On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Robert Reymundo Trevino, 23 of Wadena, was arrested for disorderly conduct-misdemeanor. When police met with Trevino, he appeared to be highly intoxicated. Trevino provided a Preliminary Breath Test that suggested his alcohol level was at .284, which is over three times the legal limit. Witnesses say Trevino was spitting on and directing vulgar language towards several individuals. Trevino was booked into the Wadena County Jail awaiting his first court appearance. On Wednesday, Dec.
Like many other Minnesota towns along Highway 10, Wadena is connected by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, which means that we are not exempt from a train derailing. On Monday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 a.m., 32 train cars derailed just four miles northwest of Wadena. Some were oil tanker cars, which fortunately, were not filled with oil. They normally carry explosive contents. The impact of the train cars that were carrying inventory left a visible spill of sugar on the ground. An estimated 48 trains pass through Wadena daily.
Christmas party set for Dec. 14 The City Children's Christmas Party at the Elks is on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Wadena City Library seeking artists The Wadena City Library has received a grant for the establishment of a piece of public art either inside or outside of the library. Artists are encouraged to stop by the library at 304 1st Street SW in Wadena during regular business hours to obtain an official Request for Proposals form. You may also request the form via email: Wadena@krls.org . Deadline for submission of your proposal is Feb.
Judge Kundrat granted the Wadena Humane Society's motion for a temporary injunction and he has ordered the City of Wadena not to enforce the amended kennel ordinance while this case is pending.
Starting this Friday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and going through Sunday, Dec. 14, Wadena Assembly of God, at 419 1st St. NW, will be hosting services with Evangelist Dominic Galati, Jr. for a "Light the Fire" experience. These services will be about rekindling the fire and passion in your relationship with the Lord and with others. It will renew and enrich your experience with God and draw you closer to him and enable you to be more effective for him. Pastor Allen Refsland invites the general public to a "Light the Fire" experience this weekend.
The winter holidays are generally perceived as "the most wonderful time of the year." But for those who are facing grief after the death of a loved one, the holidays may instead be a time filled with pain and sadness. Even those for whom grief is not as fresh, the holidays may serve as an annual reminder of the loss - not only of that person, but of tradition and celebration. Bereavement professionals working in hospice understand how difficult this season can be. They support families coping with loss all year long.
Woody Allen quipped, "I'm afraid of the dark and suspicious of the light." Maybe you've rolled over a rock or log that had been laying on the ground for a long time and seen the assortment of critters scatter from under their earthy habitat, scurrying in a panic-stricken frenzy until the rock or log is rolled back into its place, and then make a mad dash to get back to where they felt secure. I see this imagery in the way some of the people reacted toward the light that Jesus brought when he made his earthly appearance 2,000 years ago: Matthew 4:16 teaches that Jesus was fulfilling a prophec
People can apply for early season spring wild turkey hunting permits now through Friday, Jan. 9, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The spring season, which runs from April 15 to May 28, is divided into eight time periods. Only people age 18 and older who want to hunt during the first three time periods (A-C) need to apply for a spring turkey permit. Permits for the remaining time periods (D-H) can be purchased over-the-counter. Permits for the last five time periods and youth licenses for any time period are sold over-the-counter starting March 1.
Samantha Witthuhn Samantha Jo Witthuhn, girl, was born Nov. 19 to Nate and Tabitha Witthuhn of Wadena. She weighed 6 lbs., 3 oz. and was 19 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Corey Nyhus at Perham Health in Perham. Grandparents are Jack and Bonnie Witthuhn of Wadena, Rory and Susan Lieb of Hilman and Duane and Peggy Carter of Mount Home, Ark. Older siblings Alexandria and Jackson welcome her home. Kara Vejtasa Kara Rena Vejtasa, girl, was born on Nov. 21 to Kayla and Todd Vejtasa of Staples. She weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and was 22 inches long.