As a way to give back to the community, Tri-County Health Care invites the public to attend its sixth annual Summer Block Party on Tuesday, July 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the TCHC Wesley Lawn. This family event is free and open to all ages. Attractions include food, entertainment, kids' games, bounce houses, face painting, caricatures and more.
Wadena-Deer Creek Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America members, Caitlin Savage, Frannie Bakken and Elliot Doyle recently participated in "Be the Voice FCCLA!" leadership camp at Bethel University in St. Paul. Rhett Laubach, nationally known, high energy motivational speaker presented practical information on being an effective leader. His underlying message was "live to serve."
The Cultural Center in New York Mills is hosting its 4th annual Fish House Festival on Friday, July 7 with art, food and fun activities throughout the day, culminating in a raffle and live auction at 6:30 p.m.
Lainey Dykhoff Lainey Lorene Dykhoff, girl, was born on June 20 to Nikki and Kyle Dykhoff of Bluegrass. She weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Laura DuChene at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Grandparents are Ken and Lori Kneisl and Don and Irene Dykhoff. Older brother Easton welcomes her home. Brielle Fraki
Data on Medicaid payments to the upper midwest states The following data about the importance of medicaid to the upper midwest states comes from the editor and from the publisher of the Star Tribune. It was reported in the Wednesday, June 14 edition. In North Dakota, one in four children are covered by Medicaid, as well as one in three disabled and one in two nursing home residents. In South Dakota,one in three children get care through Medicaid. So do 50 percent of nursing home residents and 40 percent of those who are disabled.
Bruce and Joyce Uselman of Wadena announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Elizabeth Uselman, to Dana Alan Damm, son of Paula Damm and the late Earl Damm of Wadena. Jenna and Dana are Wadena-Deer Creek graduates and are both employed by the Henning School District. The wedding will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, in Wadena.
Ginamarie Ashley Bernardy, 28, St. Cloud, warrant: drug possession. Rodney Alan Boswell, 45, Wadena, warrant: sex offender registration. Sarah Danielle Davis, 33, Dilworth, warrant: assault. Laurie Ann Felix, 44, Albany, warrant: DWI. Stacy Marie Mitchell, 33, Hewitt, warrant: property damage. Craig Alan Niemi, 50, Motley, warrant: DWI-refusal to test. Robbie Alan Orth, 32, Perham, warrant: theft. Samuel Tate Theisen, 25, bemidji, warrant: contempt of court.
Crown College has announced students named to the dean's list. To achieve this honor, students must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester. The following students made the list: Wadena Brittany Andrews and Elise Kallevig
June 7 • An ambulance run was required when a vehicle allegedly ran a man in a wheelchair off the road. June 8 • A complainant asked to speak with a deputy regarding spraying in a field across the road from his home. When a deputy attempted to interview the man he was being placed in a wheelchair at the hospital and did not wish to talk. The complainant did say the spraying had triggered his asthma. • A hound dog was reported running on the road and chasing cars.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Parents Who Have Lost a Child Support Group, which helps area residents affected by the loss of a child, will meet on Monday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Whether the child was lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, cancer, suicide or an accident, the purpose of this group is to provide long-term support to parents and a confidential setting where they can share their story and learn ways to cope. Many find it comforting to talk with others who have suffered a similar loss.