About 75 hearty outdoor lovers spent Saturday on Dower Lake with their fishing rods. The winter weather cooperated in helping the CEO Ice Fishing Jamboree to be a fun Minnesota event. The Central Minnesota CEO students found a lot of community support as they were able to solicit sponsorships for the event from over 50 local businesses. This resulted in 75 door prizes for anyone who purchased a ticket to the event. Prizes were awarded for the first fish of the day, the biggest game fish, first, second and third place and the biggest panfish.
Senior health clinics set for March A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held the third Wednesday monthly alternating between the Sebeka and Menahga Senior Centers. Clinics will be held Wednesday, March 8 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Menahga Senior Center and March 15 at the Sebeka Senior Center from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Clinics at Wadena County Public Health will be held the second Wednesday monthly from 8:30-11:30 a.m. starting April 19.
The Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee met with several new and business owners Feb. 23 to present first dollar awards. Wadena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors met with Loren Meyer, owner of Just A Friend Plumbing, Heating & Home Repair, to present him with his First Dollar Award. The phone number for Just A Friend is (218) 639-0756. Chamber ambassadors also visited Wadena Insurance and presented a First Dollar Award. Wadena Insurance is located at 318 S. Jefferson and their phone number is (218) 430-0400.
Arabella Haug Arabella Mae Haug was born on Feb. 14, 2017 to Tracy Haug-Stinar and Mark Haug of Wadena. She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 inches long. She was delivered by Bobbi Adams, M.D. at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud siblings are Kayden, Lyrik and Paizley. Proud grandparents are Pam and Kevin Greenwaldt of Bemidji, and Phil and Mary Haug of Baraboo, Wis. Philip Schwartz
Parents and caregivers may be underestimating the importance of dental care for children's "baby teeth." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 63 percent of children ages two to four see the dentist at least annually. Most dental benefits cover preventive care visits twice a year with no out-of-pocket costs, and these visits are important for small children.
The Wadena County Historical Society kicked off its 2017 season with Living History Day Saturday at the museum. Visitors were greeted by costumed interpreters in themed rooms at the museum on Highway 71 north in Wadena. Actors from the Madhatters Community Theater were part of this year's event. Additional museum programs begin later this month.
Shelly Whelan of Wadena recently graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) at the end of Fall Semester 2016. Whelan received CERT for Healthcare Informatics High Honors. The College's Commencement Ceremony will be held on May 11 in the Regional Sports Center. Fall 2016 graduates will be recognized, along with Spring and Summer 2017 candidates. A video of the 2017 Commencement Ceremony will be available for review beginning in June at www.rctc.edu/graduation/ .
Ten Wadena Cub Scouts competed in the annual Pinewood Derby Sunday, Feb. 19. Scouts from Wadena Pack 54 raced cars that they created, sanded and painted at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wadena Sunday afternoon. Each Scout races two times down the aluminum track and averages their two times. All of the Wadena Cub Scouts that raced on Sunday will be moving on to the District Pinewood Derby. The top three from each level advance to the district race that will be March 18 in Wadena. The fastest car of the day went to Blake Haverkamp. Here are Sunday's results:
Erica Huhta, Wadena, was named to the Dean's List for the 2016 fall semester at Michigan Tech. More than 1,600 students were named to the Dean's List this fall. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Feb. 13 • Michelle Lee Bode, 34, of Henning, was stopped and issued a citation for using a wireless device while driving. • Fernando Novas De La Cruz, 25, of Wadena, was arrested on a Wadena County warrant. De La Cruz was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Marc Antony Rykowski, 21, of Wadena, was arrested for disorderly conduct. Rykowski was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Feb. 17