Sept. 15 • A semi-truck collided with a cow on County Road 6. The driver said the beast had appeared suddenly on the roadway. The front center of the semi was damaged. The cow was killed. • A woman who was renting a residence to two different families reported having trouble. One of the renters told the other not to return to the residence but they wanted to retrieve some of their property until the landlord evicted the renter who told them to leave.
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.
Flu clinics on tap in September, October The Wadena County Public Health will hold flu clinics on the following dates: • Sept. 30 - Wadena County Public Health, 10 a.m. - noon • Oct. 4 - Wadena Senior Center, 2 — 3:30 p.m. • Oct. 11 - Wadena County Public Health, 2 — 4 p.m.
Now in its 15th year, the tradition of the Real Men Sing festival continues in Staples. Attendees will be junior high and high school students together with area men's choral groups who will participate in a full day workshop beginning at noon on the day of the concert. The concert is open to the public and will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Staples Motley High School Gymnasium with doors opening at 6 p.m.
St. Frederick's fall breakfast set for Oct. 2 St. Frederick's Church in Verndale will hold their annual fall breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Verndale Lions Civic Center. Everyone is invited to the freewill breakfast consisting of pancakes, French Toast, scrambled eggs, ham, coffee, juice and milk. The event will include a raffle with the drawing at noon. You do not need to be present to win. There will also be a bake and produce sale.
The Minnesota State High School Coaches Association is honored to announce the Hall of Fame Selections for 2016. The coaches will be inducted at the annual hall of fame and awards banquet Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Sheraton West Hotel, Minnetonka. The social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with the banquet to follow. Family, friends and former players are invited to attend. Tickets may be purchased for $35 by contacting the MSHSCA offices at (218) 847-6796 or Jim Baker (651) 357-2937.
The senior class of 2017 would like to dedicate this football season to their two lost teammates No. 21 Lance Pierce and No. 22 Sam Kelderman, both of passed away. This year's team has elected to not wear those two numbers in memory of and out of respect for these two fine, young men. "They both played football, so this was our way of honoring them and keeping their memory alive," said classmate and friend Brady Adams. WDC cheerleaders displayed No. 21 and No. 22 football jerseys on the fence at the first home football game of the year.
Wadena is participating in the ninth annual Worldwide Photo Walk sponsored by Scott Kelby Saturday, Oct. 1. Photography enthusiasts - both professional and amateur - are invited to meet at the Boondocks Café in downtown Wadena at 9 a.m. The walk leader, Lisa Haste, is organizing the Wadena walk, which is free and open to anyone.
Predictions of a possible severe upcoming winter by the Old Farmers Almanac may have prompted a number of area residents to attend the Friends of the Library used book sale last week. It is held semi-annually at the Wadena Depot. "This is recycling at its best," said Friends of the Library President Karen Wallgren. "Donate what you read last season and purchase more for the next." Profits from the sale are used to assist the Wadena City Library. Plans are in the works to remodel or add on to the library so there is an added incentive to raise funds, she said.
After months of work in the Sculpture Park, the city of New York Mills' new Barn shelter is finally erected and ready to be introduced to the community and region. On Saturday, Oct. 1, the city, with the help of the Cultural Center, will celebrate The Barn's completion. This grand opening celebration falls in the 20th anniversary year of the Sculpture Park, which is the location for the celebration.