Jan. 27 Deputies were requested to handle some unruly students. The situation was calm when the deputies arrived. A caller reported strange tire tracks and footprints near the garages which had not been there the night before. He requested that a deputy "swing by." A disorderly person in the lobby of the Wadena County law enforcement center at 10:50 p.m. was arrested.
The 27th annual February Festival of Health event was well attended by people of all ages at M-State, Wadena campus on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Candace Simar is the author of the Spur Award-winning Abercrombie Trail series: Abercrombie Trail, Pomme de Terre, Birdie and Blooming Prairie. A life-long Minnesotan of Scandinavian heritage, she nurtures a passion for history and the way things might have been. Simar is this month's featured author at Book Ends, a monthly program connecting writers with readers. She has been invited to Wadena Book Ends, the monthly meet-the-author event hosted by An Open Book, welcomes Simar to Wadena Saturday. The event is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at The Uptown in Wadena.
Louise Nolte, Sebeka, received high honors at UW-Stevens Point. High honor citations go to those with grade point averages from 3.75 to 3.89. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than 2,480 undergraduate students for attaining high grade point averages during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year.
Kirstan Finn, a junior at Wadena-Deer Creek School, has advanced to the state MMTA (Minnesota Music Teachers Association) competition. She participated in the district contest jan. 21 in Alexandria. Finn, the daughter of Jodee and Mike Finn, performed "Storm Chasers" by Olson. The state competition will be held March 11-12 in the Ferguson Hall at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Finn is the piano student of Alice Gronlund, Sebeka.
Zachary Arthur Billman, 27, Wadena, warrant: probation violation. Jared Olaf Boe, 38, Deer Creek, warrant: traffic violation. Erik Alexander Burtt, 23, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court. David Jason Clairmont, 34, Motley, warrant: traffic violation.
Jan. 23 • Ginny Rose Brown, 34, of Deer Creek, was issued a citation for shoplifting. Jan. 24 • Scott Dale Smith, 37, of Wolverton, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of insurance. • Tyson James Keezer, 21, of Waubun, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. Jan. 25 • Joseph Otto Collom, 27, of Hewitt, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of insurance.
Isaiah Johnson Isaiah William Thomas Johnson, boy, was born on Jan. 28 to Carolee and Daniel Johnson of Sebeka. He weighed 5 lbs., 3.5 oz. and was 18 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Bobbi Adams at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Mary and Jeff and Laura and Richard. Older brother Colton welcomes him home.
Spearing law changed, where's the outrage? There are some who are quite critical of some of President Trump's decisions on the national level. How about a decision that was made by our legislators on the State of Minnesota level? For several years those who were 65 years of age or older were given the benefit of winter ice house spearing without the purchase of a spearing license. That has recently been changed to 90 years of ago or older. Will they now require "with consent of the parents?" Victor Kern, Wadena
Two escape injury after icy roads cause rollover near Mahnomen Icy roads were to blame for a Saturday night rollover about 7 miles west of Mahnomen, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.