March 16 • A man who had been a patient at Tri-County Health Care and the St. Cloud Hospital suspected someone stole his wallet when an online drug purchase turned up. The Sheriff's Office contacted TCHC and St. Cloud but neither hospital reported finding the missing wallet. The complainant admitted his mind was "not all there" and the investigating deputy saw Alzheimer's Disease books on his coffee table. The complainant canceled the credit card and his money was refunded.
March 14 • Patrick Kelly Erckenbrack, 52, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after suspension. March 17 • Andrew Donald Koch, 27, of Wadena, was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process. Koch was transported to the Wadena County Jail. March 18 • Kailee Marie Gester, 22, of Eagle Bend, was issued a citation for violating the city's parking ordinance. • Brett Michael Wolf, 24, of Wadena, was issued a citation for violating the city's parking ordinance.
Conference Six gathering slated for April 22 All women are invited to attend the Conference Six gathering on Saturday, April 22 at Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $10. The theme is "Power of Prayer" based on the Bible verse 2 Chronicles 7:14. Pastor Jim Greene will present the program on prayer. A lunch will be served. Please respond with the number of those attending to (218) 847-4568. Spring community dinner set for April 19
Celebrate National Poetry Month on April 20 The Wadena County Historical Society invites area poets to submit an original poem to be selected for reading at Minnesota Voices, held on Thursday, April 20 at noon at the Wadena County Museum as part of National Poetry Month. Between 10 and 15 poems will be selected by the panel. • Only poems written by the poet will be considered • The poem should be no more than 30 lines. • The poem may be any form: rhymed, free verse, prose, rap, etc. • The poem may have been previously published.
Life, Live it ducks on sale April 3 The Annual Life, Live It duck drop event will take place Friday, June 16 in conjunction with June Jubilee. Ducks for the drop will be available for purchase beginning April 3. Ducks are $5 each. The ducks will be on sale at the Cyber Cafe. The Life, Live It event is sponsored by Wadena-Deer Creek Schools, Wellness in the Woods and the Cyber Cafe to bring awareness to mental health resources and suicide prevention. For more information, call the Cyber Cafe at (218) 632-5700.
WDC Elementary Principal Louis Rutten announced the recent PAWS recipients, which are awarded for positive behavior. PAWS (Positive Always ready Working together Safe) supports positive behavior for students in grades K-4. A student can be nominated by any staff member, not just their teacher. They are nominated by exhibiting positive behavior and helping others.
Seventy-four band/choir students departed on March 22 by charter bus bound for Washington, D.C. for a week. Students toured the major monuments, sites and memorials around the Washington, D.C. area, including the Smithsonian Museum and Zoo, United States Holocaust Museum, the National Archives (saw original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), the National Cathedral and the Ford Theater. New sites were added to the itinerary this year — Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and the Flight 93 Memorial.
Chimney fire reported in Red Eye township
When did Marines and nudity issue begin? And so, we now have a problem with a few Marines and nudity? When did this begin? It all started when Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a so-called "legalized" unisex bathroom and the issue came tumbling down. Victor Kern, Wadena
Claire Leifson Claire Jean Leifson, girl, was born on March 15 to Cassy Johnson and Cody Leifson of Henning. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Barbara Cummings, Mark Johnson, Lori Leifson and Roger Leifson. Tighe Lane