Feb. 26 • Curtis Jason Phipps, 40, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Phipps was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Marshall Anthony Holmes, 33, of Wadena, was arrested of a Wadena County warrant. Holmes was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Feb. 27 • Thomas Edwin Carlson, 23, of Wadena, was arrested for indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. Carlson was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
Joseph Melvin Ternus, 27, Fulda, warrant: contempt of court. Heidi Maria Willprecht, 50, Perham, warrant: probation violation.
The 14th Annual Big Ole Round-Up, set for March 16-18, is a fellowship weekend for members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-anon. Everyone is invited to attend this event at the Holiday Inn just off Interstate 94 in Alexandria. Registration begins Friday at 3 p.m. Speakers over the three-day weekend include Recovering Alcoholics and their loved ones who share their experience, strength and hope. Open AA and Al-anon meetings will be held throughout the weekend. Come celebrate the gift of sobriety with fellowship, music and fun.
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring. Giving blood takes less time than it takes to watch a single basketball game. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling (800)RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Local blood drives include:
Smelt fry benefits Kruzin 4 Kidz The first annual smelt fry to support Kruzin 4 Kidz Make a Wish Foundation will be held Saturday, March 17 at the Wadena Elks lodge from 4-8 p.m. or until the smelt is gone. The menu will include all you can eat smelt, fries and coleslaw. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for children 10 and under. Bluffton Lions host pancake breakfast March 11
The 2018 Todd County DFL Convention will be held on Sunday, March 11. The meeting will take place at the Hewitt Community Center, located at 512 Wisconsin St, Hewitt. A full meal will be available starting at 12:30 p.m., prepared and served by the Hewitt Lions Club at a cost of $12.
Tri-County Health Care recently added Terry Evers, family nurse practitioner and psychiatry mental health nurse practitioner, to its Wadena Clinic behavioral health team. Evers worked in multiple inpatient and outpatient mental health settings as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner, as well as at a neurosurgical clinic for two years. He is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
The Wadena County Historical Society invites area poets to submit an original poem to be selected for reading at Minnesota Voices to be held on Thursday, April 19 at noon at the Wadena County Museum as part of National Poetry Month.
Feb. 15 • A man, calling on behalf of his brother, informed the Wadena Sheriff's Department that he was unable to get some people to vacate a rental residence. Feb. 16 • An elderly man driving a white Cadillac found himself stalled in a driving lane in front of Humphrey Manor. The car's battery was dead. The car was pushed into a parking spot and an officer was able to explain to the driver how he could manually unlock his door so he could exit the vehicle.
As the 2017 Christmas season has concluded, GP Anderson, creator of the "Christmas In Wadena" animated light show, gathered up food and monetary gifts to bring to Project Share of Wadena, the local food shelf in Wadena. A check for $1,556.64 was handed to Mary Ann Hagen, volunteer of the Wadena Food Shelf along with 417 pounds of food. Over the past ten years, Christmas In Wadena has collected more than 3,451 pounds of food and $12,575.70 for the food shelf.