Dec. 27 • Tasha Lynn Peterson, 33, of Menahga, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after suspension and no proof of insurance. • Adam Joseph Sanders, 28, of Wadena, was arrested for violating his conditions of release. Sanders was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Dustin Paul Torvinen, 39, of New York Mills, was arrested on a Wadena County warrant. Torvinen was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
Willmar man charged with exposing his genitals at library sentenced WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man accused of exposing himself to a woman at the Willmar Public Library has been sentenced to two years of probation and stayed jail time. Jesus Gabriel Rivera, 34, pleaded guilty in November in Kandiyohi County District Court to gross misdemeanor indecent exposure.
Commander Darin E. Perrine, SC, USN was recognized at a Change of Command Ceremony of the Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Fourteen at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, Calif., in December. He is the son of Dorothy Perrine, of Wadena, and the late Jim Perrine. Commander Perrine signed on as a Navy Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1986, graduated in May 1990, earned his commission and was designated as a Naval Flight Officer.
25 years ago Excerpts from the Dec. 26, 1991 Pioneer Journal • Schools win equal levy lawsuit A judge in a district court has ruled what many school officials have believed for a long time. Reliance on referendum levies is unconstitutional. The levies create disparities in spending and therefore disparities in educational opportunity. Simply put, a small levy increase in a rich district raises a substantial amount of money. A levy many times that in a poor district often only raises a small amount of money.
Aleida Garcia Davila, 22, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Aleshia Marlene Greenwaldt, 28, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Gerardo Ramirez Martinez, 24, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Eric Rafeal Nicholas Ortega, 37, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court.
Wadena Lanes Monday Early Birds Wadena Asphalt 16 - 8 Woodland Dental (Incomplete) Keith Waln Heating & Air (Incomplete) Wadena VFW 15 - 9 City Dray 12 - 8 Schmitty's Music & Vending (Incomplete) DJ's Powerhouse 11 - 13 MN Valley Irrigation 10 - 14 Schuller Family Funeral Home 5 - 19 Wadena State Bank 5 - 19 High Team Series: Wadena VFW - 1671 High Team Game: DJ's Powerhouse - 620 High Individual Series: Kaitlin Dunrud - 600 Melissa Anderson - 540 Anna Almer - 535
Dec. 20 • A complainant wanted to report his van had been stolen Dec. 16. He showed a police officer a hand-written bill of sale for the vehicle and said the new owners were responsible for making two payments, which they had failed to do. He was advised it was a civil matter. The complainant did not like the answer and said he would be speaking with a lawyer. The officer encouraged that and asked the complainant to let him know what the lawyer said. Police agreed to check an address on 231st Avenue to see if the vehicle was there. Dec. 21
Bomb squad disposes of dynamite found in rural Otter Tail County The Red River Valley Regional Bomb Squad is disposing of about 25 sticks of dynamite Friday, Dec. 30, found at a rural residence along the Otter Tail and Grant county line, an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. The dynamite was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, in a shed near the home in the 28,000 Block of 100th Street, Lt. Keith Van Dyke said.
Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary recognized the following students for positive behavior, Dec. 15: Anna Helmbrecht, Eli Hovius, Naomi Aho, Emma Weniger, Nevaeh Anderson, Brooklin Jesuit, Lillian Davidson, Ryan Erikson and Wesley Anderson. PAWS (Positive Always ready Working together Safe) supports positive behavior for students in grades K-4. A student can be nominated by any staff member, not just their teacher. They are nominated by exhibiting positive behavior and helping others.
Dec. 19 • Gary Roger Leaderbrand, 58, of New York Mills, was booked into the Wadena County Jail on charges of 1st degree criminal sexual conduct. Dec. 24 • Jacob Allan Ray Berthiaume, 18, of Sauk Rapids, was stopped and issued a citation for an instruction permit violation. The Wadena Police Department answered 110 calls for this past week.