Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. The group's purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved adults. Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited to attend. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care's Medical Social Services at (218) 631-5228 or visit TCHC.org.
During the early morning hours of Oct. 25, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, Agents from the West Central Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, executed a search warrant at 9948 294th St. near Sebeka as a result of a drug investigation involving Methamphetamine. Deputies and Agents found Methamphetamine, cash, a gun, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia. Another search warrant was executed on a vehicle that was in the driveway of the residence.
Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary Gym was swarming with little trick-or-treaters and their families on Saturday, Oct. 28 for the 8th annual Halloween Extravaganza. More than 400 kids, 10 and under, enjoyed a variety of carnival games, cookie decorating, a coloring contest, face painting and trying their best to guess the weight of "The Great Pumpkin." "Definitely was one of the best crowds we've ever had for this event," said Dana Cantleberry, one of the organizers.
Amber Marie Frederick, 34, Duluth, warrant: contempt of court. Madisen Nicole Hensel, 23, St. Cloud, warrant: probation violation. Scott Richard Lind, 51, Hutchinson, warrant: DWI. Carla Jean Murdock, 45, St. Cloud, warrant: probation violation. Jose Antonio Salinas, 19, Frazee, warrant: traffic violation.
Larry Denny presented John Crandall, long-time president of the Wadena County Historical Society, an award at the Annual Meeting on Oct. 19. The plaque commemorates his more than 30 years of dedication to the organization. In addition to his service as a board member he has written several books about the history of the area and spearheaded a number of projects of the Society including research into the fur trade area trading posts in Wadena County. In other business, members of the Society elected three new members and one renewing member to the board.
Oct. 12 • Law enforcement officers were waiting when a male attempted to escape from an apartment by going off a roof at the back of a residence. The man was taken into custody. • A caller informed the Sheriff's Office he would be shooting for several evenings. When asked for the time he would stop he said he did not know but said it would possibly be as late at 2 a.m.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Operation Christmas Child donations sought through Nov. 20 The Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Shoebox Season has begun for 2017. Samaritan's Purse founder Franklin Graham invites us to fill or help send a shoebox full of gifts to a child in need. For most kids in foreign third world countries, this will be a first and perhaps the only gift they receive as a child. Many Shoebox recipients also enroll in the 12 lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. Here's some choices:
Kip and Eric Peltoniemi to perform in Wadena on Nov. 3
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group, which helps area residents affected by the loss of a child, will meet on Monday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Whether the child was lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, cancer, suicide or an accident, the purpose of this group is to provide long-term support to parents and a confidential setting where they can share their story and learn ways to cope. Many find it comforting to talk with others who have suffered a similar loss.