First Annual Zombie Run registration open The first Annual Zombie Run, sponsored by the Wadena Chamber of Commerce, will be held Oct. 14 at Black's Grove Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an apocalyptic immerse experience. You are not running against the clock - you are running from brain hungry, virus-spreading bloody zombies. Pre-registration is available now through Sept. 25. Those that pre-register will receive a free T-Shirt. The cost for the event is $30 per person.
Aug. 11 • The Wadena Sheriff's office assisted the Alexandria Police Department with an active missing juvenile case. A Wadena deputy was asked to check the residence of a male the missing teenager allegedly had contact with via social media on the day she was last seen. The male denied knowing the missing girl. A check of Facebook revealed there was no one by that name on his page.
Horsager to speak at England Prairie Chapel The public is invited to attend a community worship service at the Log Chapel located on the England Prairie property. This will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. Pastor Chuck Horsager of rural Sebeka will be the preacher at this year's chapel service. His sermon is entitled, "Is the old-time Gospel still relevant for today?" "I hope to challenge people to think about what they believe and encourage them to grow in their spiritual journey. Everyone is welcome," Horsager explains.
Wadena baseball should join new league The Wadena Chiefs baseball team should get into the same league as the Fargo Red Hawks. That would bring the need for big hotels to Wadena. The opening game could feature the Minnesota Twins and the Wadena Chiefs. I can just see all that baseball would bring to Wadena. Go, Wadena, Go! Thomas Hostad, Wadena
David Horsager, MA, CSP, CPAE, and CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, has been inducted into the National Speakers Association CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. Established in 1977, the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) is an award for speaking excellence and professionalism given to speakers who have mastered five categories: message, presentation/delivery, experience, professionalism and collateral material.
Aug. 3 • A complainant told the Wadena County Sheriff's office he suspected the Department of Veteran's Affairs of mail fraud. The reason for his suspicions was that a letter he had sent them did not arrived until two days after the deadline. He was advised to contact an attorney.
It's hard to believe, but the summer is almost over and school is approaching rapidly. With the start of school comes the beginning of sports and after school activities. When you are in a pinch for a healthy, delicious dinner, why not try this recipe for Broccoli Chicken Divan. It is simple to make and can be prepared within 40 minutes. Enjoy! Broccoli Chicken Divan Makes six servings • 1 lb. chopped fresh broccoli • 1 1/2 c. cubed, cooked chicken meat • 1 (10.75 oz.) can condensed cream of broccoli soup • 1/3 c. skim milk
A Wadena County tradition in on tap Aug. 25-27 when the 38th annual England Prairie Pioneer Days bring the past into the present. The event takes place on the England Prairie grounds five miles southeast of Wadena on County Road 1. The $7 entrance fee for adults will not be charged on the first day of the event when gates open at 2 p.m. The entrance fee, which is good for the entire weekend, will be charged Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
Heartland Hospice looking for volunteers Heartland Hospice is looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families in Wadena. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, pet visits, musical enrichment, art enrichment, veteran to veteran visits and clerical services. Volunteer classes are available to fit each person's schedule. Please call Keshia Kettler at Heartland Hospice at (218-829-1252) for further information. Immanuel Lutheran holding rummage sale Aug. 18-19
Christina Rae Geesey, 38, Pillager, warrant: theft. Jessica Raelyn Polan, 28, Wadena, warrant: theft. Joshua Nathaniel Stethem, 37, New York Mills, warrant: fraud. Antoinette Samantha Stone, 22, Onami, warrant: controlled substance crime.