Blood mobile gathers 131 pints The Red Cross Bloodmobile was at the Wadena Elks Lodge on Monday, Nov. 21 and Tuesday, Nov. 22. Monday's goal was 95 and 76 units were received. Tuesday's goal was 68 and 55 were received. Those receiving gallon pins included: 17 Gallons Allan Lynk, Wadena. Eight gallons Marjorie Mohs-Harrison, Wadena and Connie Putz, Verndale. Seven gallons Rozella Bagley, Wadena and Bernice Jahnke, Deer Creek. Five gallons Ken Derby, Wadena. One gallon
A father and his 7-year-old son were both injured Saturday when the all-terrain vehicle they were on rolled over on Azure Road near 320th Street, south of Motley. Jeremy Olsen, 31, of Cushing was operating the ATV and traveling north on Azure Road when he lost control, causing the ATV to roll, the sheriff's office reported. Olsen's son, Samuel Olsen, was a passenger and they were both transported to St Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance with unknown injuries. Neither father nor son were wearing a helmet, the sheriff's office reported.
As northern Minnesota received its first significant snowfall last week, many snowmobile enthusiasts rushed to take their first ride of the season. Snowmobile riders are reminded that despite the early snow, most of the state's snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Warmer temperatures melted much of the snow that fell last week. Minnesota's snowmobile trails officially open Dec. 1 each year but several conditions must be met before trails are open and ready for travel:
Donkey Basketball is coming to WDC Elementary on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale. Purchase advance tickets at the WDC Middle/High School Office and Super One for $7. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Preschool and under are free. A fun event for the whole family, as local community members and school staff play competitive games of Donkey Basketball. Funds raised go toward the WDC All-American Cheerleaders - Ashley Lehmkuhl, Kloe Pettit-Sperling, Sydney Emerson, Nicole Iken - who are heading to London on Dec. 26.
A Menahga man has been charged with two felonies after a snowmobile accident Nov. 21 in Wadena County. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a call at about 2:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 about a snowmobile accident on 340th Street, west of U.S. Highway 71 in Blueberry Township.
Holiday Tea and Open House set for Dec. 8 The Wadena County Historical Society will hold their annual Holiday Tea and Open House on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. All are welcome to come and enjoy freshly brewed tea, holiday treats and live Christmas Music. The Wadena County Museum is located at 603 Jefferson Street North, Wadena. For more information call (218) 631-9079 or email email@example.com . Family Fun Night slated for Dec. 8
Northern Co-op Foundation scholarships for the 2016-17 school year were awarded to seven Minnesota students. Those selected include: Eliot Keskitalo, Ottertail; Alison Gerads, Freeport; Rebecca Paskewitz, Browerville; Paul Palmersheim, St. Joseph; Zachary Schertler, Deer Creek; Emma Schmitz, Wadena; and Amanda Tschida, Holdingford.
New medical professionals have joined Tri-County Health Care. Amadin Osayomore, MD, specializes in family medicine at Tri-County Health Care. He is board certified in the American Board of Family Medicine. He attended undergraduate medical school at College of Medicine, University of Benin and had his residency at Cook County, Loyola University Medical Center.
Aliza Chandler Aliza Kay Chandler, girl, was born on Nov. 15 to Maria and Jeremy Chandler of Bluffton. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Donald and Marlene Davidson, Jimmy Chandler and Nickie Huggins. Older sisters Kieza, Franny, Etta and Cassidy welcome her home. Michael Bergstrom
WAVe's annual Secret Santa workshop will be held at the Cyber Cafe Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Parents...