Reuter Family Dentistry announces the grand opening of a new state of the art dental facility at 80 Juniper Ave., near the entrance to Walmart in Wadena. Crews broke ground on the new site last fall and Dr. Heidi Reuter began seeing patients at the new location in January. "Our top priorities in planning the clinic were comfort and technology," Reuter said.
An aggressive Sebeka squad upset Verndale's plans for a rematch with Browerville by posting a 40-37 North Sub-Section 5A victory over the Pirates Saturday on the Wadena-Deer Creek court. Heidi Olson buried two free throws with 20 seconds left to put the Trojans up 39-37. Olson was fouled again with two seconds left and made one of her two foul shots for a three-point cushion. Needing a miracle, the Pirates got the ball to Sara Moenkedick who took a mid-court shot that did not find the hoop. "It came down to who wanted it more," Verndale head coach Art Schluttner said.
Wadena Area Community Band performances slated for March 22 The Wadena Area Community Band will be presenting "Frosty Notes: A Concert of Mid-Winter Musical Fun" on Sunday, March 22. The concert will be presented at the WDC middle/highschool commons at 3 p.m. and at the New Life Church of God in Bertha at 7 p.m. The band is directed by Steve Anderson and musicians come from Wadena and the surrounding communities.
Speeding Edward Harrison Demarre, 75, Staples, 44/30, fees $140. Jasmine Marie Fransen, 28, Sebeka, 65/55, fees $130. Thomas Jay Horsager, 44, Inver Grove Heights, 65/55, fees $130. Dawn Marie Ludlow, 49, Verndale, 65/55, fees $130. Marco Antonio Rodriguez Lopez, 33, Apple Valley, 79/60, fees $150. Cindy Kline Swenson, 61, New Hope, 75/55, fees $230. Traffic Court Samuel Dean Bell, 18, Menahga, seat belt, proof of insurance, fees $315. Jeffrey James Blaha, 54, Sebeka, driving after suspension, fees $290. Melissa Jenna Harne, 43, Wadena, uninsured
It's time to give cities in Greater Minnesota their due. State funding for cities — local government aid (LGA) — has been frozen and cut since the early 2000s until it was increased in 2013. And now, a new bipartisan legislative proposal would finally restore LGA to its 2002 funding level. Senate File 874, authored by Senator Lyle Koenen, DFL-Clara City, and House File 685, authored by a legislator who represents part of Douglas County, Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, would add $45.5 million to the LGA program over the next two years.
PAWS cat show on tap March 28 The 2015 annual PAWS cat show will be held Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Verndale Lions building. There will be a silent auction, free will lunch, cage display and story contest. There will be several categories for the show including longest hair, nicest boots, best jester, fastest tunnel racer, biggest eyes and best cat overall. Enter your cat in the show or come and join other cat lovers for a day of fun. Pre-registration will be available until March 21.
The Hawley Nuggets flashed their defensive skills Thursday in defeating Wadena-Deer Creek 49-29 in a South Sub-Section 8AA playoff game at Hawley. The top-ranked Nuggets held an opponent to under 30 points for the second straight time in their victory over the eighth-ranked Wolverines. Hawley took a 28-14 lead into the halftime break. The Wolverines made 13 of their 38 field goal attempts for a 34 percent average. Their three-point shooting was also poor as they made only two of 11 attempts for 18 percent.
Feb. 27 • A man pulled a gun at a Wadena residence but his son took it away from him. A police officer spoke with the suspect. • A woman asked to speak with an officer in regard to retrieving personal property from a residence in Wadena. The woman said she had been living with friends who evicted her. They were refusing to return her property. The woman also said she had a camper on the property which she alleged her friends had been entering without permission. Feb. 28 • A chain and padlock were found missing from a gated driveway.
Wadena's Trent Petro, Ry Denzel and Blake Herron chalked up victories Saturday on a Golden Gloves card Saturday night in Wadena. Petro, who met St. Cloud's Avery Miller in a three round main event fight, found himself earning a close decision in the 175-pound contest. Denzel and St. Cloud veteran boxer Brenden Feiler went after each other for three rounds in a 164-pound bout. Denzel emerged with a victory by decision. Herron was able to pull out a victory by decision in his 138-pound duel with St.
Billings Ovulation Method class set for March 27 As you continue your Lenten journey, consider if you are following God's plan for your marriage. This plan is revealed in the very way he created us as man and woman. Understand God's plan more completely by learning Natural Family Planning. Instruction in the Billings Ovulation Method - the most researched of all methods of natural family planning - will be offered on Friday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. at St.