The Power Of Produce (POP) Club begins June 16 at the Wadena Farmer's Market Fridays from 2-5 p.m. The POP Club is for children ages 4-12. Each week children will receive a $2 token to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers. There will be kids' activities, tastings and prizes for kids each week. Parents should stop by the POP Club booth at the market to sign up their children. The Wadena Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT. The Farmers Market can be found on Facebook at" Wadena Farmers Market.
The following area students were among the 860 who graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena during commencement ceremonies in May. Aldrich James Dylan Kveton, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning-DIP Bertha Riley David Boehland, Electrical Lineworker Technology-AAS Kalli Jo Cuppy, Massage Therapy-DIP Bluffton Lacey Kay Barthel, Nursing-AS Deer Creek
Wadena Assembly of God will be discussing the issue of human trafficking in the world today with guest missionaries Dirk and Bobbie Currier. Each year nearly 30 million people are bought and sold across the world in the 32 billion dollar a year industry. Every 30 seconds a child is sold into the hands of predators. The Curriers have pastored in Minnesota for 14 years and have been in the ministry for the past 30 years. They are both now moving on into the mission field in S.E. Asia and will be working with victims of human trafficking.
Donald and Shelbey Arneson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Irene Arneson, to Damian William Uselman, son of Sean and Becky Uselman. Ashton is employed with Perham Health and Damian is employed with North Area Electric. The wedding will be held Saturday, June 10, in Deer Creek with a reception and dance to follow at the Elks in Wadena.
May 26 • A caller reported a red Chevy Cavalier was touching her white Lexus in front of the Wadena Post Office. She suspected the Cavalier had a damaged license plate. • After an apartment manager advised a tenant to find another place to live following some property damage. The upset tenant yelled at the manager. A maintenance worker remained behind to fix a door. The manager alleged the tenant picked up the door and hurled it at the worker. No injuries were reported.
Motley June Fest set for June 17 The Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding Motley June Fest in Motley on June 17. The festival is being held in conjunction with the longest running Morrison County Fair.
Two graduates were recognized at Wadena-Deer Creek High School's graduation with the Bridges Academy Achievement Award and Honor Cord. Students receiving the award are Sarah Moen and Logan Taggart. The Bridges Career Academy and Workplace Connection program is a partnership with high school administrators, counselors, teachers, the Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber, National Joint Powers Alliance, and local business and industry partners.
There are 10 young ladies vying for the crown and title of Miss Wadena at the pageant June 17. Each contestant is judged in five categories. The personal interview portion of the competition, which is held in the afternoon on the day of the event, accounts for 35 percent of the scoring, talent is 30 percent; evening gown is 15 percent; casual wear is 10 percent; and the on-stage question accounts for 10 percent of each contestant's total scoring.
Ethan McLeod Ethan Alexander McLeod, boy, was born on May 23 to Caitlyn McLeod of Wadena. He weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
St. Mary's should be restored An arsonist set fire and caused considerable damage to the magnificent St. Mary's Church in Melrose on March 11, 2016. Thankfully, about 90 firefighters bravely extinguished the fire, removing sacred relics to rebuild the interior.