Anne Marie Femling and Travis Ray Lester happily announce their engagement. Anne is the daughter of Ray and Linda Collins of Wadena. She is a 1999 graduate of Wadena-Deer Creek High school and a 2009 graduate of Minnesota State University, Moorhead with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently a Preschool Teacher at Big Stone City School. Travis is the son of Dan Lester of Pierre, S.D. and Susan Lester of Milbank, S.D. He is a 2002 graduate of Milbank High school and a 2007 graduate of Valley City University with a degree in Business Management.
Easter egg hunt fun again I'm approaching the age whereby my memory allows me to celebrate Easter by hiding my own Easter eggs and then going on my own hunt! Victor Kern Wadena, Minn. "Ghost of a Chance" was enjoyable We went to see "Ghost of a Chance" yesterday and enjoyed it very much. The guys and gals that were in the play did an exceptional job and are to be commended for their performance.
Four Wadena-Deer Creek FFA members, along with the Staples-Motley FFA chapter, traveled to St. Paul, March 27 to celebrate FFA Day at the Capitol. There, they met with the Minnesota State FFA officers and other state FFA staff. After the protocol meeting, they met with State Representative Mark Anderson, a former Wadena High School graduate. Rep. Anderson answered questions on job creation, school funding and education. Anderson also stressed getting at least a two-year technical degree, along with vocational education. Next FFA members visited State Sen.
Mit-Ti-Quab Archery League Scores (Week 10) TEAM POINTS Kerns Electronics & laser 25.0 Bullseye Bar & Grill 22.5 Weber's Wadena Hardware 21.5 Gene's Sports 21.0 Jefferson Hearing Aid Center 19.0 Prairie Archery 17.5 Super One 13.5 TOTAL TEAM RUNNING HANDICAP POINTS Kerns Electronics & laser 10805 Bullseye Bar & Grill 10782 Gene's Sports 10766 Jefferson Hearing Aid Center 10715 Super One 10679 Prairie Arch
William and Elizabeth Schwartz, New York Mills, received special recognition for their commitment to leadership and their community during the Emerging Leadership Program recognition banquet on March 29.
NDSU's equestrian team finished its regular show season as the Zone 7 Region 3 reserve high-point team. "I am extremely pleased with the team's performance this year," said Tara Swanson, the team's coach. "We had a fairly young and inexperienced team, but they showed remarkable growth throughout the course of the year." Four members of the team participated in the Zone 7 Region 3 semifinal competition March 29-30 at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.
Justin Jeffrey Holland, 20, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Brandon Lee Kloepfel, 32, Park Rapids, warrant: contempt of court. Dean Melvin Raymond Shamp, 26, Fergus Falls, warrant: contempt of court. LaChickee Renee Turley, 41, Wadena, warrant: fraud. Deangelo Quantez Brackins, 24, Moorhead, warrant: contempt of court. Kelly Jo Marie Johnson, 33, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court.
Colby Abazs (Finland, Minn.) and Josh Hammer (Staples, Minn.), CLC photography students, competed in a Statewide SkillsUSA Photography competition in the Twin Cities. The conference was a showcase of career and technical education students in which more than 800 outstanding students competed in 80 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests. Colby and Josh both competed in the college level photo contest with Colby earning a Bronze medal.
April 4 • A rural Wadena County resident contacted law enforcement after he found another person's mail box at the end of his driveway. The postmaster in Sebeka was contacted but he did not recognize the name on the box. The owner of the box was finally located by the police. The box had been reported missing a week earlier from a residence in Otter Tail County. • A caller reported two males to be fighting and a car in the ditch on Highway 10 near Wensman Seed.
Several Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) High School music students earned superior ratings at Subsection Music Contests held recently at WDC and Pine-River Backus schools. The jazz ensemble received a superior rating for performing three selections: a rock piece called "Are You Ready To Rock?;" a ballad called "After Sunset" featuring Jacob Goeden on alto saxophone; and a swing piece called "Norwegian Wood" featuring Maddy Hinojos on tenor saxophone. The jazz ensemble members include: Jacob Goeden, Kendra Evans, Jessica Langer, Matt Goeden, Brittany Andrews, Thomas Quincer, Aaron Beck; Matthew Quin