Larry Denny presented John Crandall, long-time president of the Wadena County Historical Society, an award at the Annual Meeting on Oct. 19. The plaque commemorates his more than 30 years of dedication to the organization. In addition to his service as a board member he has written several books about the history of the area and spearheaded a number of projects of the Society including research into the fur trade area trading posts in Wadena County. In other business, members of the Society elected three new members and one renewing member to the board.
Oct. 12 • Law enforcement officers were waiting when a male attempted to escape from an apartment by going off a roof at the back of a residence. The man was taken into custody. • A caller informed the Sheriff's Office he would be shooting for several evenings. When asked for the time he would stop he said he did not know but said it would possibly be as late at 2 a.m.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Operation Christmas Child donations sought through Nov. 20 The Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox Season has begun for 2017. Samaritan's Purse founder Franklin Graham invites us to fill or help send a shoebox full of gifts to a child in need. For most kids in foreign third world countries, this will be a first and perhaps the only gift they receive as a child. Many Shoebox recipients also enroll in the 12 lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Here's some choices:
Kip and Eric Peltoniemi to perform in Wadena on Nov. 3
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group, which helps area residents affected by the loss of a child, will meet on Monday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Whether the child was lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, cancer, suicide or an accident, the purpose of this group is to provide long-term support to parents and a confidential setting where they can share their story and learn ways to cope. Many find it comforting to talk with others who have suffered a similar loss.
John Andrew Bothwell, 48, Pine City, warrant: DWI. Clayton Clifford Craft, 38, Wadena, warrant: theft. Adam Michael Feit, 33, Forest Lake, warrant: liquor violation. Cole Michael Granda, 22, Underwood, warrant: controlled substance crime. Sasha Lynn Jenkins, 27, Duluth, warrant: disorderly conduct. Lisa Marie Johnson, 41, Salon Spring, Wis., warrant: theft. Adam Michael Marjama, 28, Park Rapids, warrant: traffic violation. Donald Francisco Negron, 24, Minneapolis, warrant: controlled substance crime.
St. Huberts Church, Bluegrass, will be hosting a harvest festival Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Booths at the festival will feature a jar bar, cutlery for sale, craft sale, produce and plant booths and a parish nurse booth. There will also be a silent auction, cookbooks for sale, bingo and bake sale. Breakfast and lunch will be available.
Oct. 5 • Hitting a deer caused a flat tire on a vehicle along with body damage. • A collision with a deer caused a vehicle's air bags to inflate along with body damage and a broken windshield. Oct. 6
John Edinger of Wadena was recognized Monday, Oct. 9 for 60 years as a member of the Wadena Lions Club. President Dr. Ryan Anderson presented Lion John with a certificate from Lions International and a chevron pin commemorating this milestone. The Wadena Lions is a service organization that has been active since 1922 and is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.