Its official, school is back in session! As another school year begins, it is important to get students off to a healthy start. Healthy eating is very important at helping children have the energy they need to learn. By encouraging healthy eating habits now, you can make a huge impact on your children's lifelong relationship with food and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy adults. Children develop a natural preference for the foods they enjoy the most, so the challenge is to make healthy choices appealing.
Wadena resident Steve Schmitz brought in a five-lined skink he captured on his farm to WDC's sixth-grade science class Thursday — a little reptile the majority of the youngsters had never seen before. Imagine a garter snake with legs. That's how some would describe this little, elusive creature that is about eight inches long.
Family Festival slated for Sept. 21 St. Ann's Catholic Church will host a Family Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21 starting at 11 a.m. on the church grounds. A ham and roast beef dinner will be served in the parish center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The price for adults is $8 and for children 6 to 12 is $4. Children five and under eat free. There will also be a silent auction, bingo, games for all ages, food booth and Scholastic Book Fair. Everyone is welcome. OSLC prepares for Annual Fall Bazaar for Oct.
John Longie of Wadena has been named the 2014 Minnesota Person of the Year by Wrestling USA Magazine. Longie, an advertising sales rep for KWAD/KNSP and Superstation K106, started broadcasting wrestling matches shortly after coming to Wadena in 1968. Longie filed reports using a pay phone at his first state wrestling tournament. at Williams Arena.
Dick Finck and Malcolm Whynott took top honors in the two-day Memorial Bestball Tournament Saturday and Sunday at Whitetail Run with a team round of 119. A field of 42 teams completed in the 45th annual event. Justin Matthiesen and Corby Pulju were three strokes off the winning pace. 2014 Memorial Bestball Results (Top 10) Dick Finck-Malcolm Whynott 119 Justin Matthiesen-Corby Pulju 122 Dean Hengel-Tom Larson 124 Mark Grieme-Michael Grieme 124 Dale Finck-Chris Dague 125 Harry Merickel-Rod Spahn 125 Ha
Wadena Hockey Association seeking volunteer coaches The Wadena Youth Hockey Association is looking to retain, recruit and train coaches for the upcoming hockey season. If the idea of embracing the winter, getting out of the house and working with others in the community sounds appealing, please consider being a volunteer coach.
Speeding Bridget Maureen Berg, 36, Champlin, Minn., 48/30, fees $150. Tera Veronica Gray, 24, Corcoran, Minn., 65/55, fees $130. Michele Lee Snyder, 47, Verndale, 75/55, fees $230. Traffic Court Kandi Jares Allen, 28, Staples, vehicle load not properly secured, fees $150. Kentley Christian Jones, 40, Wadena, driving without a valid license, fees $190. Joshua Clarry Landin, 24, Wadena, driving after suspension, fees $390. Patricia Lynn Mikel, 32, Wadena, driving after suspension, proof of insurance, fees $490. Tyrone Howard Rosenlund, 22, Frazee, s
An Alexandria father who has personally experienced the anguish of how methamphetamine can destroy the loving bond between parents and children visited with the newspaper the other day. The drug was introduced to his daughter by a man with a long criminal background. The father wants to alert every parent about the dangers of meth and those who pull others into their addiction. He gave us an essay he found on the Internet.
Barter Fest on tap Sept. 20 Individuals from around the region and beyond are invited to the fifth Barter Fest; which will be held in the heart of Hewitt on Saturday, Sept. 20. This all-day event starts at 10 a.m. and will feature an exchange of produce, arts, goods and services. There is no admission fee, but attendees are encouraged to barter for their desired items, although dollars may be accepted. As with prior years, Barter Fest will kick-off with the 10 Billion Beats Global Intention drumming, starting at 6:45 p.m., Friday night Sept. 19, in downtown Hewitt.
Aug. 28 • A woman alleged her neighbor's dogs attacked her $800 puppy and the puppy was missing. The woman said her cattle and goats had also been attacked by the dogs. The offenders were loaded into a squad car and taken to the residence of one of the owners. The owner was warned that citations would be issued if the dogs continued to run. • A woman complained of having juvenile trouble with a 14-year-old who was in the woods and would not come out. Aug.