Arvig School Partnership Program donates to schools Since 2010, Arvig has donated more than $360,000 to local schools, made possible through the Arvig School Partnership Program. This program is community-driven, allowing anyone who receives Internet service from Arvig the opportunity to help raise money for their local school. Customers simply need to sign up for the program and Arvig donates $1 of that monthly Internet payment to the school of the customer's choice, at no additional cost to the customer.
"American Idol" contestant Zach Johnson will soon delight the Wadena residents with his voice. Johnson, who has family in Wadena, will sing the National Anthem Saturday, Feb. 7 with his cousin, Cindy Behl before the Wadena boys varsity team plays against Red Lake Falls. Johnson recently auditioned for "American Idol" and was chosen as a contestant. Though the outcome of the current season of the show is not known, Johnson took to the stage to sing with Keith Urban in North Dakota. The puck drops at the Wadena Hockey Arena Saturday at 2 p.m.
Jan. 23 • Police received a complaint about the driving conduct of a semi operator inside the city limits of Wadena. The complainant alleged the trucker was speeding and forced the complainant's vehicle to go off the road. A patrolman stopped the semi, made contact with the driver and advised him of the complaint. • An employee at Northern Pines asked for a third party to contact law enforcement when she felt her safety was threatened by a client. A deputy responded and spoke outside with the client who calmed down and said he was not a threat to himself or others.
The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced its Dean's List for Fall Semester 2014. Students on the Dean's List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The following area students made the Dean's List: Staples Jalen Busker, Accounting Claire L. Roberts,Communication Science/Disorders Verndale Crystal Haskin, Biology Wadena Andrew D. Jacinto, English Hope Theisen, Political Science
The following local students have been named to the St. Olaf College dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. Wadena Drew Larson, Music, Wadena-Deer Creek HS, son of Aaron and Peggy Larson The dean's list recognizes students with a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4-point scale.
LaChickee Renee Turley, 42, Wadena, warrant: fleeing an officer. Mathew Joseph Wolpert, 29, Motley, warrant: contempt of court. Scott Kevin Abernathey, 23, Menahga, warrant: traffic violation. Anna Teresa Johnson, 31, Starbuck, warrant: traffic violation. Ernest Eugene Sam, 33, Onamia, warrant: traffic violation. Rhonda Sue Schuller, 47, Nixa, Mo., warrant: traffic violation.
Brielle Nelson Brielle Megan Nelson, girl, was born on Jan. 23 to Katelyn and Brandon Nelson of Wadena. She weighed 9 lbs., 7 oz. and was 21 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud grandparents are Jack and Deanna Nelson, Jim and Tonia Ebel and Betty and Ken Pym. Big brothers and sister Koehn, Levy, Rye and Alia also welcome home their little sister. Tatum Ferris Tatum Elaine Ferris, girl, was born on Jan. 22 to Meagan and Keith Ferris of Wadena. She weighed 7 lbs., 4 oz.
Valentine's Day dessert buffet on tap Feb. 14 The Wrightstown United Methodist Church will host a Valentine's Day dessert buffet on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Come and enjoy all kinds of cakes and desserts. All are welcome. Freewill donations will be accepted. Take out boxes will also be available. The dessert buffet will be held at the church. Heading south on Hwy. 75, turn left onto Church Road. The church is located about 100 yards off Hwy. 75 on Church Road. For more information, call Mark at (320) 766-3134 or the church office at (218) 631-3412.
Wadena Lanes (Jan.
Charges have been filed against a number of violators following a five-year deer investigation recently completed by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. On Oct.