Tri-County Health Care has once again been designated a Comprehensive Advanced Life Support (CALS) hospital by a coalition of Minnesota health care organizations and individuals. Minnesota's CALS program provides advanced life-support education to rural health care providers. "We are proud to be one of eleven CALS certified hospitals in Minnesota," said Deb Zacharias, ER Nursing Supervisor. "This designation recognizes our commitment to the care of rural emergency patients and emphasizes teamwork."
Flu shot clinics set in November The Wadena County Public Health department will hold flu shot clinics on the following dates: • Nov. 10: 2 to 4 p.m. at Wadena County Public Health • Nov. 18: 10 a.m. to noon at Wadena County Public Health
For many residents, Nov. 8 couldn't have arrived soon enough. It's been a long, contentious campaign with a level of nastiness — especially in the presidential race — that many residents told us they've never experienced before. Some residents remarked that for the first time, they backed off from putting out yard signs because they feared repercussions.
On Halloween night the Wadena-Deer Creek Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America coordinated, with the help of Dana Pavek, WDC Communications Director the "We Scare Hunger" project. The students left the school at 5 p.m. with their empty grocery bags to go door to door. As they "trick-or-treated for food to eat" they found Wadena residents to be extremely generous. By 7:30 p.m. the bags were overflowing with a great variety of nonperishable food items.
Center offers concert and free workshop Nov. 17 Surrounded by the "Book as Art" gallery exhibit at the Cultural Center, poet Brian Laidlaw offers a free songwriting workshop followed by a ticketed concert on Thursday, Nov. 17. Opening his public workshop to writers of all ages and ability levels, Laidlaw begins the discussion with ways that songwriters draw inspiration from day-to-day life and then shares tricks or formulas to help transform initial ideas into finished songs. This free workshop begins at 6 p.m.
Maverick McKenna Maverick James McKenna, boy, was born on Oct. 29 to Brittany Cheney and Tim McKenna of New York Mills. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Kari McKenna and Rhonda Karnes. Older siblings David, Grayson, Austin and Jadalynn welcome him home. Quincy Davis
Thanks for supporting Wadena County Humane Society The Wadena County Humane Society annual Chili Feed Fundraiser was a great success thanks to all who attended this worthwhile function. Thanks also to those who gave of their time, space and energy to promote this event and those who donated items to the silent auction or product for the meal. To the super volunteers who assist our pets in need whenever the need arises to you we are most grateful. The community support of all animals at the shelter awaiting adoption to forever homes is so appreciated. Thanks again.
A group of WDC High School students want to create a Little Free Library in Wadena. It is a "library" where any community member can borrow a book, share a book or take a book. "We think reading is important and want everyone to have books in their lives," said Beth Hawkins, WDC English teacher and advisor to this group of students.
Joshua Patrick Beyer, 37, Duluth, warrant: traffic violation. Barbara Lynn Krenz, 42, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Fructuoso Rafael Lau, 56, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court. Brandon Michael Snyder, 30, Verndale, warrant: weapons discharge. Anastacia Marie Viloria, 18, Park Rapids, warrant: disorderly conduct. Joseph Lee Watts, 36, St. Paul, warrant: domestic assault.
Oct. 27 • A woman requested a welfare check on a man she was in a relationship with after receiving some alarming messages from him. The man volunteered for an evaluation and was taken to Tri-County Health Care's emergency room. • A non-functional turn light gave deputies a legal reason to stop a vehicle in which they smelled an overwhelming odor of raw marijuana. The driver admitted to having it in his backpack. A search uncovered a large black container with 1.4 ounces of marijuana, a small digital scale, a grinder and a marijuana pipe.