As we approach the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission hearings later this month, it's important to understand what Enbridge's Line 3 Replacement Project is about: protecting communities and the environment and bringing economic opportunities to the region.
June 8 • A man reported his truck went missing in the middle of the night. He reported his hired hand had the truck and he was not accounted for. • A caller reported three juveniles were throwing rocks at a public access point to an area lake. A deputy spoke with the juveniles, who stated they were skipping rocks. June 9
Six-year-old Rylan Wegscheid came away the top finisher in the kiddie tractor pull Saturday during Family Fun Day at Sunnybrook Park. Other winners included: 3-4 year olds 1st-Jackson Wegscheid 2nd-Blake Wirth 3rd-Zander Hinkemeyer 5 year olds 1st- Violet Wiirre 2nd-Emma Kephart 3rd-Brayden Soule 6 year olds 1st-Rylan Wegscheid 2nd- Etta Chandler 3rd- Gaven Roberts 7 year olds 1st-Xavier Howe 2nd-Owen Hillukka 3rd-Haylee Wegscheid 8 year-olds 1st- Addison Hillukka
Kevin Jerome Basswood, 41, Ponsford, warrant: contempt of court. Claude Lionel Fagerberg, 28, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court. Samuel John Goeden, 32, Browerville, warrant: contempt of court. Jacob Dewain Vanderbeek, 30, Perham, warrant: contempt of court.
June 11 • Jeanne Lavonne Joelson, 77, of Wadena, was issued a citation for violating the city's dog ordinance. June 13 • Cory Lance Vellieux, 27, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for no Minnesota driver's license. June 14 • Jessica Lynn Biederman, 33, of Wadena, was issued a citation for parking in an unauthorized area. June 15 • Keiann Marie Steward, 20, of Wadena, was issued a citation for parking in an unauthorized area.
"This is Me" is the theme for this year's Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant to be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24 at the Wadena-Deer Creek High School Gym. Here is a short bio on the contestants that will be competing for the crown and scholarships. Emma Taggart Parents: Kelly and Julie Taggart Sponsors: Fleet Supply of Wadena Talent: Playing piano, "I Dreamed a Dream," by Claude-Michel Schonberg, arranged by Dennis Alexander. Graduated in 2018. Taggart plans to attend university in Australia.
The Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will offer a free nitrate water-testing clinic at the Wadena County Fair on June 21 and 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. Nitrates are the most common contaminants in Minnesota's groundwater, and in some areas of the state a significant number of wells have high nitrate levels. With that in mind, experts recommend that private well owners who get their drinking water from wells should test their water regularly.
In its 17th year, the Ronald McDonald House Ride brought out over 500 motorcycles from New York Mills to area stops June 9 all to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. Greg Karvonen said he and his wife helped start the ride 17 years ago and the ride raised nearly $125,000 this year. In all it's raised close to $1.7 million. The Ronald McDonald House provides a "home away from home" for families whose children are receiving care at any medical facility in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Kudos to the Fair Board! I want to express my appreciation to the Wadena County Fair Board. They have been working hard on planning and preparing for the 2018 County Fair which begins this Thursday. Many of the Fair Board members attend a conference to gain new ideas for performances and activities to help create a fair that truly has something for everyone.
Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji released its dean's list for the spring semester. Faith Deppa, Wadena, met the criteria for the dean's list. Guidelines for the dean's list are as follows: The student must be enrolled with 12 credits or more and have a semester GPA of 3.50 or above.