to thank them for their dreams and efforts on behalf of our little community of Wadena. Those were heady and optimistic days when they partnered to create the Emporium. And, major good came from it for retail in this community. Even more wonderful was the Bistro. It was transformational, a delight, and a truly special place for a fine meal and interesting company.
Chloe Jordan Chloe June Jordan, girl, was born on Dec. 3 to Christina and Michael Jordan of Wadena. She weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Vickie Dennis at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Older siblings Brody, Mason, Jacob, Destiny, Lilly and Charlee welcome her home. Noelle Hotakainen
We got the snow we wanted. Let's hope, for the sake of outdoor recreation and winter tourism, there's more to come soon. Snow brings plenty of fun but can also lead to problems on the roadways. These first couple bouts of winter weather, the first of which dumped at least a foot of snow on the area, is our annual wake-up call for safe winter driving. Possibly lulled by the warm fall weather many drivers seem to forget how to drive in the snow. This is Minnesota, we know winter is coming each year but yet we don't always take the best and safest approach to winter driving.
Wadena Lanes Sunday Sunset Samuelson Laney - 71 The Fun Team - 59 Gene's Team - 57 Whiskey Creek Saloon - 57 Hunkes Transfer - 56.5 Wadena Lanes - 50 Central MN Credit Union - 43 Sundby's Transfer Sales - 42.5 Certified Auto Repair - 42.5 Bootleggers Bar & Grill - 39 MN Valley Irrigation - 33.5 Star Bank - 25 High Team Series: The Fun Team - 2838 High Team Game: The Fun Team - 1041 High Individual Men's Series: Josh Sweere - 761 Duane Korfe - 682 Scott Gaudette - 645
Dec. 2 • Wadena County Sheriff, Sebeka Police Department and Tri-County Ambulance personnel responded after a woman was found slumped over in her vehicle due to an unknown medical condition. • The Wadena County Sheriff's office received a call about a stolen RV after the complainant was referred by Ramsey County. The vehicle was found. Both parties in the dispute were advised it was a civil issue.
Tickets are now on sale for the 9th annual "Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger" charity event. This annual event will take place at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail, Saturday, Jan. 28. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a social hour followed by dinner, live music and both silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at the Fergus Falls United Way office at 120 East Washington Ave., or online at uwotc.com
In celebration of the Winter Solstice, the Cultural Center in New York Mills, presents its annual Longest Night Musical Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Featuring music by several local and regional musicians, the festival promises to appeal to a wide array of music-lovers. Included this year are Day Gun, a small group from the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus (FMGMC), Eddie Lee Kidd, Ben Ranson, Dave Virnala and more.
'Community of Practice' Support Group to meet Thursdays in Wadena Community of Practice support group meets Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. at the Cyber Cafe in Wadena. No fee, no membership requirements other than wanting to support and be supported. 'Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss' Support Group to meet Dec. 20