Students at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary are learning about the importance of developing heart-healthy habits and saving lives. They're learning this lesson in a fun and active way — with the help of a jump rope. On Wednesday, Feb. 4, students attended an assembly where guest speaker Wayne Geary from the American Heart Association (AHA) spoke about the "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraiser. "By raising money through Jump Rope for Heart, we are preventing heart disease and obesity for the next generation of Americans.
Free income tax assistance set to begin in February Free income tax preparation assistance is again available for low to moderate income and senior citizen taxpayers. Completed federal and state returns will be filed electronically at one of three sites. Participants may also file for rent and real estate tax refunds. The three sites and their schedules are as follows: • The Government Center in New York Mills, 118 North Main Avenue, Tuesdays beginning Feb. 3 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. • Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham, 619 3rd Avenue SW, Wednesdays starting Feb.
Wesley Smith Wesley Jaxon Smith, boy, was born on Jan. 25 to Leah and Chad Smith of Battle Lake. He weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud grandparents are Eric and Karen Amundson, Kent and Dorothy Smith and Sherry and Lanny McAlister. Wesley is welcomed home by siblings Hailey, Brooklyn and Isaiah. Violet Thiel Violet Ariella Thiel, girl, was born Jan. 27 to Nicole and Peter Thiel of Ottertail. She weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and was 21 inches long.
Northwoods Bank of Minnesota hereby conveys to Lonnie C. Slifer and Patrica K. Slifer, h&w as jt ten, Lot 13, Block 1, M.D.C. 5th Addition to Menahga. Justin R. Nelson and Tanya M. Nelson, h&w as jt ten, hereby conveys to David Young, a single person, Lot 28, Block 1, Valley View Neighborhood. Sylvia R. Tappe, fka Sylvia R. Wulf and Burton E. Tappe, w&h, and Gerald Wulf and Mary Wulf, h&w, hereby conveys to Merlyn D. Johnson and Rishell K. Johnson, as jt ten, That part of Government Lot 2 of Section 23, Twp.
Bart Johnson, Dean of Academic Affairs at Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids, has named 267 students to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean's List. Students qualified for this honor by completing a minimum of 12 credits and attaining a grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0 The following area student was placed on the Dean's List: Sydney Greenwaldt, Wadena.
Derek Huotari of Sebeka was named to the Fall 2014 Honors List at Vermilion Community College in Ely. Students named to the Honors List have attained a GPA of 3.0 for the semester.
The following students have been named to the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dean's List in recognition of academic achievement fall semester 2014.
Described as a "true American warrior," White sustained injuries in May 2011 while deployed with 59th Mobility Augmentation Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade. His vehicle convoy struck a series of roadside bombs in eastern Afghanistan and shrapnel embedded in his left leg and right hand as he worked to save other soldiers wounded in the attack. White was medically retired after 16 years of service in 2014 and lives in Copperas Cove. For the past two years, he's worked with the office of Sen.
Marian Shultz, 81, a current resident for 43 years of Hewitt, spent Sunday afternoon Jan. 25 with her oldest son Jerry and family in Wadena where she was introduced to her great great grandson, Marty Rion Colbert. Marian has nine children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Wadena-Deer Creek's chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) had eight members participate in the Region 6 contest on Jan. 28 at the M State — Detroit Lakes campus. More than 225 students from nine area schools participated in the competition.