A series of free classes will be offered to help people "Live Well with Chronic Conditions." Classes are being offered through Mahube-Otwa and sponsored by the Community Health Board of Morrison, Todd and Wadena Health4Life. People with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic pain, high blood pressure or other chronic conditions are invited to attend the classes Wednesdays, Aug. 3-Sept. 7. The classes are from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Verndale Fire Hall meeting room, 102 Butler Street SE in Verndale.
June 30 • Police received a complaint from a man who said he felt threatened by a store employee at a Wadena business. An officer spoke with both the complainant and the store employee. The complainant was allegedly using vulgar language and scaring customers and had been asked to leave. He was advised the business had the right to refuse service. July 1
A new melodrama production, the second of three this summer, takes stage at Elmer's Texas Barbeque between Battle Lake and Ottertail city. "Goodbody's Gold" is a hilarious melodrama by Dan Chappelle, the author of last year's "Dangerous Waters." The show runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 31.
The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) launched On the Move in 2016, a national challenge to get employees across the country, and Tri-County Health Care was an active participant. The On the Move competition is focused on fueling national corporate health initiatives to combat physical inactivity and initiate behavior change. Eighty-four companies representing almost 80,000 employees participated in this 12-week online challenge spanning April, May and June. The challenge engaged employees with educational resources, behavior change incentives, social support and movement.
Pat and Donna Surface and the Boundary Waters Boys will be in concert at the Sounds of Spirit Lake series at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15. The free concert is held on the shore of Spirit Lake near the public access beach area. The rain venue is the auditorium of the Menahga School. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy music of the 50s, 60s and 70s by these nationally touring Grammy award winning musicians.
One man was injured after crashing his motorcycle into a boat trailer Sunday, July 10 in Otter Tail County. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a vehicle pulling a boat was traveling north on Highway 78 at 10 a.m. in Otter Tail County. It attempted to turn left onto Highway 108 when a motorcycle driving south hit the boat trailer. The motorcycle driver, Wade Preston, 52, of Perham suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Michael Rogers, 68, of Wadena was not injured.
Homeowners who rely on private wells for their drinking water supply should test for nitrates on a regular basis. Private well owners are encouraged to participate at the free nitrate testing clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14 at the Ottertail Community Center.
PROPERTY TRANSFERS Gregory A. Peterson and JoAnn C. Peterson, h&w, hereby conveys to Peter A. Kako, ot 1 of Block 2 in Odlands Pine Acres Second. Thomas Duea, a single person, hereby conveys to Keith O'Brien and Kristi O'Brien, as jt ten, the E1/2 of SW1/4 of Section 7, Twp. 138, Rg. 35.
Thanks for a fun June Jubilee Once again I'd like to publicly thank the community sponsors for the Wadena June Jubilee activities that five of my grandchildren and I enjoyed starting with the Grand Parade on Thursday evening. It was a perfect night for the parade and my only disappointment was that the Wadena Deer Creek band did not march in their hometown parade.
Oakley Kruger Oakley Christopher Krueger, boy, was born on June 20 to Becky Richter and Mike Krueger of Wadena. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Laura DuChene at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.Grandparents are Bruce and Karyl Richter, and Denny and Clarice Krueger. Older siblings Dylan, Logan, Kaitlyn and Avery welcome him home. Rainah Hoffman