The Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary PTO is hosting a Color-A-Thon fundraiser Friday, may 27. This is a fundraiser where students will be asking for donations and earning rewards depending on the level of donations they raise. At the end of the donation period, a 3K Color-A-Thon event will take place. The students can walk or run through a course where they will get blasted by color dust. The community is invited to participate in this Color-A-Thon. The registration fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt and a color dye pack. To register, go to shop.schoolathon.org/184004.
Apology to Republicans I never thought I'd see the day but I owe all Republicans an apology. I've thought for years baby Bush was the worst president of all time. He got us in a mess that will take 50 years to work out of. But now that the Donald is the nomination on the Republican side, he makes baby Bush look like a prince of a guy! Tommy Stiles, Henning Women's Health Week a time to raise awareness of lung cancer
Speeding John Raymond Brieschke, 73, Minneapolis, 65/55, fees $130. Robert Brian Grendahl, 44, Wadena, 56/40, fees $150. Eric Galen Larson, 35, Sebeka, 74/60, fees $140. Richard Carlyle Quillin, 58, Brainerd, 51/30, fees $230. Chad Thomas Wallgren, 36, Rice, 65/55, fees $130. Traffic Court Troy James Blair, 61, Wadena, driving without valid license, fees $190. Adrienne Anne Mason, 25, Verndale, uninsured vehicle, careless driving, fees $390.
Chanan El Carlson, 52, Menahga, warrant: sex offender registry. Randy Williams Kasper, 50, Verndale, warrant: violating restraining order. Timothy James Lee, 36, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Zachary Taylor Thompson, 18, Park Rapids, warrant: burglary. Rachel Ella Yarwood, 25, Deer Creek, warrant: theft by swindle.
The second annual Life Live It Coloring Contest was an awesome success with several entries from WDC students in grades K-4. A total of $250 in Cozy Theater gift certificates were distributed to some very happy winners by Life Live It Committee members Lee Westrum and Kent Schmidt. Winners included: Kindergarten 1st place - Jack Halverson-Bucholz - Angie Moats 2nd place - Izabella Bounds - Shelley Steffens 3rd place - Gavin Wolpert - Alyssa Morlock First grade 1st place - Annika Spicer - Tracy Fruechte
May 2 • Dyllan Dwight Burton, 24, of Breckenridge, was stopped and issued a citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana and no proof of vehicle insurance. • Tanner Ronald Bacon, 18, of Sebeka, was stopped and issued a citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • Michelle Lee Moyle, 35, of Eagle Bend, was stopped and issued a citation for speeding 40/30 mph zone. May 4
The Mason Bros. bowling team of Tricia Jasmer, left, Shirley Wegscheid and Marge Harrison earned championship honors for 2015-2016 in the Thursday Twilight League.
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. The vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable Joseph A. Evans, and the eventual appointee will be chambered at Detroit Lakes in Becker County, a release from Dayton's office said. Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District consists of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena Counties. Cherie Clark
Wadena Park Board members planted trees in southwest Wadena as part of an observation of Arbor Day in the city. The Wadena City Council declared Friday, April 29 Arbor Day in the city at its April council meeting. Tree planting is an annual event in Wadena. The Arbor Day Foundation began in 1972 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Arbor Day.
A fire on a farm east of Menahga destroyed two semi-tractor trailers with dozens of round bales early Friday evening. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle fire in Shell River Township shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, May 6. When the Menahga Fire Department firefighters arrived on scene, they found that a semi tractor and trailer fully loaded with cornstalk round bales had started on fire. The fire spread to another loaded semi tractor and trailer parked nearby that was loaded with cornstalk round bales as well as a pile of the same type of bales.