The Picturing the Good Life Project culminated this last month with a photo exhibit at the Wadena County Fair. About 40 images, including all those submitted by the general public, were displayed at the Wadena County Fair where people could vote for their favorite. Hundreds of people went through the exhibit and 339 votes were counted.
Wadena State Bank and the Jack & Alvida Browne Family Foundation have each donated $10,000 to the Knob Hill Sportsman's Club for a total donation of $20,000. The donations are earmarked for an Indoor Archery Range and multi-purpose room for youth activities. Knob Hill Sportsman's Club is located at 13334 Knob Hill Rd, Wadena.
As part of the Old Wadena Rendezvous Aug. 11 and 12 at Old Wadena County Park on the Crow Wing River the Old Wadena Society is producing hands-on classes and workshops both before and during the Rendezvous. All of these classes are at no charge to participants during this first pilot project year.
Arvig is excited to congratulate the 36, 2018 high school seniors who received the Royale B. and Eleanor M. Arvig Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 each. Students were selected based upon achievements or interest in the field of mathematics, engineering, accounting, computer science, telecommunications or any of the physical sciences.
Anna Lee Hensel, 36, Menahga, warrant: probation violation, contempt of court. David Lewis Misamore, 42, Moorhead, warrant: contempt of court.
July 6 • The FAA called the Wadena Police Department to try to make contact with a pilot at the Wadena airport. The plan had not arrived when scheduled. The plane and the pilot were eventually located safely. • An ATL vehicle left a gas station without paying for their gas. Deputies tried to find the vehicle but were unable to locate it.
July 11 • Edward John Lalone, 33, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for no Minnesota driver's license and no proof of insurance. • Curtis Jason Phipps, 41, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Phipps was transported to the Wadena County Jail. July 12 • Heather Marie Pearson, 38, of Wadena, was issued a citation under the city ordinance for dog at large. • Mabel Sally Hart, 56, of Wadena, was issued a citation for 5th degree assault. July 14
Tri-County Health Care was recently accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Lung Cancer Screening Center. As a result, it now offers a screening test for lung cancer, according to a news release from TCHC. The test uses low doses of radiation and a computed tomography (CT) machine to scan the body and capture detailed pictures of the lungs. Medicare covers this annual screening.
Sebeka Community Asset Builders are once again sponsoring the Nimrod 5K Walk/Run during Nimrod Jubilee Days. The race will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1 at Stigman Park in Nimrod, 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 immediate family only, if registered by Aug. 24. Family rates will include three t-shirts, additional t-shirts can be purchased for only $5 per person. Door prizes and refreshments will be held at the finish line.
In conjunction with the Wadena City Library's Summer Reading Program, University of Minnesota Extension educator Marilyn Hofland plans to visit for a special all-ages storytime on Monday, July 23 at 2 p.m. She will read special garden-related stories and have some tasting samples for families attending. SNAP-Education recently wrapped up their successful One Vegetable/One Community program, which distributed carrot seeds to members of the community this summer. Over the last two years, they have helped jump-start dozens of gardens in the Wadena-area.