A Bethel man fell out of a tree stand east of Menahga Saturday, April 11. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received the report at about 12:24 p.m. Emergency personnel responded to a wooded area in section 25 of Blueberry Township. John Hoversten, 71, had been in the process of removing a ladder stand from a tree.
Teams, committee members needed for relay event Teams and committee members are needed for our Relay Event this year. The kickoff meeting will be held on April 28 at 6 p.m. at Tri-County Hospital in the Wesley room. Any questions contact Ross Keskitalo at (218) 837-5143. Home repair funding available for seniors West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc.
Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17. Wadena County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management is reminding everyone that it is essential to plan ahead for Minnesota's severe spring and summer weather. An informed and prepared community helps reduce the risk and cost associated with hazardous weather events. An easy way to get prepared is by participating in Severe Weather Awareness Week. Two state wide tornado drills will be at 1:45 p.m. and 6:55 p.m. Thursday, April 16. According to the National Weather Service, Minnesota experiences an average of 40 tornadoes per year.
Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed plan to put $10 million of new money into Minnesota state parks and trails systems is good to see. More than 8 million people visit Minnesota state parks each year with 1.3 million of them travelling from other states or countries, according to the Minnesota DNR. Many of those people visit the Mississippi Headwaters and many other attractions at Itasca State Park. They also spend money in Park Rapids and surrounding communities.
Investment Centers of America hires assistant operations manager Bob Beseman, Financial Advisor, Investment Centers of America, announces that Heather Dunker has joined his team as his new Assistant Operations Manager. Dunker brings with her more than 15 years of customer service, 10 of them being a small business owner.
There's still time for current college students to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from West Central Telephone's new 2nd Year or Beyond scholarship. Download the application from www.wcta.net/scholarships . The deadline to apply is May 1. Earlier this year, West Central Telephone announced a new scholarship opportunity aimed at current college students. "There are many scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors, but few that focus on that second, third or fourth year of college," Bruce Kinnunen, president of the WCTA board stated.
Elena Roggenkamp, formerly of Wadena County, is completing a four year study of language and music at Concordia College of Moorhead with a semester abroad at Sichuan International Studies University, Chongqing, China. Elena participated in a semester of study at Leibniz University at Hannover, Germany last summer. She is the daughter of Kelly and Susan Roggenkamp, Wing River Livestock, Wadena County.
Thank you for your mentorship We want to thank the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Wadena who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Heidi Olson and Dr. Benjamin Hess have been the primary mentors for Maren Anderson and Hayden Kelly over the past two years. During this time, Dr. Olson and Dr. Hess have hosted our students for five separate weeklong visits.
Raphael J. Kern and Debra M. Kern, aka Debbie Kern, aka Debbie M. Kern, h&w, hereby conveys to Robert Gorg and Susan Jo Gorg, as jt ten, the W ½ of the NW ¼, except the N 2 rods thereof, Section 12, Twp. 135, R34, and except that part of the SW ¼ NW ¼, Section 12, Twp. 135, R34. Raphael J. Kern and Debra M. Kern, aka Debbie Kern, aka Debbie M. Kern, h&w, hereby conveys to Terry R. Campbell, part of the SW ¼ NW ¼, Section 12, Twp. 135, R34. Jeffrey A. Sams and Ellen A. Sams, h&w, hereby conveys to Traci M. Flyberg, the NE ¼ SE ¼ of Section 14, Twp. 136, R35. Jeffrey A. Sams and Ellen A.
March 30 • Christopher Michael Maloney, 42, of Wadena, was arrested on a felony warrant issued from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. • Nichole Loraine Shoultz, 29, of Wadena, was arrested on a felony warrant issued from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. • Gene Michael Dickey, 45, of Wadena, was arrested on charges of 2nd degree assault with a hand gun-felony, along with several other charges. It was reported that Dickey had threatened to shoot his girlfriend. Officers located a handgun at the residence.