As a result of three employee fundraising events at Tri-County Health Care, which raised a total of $1,216 for the American Diabetes Association, President/CEO Joel Beiswenger will rappel from the rooftop of the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in September.
May 4 • A man was observed on the road one mile south of Oylen moving very slowly. He refused help. He was later seen walking toward Oylen. May 6 • Suspicions were aroused when the sheriff's office received the report of a white Ford truck, pulling a trailer, stopped at a residence and the occupants said they were looking for their cousin who was cutting up trees. When asked for their cousin's last name they were not able to give it.
West Central Telephone Association (WCTA) held their 67th annual meeting May 15 at the Sebeka High School Auditorium. Their theme was centered around the members, calling them broadband superheroes. Board President Bruce Kinnunen highlighted area school's broadband connectivity to Gigabit speeds. He also showcased access control door locks that were installed at the Menahga School to keep the schools safe for visitors, staff and students.
Several community education classes are now open for registration. All classes are now pre-register. Please contact Raina if you want to attend a class. If you are interested in teaching a class or have a suggestion for a class for future brochures please contact Raina Connor at rconnor
Beginning Monday, April 24, Minnesota's Vietnam War veterans, protesters, families and refugees will be able to share their stories, photos, videos and memories through a submission form on MNVietnam.org. Personal stories will then be shared on a digital Story Wall that will launch in September and will offer an interactive space for reflection, connection and education.
Jaakola presents on Ojibwe-Anishinaabe culture May 25 Join Lyz Jaakola at the Wadena City Library on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. Jaakola will be providing a program on the importance of music and its value in the Ojibwe-Anishinaabe culture. She will be performing a variety of traditional songs she has arranged and will be discussing the traditions behind these songs. History pertaining to music and some of the different instruments in the Ojibwe-Anishinaabe will also be shared by Jaakola during the program.
American Legion hosts breakfast May 20 The American Legion Post 366 in Bertha will host a breakfast fundraiser Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bertha Community Center. Free will donations will be accepted. The menu will include pancakes French toast, sausage and apple sauce. All are welcome to attend. Three more cases of measles reported in Brainerd
Arvig has announced that Courtney K. Wiese of Henning is the recipient of the $2,000 Bud Morrow Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is sponsored by the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation. Wiese will graduate from Henning Public School in May and plans to attend Concordia College in Moorhead. She is the daughter of Darren and Pamela Wiese.
The next Minnesota Voices program will be held May 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. This month’s guest is Kent Scheer, local grower and owner of Green Island. Scheer has recently produced a booklet called “Core Knowledge.” This is a compact guide for the budding apple fancier in west central Minnesota.
We are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Abby Marshall and Brandon Cottrell. Parents are Beth and Mike Cottrell of Wadena, Sharon Marshall of Arlington and Jim Marshall of St. Croix Falls, Wis. Abby is a 2008 graduate of Sibley East High School and a 2012 graduate of St. Catherine University with an Associate in applied science in radiography degree. Abby works as a radiologic technologist for Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.