Kayla Simon, a college social worker on the Detroit Lakes and Wadena campuses of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, is being honored with the Veterans' Voices award for veterans who have honorably served and made outstanding contributions to their communities. The annual award, from the Minnesota Humanities Center, will be presented Sept. 11 in St. Paul. Simon is among eight "On the Rise" awardees under the age of 40.
On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 30, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office located a body in approximately 47 feet of water in West Battle Lake. The body was identified as Peter Akinboro. Akinboro, 39, was reported missing Aug. 26 after he had taken a Jet-Ski out. A family member later found the Jet-Ski drifting and Akinboro missing.
Aug. 21 • Gavin Ray Smith, 18, of Motley, was stopped and issued a citation for speeding. • Joseph Michael Stricherz, 27, of Fergus Falls, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation and no proof of insurance. Aug. 22 • Joshua Ryan Stevens, 25, of Deer Creek, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after suspension. • Kathleen Kelly Bentley, 30, of St. Paul was stopped and issued a citation for speeding. Aug. 23
Zachariah Mitchell Grotberg, 35, Jamestown, N.D., warrant: controlled substance crime. Jeremy Edward Freitag, 37, Staples, warrant: traffic violation. Curtis Jason Phipps, 40, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court. Jordan Ray Tiedeman, 23, Fargo, N.D., warrant: traffic violation. Anthony Joseph Vannett, 32, White Earth, warrant: traffic violation.
St. Ann's hosting Red, White and Blue service St. Ann's Catholic Church will hold a Red, White and blue service Monday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. All are invited to attend the service honoring those who have fallen and those who continue to serve. A light dinner will be provided after the service. St. Ann's is located at 514 1st Street SE in Wadena.
The MN Community Measurement recently published results for 767 Minnesota clinics in the 2017 Patient Experience of Care Survey, the nation's largest comprehensive view of patient experience. Clinics were rated in five categories: access to care, care coordination, provider rating, office staff and provider communication. Tri-County Health Care's Henning Clinic was ranked in the top 15 performers in the state for courteous and helpful office staff and was ranked as above average in care coordination and access to care.
Free educational seminar discusses hospice and when it's time to call Because of advances in medicine, each of us, as well as our families and friends, may face many decisions about the dying process. As hard as it might be to face this idea, you might take time to consider how your individual values relate to your wishes for end-of-life care.
MNDOT should have completed Wadena bypass Why didn't the Minnesota Department of Transportation complete the section bypassing Wadena? I suppose MNDOT wasn't interested in doing anything in Wadena! If they would have finished it back in the 1980s, it would have helped the BNSF railway with traffic management. Everyone else got what they wanted including Staples with an overpass over Highway 10 and BNSF railway. Thomas Hostad, Wadena Football players exercising First Amendment right
Grief support group set for Sept. 5 Tri-County Health Care will host its monthly Grief Support Group on Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. The group's purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship and hope to bereaved adults. Anyone who has experienced a loss is invited to attend. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, contact Tri-County Health Care's Medical Social Services at (218) 631-5228 or visit TCHC.org.
Aug. 14 • Aaron Nicholas Brook Hadley, 20, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Hadley was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Edward Allen Stout, 28, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Stout was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Thomas Delbert Duffy, III, 39, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Duffy was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Aug. 15