Jackson Hingst Jackson Julius Hingst, boy, was born on Dec. 16 to Holly Sivicky and Chris Hingst of Wadena. He weighed 10 lbs., 4 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Laura DuChene at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Mark and Rachel Yates of Bertha and Kimberly Stricklan of Wadena. Older brother Declan Hingst welcomes him home.
A matter of perspective I guess it's all a matter of perspective. After Fidel croaked, a Cuban citizen was quoted as saying, "Without Castro Cuba would be nothing." A more accurate statement might be: because of Castro Cuba is nothing. Jerry Miller, Sebeka Hospice workers offer comfort and peace
Wadena County Sheriff Mike Carr was sworn in Dec. 13 as president of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association (MSA) by Seventh Judicial District Judge Sally Ireland Robertson at their annual winter conference at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria. Carr has over 22 years of law enforcement experience including 17 years in the Wadena County Sheriff's Office being elected to office in 2006. He has many years of professional leadership training and has been on the Executive Board of Directors for MSA since 2012.
Start the New Year's Eve festivities with the multi-talented Koopmann Family, who will be performing at the United Methodist Church in Motley on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m., as part of the Staples Motley Area Arts Council's regular season. Expect to hear a variety of music from the Koopmanns, known for their stellar instrumentals brought to life by trumpet, harp, piano, violin, guitar and cello; sprinkled with crystal clear vocals and some humor as part of their show.
Jay Philip Bjerke, 46, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Tyler Steven Edin, 26, Staples, warrant: domestic assault. Bradley Joe Erickson, 39, Blaine, warrant: traffic violation. Benjamin Kevin Kaiser, 29, Verndale, warrant: obstructing legal process, property damage, domestic assault. Leonard James Mousseau, 39, Wadena, warrant: theft. Juana Guzman Parralez, 42, Wadena, warrant: drug possession. Bradley Allen Thunstedt, 38, West Fargo, N.D., warrant: theft.
Dec. 5 • Amber Lee Nelson, 35, of Trapper Creek, Alaska was arrested on a Wadena County warrant. Nelson was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Anastacia Marie Viloria, 18, of Park Rapids, was issued a citation for unlawful parking. Dec. 8 • Stephanie Lynn Koljonen, 27, of Wadena was issued a citation for violating city code, allowing more than three dogs in a residence. Dec. 10 • Leann Marie Dehn, 31, of Eagle Bend was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation.
Congratulations to Arlene Wynn for her years of service as a foster grandparent at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary. She was recently recognized at the Foster Grandparents Holiday Recognition Program in Staples, where she received the longest-running award of 15 years. Grandma Arlene is a tremendous help in their classrooms every day. "We have worked together for 15 years and we can just about read each other's minds. She knows what to do when projects come up without me even saying a word! We are a Dream Team!" said Junelle Jackson.
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Dec. 8 • A complainant asked to speak with a deputy in reference to an adult in a position of authority messaging a 16-year-old girl. The complainant said the messages were not illegal but they could be considered inappropriate. Dec. 9 • The Sheriff's office received a complaint about a fraudulent business operation in Wadena County. The complainant said he bought a hog from a farmer and suspected the meat he received came from a boar instead of a sow. He was advised to retain all his paperwork and take the farmer to civil court.
The Tri-County Auxiliary dates back to 1925, when the organization was called Wesley Guild. At the monthly meetings, members did mending for the hospital, as well as sewing new items. A 10¢ lunch was served. Almost 100 years later and the Auxiliary is still giving back to the community that they love and care about with having recently hosted their annual Holiday Auction themed, "All that Glitters." The event took place on Nov. 28 at the Whitetail Golf Course in Wadena. There were 60 beautiful baskets that were donated by various TCHC departments and community members.