Minnesota State Community and Technical College has named 670 students to its President's List for the 2017 Spring Semester. To earn this award for scholastic achievement, a student must complete 12 or more college-level credits for the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Area students named to the M State President's List are: Bertha Riley Boehland. Deer Creek Jordan Brink, Jonas Duncan, Sydney Greenwaldt and Danya Sawyer. Hewitt Nikola Schulz and Amy Zimmerman.
Eye clinic closing in Staples After 15 years of practicing optometry in Staples, I have decided to sell my Staples office to concentrate on my Baxter location. It has been a very difficult decision as I have thoroughly enjoyed my practice and serving patients from Staples and the surrounding areas. As of May 15, Dr. Seth Dokken of the Staples Eye Clinic has taken over the Staples location. I am pleased that you have the opportunity to have him as your optometrist and am glad to have left my patients in his capable hands.
Zander Blom Zander Jacob Blom, boy, was born May 15 to Jennifer Ayers and Eric Blom of Perham. He weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Jaimie Deraney at Perham Health in Perham. Grandparents are Julie Brunko of Deer Creek, Billy Ayers of Bemidji and Susan Ayers of Detroit Lakes. Older brother Hunter welcomes him home. Layla Swaisgood
Ryan John Brunner, 32, Park Rapids, warrant: obstructing legal process. Christine Carol Flug, 49, Eagan, warrant: theft. David Stephen Haney, 51, Gladstone, warrant: traffic violation. Darrin Allen Jones, 23, Breckenridge, warrant: traffic violation. Randy Williams Kasper, 51, Verndale, warrant: violating restraining order. Dwight Luther Kern, 45, Staples, warrant: drug possession, traffic violation. Zackery Laverne Lawrence, 30, Minneapolis, warrant: terroristic threats. Jodi Lynn Malloy, 43, Oakes, N.D., warrant: disturbing the peace.
May 11 • A man came to the lobby of the Wadena Police Department and said he had a verbal fight with his girlfriend. He said he wanted to tell his side of the story. The girlfriend said the man had punched his own hand in front of her face. • A caller reported seeing an individual going through the neighbor's garage after 11 p.m. A police officer responded to the call but did not see anyone in the area. The officer made contact with the resident who did not notice anything missing from the garage. May 12
The winners of the Wadena City Library's 2nd grade bookmark contest were recently announced. The contest ran from May 1-6 during National Children's Book Week. Second grade students participated by submitting a bookmark design and visited the library for a special story-time. Each class voted, along with patrons and staff, for their favorites in different categories. The winners received an award certificate, their bookmark printed on cardstock and an author-signed book courtesy of An Open Book Wadena.
Senior health clinics set in June, July 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 Wed July 19 from 8:30-11:30 am at Menahga Senior Center and June 21 Sebeka Senior Center. Clinics at Wadena County Public Health will be held the second Wednesday monthly from 8:30-11:30 am starting June 14.
Central Minnesota Friends of the NRA celebrated 25 years of success at Thumper Pond in Ottertail on Thursday, April 20. A crowd came to promote and support programs that enable shooting sports-related programs to develop, expand, and enhance their educational curricula to deliver valuable services to millions of Americans. Grants from The NRA Foundation benefit programs such as youth education, law enforcement training, hunter education and safety, conservation, marksmanship training and much more.
The mysterious Little Red Schoolhouse has left a lot of people wondering who owns it and who's responsible for repairs. The Wadena County Fair Board previously told county commissioners that it had no interest in paying for repairs, so the county will be covering the cost. After commissioners toured the building on May 2, it took a few meetings for them to decide on a plan for the building's future.
The April 21, 2017 Pioneer Press article, "Minnesota Legislature's plans would underfund state military, officials say," covers some of the issues related to the proposed budget shortfalls in the state Department of Military Affairs (DMA) budget. The National Guard Association of Minnesota and the Minnesota National Guard Enlisted Association represent the interests of the officers and enlisted members of the Minnesota National Guard respectively, and as such, we feel it is critical to make sure their voices are heard on the impact of the this issue.