April 6 • A caller's concern for his brother's welfare uncovered the fact his phone had been dead the previous evening. • A missing 2 ½-year-old girl turned up in her own home. April 7 • A welfare check was requested on a woman who did not show up for work. The woman's car was at her residence. Police officers knocked on the door and on the windows of the residence multiple times. They could hear a dog barking from inside the residence. The homeowner finally answered the door and said she had been asleep.
Senior health clinics set for May, June A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held the third Wednesday monthly alternating between the Sebeka and Menahga Senior Centers. Clinics will be held May 17 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Menahga Senior Center and June 21 Sebeka Senior Center. Clinics at Wadena County Public Health will be held the second Wednesday monthly from 8:30-11:30 a.m. starting May 10.
Elliot Doyle, a local piano student of Julia Whynott, passed the Minnesota Music Theory exam with High Distinction. The exam took place in Detroit Lakes. The exam program helps to develop skills in music theory and integrate them in piano performance. It's also required for students wishing to participate in the statewide Minnesota Piano contest.
Lance Anderson made the 3rd quarter "A" honor roll at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools. Kathryn Redning made the 3rd quarter "B" honor roll at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools.
Friendly Rider continues to grow and expand its service, now serving 17 communities in Wadena, Todd, Otter Tail, Morrison and Cass Counties. Wanting to expand services to give more access to public transportation, Friendly Rider recently applied for additional grant funding. On March 30, Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced $23.7 million in grants to help meet the growing need for transit services in greater Minnesota.
Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus to Perform April 30 On Sunday, April 30 at 3 p.m., the Cultural Center in New York Mills welcomes the Fargo-Moorhead Gay Men's Chorus to perform their spring concert, Memories and Momentum: Best of FMGMC. The program is held in the James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts at the New York Mills Public School and includes traditional folk songs ("Down in the Valley"), choral masterpieces (Franz Biebl's "Ave Maria"), epic modern canticles (Eric Whitacre's "Lux Aurumque"), and contemporary favorites (Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah").
Nathan Jorgenson, guest author at An Open Book's Book Ends April event, played to a full room on Saturday, April 8. Jorgenson, recently un-retired dentist and author, shared the inspiration and the perspiration that accompanied his three novels — Waiting For White Horses, The Mulligan and A Crooked Number.
Taxpayer money should never have gone to Planned Parenthood One of Planned Parenthood's major businesses is to harvest the internal organs and body parts of babies they kill in abortions. This baby organ harvesting business brings tens of millions of dollars per year into Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood gets about $147 million in revenue per year for performing more than 320,000 abortions per year at their 548 clinics nationwide charging mothers $450 on average to kill their babies.
Porta to speak at Old Country Church April 23 Chuck Porta will be the guest speaker at The Old Country Church Sunday, April 23 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 19973 145th Ave. in Wadena. All are invited to attend.
Annabelle Hensel Annabelle Ruby Esther Hensel, girl, was born on April 4 to Leah Thompson and Payne Hensel of Park Rapids. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Scott and Melody Thompson, Wade Hensel and Eylykay Lotvola. Older siblings Carter and Hallie welcome her home.