Aug. 4 • Heidi Maria Willprecht, 47, of Wadena, was issued a citation for misdemeanor shoplifting. Aug. 5 • Corwin John Bartlett, 26, of Wadena, was arrested for violating his conditions of release-felony. Bartlett was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Chad Allen Disselbrett, 33, of Wadena, was arrested for violating an order for protection-misdemeanor.
VBS slated for Aug. 16-20 St. John Lutheran will be having Vacation Bible School Aug. 16-20. The theme is "Camp Discovery" where children will learn that Jesus is at work for and through us. There will be a light supper each evening from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Bible stories, music, games, crafts, snack and more fun will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Children ages three to sixth grade are welcome to attend. For more information call the church office at (218) 631-3000.
Senior health clinic dates set for September Senior Health Clinics, sponsored by Wadena County Public Health, will be held on the following dates: • Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Christian Missionary Alliance Church Verndale. • Friday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sebeka Senior Center. • Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Nimrod Senior Center. • Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Menahga Senior Center. • Friday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m.
The 10th annual Kruzin 4 Kidz Bike Rally will start and end at the Wadena Elks Lodge Saturday, Aug. 15. The event includes a motorcycle ride, raffle and silent auction. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish of Minnesota. Bikes aren't required to attend. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride leaves at noon with stops at Bootleggers in Deer Creek and Triple Play in Dent.
With the application complete for Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 replacement project the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has scheduled public information meetings for the Certificate of Need and route permit for the project. The PUC public meetings on the proposed Line 3 are scheduled Aug. 11-26 in cities along the proposed route. Park Rapids will host two public meetings Aug. 19 at Century School. The first at 11 a.m. and a second at 6 p.m. in the cafetorium of the school.
Poor Alexander Hamilton. The founder of America's financial system, Hamilton died in 1804 never knowing that his image would grace our $10 bill for nearly a century, starting in 1929. He was the first secretary of the treasury and a founding father. It's likely his portrait soon will be removed from the $10 bill and replaced with the image of a great American woman. In June, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that Hamilton will be replaced, although a group of congressmen are lobbying to keep Hamilton on the $10. That effort is noble, but we side with Lew.
The 43rd annual Watermelon Day will be Saturday, Aug. 15 in Vining. The "Run for the Melon" 5K/10K run/walk event will kick off the day with registration starting at 7 a.m. The race starts at 8 a.m. Go to www.runforthemelon.com to register and for more information. There will be an arts and craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Prairie Fire Children's Theatre presentation of "Pinocchio" will be at 11 a.m. in the lower level of the community center. Other children's activities include a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables and games, which begin at 1:30 p.m.
Levi Kopveiler Levi Daniel Kopveiler, boy, was born on July 29 to Shelly and Jake Kopveiler of New York Mills. He weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud grandparents are Terry and Becky Haman, Cheri Kopveiler and Dennis Kopveiler. Levi is welcomed home by big brothers Sam, Jeremy and Luke. Jace Blickenstaff Jace John Blickenstaff, boy, was born on July 28 to Jennifer and Dustin Blickenstaff of Perham. He weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.
When is a fetus a child? How can abortionists claim a fetus is not a little child until they propose to sell their parts? Then they speak of their heart, liver, lungs, arms and legs and how much the parts are worth. I believe my God is the "author of life" who breathed life into the first humans and knows every child forming in mothers' wombs. It is for him to decide when our stay on earth is over. Soon we will be presented with the "wonders" of assisted suicide.
Amanda Perkins, Deer Creek, made the Dean's list at Northwest Technical College in Bemidji. To be eligible for the Dean's List, NTC students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA during the semester. A total of 102 students earned Spring 2015 Dean's List honors from the college.