The Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Liz Kuoppala as the new Executive Director of the Agency. Liz will replace Leah Pigatti, who is retiring after 38 years with Mahube-Otwa.
Harvest festival set for Oct. 29 St. Hubert's Catholic Church will be hosting their annual harvest festival Saturday, Oct. 29 in Bluegrass from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The festival will be held in the faith formation center located on the church grounds.
Oct. 17 Dalton Allen Beachbittner, 20, of Motley, was stopped and issued a citation for exhibition driving. Alexander Galicia De Jesus, 40, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for no Minnesota driver's license. Daniel Lee Marjama, 28, of Perham, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation. Oct. 19 Joshua Andrew Stansbury, 24, of Park Rapids, was arrested on a Morrison County warrant. Stansbury was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Oct. 20
A central Minnesota kitchen is now a step closer to serving hundreds of hot meals each week to area seniors, thanks in part to innovation funding from National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA). Project leaders for the Hilltop Regional Kitchen held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the former Eagle Valley High School ag/shop building to celebrate the start of the building phase there. The entire project price tag is expected to come close to $1 Million, with NJPA chipping in $100,000.
Paul Gazelka Current employment: Business owner and state senator. Public office experience: One term House of Representatives, two terms state senator. Party affiliation: Republican. What do you want to accomplish if elected? Pass tax relief similar to what 89 percent of all legislators voted for during session but Gov. Dayton vetoed in June. Repeal MNsure health care and offer solutions that work. Provide funding for roads and bridges.
Meg Litts Current employment: Director, Discovery Woods Montessori School. Public office experience: This is my first time running for elected office, though I have helped with numerous campaigns in the past. Party affiliation: DFL.
Curtis and Loretta set to perform Oct. 31
Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Wadena City Council for the Nov. 8 election. The council seats are currently held by Gillette Kempf and Don Niles, who decided not to seek re-election. The seats are four-year terms. First-term Wadena Mayor George Deiss is also running unopposed for his seat, which has a two-year term. Wade Miller Name: Wade Miller Employment: Security Systems Technician Public office experience: None
The Wadena-Deer Creek-Bluffton LEO Club is hosting a waffle feed Sunday, Oct. 30. Everyone is invited to the feed, which will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the WDC Middle/High School. There will be all-you-can-eat waffles, sausage, coffee and juice. The waffles are served with whipped and toppings and nine flavors of syrup. Price is $7.50/adult, $5.00/student and kids 5 and under eat for free.
Four Wadena residents are running for three spots on Wadena-Deer Creek's School Board up for election Nov. 8. Ryan Damlo, Vince Hinojos, Dan Lawson and incumbent Kent Schmidt, all of Wadena, are running for seats. Board members Peter Hayes and Stephen Techam decided to step down and not run again. They've both been on the board since 2008. Ryan Damlo Employment: Transit director at Wadena County Friendly Rider and Becker County Transit.