Wadena graduate Mary Sartell Wasche has had her first novel published. Mary was first published at age 17 after winning a state writing contest in Minnesota. During the ensuing decades, she has had hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and photos published. She works from a mountainside home office in Eagle River, Alaska, where bear and moose walk through the yard and Mount McKinley is visible from her window. She and her husband, Marty, also spend time at their lake home on Mille Lacs Lake, with occasional trips back to Wadena.
Joni Harms, publisher of the Daily Globe in Worthington, was elected president of the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA), Friday, Jan. 30, during the Association's annual meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington. Harms is the 135th president of MNA, representing more than 340 newspapers across the state. "I am extremely honored to serve as president of the Association," Harms said.
Death is everywhere, everywhere is death In the jungles of Africa, in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Libya, France and our dear U.S.A. On the streets At the workplace Policemen A whole family at the hands of a father In schools Boston marathon One by one - preborn little ones Youth killing grandma Euthanasia - suicide At a military facility When is death ever the solution to a problem? The only one I know of is the one my Jesus gave for me and everyone in the whole world. We need help!
Keith Leiran has earned the prestigious AFLIC award from American Family Insurance. He joins a select group of agents who distinguished themselves in 2014 through outstanding sales of life insurance products offered by the company's subsidiary, American Family Life Insurance Company. Keith has been an agent for American Family since December 2010. His offices are located at 104 Market Drive, Perham and 405 Ash Ave NW, Wadena.
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The following area students earned a spot on the Dean's list from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the 2014 Fall Semester: Bertha Edward Blashack, Callan Chaffin and Nicholas Jasmer. Deer Creek Caitlin Volkmann and Courtney Volkmann. Hewitt Autumn Aeling. Menahga Kirsten Horsma, Rachael Horsma, Haley Hotakainen, Alisha Lindquist, Allyson Ohlgren and Caroline Schik. Sebeka Brett Brockpahler. Staples Lynnea Iverson, Samuel Klein and Dominique Koppes.
Feb. 4 • Justin Jeffrey Holland, 21, of Wadena, was cited and released for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both offenses are petty misdemeanors. Feb. 5 • Officers received a report of an unknown individual banging on an apartment door. Officers arrived on scene, where they made contact with Aaron Richard Bounds, 22, of Verndale. Bounds was arrested on felony probation violation charges and was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
The following students were among the 234 students who completed undergraduate degree requirements at Bemidji State University and graduated at the conclusion of the 2014 fall semester: Menahga Vanessa Burkman, BS, Social Work, Andrew Floyd, BS, Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude, Cody Pulju, BS, Elementary Education and Sally Waaraniemi, BS, Social Work. Wadena Brandon Morgan, BS, English Education and Desiree Seibert, BS, Elementary Education.
Sarah F. Craig has been named to the University of St. Thomas 2014 fall semester Dean's List. Students must post grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named to the Dean's List.
Wadena-Deer Creek's robotics team is shifting into high gear as they approach the final days of their build season. As the deadline of Feb. 17 approaches, the team is determined to finish, said Robotics Coach Shane Snyder. Eight students make up this year's team. "They're a great bunch of kids. They're focused on what needs to be done," said Snyder. This year's challenge is called, "Recycle Rush." It's a recycling-themed game.