Victor Hessig Devlin and Nicole Hessig, of New York Mills, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Victor Dean, born March 25. He weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz and was 20.75 inches long. He was delivered at home by Sonya Chamberlain, licensed midwife. Grandparents are David and Deborah Hessig of Ottertail and Dean and Brenda Perala of New York Mills. He is adored by siblings Elias and Ruth. Rylee Ehlers
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena Counties is pleased to welcome five board members to the organization.
Eight piano students of local music instructor Julia Whynott won in the preliminary round of the MMTA piano contest, held in Alexandria Jan. 28. Maggie Carlson, Lydia and Kelanie Oldakowski, Noah Drange, Elliot Doyle, Vanessa Haataja, all of Wadena, Abby Johnston of Bluffton and Autumn Grasswick of Henning, moved to compete at the state level, which involves nearly 2,000 students. The final round took place at the University of Minnesota in March.
March 23 • A search was carried out for a missing man at Bell Hill Recovery Center. The man was found in the company of a woman on the Bell Hill grounds. It was suspected the man had a warrant out for his arrest from Hennepin County. The man had voluntarily committed himself four months earlier. The Hennepin County Sheriff's office agreed to let the man finish his rehabilitation. • A caller alleged someone took out a loan for $2,500 by using his social security number. March 24
Jessica Tomann, Verndale, was named to the Dean's List at Drake University. This academic honor is achieved by earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the Fall 2016 semester. Drake University is a private university in Des Moines, Iowa.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College ranks No. 5 among two-year colleges on the list of Minnesota's Best Colleges for 2016-17 compiled by the website LearnHowToBecome.org. The rankings offer an overview of the best two-year and four-year colleges in Minnesota based on their affordability and their outlook for graduates. The state's 32 two-year colleges were rated according to factors including: • Median annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering the college • In-state tuition and fees for undergraduates • Student/teacher ratio
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 54,400 journalists in the United States right now. One can imagine then, how incredibly hard it is to get all of us together to decide which way to lean politically and to create a unified agenda to push. Oh boy, it can be difficult to convince all those reporters to continually twist the story and to get them to remember the dirty details of the lies they are to create and tell in a convincing, yet grammatically correct way.
March 27 • Steven Ray Dahlvang, 39, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Dahlvang was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Christine Ann Young, 39, of Wadena, was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. • Christopher Austin Sharp, 27, of Wadena, was arrested on a warrant issued from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Sharp was transported to the Wadena County Jail. March 29 • Gary Lee Robinson, 32, of Wadena, was issued a citation for driving after suspension.
Trinity Lutheran Easter cantata set for April 9 Trinity Lutheran church will hold an Easter cantata Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. The bell choir will perform at 2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The church is located at 424 E. Gilman Ave. in New York Mills.
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative will hold its annual meeting and member dinner on Thursday, April 20, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. Registration and bingo begin at 4:30 p.m. with the meeting set to begin at 5:30 p.m. and the member dinner to follow. Members who haven't already done so by mail are encouraged to cast their vote for the Board of Director elections prior to the meeting.