Life, Live it ducks on sale April 3 The Annual Life, Live It duck drop event will take place Friday, June 16 in conjunction with June Jubilee. Ducks for the drop will be available for purchase beginning April 3. Ducks are $5 each. The ducks will be on sale at the Cyber Cafe. The Life, Live It event is sponsored by Wadena-Deer Creek Schools, Wellness in the Woods and the Cyber Cafe to bring awareness to mental health resources and suicide prevention. For more information, call the Cyber Cafe at (218) 632-5700.
WDC Elementary Principal Louis Rutten announced the recent PAWS recipients, which are awarded for positive behavior. PAWS (Positive Always ready Working together Safe) supports positive behavior for students in grades K-4. A student can be nominated by any staff member, not just their teacher. They are nominated by exhibiting positive behavior and helping others.
Seventy-four band/choir students departed on March 22 by charter bus bound for Washington, D.C. for a week. Students toured the major monuments, sites and memorials around the Washington, D.C. area, including the Smithsonian Museum and Zoo, United States Holocaust Museum, the National Archives (saw original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), the National Cathedral and the Ford Theater. New sites were added to the itinerary this year — Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and the Flight 93 Memorial.
Chimney fire reported in Red Eye township
When did Marines and nudity issue begin? And so, we now have a problem with a few Marines and nudity? When did this begin? It all started when Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a so-called "legalized" unisex bathroom and the issue came tumbling down. Victor Kern, Wadena
Claire Leifson Claire Jean Leifson, girl, was born on March 15 to Cassy Johnson and Cody Leifson of Henning. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Barbara Cummings, Mark Johnson, Lori Leifson and Roger Leifson. Tighe Lane
Wadena Lanes (March 20-24) Monday Early Birds Woodland Dental 26.5 - 5.5 City Dray 23 - 9 MN Valley Irrigation 22 - 10 Wadena State Bank 19 - 13 Keith Waln Heating & Air 18 - 14 Wadena Asphalt 16 - 16 Wadena VFW 11 - 21 DJ's Powerhouse 9 - 23 Schmitty Music & Vending 8.5 - 23.5 Schuller Family Funeral Home 7 - 23 High Team Series: Keith Waln Heating & Air - 1714 High Team Game: City Dray - 611 High Individual Series: Brenda Holmes - 565 Melissa Anderson - 563
Kids of Valor will be hosting Hoops for Hope April 8 in Henning as their first major fundraising event.
March 10 • A caller asked to speak with a deputy in regard to a vehicle his daughter's boyfriend bought for her. He wanted it back but the vehicle was registered to the caller. • Citations were issued for minors in possession of alcohol after a deputy stopped a driver for speeding and saw the alcohol in plain view. • A K9 unit gave no alerts after sniffing items a high school band was taking on a trip. • An ambulance run was called for when a woman reported a neighbor screaming from her apartment.
The Honorable Jay D. Carlson has been elected to serve as chief judge of Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District by his fellow judges in the district. He will assume his duties on July 1, 2017, after current Chief Judge John H. Scherer completes his second two-year term in the role.