Senior health clinics set for January, February 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. Jan 18 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Menahga Senior Center and Feb 15 at the Sebeka Senior Center. Health screening including blood pressure, foot care, health information and referrals are provided. There is a $15.50 fee for foot care. Bring your MN Health Plan card if you have one. Services are by appointment only.
The Five Wings Arts Council announces free workshops for the public to learn about its grant programs, how to access their online grant system and the best practices for writing a successful application for funds. Five Wings annually distributes over $400,000 in grants to support artists and community arts projects in Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.
The Staples Area Women's Chorus will be hosting the 2017 Women's Choral Festival called Her Voice, Her Song on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Staples Motley High School in Staples. Seventeen area schools have been invited to join the Staples Area Women's Chorus to participate in this annual event. The main goal of this project is to bring together women singers together to experience the joy of singing and improve musical performance skills in an inter-generational environment.
Jan. 10 Nicholas Michael Hurtig, 22, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation and violating his conditions of release. Hurtig was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Timothy Wiliam Tuit, 31, of Wadena, was arrested on a Minnesota DOC warrant. Tuit was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Jan. 11 Pepper Jo Woodworth, 36, of Hewitt, was arrested on a Todd County warrant. Woodworth was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Jan. 12
Jan. 6 • A man made a death threat against a Wadena County jailer. • A jail inmate tripped a fire alarm using dust. Jan. 7 • A driver was stopped for a suspended object in his vehicle. He had an expired Minnesota license but produced a valid Idaho license. He escaped with two warnings, one for a cracked windshield. • Wadena deputies assisted after a woman reported her other half threatened to kill himself after they had argued. Jan. 8
Wadena Lanes Sunday Sunset Wadena Lanes 22 - 2 Gene's Team 18 - 6 Samuelson Laney 18 - 6 Whiskey Creek Saloon 17 - 7 Hunke Transfer 16.5 - 7.5 Bootleggers Bar & Grill 14 - 10 MN Valley Irrigation 10 - 14 The Fun Team 7.5 - 16.5 Sundby's Trailer Sales 7 - 17 Central MN Credit Union 6 - 18 Star Bank 6 - 18 Certified Auto Repair 2 - 22 High Team Series: Wadena Lanes - 2727 High Team Game: Hunke Transfer - 996 High Individual Men's Series: Ron Koskiniemi - 670
Keeping joie de vivre alive midwinter, the Cultural Center in New York Mills presents Deuces Wild dueling pianos on Friday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. in the NYM City Hall Ballroom. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the NYM Lions full cash bar will be open at that time. General admission ticket holders should arrive early to claim the best seats.
The following students have fulfilled the academic requirements to be named to University of Jamestown's Dean List for the Fall 2016 Semester: Perham Hope Slettebak and Michaela Soule. Sebeka Katianne Brockpahler, Teresa Horton and Aaron Paulson. Wadena Dallas Ehrmantraut.
St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,300 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2016 Fall Semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The students who made the list are: Verndale Zachary Allen Johnson and Walker John Motzko.
Electoral college needed We have had an election, an electoral college vote and soon an inauguration. We keep hearing that the electoral college should be dumped in favor of the popular vote results. On one hand that sounds great. However, I have a couple issues with that idea. A straight popular vote winner means that the mob rules the country. In this last election, the bulk of the mob would be living in California and the north eastern part of the country.