NAMI support group offered in Wadena A NAMI Connection peer support group for adults recovering from mental illness meets weekly in Wadena. The free group is sponsored by NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Trained facilitators who are also in recovery lead NAMI Connection groups. The group meets in Wadena on Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at An Open Book, Jefferson Square Mall, 209 Jefferson St. S., in the basement. For more information, call NAMI at (651) 645-2948 or (888) 626-4435.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about bullet holes in the walls of a cabin after receiving a report from homeowners. The sheriff's office was notified of the bullet holes July 31 at a cabin in section 24 of Bullard Township.
This year marks the 26th annual Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival, a celebration through storytelling, theater, music, dance and art of the region's past and of its rich cultural inheritance. The festival is held on the grounds of the beautiful Old Wadena County Historical Park on the banks of the Crow Wing River.
Country singer/songwriter Katie Ziegler will perform at Northern Pacific Park in Staples on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. This will end the six-week Concert in the Park Series. A Staples native, Ziegler grew up listening to old-time country music. She was 14 years old when she first started to sing and learn to play guitar. Writing her own music came shortly after.
A Detroit Lakes man was one of two people injured in a broadside collision north of Deer Creek in Otter Tail County on Friday. James T. Larson, 33, of Detroit Lakes suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing a seatbelt. The other driver, Lawrence E. Williams, 69, of Traverse City, Mich., also suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena. He was also wearing a seat belt.
Thousands of luminaries will line the paths of Sunnybrook Park Friday night for this year's Wadena County Relay for Life. Team members will take turns walking the paths throughout the night. Each luminaria is dedicated to survivors of cancer and in memories of those who lost the fight. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which spends donations on cancer research as well as lodging and transportation for cancer patients. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at Sunnybrook Park in Wadena.
Wadena Whirlaways hosting spaghetti fundraiser The Wadena Whirlaways Square Dancers will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Wadena VFW. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12 and 5 and under are free. 'Twelve Angry Men' to be performed in Staples, Wadena "Twelve Angry Men" by Reginald Rose opens this week in Staples followed by performances in Wadena next week.
Jeremiah James Korfe will be in concert at Sounds of Spirit Lake, in Menahga at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. This concert will happen rain or shine. The rain venue is the Menahga School, located on Highway 71 in Menahga, just one block east of the lake side venue. Food and beverages are provided on site by the United Methodist Church of Menahga to support their outreach programs.
Elmer's BBQ Melodrama Dinner Theatre has entertained more than 1,500 audience members this summer and ticket-buyers have come from 18 different states, including Alaska! But it's not over yet. The final dinner theatre production at Elmer's features a new acting troupe with a melodramatic take on a murder mystery play. The Wadena Madhatters Community Theatre will make their Elmer's stage debut and present "Prescription: Murder," an entertaining "who-dunnit" well-known as being the pilot script for the long-running Columbo TV series. Think Peter Falk as a hero.
P R O P E R T Y T R A N S F E R S Matthew B. Rongen, single person, hereby conveys to Chad Filek and Jennifer S. Filek, as jt ten, Lots 3 and 4 of Block 9 in Sleeper's Addition to Wadena. Davis Estates, LLC, hereby conveys to Derek H. Hilts, Lot 2 of Block 1 in West Brook. Gregory A. Trana, single person, hereby conveys to Bobby L. Rust, the N 208' 8" of the W 313' of the NW1/4 SE1/4 and the S ½ acre of the W 313' of the SW1/4 NE1/4 of Section 29, Twp. 135, Rg. 35.