WDC kindergarten teacher Mandy Gallant's class had a special visit from Keith Nelson, a veteran, last week. Nelson served 12 years in the Army National Guard, jumped out of planes in airborne school and spent about six months overseas in Bosnia. While in Bosnia he was a medical platoon leader. Currently, he is a nurse anesthetist here in Wadena at Tri-County Health Care. His son, Levi, is in Mrs. Gallant's class.
Enjoy the stolen Trump signs It seems to be some want to be Republicans out there. Either that or someone is wall papering their house with Trump signs. The person or persons that stole four Trump signs from the corner of County road 9 and 23, if you go to the Republican office in Wadena you should be able to get more for your collection. So hang those signs where you can see them every day and enjoy them! Roger Bahls, Verndale Let's get creative with revitalizing town
Carly Ellis Carly Lynn Ellis, girl, was born on Nov. 7 to Heather and Dylan Ellis of Verndale. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and was 21 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Gerry and Deanna Lipinski and Russ and Mindy Ellis. Older brother Carter welcomes her home. Jay'vion Ward
Wadena-Deer Creek fifth and sixth grade student essay first place winners read their essays on "What Veterans Day Means to Me" last week for Veterans Day. 5th Grade 1st Place Brooke Self - Mr. Martin's class Lola Pulver - Mrs. Quincer's class Kelanie Oldakowski - Ms. Schultz's class 2nd Place Payton Breuer - Mr. Martin's class Macey Goeden - Mrs. Quincer's class Kayla Kircher - Ms. Schultz's class 6th Grade 1st Place Evan Lunde - Ms. Ehlert's class
Mechell Joy Anderson, 26, Bemidji, warrant: traffic violation. Joshua Patrick Beyer, 37, Duluth, warrant: traffic violation. Jeffrey Brent Dailey, 31, Wadena, warrant: DWI, traffic violation, drug possession, firearm possession. Beau Adam DeVault, 31, Wadena, warrant: criminal sex act. Bret Richard Elifrits, 23, Staples, warrant: traffic violation. Umpo Wamblee Goodman, 37, Waubun, warrant: traffic violation. Robin Mai Hill, 48, Ogema, warrant: traffic violation. Brooke Louise Johnson-Jenkins, 22, Detroit Lakes, warrant: fleeing peace officer.
State parks to be free on day after Thanksgiving Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has announced there will be another Free Park Friday over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Smith said entry fees at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday, Nov. 25.
Nov. 3 • A complainant alleged a funeral home gave some clothing brought for a funeral service to the daughter of the deceased. When a deputy, acting at the request of the complainant, asked the daughter to return a vest, she refused. It was decided that the issue would have to be decided in civil court. Nov. 4 • A woman reported hearing scratching at the screen of her bedroom window just after midnight. A check by police found no sign of any tampering or tracks.
Guest author Faith Sullivan from Minneapolis kicked off the new Book Ends program Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Uptown in Wadena. "A small but energetic crowd," said An Open Book owner/operator Gillette Kempf, organizer of the event. "A great program, a wonderful guest, a comfortable setting. The program will grow. Word of mouth is the best advertising and our guests today promised to spread the word."
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 68,958 deer during the first two days of firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary numbers from opening weekend show that the number of deer registered fell 3 percent from 2015. Of the deer harvested, 67 percent were bucks, compared to 68 percent of the first weekend harvest of 2015.
Tri-County Health Care has once again been designated a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) hospital by a coalition of Minnesota health care organizations and individuals. Minnesota's CALS program provides advanced life-support education to rural health care providers. "We are proud to be one of eleven CALS certified hospitals in Minnesota," said Deb Zacharias, ER Nursing Supervisor. "This designation recognizes our commitment to the care of rural emergency patients and emphasizes teamwork."