Lynn Allen Barten, 55, Park Rapids, warrant: burglary. Alice Ann Blue Thunder, 36, Park Rapids, warrant: burglary. Jordan Bradley Casper, 18, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Joshua Nathaniel Stethem, 37, Waubun, warrant: probation violation.
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Tuesday, April 3, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. The group's purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved adults. Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited to attend. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care's Medical Social Services at (218) 631-5228 or visit TCHC.org.
Author Linda Koutsky at the Wadena City Depot on April 12 A program featuring author and book artist Linda Koutsky will be held Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Wadena City Depot. Koutsky and Kathryn Strand Koutsky are the authors of "Tempt Me: The Fine Art of Minnesota Cooking." The book is a recent release from the Minnesota Historical Society with first-rate illustrations, vintage advertising, bygone recipes and the storied history of Minnesota's food industries.
Wadena-Deer Creek High School's National Honor Society (NHS) held a blood drive on March 21, where students and staff had the opportunity to donate blood and help save lives. NHS seniors Henry Fitzsimmons and Thomas Quincer organized the blood drive as their community-service project. Their goal was 44 units and a total of 46 were collected. "We were very happy with our blood drive. Thanks to all the students, staff and especially first-time donors who made time to donate," Fitzsimmons said.
Wadena-Deer Creek Middle School's Science Fair is one of the most exciting projects of the entire school curriculum for fifth- and sixth-grade students. According to WDC sixth-grade science teacher Lori Grendahl, the science fair provides middle-school students with an opportunity to explore the mysteries and marvels of the world in which we live and to develop an appreciation for the work of scientists.
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative will hold its annual meeting and member dinner on Thursday, April 12, at Memorial Auditorium in Wadena. Registration and bingo begin at 4:30 p.m. with the meeting set to begin at 5:30 p.m. and the member dinner to follow. Members, who haven't already done so by mail, are encouraged to cast their vote for the Board of Director elections prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Two candidates, both with Native American lineage, were endorsed to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives during the 2018 Senate District 2 DFL Convention that was held in Mahnomen on Saturday, March 17. One hundred and six delegates elected SD 2 DFL officers and then separated into House District 2A and 2B conventions.
Wadena-Deer Creek's National Honor Society High is hosting its annual Day of Caring event this year. During this event, students help community members with outdoor projects such as raking leaves, washing first-floor windows and sprucing up flower beds. This year's event will be held Wednesday, April 25. Students will help residents of the Wadena, Deer Creek and Bluffton communities. For those who have a project they would like help with, call (218) 632-2444 by April 8.
March 9 • The Wadena Police Department was asked to perform a welfare check on a man who had not been seen since Jan. 10. The police made contact with the man who said he had been sick and had not gone outside because of the cold. March 10 • A caller informed the Wadena Sheriff's Department he had been scammed by a vacuum salesman. • A woman informed a neighbor kept coming to her place and accusing her of stealing her phone. She also alleged that earlier her neighbor accused her of stealing her purse.
Skits, improv and comedy can include accidental pratfalls or witty repartée. Either may or may not be found when Aimee Klein's Skits and Tomfoolery Company comes to New York Mills to perform their special brand of comedy at the Cultural Center on Saturday, March 24.