Chloe Holoman is headed to Washington, D.C., the end of May to represent central Minnesota at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Holoman, an 8th grader, from Royalton, outlasted 30 participants and spelled all of her words correctly through 10 rounds to earn the title of 2018 Lakes Bee Champion. The word to secure her win was "einkorn" — an ancient Mediterranean wheat used as fodder in prehistoric times but now rarely grown. According to her, that was not her most challenging word of the day.
On March 21, Kick Butts Day, 7th -12th grade students from Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) High School are taking a stand to stop youth from getting hooked on deadly tobacco products. Consider these facts: We know that 90 percent of smokers start using tobacco regularly by the time they are 18.
"Shades of Winter" is the theme for the Wadena Area Concert Band's concert Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. in the Commons at the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School. The concert will include music from the Big Band era to folk music, marches and classical. Musicians come from not only Wadena but communities as much as 75 miles away. There is no admission charge, but there will be a free will donation basket, the proceeds of which go to the band's scholarship fund. For more information, call Marilyn Twete at (218) 631-1931.
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending six candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the four current vacancies in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District. These vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Steven J. Cahill, the Honorable Sally Ireland Robertson, the Honorable Waldemar B. Senyk, and the Honorable Galen J. Vaa.
The Wadena County Farm Bureau will celebrate its 100th anniversary. On March 6, 1918, the Wadena County Farm Bureau was legally incorporated with a constitution and bylaws for the purpose of, "developing and fostering the agricultural, social and commercial interest of the citizens of the county by the creation and development of cordial and friendly relations between all residents thereof, by encouraging and aiding the organization of social and business clubs within the various villages and businesses of the county."
It is exciting to see a Republican Senator and a Democrat Representative know who we should be standing under. Rep. Kimberly Daniels Bill sponsor - God is not a Republican, he is not a Democrat. According to NPR, he is not black or white. He is the light and our schools need light in them like never before.
Starting March 12, Wadena-Deer Creek High School's indoor track will be closed after school until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, due to track and field practice being held indoors. Until the weather improves, the track team will be using the indoor track.
No one needs to be told that the senseless deaths of our younger generation is appalling. And it's because everyone reaches for the obvious as the only explanation for it that has me upset. Take the blinders off people! This situation wasn't created overnight. But there is more... In our immediate world there is a hard fought battle over a complex that could very well be the answer.
Feb. 22 • Two individuals were reported to be fighting in the parking lot at Thrifty White in Wadena before heading off in opposite directions. One of the people in the encounter was armed with a machete. • A man informed the Wadena Sheriff's Office that his son was attempting to pull a vehicle out of the ditch with a tractor a half mile from Highway 10. The woman operating the vehicle was believed to be intoxicated because once she was pulled out she drove back into the ditch. Feb. 23
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Wadena County Museum will present Jan Smith as Amelia Bloomer on Thursday, March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. Amelia Bloomer was a women's rights activist of the 1800s best known for her work on behalf of the suffrage and temperance movements and also for advocating for changes in women's fashion that would be less restrictive. "Bloomers" were named after her. Smith is a professional storyteller and lecturer. Her presentation is free and open to the public but space is limited.