Through A Child's Eyes exhibit Opens Aug. 2 An original exhibit, Through A Child's Eyes, opens in the gallery at the Cultural Center in New York Mills on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The exhibition presents the work of two regional artists, Alice Blessing of Bemidji, MN and Renee Danz of Fargo, N.D.
Toxic Taters, known for its work fighting the damages of chemically intensive industrial potato farming, wants to make people aware of healthier ways to grow this food that's so common in our diet today. On Saturday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. the group will be hosting its fourth annual organic potato tour at Yellow Rose Organic Farm in Sebeka.
July 20 • A strange vehicle parked in his driveway prompted a complainant to ask a deputy about his legal rights. He was advised to put up private property signs. July 21 • The Wadena Police Department received a helping hand when a resident reported a construction trailer had been parked on the street for more than 24 hours. The trailer was parked on Third Street SW near the crosswalk to the WDC Elementary gym. • A 30-year-old male with a big knife told police he was not suicidal. He said he was upset with his mother.
Wadena Pilots Association awarded local student Gavin Becker, 20, from Nevis a $1,000.00 college scholarship July 18. The Association is pleased to support scholarships to students who excel in academics and community involvement. "We are extremely proud to continue helping graduate and undergraduate students pursue their educational goals," said Darryl Janson, WPA President.
Don't stop on railroad tracks I have noticed through the years of being a rail fan that numerous people are driving across the railroad tracks when the gates are flashing red lights. That means a BNSF train is approaching the crossing. Please do not stop on the tracks when a train is coming. Thomas Hostad, Wadena
Dave and Christi Nelson of Wadena announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Marie Nelson, to Dallas Wade Ehrmantraut, son of Cari and Jon Grenier and Tyler and Kari Ehrmantraut of Wadena. Carrie is a WDC graduate and is entering her senior year as an accounting student at MSUM. Dallas is a Verndale graduate and will be beginning his Doctorate of physical therapy at the University of Jamestown in Fargo, N.D. The wedding will be held on Aug. 5, 2017.
The Wadena High School Class of 1977 celebrated 40th Reunion on Saturday, July 22 at the White Tail Run Golf Course in Wadena. Present at time of the picture: Front Row, from left: Jeff Harrison, Kathy Messer Harrison, Gary Bolt, Marlene Vorderbruggen Mohelski, Jayme Schlecht Holmes, Lori Timm Honse, Pamela Jean Canning, Yvonne Kroening, Jackie Stinar Corey, Peggy Knuttila Loween, Kris Kolledge Re'rat, Melodie Potter Olson, Mark Schmidt, Bill Hammes, Bill Egan and Scott Wallgren.
Erik Alexander Burtt, 24, Menahga, warrant: probation violation.
Members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 201 Cherry St., Bertha, invite everyone to their parish festival and dinner on Sunday, Aug. 13. Meatballs are back on the menu along with ham, potatoes, salads, buns, homemade pie a la mode and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the church basement. Discounted price for people 65 and older, free meals for children less than five-years-old and takeout is available. Bingo starts at noon, along with a country store, cake walk, children's activities, silent auction and a 2 p.m. cash raffle.
More than 1,200 people attended the sixth annual Tri-County Health Care Block Party held on Tuesday on the Wesley lawn in Wadena. This family event featured food from The BBQ Smokehouse and entertainment for all ages. Inflatable toys, balloons, caricatures and face painting topped the list of free attractions. Children and adults also enjoyed touring emergency vehicles including a Wadena fire truck, Tri-County Health Care ambulance, Wadena City Police car, Wadena County Sheriff's UTV and the Hubbard/Wadena County SWAT armored vehicle known as the Peacekeeper.