Speeding Adam Allen Finken, 33, Grey Eagle, 70/60, fees $130. David Michael Hanson, 23, Goodridge, Minn., 55/45, fees $130. Cole David Puttonen, 18, Sebeka, 40/30, fees $130. Arianna Claire Robbins, 21, Cold Spring, 70/60, fees $130. Traffic Court Nicole Marie Cannon, 25, driving after revocation, proof of insurance, seat belt, fees $515. Mark Anthony Conklin, 48, Detroit Lakes, vehicle height unladen or with load exceeds 13 ft, 6 in., fees $130. Michelle Dawn Curtis, 46, Wadena, seat belt, fees $115. Michael John Paulson, 23, Wadena, driving afte
Dec. 11 • A Wadena County resident reported finding a blue rag top jeep parked in their tree grove. The vehicle had no license plate. The vehicle was left in the grove sometime after the firearm deer hunting season. • A caller reported people were crossing his property to gain access to Twin Lake. The trespassers were advised by a deputy to stay off the property unless they had permission from the landowner.
• On Monday, Dec. 8, Skie Rosemarie Fahrendorf, 25, of Wadena, was issued a citation for no proof of insurance-driver-misdemeanor, after being involved in a two motor vehicle. • On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Cassandra Sue Steward, 41, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation-misdemeanor and no proof of insurance-driver-misdemeanor. • On Tuesday, Dec. 16, Todd Virgil Larson, 47, of Bagley, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation-misdemeanor and possession of a small amount of marijuana-petty misdemeanor. • On Friday, Dec.
Wadena-Deer Creek K-4 students presented their holiday musical, "Once On A Housetop," on Thursday, Dec. 18 to a packed gymnasium. The musical featured the different ways families celebrate the wonder, joy and diversity of the month of December. Students danced and sang around the gym, much to the delight of the audience.
Lutheran Social Service Senior Corps Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent Programs held their annual volunteer recognition Dec. 9 at The Center in Brainerd. Senior Companions from six counties and Foster Grandparents from Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties attended, including four Senior Companions from Wadena County. Those recognized included: • Anita Phillips - 14 years, • Bob Hanninen — 6 years • Deanna Lietz — 2 years • Glenda Gilster — 1 ½ years • Gladys Erickson — 8 years - -recently retired from the Senior Companion Program.
VFW District Teacher of the Year Chair, Jimmy White, stopped by WDC Elementary Dec. 16 to share some wonderful news: Junelle Jackson won the State Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year for K-5 teachers. She will receive her award on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Minneapolis at the VFW State Convention. A tearful Jackson said she just couldn't believe it, however, she is excited and proud to win this honor. Now her name will be forwarded on to the national competition.
Freshwater Education District holds annual legislative day Superintendents and board members of the Freshwater Education District, serving 13 central Minnesota schools as well as sponsoring after school programs for many districts including Fosston, Pierz, Win-EMac and others, met at the new "Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena with several area rural legislators to discuss the upcoming 2015 legislative session. Some of the many topics covered included the need to increase rural jobs and the rural workforce, need to reintroduce more vocational and career class
The Wadena County Humane Society is now engaged in a two-front legal battle with the city of Wadena. This summer, it sued in civil court to invalidate the revised kennel ordinance, which prohibits the organization from allowing noise that can be heard on adjoining properties for a 17-hour period each day. The action followed an alleged violation the evening of Aug.
Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra holds New Year's Eve concert The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is beginning a new tradition this New Year's Eve with a concert of classics under the direction of Mark C. Graf. New Year's Eve concerts have always been popular in Europe; Now, Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is bringing them to central Minnesota. In keeping with old world traditions, the orchestra will play a sentimental 'goodbye' to 2014 with Rokazcy's March, Ashokan Farewell and Haydn's Symphony No. 45, also known as the Farewell Symphony.
The revisions to Wadena's kennel ordinance are vague and might be arbitrarily enforced. That's the ruling of Stearns County District Court Judge Frank Kundrat, who, in a nine-page order filed earlier this month called for the city to "cease and refrain from enforcement" until the matter is settled - whether in or out of court. Prompted by complaints from neighbors about persistent barking from the Wadena County Humane Society animal shelter in a commercial zone amid a residential neighborhood along Highway 10 west, the council passed a few changes this summer to the '80s era kennel ordinance