As flower gardens strut their stuff this summer with yards and parks awash in a rainbow of color, gardeners should take the opportunity to steal planting ideas. Beyond being jealous of the neighbor's hydrangeas, it's worthwhile to give thought to putting in more plants and flowers this fall and next spring that help pollinators.
St. John Lutheran VBS set for Aug. 14-18 St. John Lutheran Church will hold "Barnyard Roundup" Vacation Bible School Aug. 14-18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Children ages three-12 are welcome to attend. There will be a light meal served at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call (218) 631-3000. Parish festival set for Aug. 14
Minnesota's regular waterfowl season will open on Saturday, Sept. 24, with similar bag limits and season dates that were in place last year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. "All signs point to this being a great year for duck and goose hunting," said Steve Cordts, DNR waterfowl specialist. "Many hunters look forward to the duck hunting opener all year. It's a time to get into the marsh and spend time with family and friends." Duck seasons and limits Duck season will again be open for 60 days in each of the three waterfowl zones.
Aug. 4 • The Wadena Police Department signed a criminal complaint issued by the Wadena County Attorney's Office charging Danika Joy Canning-Williams (AKA Nelson), 23, of Wadena with felony theft and felony issuance of a dishonored check, written on her own account; which happened on and about July 19. Danika wrote a check to a local business in the amount of $2,206.43. It was quickly learned that the account did not have that much money in it to cover that amount. Before the store owner could stop Danika she had left the building.
Two juveniles were injured in a crash Aug. 3 two to three miles east of Bluegrass. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about the crash at about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3. The juveniles were riding a single ATV and traveling in the westbound lane of 220th Street when they lost control, crashing into the north ditch, the sheriff's office reported. The driver was treated at the scene and transported by Tri-County Ambulance to Tri-County Health Care, where they were met by North Memorial Air Care. The passenger did not require any medical attention.
NAMI support group offered in Wadena A NAMI Connection peer support group for adults recovering from mental illness meets weekly in Wadena. The free group is sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Trained facilitators who are also in recovery lead NAMI Connection groups. The group meets in Wadena on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at An Open Book, Jefferson Square Mall, 209 Jefferson St. S., in the basement. For more information, call NAMI at (651) 645-2948 or (888) 626-4435.
July 28 • A caller informed the police that a group of individuals was fighting in the Wadena Skate Park. Police investigated and discovered two kids wrestling. • A complainant alleged her son-in-law was in a Pontiac parked in front of her Wadena home. The complainant suspected he had a firearm and had taken her daughter and children to Someplace Safe. Police talked with the man but did not find a firearm. The man later left on his own accord. • A caller informed police his neighbor's dog kept crossing the street to eat his bird food.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about bullet holes in the walls of a cabin after receiving a report from homeowners. The sheriff's office was notified of the bullet holes July 31 at a cabin in section 24 of Bullard Township.
Country singer/songwriter Katie Ziegler will perform at Northern Pacific Park in Staples on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. This will end the six-week Concert in the Park Series. A Staples native, Ziegler grew up listening to old-time country music. She was 14 years old when she first started to sing and learn to play guitar. Writing her own music came shortly after.
A Detroit Lakes man was one of two people injured in a broadside collision north of Deer Creek in Otter Tail County on Friday. James T. Larson, 33, of Detroit Lakes suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing a seatbelt. The other driver, Lawrence E. Williams, 69, of Traverse City, Mich., also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. He was also wearing a seat belt.