WADENA CITY LIBRARY At The Library January 1, 2015 Hours Sunday Closed Monday 10:00a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. January Library Highlights: Snow Time to Read, our adult winter reading program, will begin on January 2, 2015 and continue through March 31, 2015.
I want to thank the City of Wadena for their reminder at the City Park - What Christmas is all about. The best place is our Holy Bible, and another good place to read about America's beginnings and why America was such a successful country (The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States by Benjamin F. Morris) till our Lord God's commandments were tossed out, and God along with it as much as have done. The Devil uses people to do his work of taking people down and away from their faith and worship of our Heavenly Father.
Speeding Kate Alisa Erickson, 33, Montrose, 70/60, fees $130. Charles Chima Afagwu, 34, Pequot Lakes, 70/60, fees $130. Traffic Court Rebecca Lynn Allen, 41, Sebeka, driving after revocation, adult probation (one year), fees $290. Jeffrey James Blaha, 54, Sebeka, driving after suspension, fees $290. John Bernard Dahlvang, 25, Wadena, seat belt, fees $115. David Robert Fisher, 54, Wadena, seat belt, fees $115. John Gerald French, 18, Bertha, passing parked emergency vehicle, fees $140. David Joseph Karnes, 28, Parkers.
NEW YORK MILLS --The 2015 Great American Think-Off has released the philosophy question for its 23rd annual essay competition. Individuals nationwide are invited to participate in the national debate by submitting a well-crafted essay arguing their position on the question, "Does technology free us or trap us?" The Great American Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas that connect to your life at the gut level.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Health says a third young person has died of influenza as the flu season hits early and hard. The Health Department confirmed the death Wednesday in detailing flu activity around the state during the past week. State infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann told Minnesota Public Radio News that the child, who was not identified, might have had other health conditions. The Health Department said 281 flu outbreaks were documented at Minnesota schools within the past week, close to the record set during the 2009 flu pandemic.
Time change for Meier farewell concert Jan. 9 The time of the farewell concert for Christie Meier, associate in ministry at Immanuel Lutheran Church, has been changed to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9. The farewell concert will feature Meier along with many others from the congregation and community. Meier's final Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran will be Jan. 11. Worship will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with a farewell lunch and program served at 12 noon. All are welcome to attend.
For the second time in nine months, the immediate response was wide-eyed greed. The Minnesota state budget has a $1 billion surplus, and even before it was announced on December 4, advocates for housing and the homeless, long-term care activists, University of Minnesota officials and others hurriedly were pumping out news releases, hosting media events and shamelessly sending the word that they wanted a share of the windfall. The only problem was that the windfall already was spoken for.
Dec. 18 • A father reported his daughter did not return home after a basketball game. She had last been seen with a friend who could not find her. The father called back a short time later to report his daughter had been found. Dec. 19 • Police were contacted after a caller heard three loud booming noises which shook their house. A deputy checked the area and did not locate anything suspicious. He spoke with a man who said he also heard the sound and though it was from a firearm. • A fight occurred between two clients at Bell Hill.
Issabelle Pearson Issabelle Eve Pearson, girl, was born on Dec. 17 to Jenna and Christopher Pearson of Wadena. She weighed 8 lbs., 13 oz. and was 21 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Janelle Strom at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud grandparents are Ray and Carol Rasmussen and Duane and Lisa Pearson.