Tri-County Health Care is offering a volunteer program for area teens entitled "VolunTeen." The VolunTeen program runs March 27 through May 5 with one volunteer shift, per week, for six weeks. Teenagers 14-years-old or older may apply. Teenagers involved in this program volunteer at Tri-County Health Care and give patients, visitors and staff a helping hand. They receive a great experience in the health care field by assisting nursing personnel and performing special duties in patient care.
Great American Think-Off essay deadline April 1 The 2017 Great American Think-Off question is "Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?" and armchair philosophers from across the nation are invited to pick a side and defend it in a 750-word essay, which must be submitted by April 1.
The Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee met with several new and business owners Feb. 23 to present first dollar awards. Chamber Ambassadors visited Burger King and presented a Pride Award. The Burger King in Wadena has recently been remodeled. The restaurant is located located at 849 N. Jefferson and the phone number is (218) 631-3351. A First Dollar Award was given to Now and Forever Wedding Gallery and new owners Amanda and Phil Schmidt. The shop is located at 124 S. Jefferson and the phone number is (218) 632-2222.
Lila Lohmiller was mistakenly omitted from the Wadena-Deer Creek 2nd Quarter honor roll list. The Pioneer Journal regrets the error.
Isabella Moothart Isabella Rayne Moothart, girl, was born on Feb. 17 to Miranda and Dylan Moothart of Wadena. She weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Chris and Angie Moothart, Rob and Melissa Olson and George Miller. Older brother Rohan Moothart welcomes her home.
Thanks for supporting Lions Poster Contest I would like to thank our Wadena business places for putting our Lions Poster Contest posters in their windows. This is the first year we have tried this. These students had some great messages to pass to the people in our Wadena community. Twenty posters were given out for the businesses to put in their window. No one turned us down and three stores took two. Thanks to all of you for supporting these students in spreading their good messages. Support your local business, they are supporting you.
Defensive driving course This class is for those who have never taken a certified defensive driving class. If you are 55 or over, Minnesota law requires insurance companies to offer a 10 percent reduction for three years if you complete a certified defensive driving course. Receive a certificate of completion to give to your insurance company. Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday, March 14-15 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Robertson Theatre at WDC Middle/High School. The certified instructor is Audrey Stearns. To pre-register, call Sandie at (218) 632-2396.
Feb. 16 A complainant alleged a person on Facebook threatened to begin posting videos of him on pedophile sites. After he began getting notifications he was being tagged on Facebook he went into the website and blocked the person. Feb. 18 A caller reported his adult daughter had run away again. Feb. 19 A fight allegedly took place in a vehicle between Verndale and Wadena. Cash and cards were stolen.
James Bryan Palazeke, 30, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Jonathan William Ames, 31, Brainerd, warrant: drug possession. Andrew Charles Bimberg, 42, Sebeka, warrant: controlled substance crime. John Kurtis Oderwald, 36, Menahga, warrant: traffic.
Monday, Feb. 20 • Timothy George Vogt, 37, of Bluffton, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after suspension. Wednesday, Feb. 22 • Jeffrey Lee Kugel, 46, of Wadena, was arrested on a warrant out of Otter Tail County. Kugel was transported to the Otter Tail County jail. Thursday, Feb. 23 • David Allan Comeau, 52, of Verndale, was issued a citation for no proof of insurance after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Saturday, Feb. 25