The Donate Life Flag is being flown at Tri-County Health Care during the month of April to honor local organ and tissue donors, their families and recipients. The display is part of a national initiative, Flags Across America, designed to honor and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of donors and recipients whose lives have been affected by organ, eye and tissue donation. A flag-raising ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 2 at 8 a.m. to commemorate the event.
Austin Hughes, son of Bob Hughes, Peoria, Ariz., and Michelle Hughes, Moorhead, has been admitted to North Dakota State University "with distinction." He will enter NDSU in fall 2015. Distinction means that NDSU is acknowledging Hughes as an honor student. Hughes is the grandson of Jack and Judy Richter, Wadena. In high school, Hughes is active in pep band, marching band, wind ensemble, University of North Dakota honors band, American Family band and Concordia College honor band.
Wadena Lanes (March 15-20) Sunday Sunset Star Bank - 121 1/2 Certified Auto Repair - 120 1/2 Hanes Trucking - 113 Lane Jockeys - 106 1/2 Whiskey Creek Saloon - 95 1/2 MN Valley Irrigation - 93 1/2 PDK Welding - 92 Samuelson Laney - 84 Wadena Lanes - 83 The Fun Team - 80 Gene's Team - 80 Woodland Dental - 76 High Team Series: Gene's Team - 2889 High Team Game: Gene's Team - 1041 High Individual Men's Series: Scott Gaudette - 710 Gene Captain - 663 Ben Aagard - 613 High Individual Women's Series: Anna Almer - 620 Ruth Ramsay - 602 Dawn Captain - 573 Monday Early Bi
Cody Allen James, 28, Park Rapids, warrant: contempt of court. Nickolas James Grewe, 28, Hewitt, warrant: theft. Robert Floyd Jeffrey, 29, Maple Grove, warrant: traffic violation. Karley Rene Kaiser, 23, Wadena, warrant: theft.
Firefighters spent several hours Friday night battling a fire in Leaf River Township north of Wadena. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 27 in Section 29 of Leaf River Township. Several outbuildings were involved in the fire. Firefighters from Wadena and Verndale worked on the fire for several hours before getting it extinguished. The house on the property sustained minor damage in the fire, while two outbuildings were a complete loss.
March 25 • Tyler Ray Simon, 18, of Wadena, was issued a citation for no Minnesota driver's license-misdemeanor. March 26 • Justin Steven Luedke, 20, of Menahga, was issued a citation for driving after revocation-misdemeanor. • Ashley Laverne Fuqua, 27, of Alexandria, was issued a citation for driving after suspension-misdemeanor. • Blaine James Cooper, 18, of Wadena, was issued a citation for no seatbelt-petty misdemeanor. • Julie Ann Tumberg, 56, of New York Mills, was issued a citation for unlawfully passing on the right-petty misdemeanor.
Tri-County Health Care's annual "Men's Night Out" program will be held on Monday, April 13 at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium. "Men's Night Out" is a free educational event on health, for men ages 18 and older. A former Indianapolis Colt Super Bowl champion and national spokesperson, advocate and author for brain health, Ben Utecht, is the 2015 Men's Night Out keynote speaker. A presenter and son of a preacher, Utecht is a motivational speaker that has been inspirational across America.
Speeding Ervin Robert Bogatzki, 77, Bertha, 45/30, fees $150. Tyler Lee Hanson, 29, Inver Grove Heights, 58/40, fees $150. Phillip J.
The Wadena City Library and Kitchigami Regional Library System has awarded a $10,000 Art Aware grant to artist Amber Fletschock, Hewitt. The Art Aware program, funded by the Legacy Amendment, was established by KRLS to celebrate the creative relationship between the public library, its community, and the arts through the installation of site specific art at each of its branch libraries. Fletschock's proposal was to create 3 — three dimensional collages for various areas inside the Library.
March 19 • A complaint was made by a female who alleged she had been at a rural residence the night before and her boyfriend had kept waving a knife at her and refusing to let her leave. She said she had since returned to her own home but was frightened because her boyfriend was driving around. A social worker convinced the female to get a harassment restraining order (HRO). • A caller on Highway 10 reported a green car nearly side-swiped his vehicle, was varying speeds and was all over the road.