McCracken to speak July 12 Jim McCracken, head of the TrueBridge family of churches, will be the guest speak at The Old Country Church in Leaf River Township Sunday, July 12. The church is located at 19973 145th Ave. in Wadena. The service begins at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Jerry at (218) 837-5690.
Opening reception for "Minnesota Homefront" July 12 features Dale Blanshan The Wadena County Historical Society is honored to present "Minnesota Homefront, World War II," a traveling exhibit that explores the accomplishments, sacrifices, disappointments and challenges that have shaped the enduring legacy of Minnesota's Greatest Generation through their stories. "Minnesota Homefront" will be on display at the Wadena Depot from July 10 through Aug. 15. The opening reception will be on Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
Minnesota routinely has been classified by its neighbors — North Dakota and South Dakota — as a high-tax state that is business unfriendly.
June 25 • A deputy received a report of two females being harassed by a male. The suspect was located and placed under arrest for the second time within two hours. He became uncooperative during the arrest and damaged a police squad car. June 26 • A caller informed police at 12:55 a.m. that a small vehicle was taking a joyride in the Wadena Cemetery. When police checked they encountered a mowing contractor beating the daytime sun and heat by working after dark. The riding mower was quiet but it did have light-emitting diode (LED) lights.
The city of Menahga is hosting the St. Urho Wife Carry for Charity Challenge on July 11. Strong men and tenacious women are invited to compete. "It's all about fun," organizer Greg Anderson said. Registration is limited to 50 teams.
Timothy J. Siemsen and Patricia Johanson, h&w, hereby conveys to Macey R. Hoeper, Lots 1 and 2 of Block 1 in Berg's Subdivision of Part of Lots 23 and 24 in Pleasant View Addition to Wadena. Mark J. Rolloff and Kayla M. Rolloff, h&w, hereby conveys to Jordan N. Rentz, that part of the NE ¼ NW ¼ of Section 30, Twp.
June Jubilee three days of fun Another big shout out for Wadena's June Jubilee celebration. Our grandchildren look forward to coming to Wadena for this annual event and they weren't disappointed! We participated in three days worth of fun activities. A big thank you to all the volunteers for all their work to make this event possible. More thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated candy, certificates, Chamber Bucks and so many other prizes. You helped us make fun memories in Wadena. Diane Schiller Anderson, Wadena
Brynnli Thelen Brynnli Janet Rae Thelen, girl, was born on June 23 to Brittany Crabb and Anthony Thelen of Park Rapids. She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Ben Hess at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Proud brother is Bradley. Weston Merickel Weston Pete Merickel, boy, was born on June 22 to Monica and Jason Merickel of Wadena. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and was 20.75 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
Michigan Technological University has released the Dean's List for the 2015 spring semester. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Among the honorees are the following from the local area: Erica Huhta, Wadena.
The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) has announced its Dean's List for Spring Semester 2015. Students on the Dean's List have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. The following students made the Dean's List: Wadena Ella Harrison, Andrew Jacinto, Heather Theisen and Hope Theisen.