7th annual Prince and Princess Party is Feb. 21 It's the royal party of the year! The 7th annual "Prince and Princess Party" is Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary Gym. The event is open to boys and girls, 10 and under; however, they must be escorted by parents, guardians or grandparents to attend. Enjoy arts and crafts, games, manicures, face painting, photo booth, bingo, dancing, grand march, snacks, prizes and more! Cost is $5. Sponsored by Wadena-Deer Creek-Bluffton Youth Community Education.
After months of construction and social media excitement, Disgruntled Brewing is set to open its craft brewery and public taproom in Perham. A soft opening and official "first pour" will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Brett Doebbeling, co-owner and head brewer of Disgruntled Brewing, brings years of brewing experience to the business.
Income tax season is in full swing and free tax preparation sites are open across Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced that there are more than 240 sites across the state offering free tax assistance to those filing their income tax and property tax refund returns. In Wadena, tax help is available from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through April 15 at the Wadena Senior Center, 220 Jefferson Street S. The tax help is available through AARP Tax-Aide. People will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.
With gas dropping below $1.50 per gallon this week, consumers are seeing extra dollars in their billfolds. But those savings — and a lot more — could quickly vanish if they're not careful. Law enforcement officers and weights and measures inspectors across the country are receiving a growing number of reports about credit card skimmers at gas pumps. While there have only been isolated incidents found in the state, the Minnesota Department of Commerce warns consumers to be on the lookout for these devices that can be used to commit identity theft and fraud.
Museum and Madhatters present Living History Day Feb. 20 The third annual Living History Day will be held this year on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. The highlight of the afternoon will be hands-on activities for all ages by costumed interpreters provided by the board and staff of the Wadena County Historical Society and Madhatter's Community Theatre.
The Academic High Honor and Honor lists (Dean's lists) for the past fall semester at Minnesota State University, Mankato have been announced by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Wells. Among 3,114 students, a total of 694 students qualified for the High Honor List by achieving a 4.0 straight "A" average, while 2,418 students earned a 3.5 to 3.99 average to qualify for the Honor List. Area students earning the honor include: Bertha Jessica Iliff, High Honor List Hewitt Kelsey Schwartz, Honor List
Government should stop funding Planned Parenthood In a Star Tribune news story from Oct. 2, 2015, "Nevada dog killer is sentenced," Jason Brown, a former presidential scholar and psychology major convicted of torturing, killing and dismembering seven dogs, was sentenced to 28 years. Jason Brown could pass for an abortionist except what he did, he did to animals. Animals suffer at the hands of inhumane people.
St. Cloud State University graduated more than 792 students during fall semester 2015. Commencement ceremonies took place Friday, Dec. 18. Among them are: Sebeka Joshua Ylitalo, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Magna Cum Laude Wadena Addie Dunker, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Lisa Holm, Bachelor of Elective Studies, Liberal Studies, Cum Laude
Levi Borntreger Levi Joe Borntreger, boy, was born on Jan. 23 to Amanda and John Borntreger of Wadena. He weighed 9 lbs., 1 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud grandparents are Amos and Anna Mast. Levi is welcomed home by eight brothers and five sisters. Joseph Orsello
P R O P E R T Y T R A N S F E R S Darlene J. Vik, a widow, hereby conveys to Christopher W. Bounds and Rachel M. Bounds, h&w as jt ten, S1/2 NW1/4 NW1/4 (aka Gov Lot 1) and S 2 acres of W 4 acres of NE1/4 NW1/4 of Section 7, Twp. 135, Rg. 34, approx. 20 acres in total. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. hereby conveys to James W. Lepper, Lot 8 of Block 2 in Cokley's Addition to Wadena. Linda Louise Bentrup, single person, hereby conveys to Davis Estates LLC, Lot 2, Block 1 in West Brook.