Adults who are interested in becoming a Department of Natural Resources-certified volunteer firearms safety instructor can register for training being offered in Grand Rapids on April 4 or Brainerd on April on April 2. This course is for new volunteer instructors, and active and former instructors who need to be re-certified.
Gary and Carol Holweger, Wadena, and Jaesun Ha and the late Sangsin Yu are please to announce the engagement of Joseph Holweger to Seogmi Yu. Joseph, a 2007 graduate of WDC, is currently serving in the United States Air Force. He is a medic stationed at Osan Air Force Base, South Korea. Seogmi studied Materials Science and Engineering at Korea Aerospace University, Seoul, South Korea. The ceremony will be held in South Korea at Changwon Palace May 1, 2016
Speeding Ryan Cody Alexander, 27, Verndale, 65/55, fees $130. David Walter Anderson, 53, Rockford, Ill., 70/60, fees $130. Scott Allen Enno, 51, Washington, Utah, 74/60, fees $140. Helen Maxine Miller, 46, Sebeka, 44/30, fees $140. Nikki Renee Rischmiller, 19, Winstead, 75/65, fees $40. Jeffrey Erin Straus, 19, West Fargo, N.D., 69/55, fees $140. Traffic Court Taner Scott Berttunen, 23, Menahga, failure to stop for sign, fees $140.
Wadena-Deer Creek third-graders took a field trip to Les Schwartz's sugar shack near Sebeka on March 23 to learn about the process of making maple syrup. Back in their classroom,...
Anyone living near bear habitat is reminded to be aware of bears this spring and check their property for food sources that could attract bears, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. "With a warm spring so far, we're already getting calls about bears out rummaging for food," said Eric Nelson, wildlife animal damage program supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "However, leaving food out in yards that can be eaten by bears sets the stage for potential property damage and presents dangers to bears."
March 21 • Chad Allan Mikiska, 31, of Wadena, was arrested for violating his conditions of release. Mikiska was transported to the Wadena County Jail. • Angel Margaret Klippenes, 47, of Staples, was stopped and issued a citation for no proof of insurance. March 22
CenterPoint Energy recently donated M State - Wadena a backhoe valued at $25,000 to support the college's commitment to gas utility construction education. M State will use this one-time donation in a new Gas Utility Construction and Service program for students desiring a career in the gas utility industry. "This backhoe will generate great returns for CenterPoint Energy by cultivating a trained workforce we desperately need now and in the future as more and more of our employees retire," said Scott Lehner, area manager for CenterPoint Energy.
A garbage fire spread to several buildings after a wind gust Friday afternoon in Wadena County. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a report of a multiple structure fire at about 1 p.m. Friday, March 25 in section 10 of Thomastown Township in Wadena County.
A two-vehicle crash was reported Friday afternoon, March 25 on County Road 9 near 151st Avenue in Wadena County. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office took the report at about 4:45 p.m. Hallie Schmidt, 18, of Deerwood, and her passenger, Justyne Litzau, 20, of Pequot Lakes, were traveling eastbound on County Road 9 near the intersection of 151st Avenue when the driver of another vehicle traveling westbound on County Road 9 attempted to make a left hand turn into a driveway, crossing the eastbound lane.
Timothy Berry and the Soul Drums Band performs April 8 Timothy Berry and the Soul Drums Band will perform at the Wadena Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The Soul Drums Band presents a musical journey that explores music and instruments based in West African and Caribbean traditions, including Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa, Mambo and more. The journey then continues on to include American Soul music. Band members include Kenny Britt-Vocals, Sarah Sharp-Saxophone/Flute, Charles Berry-Keyboards, Darrell Pridgen-Bass, Ben Lockett-Drums and Don Berry-Guitar.