Many reasons to be proud of Wadena As long-time residents of Wadena (34 years), we always took pride in our community, our schools and the residents. In the past year that sense of pride has grown. Last August a Minneapolis Star contributor took a drive up Highway 10, stopping in towns along the way. He had good things to say about Wadena and included pictures.
Wayne Lee Patton, 49, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court. Kelly Marie Johnson, 30, Bertha, warrant: theft by swindle. Shane Edward McComas, 45, Park Rapids, warrant: traffic violation. Dustin Allen Olson, 32, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court.
Aug. 30 • Wadena officers were called to a disturbance on the 1000th block of 1st St. SE, Wadena. After concluding their investigation, officers arrested, David Leroy Henrichs, 60, of Wadena. Henrichs was booked into the Wadena County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct and violating his terms of probation. Aug. 31 • Christopher Michael Maloney, 43, of Wadena, was arrested for violating an order for protection. Maloney was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
Aug. 25 • A gray SUV with a handicap plate was observed swerving in traffic on U.S. Highway 10. A head was seen against the window of the vehicle. Law enforcement was unable to locate the vehicle. Aug. 26 • Onstar contacted the Wadena Sheriff's office about a vehicle pulled over on the side of the road on 148th Street. A deputy located the vehicle in a field approach and made contact. It was discovered a juvenile had accidently pushed the Onstar button while the father was out of the vehicle.
What question is among the first when you meet someone? It reliably is this: "So what do you do?" We are a nation that values work. We are people who classify ourselves by our work. We proudly tout a work ethic that, when motivated, is the envy of the world. We tend to attribute all sorts of traits - good or bad - to the kind of work one does. We have little patience with people who don't work.
Speeding Shane Michael Doan, 20, Burnsville, 77/60, fees $150. Kraig Everett Finwall, 39, Inver Grove Heights, 65/60, fees $130. Darcine Marie Kotlarz, 50, St. Paul, 50/30, fees $230. Steven James Kuriatnyk, 65, Park Rapids, 65/55, fees $130. Dawn Marie Ludlow, 50, Verndale, 65/55, fees $130. Anthony Kash Priebe, 18, Lester Prairie, 50/40, fees fees $130. Kevin Lynn Richmond, Jr., 33, Alexandria, 65/55, fees $130. Daniel Dean Schroeder, 29, Fargo, N.D., 64/55, fees $130.
Northern Lights Chorale practice begins Sept. 12 Northern Lights Chorale, under the direction of Gary Stennes, will begin rehearsals for the Christmas concert Monday, Sept. 12. Rehearsals will be held every Monday at 7 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sebeka. Tentative concert date is Dec. 4. All singers are welcome. For more information, call Margaret Pohlman at (218) 430-0137 or Anne Graham at (218) 837-6141. Square dancing set for Sept. 13
Reading volunteers needed at WDC Elementary Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary is looking for volunteers to listen to young readers individually. This is an important aspect of their reading program which helps students improve their reading fluency. If you are interested and able to commit to one hour once a week, please join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m.
Scam alert. The Wadena Police Department has been receiving complaints about a scam involving messages left stating a federal warrant has been issued for the person's arrest. Here is a transcript of the message:
TRANSFERS Ryan Makela and Katherine Makela, married to one another, hereby conveys to Andrew Krey, the N1/2 of Lot 5 Powers Second Addition to Menahga. C2 Investments hereby conveys to Morris Benson and Cindy Benson, the N 45' of Lot 1 of Block 15 in the First Addition to the Townsite of Wadena. Finaltone Properties, LLC, hereby conveys to Amy J. Kniss, single and Lucas A. Schmidt, single, as jt ten, Lot 10 of Block 1 and an undivided 1/12 interest in Outlot A of Johannasberg North.