Joel Beiswenger, Tri-County Health Care president and CEO, rappelled down the 26-floor Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for the American Diabetes Association's Over the Edge Descend for Diabetes on Friday, Sept. 29. Beiswenger agreed to make the descent if Tri-County employees could raise at least $1,000 for the American Diabetes Association. Employees accepted the challenge, dubbing their mission "Toss the Boss," and raised a total of $1,216 by hosting Jeans Day, Penny Wars and Get Fit Don't Sit Day.
Pippa White’s one-woman show, “Voices from Ellis Island,” will take place Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Robertson Theatre at Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School in Wadena. White's show is part of a series of free programs for fall 2017 from Wadena County Historical Society. For more information call (218) 631-9079, email email@example.com or visit www.WadenaCountyHistory.org .
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Sept. 18 • Marc Antony Rykowski, 21, of Wadena, was arrested for domestic assault. Rykowski was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Sept. 19 • Timothy Patrick Cook, 33, of Wadena, was arrested on a Douglas County warrant. Cook was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Sept. 20 • Michael Anthony Cayo, 53, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Cayo was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Diabetes Support Group on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena. Anyone with an interest in learning more about diabetes is invited to attend for a brief walk followed by a conversation focused on diabetes self-management. The support group meets the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Pam Doebbeling, RN, diabetes educator, at (218) 631-3510, ext. 5376, or visit TCHC.org.
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, Oct. 9, 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.
St. Frederick's Church hosts fall breakfast Oct. 1 St. Frederick's Church in Verndale will hold their annual fall breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Verndale Lions Civic Center. Everyone is invited to the freewill breakfast consisting of pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, ham, drinks and fellowship. The event will include a raffle with the drawing at noon. You don't need to be present to wind. There will also be an opportunity to take advantage of the bake and produce sale. For more information, call (218) 445-5395.
Clayton Clifford Craft, 38, Wadena, warrant: theft. Donald Francisco Negron, 24, Minneapolis, warrant: controlled substance crime. James Bryan Palazeke, 31, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Rodney Joel Rushmeyer, 42, Bertha, warrant: theft. Westley Scott Walker, 30, Ramsey, warrant: traffic violation.
MnUSA Region 9 will host a fall workshop Oct. 27-29 at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail. There will be an evening reception Friday prior to the snowmobile instruction certification course beginning at 6:30 p.m. To sign up for the course, call Charles Chadbourne at (218) 841-6517 by Oct. 20. MnUSA committee meetings will be held Saturday followed by several workshops including: Polaris Rider-X, Using Facebook and Other Social Media, DNR Roundtable, and Benefits of Being a MnUSA Club. An evening banquet with guest speaker Brian Nelson, USXC owner will finish the evening.
Wadena County Commissioners, Park Board members and staff attended a tour of County Parks on Sept. 20. Several parks were visited to view improvements already made and a planning session of the Park Board was held later that afternoon to discuss and plan for additional improvements to the parks system in the next few years.