A group of WDC High School students want to create a Little Free Library in Wadena. It is a "library" where any community member can borrow a book, share a book or take a book. "We think reading is important and want everyone to have books in their lives," said Beth Hawkins, WDC English teacher and advisor to this group of students.
Joshua Patrick Beyer, 37, Duluth, warrant: traffic violation. Barbara Lynn Krenz, 42, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Fructuoso Rafael Lau, 56, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court. Brandon Michael Snyder, 30, Verndale, warrant: weapons discharge. Anastacia Marie Viloria, 18, Park Rapids, warrant: disorderly conduct. Joseph Lee Watts, 36, St. Paul, warrant: domestic assault.
Oct. 27 • A woman requested a welfare check on a man she was in a relationship with after receiving some alarming messages from him. The man volunteered for an evaluation and was taken to Tri-County Health Care's emergency room. • A non-functional turn light gave deputies a legal reason to stop a vehicle in which they smelled an overwhelming odor of raw marijuana. The driver admitted to having it in his backpack. A search uncovered a large black container with 1.4 ounces of marijuana, a small digital scale, a grinder and a marijuana pipe.
The Wadena Police Department are announcing a community notification for a level three sex offender who is now listed as homeless in the city of Wadena. He will be required to check in with law enforcement weekly. Chad Allan Mikiska has a history of sexual contact with female victims ages 13 to adult. Contact included penetration and the offender was known to his victims. Mikiska is not wanted by police and has served his sentence.
Two people were injured after a truck hauling a cattle trailer rear-ended another vehicle on U.S. Highway 10 in Wadena County Friday afternoon.
Wadena Lanes Monday Early Birds DJ Powerhouse 22.5 - 9.5 Keith Waln Heating & Air 19 - 13 MN Valley Irrigation 17 - 15 Wadena Asphalt 17 - 15 Wadena VFW 16 - 16 Schuller Family Funeral Home 16 - 16 Woodland Dental 15 - 17 City Dray 13.5 - 18.5 Wadena State Bank 13 - 19 Heltemes Electric 11 - 21 High Team Series: DJ Powerhouse - 1716 High Team Game: MN Valley Irrigation - 623 High Individual Series: Brenda Holmes - 553 Ruth Lugert - 544 Kaitlin Dunrud - 541
Wadena-Deer Creek fifth-graders gave presentations in front of the class on Native American tribes in Mr. Martin's social studies class. Students researched a tribe, found out where they inhabited, what they ate, shelters they lived in and lots of other interesting information. Students also put together awesome displays to complement their presentations.
Book Ends, a new program connecting readers and writers, opens Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Uptown in Wadena. Minnesota authors are invited to talk about the writing process, discuss and read from their current publication and take questions from the audience, said An Open Book owner/operator Gillette Kempf. At closing, books are sold and autographed.
'Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation,' exhibit on view through Dec. 30
Wadena-Deer Creek High School's National Honor Society (NHS) held a blood drive on Oct. 19, where students, staff and community members had the opportunity to donate blood and help save lives. NHS students Taylor Dirks and Kirsten Peterson organized the blood drive, along with help from NHS members. Their goal was 43 units. After the day-long blood drive, the total donated was an astounding 62 units! "We were very happy with our blood drive," Dirks said. "Thanks to all the students, staff, community members and especially first-time donors who made time to donate."