Hestia Rodriguez Hestia Serene Rodriguez, girl, was born on June 27 to Samantha Ellis and Virgil Rodriguez of Henning. She weighed 4 lbs., 4 oz. and was 17.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Rayme Valerius and Matthew Ellis.
The Tri-County Health Care Foundation awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Matt Cary of Wadena. Cary is an emergency department nurse at Tri-County Health Care and is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice at the College of St. Scholastica. The Bernadine Marquardt and Margaret Prindle Scholarship is awarded annually to one Tri-County Health Care employee. The scholarship was established to encourage Tri-County Health Care employees to fulfill their educational goals. Eligibility is not limited to clinical studies; all programs and degree levels are applicable.
Centennial Realty of New York Mills will be under new ownership starting July 1. Bonnie Dykoff, a long time resident of New York Mills, has purchased the business from Debbie Porkkonen. Centennial Realty was founded in 1998 by Debbie Porkkonen of New York Mills. The business has a total of three agents working in and around the lakes area. Porkkonen is an avid fisherwoman with the love for carpentry, remodeling many homes to make them new again. She has helped hundreds of home buyers and sellers through the area find their dream home which will carry on.
The Minnesota Farm Family of the Year recognition program has existed for over 35 years and honors farm families across Minnesota for their contributions to their local communities and the state's agricultural industry. It is sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension; the University's Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences; and the University's Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
The Tri-County Health Care Foundation recently awarded Shelby Pulju of Menahga with the 2017 Frances E. Raatikka nursing scholarship for $2,500. Pulju is a student at the University of Jamestown. The Frances E. Raatikka nursing scholarship was established by Raatikka's family to assist a third- or fourth-year student enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science nursing program. Raatikka was a registered nurse at Tri-County Hospital from 1965-1995.
Sebeka Community Asset Builders are once again sponsoring the Nimrod 5K Walk/Run during Nimrod Jubilee Days at Stigman Park. The race will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. Sign up early for pre-registration rates of $15 and a family rate of $30. Family rates are only $30 per group and can consist of parents and children 18 and under or grandparents with grandchildren 18 and under, if registered by Aug. 24. Family rates will include three t-shirts. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for only $5 per person.
Another summer is in full swing, parents are wishing for school and the Cultural Center in New York Mills offers a free summer program for children looking for something to do. Art In Your Park has been a successful community public art opportunity for the several summers and this year, the fun continues in area parks.
June 19 • Nathaniel Lee Burton, 21, of Amite, La. was stopped and issued a citation for no Minnesota driver's license. • Mark James Lunde, 41, of Wadena, was issued a citation for unlawful parking. June 20 • Ashley Rae Goddard, 27, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of vehicle insurance. June 21 • Zachary Austin Lopez, 19, of Hewitt, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation.
Last weekend the 6th annual Highway 10 baseball tournament was held at the Perham and New York Mills fields. This tournament is in connection with the Christopher Benz Foundation. It was started by Chris' mother after he took his life when he was a senior in high school. So this tournament is focused on teenage suicide and the signs to look for. There were 24 teams from all over Minnesota and the Dakotas.
'Caleigh' will kick off the Music in the Park Series in Staples on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. This is the first concert in the series which will run for six Sundays. Comprised of three musicians (Lenore Siems, Dee Furfaro, April Larson), Caleigh is a Minnesota band whose sound is earthy and eclectic. Expect to hear a fusion of world folk, Celtic, bluegrass, American Old-Time and original compositions. Caleigh has shared their 20-year musical journey with audiences throughout Minnesota and fans worldwide via the internet.