Joyful Spirit United Methodist Church has donated supplies, money and time to fill cleaning buckets for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Relief teams use these buckets when they go out into communities that have been hit by disaster, either natural or man-made. UMCOR is the humanitarian relief and development arm of the United Methodist Church, developed in 1940.
Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr has fulfilled his year-long Presidency for the Minnesota Sheriff's Association. Carr said being President this past year and on the Executive Board for the past six years for the Minnesota Sheriff's Association has been a great honor. "Being a part of something great like this association has helped not only the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, but all 87 sheriffs across the state in moving forward," Carr said..
Donovan Clyde Basswood, 55, Ponsford, warrant: traffic violation. Shawnee Nichole Basswood, 30, Detroit Lakes, warrant: traffic violation. Jared Olaf Boe, 39, Deer Creek, warrant: traffic violation. Bradley Joe Erickson, 40, Blaine, warrant: traffic violation. Brandon Michael Snyder, 32, Verndale, warrant: probation violation. Joseph Lee Watts, 37, St. Paul, warrant: assault.
Dec. 11 • Alex Lee Swanson, 20, of Dent, was stopped and issued a citation for speeding. • Robert Mikel Smith, 26, of Perham, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. Dec. 14 • Wadena Officers assisted the Cheyenne Wyoming Police Department in the recovery of a stolen vehicle on the 1400th block of 7th St. SE. • Jason Daniel Schultz, 29, of Verndale, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of insurance. Dec. 15
CodeRED changes improve service The Wadena County Sheriff's Office wants to make our citizens aware of a change to our CodeRED mass notification system. From now on, when you receive an alert, whether it be an automated weather warning call or text message, a new "short code" number will be displayed. Instead of a full phone number, it will now display as76993. This new number should be programmed into your mobile devices to ensure awareness for future CodeRED alerts.
Dec. 7 • The Wadena Sheriff's Office received a 911 call stating a possible rollover before the caller hung up. When the dispatcher reached the caller they said a male party rolled but asked them not to call 911. Dec. 8 • A man being threatened on social media told law enforcement he gave a woman $100 and was now being blackmailed for $500 or she was threatening to post materials on Youtube and Facebook.
The Longest Night comes to NYM Cultural Center Dec. 21 The longest, and often darkest, night of the year approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Cultural Center in New York Mills offers a way to spend those extra hours of darkness: The Longest Night Music Festival.
Nov. 30 • When a plate did not come back on file a check revealed the driver had bought the vehicle in September but had not received new plates from the state. Dec. 1 • A customer drove away from a convenience store in Sebeka owing $28 for fuel. The vehicle was located at the Hub 71 restaurant. The owner of the car told a deputy he thought his passenger had paid for the fuel before returning to the store.
The following students were among the 1,817 fall graduates who participated in commencement Dec. 9 in Taylor Center's Bresnan Arena on the Minnesota State Mankato campus: Hewitt Kelsey Schwartz, BFA, Art, Magna Cum Laude Wadena Brittney Noon, BS, Speech Communication
Elizabeth Rose Gabrielson, 25, Little Falls, warrant: probation violation. Adam Paul Koons, 41, Sebeka, warrant: unauthorized use of vehicle. Antoinette Samantha Stone, 23, Onamia, warrant: contempt of court.