This growing season, Wadena will be seeing and hearing a lot about Kale. One Vegetable One Community is a campaign that unites communities around a specific vegetable and encourages gardeners of all levels to plant, grow, cook and share the featured vegetable.
Wadena Alliance Church raised $900 for the Princess Warrior Project and collected 1,000 lbs. Of food for the Wadena Food Shelf. Robert Segovia, Student Ministries Pastor at the Wadena Alliance Church, planned the event that was aimed at raising awareness for people in need of food and hope. Students went without food for 24 hours, slept outside in cardboard houses and did work projects. Collaborating with the Wadena Alliance Church were three other churches: Verndale Alliance Church, Staples Alliance Church and Immanuel Lutheran Church
National Crime Victims' Rights Week takes place this year on April 2-8. This is an awareness week that takes place every year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is in April. Every year, Someplace Safe presents awards to two community members for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Crime Victims. This year's recipients are Stacey Carr, MAHUBE-OTWA, and Shirley Uselman of the Chamber of Commerce.
Cultural center annual meeting on tap April 10 Monday, April 10 heralds another year of programming past and another plan for programming future for the Cultural Center in New York Mills. To mark the occasion, the Center's annual meeting is held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery. Executive Director Betsy Roder invites all members to come and vote for new Board members. Board Secretary Nikki Thompson of Perham and Don Niles of Wadena fulfill their tenure on the Cultural Center Board of Directors.
Funding for roads and bridges in Minnesota The Star Tribune completed a three-year study of funding for roads and bridges in Minnesota. Included in the study are information on the tax sources for this infrastructure, who pays those taxes and who receives the money from those taxes. First, what are the taxes? The three major pools of money for the funding of Minnesota's roads and bridges are vehicle sales taxes, registration fees and fuel taxes.
Paisley Haehnel Paisley Lynn Haehnel, girl, was born on March 19 to Ivy and Andy Haehnel of Sebeka. She weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Nita Zwilling, Lori and Paul Haehnel and Bryon and Dana Simpson. Guthrie Fraki
Jennifer Ann Ashby, 23, Menahga, warrant: traffic violation. Randy Allen Hagen, 29, Waubun, warrant: traffic violation. Amy Ann Sarbaum, 32, Libby, Mont., warrant: theft. Jamal Sargent, 20, Wadena, warrant: probation violation. Chelsi Renee Wartner, 28, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation.
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