Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College held its commencement ceremony on Friday, May 15 for the graduating class of 2015. More than 700 students were honored in commencement ceremonies across the four WITC campuses located in Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior. Students earned completion certificates, technical diplomas and associate degrees across 52 different programs. Christina Albin, Sebeka, graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Seth W. Ament graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Ament is the son of Missy and Wayne Ament of Bluffton. He is a 2014 graduate of Wadena Deer-Creek High School, Wadena.
Welcome to Almost, Maine. It almost doesn't exist, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it's just...Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same. "I have always liked this script and I think our audiences will love it," says Bruce Bolton, theater manager.
Liam Marpoe Liam Tyler Marpoe, boy, was born May 28 to Veronica and Jeremy Marpoe of Perham. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and was 21 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Jaimie Deraney at Perham Health in Perham. Grandparents are Jimmy and Laura Gatewood, Mike Marpoe, Raymond and Annette Mckay, Sonja and Mike Dunn and Tonya and Don White. Colton Dailey Colton Bear Dailey, boy, was born May 31 to Desiree and Richard Dailey of New York Mills. He weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Andrea Westby at Perham Health in Perham.
The following students have been named to the Spring 2015 Dean's List at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth: Sayde Anderson of Wadena. Anderson is majoring in Biology. Elizabeth Fudge of Perham. Fudge is majoring in Exercise Physiology - Intended. Dean's List members have achieved a 3.75 grade point average or above on a 4.0 scale. The College of St. Scholastica would like to commend these students for honorable academic achievements.
Wadena City Council member Don Niles has been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the Governor's Task Force on Broadband. The task force develops policies to promote the expansion of broadband access throughout Minnesota.
The 14th annual Ronald McDonald House Ride is Saturday, June 13 in New York Mills. The ride has raised more than a million dollars in the past 12 years. In 2014 alone, $132,469 was raised for Ronald McDonald House. Registration is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the New York Mills VFW on Highway 10. The ride leaves at noon sharp. All motorcycles are welcome. The ride ends back at the VFW for food, door prizes, an auction, raffle, live outside bands and 70 acres of camping.
Cassandra Sue Steward, 44, of Wadena, is charged with theft - issuance of non-sufficient fund checks, a felony. The Wadena Police Department received reports that more than 51 checks ranging from $12 to $496 were allegedly written by Steward at many different stores and many different cities. The total amount of the checks was more than $5,800 and included merchant fees for each check for insufficient funds for a total amount of more than $7,300. The Wadena Police Department reports the checks were written between late April and June 2.
The following students made the "A" honor roll at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools: Fifth grade Jamie Barthel, Anna Church, Kylee Collins, Joshua Dykhoff, Corra Endres, Camille Fleming, Grace Gallant, Kendall Godel, Lauryn Gravelle, Kirsten Heiberg, Mason Jordan, Chloe Kapphahn, Ashley Lepinski, Connor Lind, Cecilia Lindquist, Kaylin Lupkes, Eric Malone, Anna Osberg, Madison Packer, Summer Pettit, Josephine Pinnella, Hannah Plautz, Payton Rondestvedt, Zooey Rousslang, Oakley Shreves, Sierra Sibert and Garrett Swanson. Sixth grade Benjamin Albright, Ellie Bens
June 1 • Karla Sue Rolla, 46, of Wadena, was stopped and issued citation for driving after revocation-misdemeanor. June 2 • Craig Ryan Schwoboda, 37, of Audubon, was issued a citation for possession of stolen property-misdemeanor. June 4 • Justin Grant Hinkle, 28, of Rothsay, was arrested on a Wadena County warrant for theft-misdemeanor. Hinkle posted bail and was released. The Wadena Police Department responded to 96 calls for service this past week, and investigated three motor vehicle accidents, no injuries were reported.