What question is among the first when you meet someone? It reliably is this: "So what do you do?" We are a nation that values work. We are people who classify ourselves by our work. We proudly tout a work ethic that, when motivated, is the envy of the world. We tend to attribute all sorts of traits - good or bad - to the kind of work one does. We have little patience with people who don't work.
Speeding Shane Michael Doan, 20, Burnsville, 77/60, fees $150. Kraig Everett Finwall, 39, Inver Grove Heights, 65/60, fees $130. Darcine Marie Kotlarz, 50, St. Paul, 50/30, fees $230. Steven James Kuriatnyk, 65, Park Rapids, 65/55, fees $130. Dawn Marie Ludlow, 50, Verndale, 65/55, fees $130. Anthony Kash Priebe, 18, Lester Prairie, 50/40, fees fees $130. Kevin Lynn Richmond, Jr., 33, Alexandria, 65/55, fees $130. Daniel Dean Schroeder, 29, Fargo, N.D., 64/55, fees $130.
Reading volunteers needed at WDC Elementary Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary is looking for volunteers to listen to young readers individually. This is an important aspect of their reading program which helps students improve their reading fluency. If you are interested and able to commit to one hour once a week, please join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m.
Northern Lights Chorale practice begins Sept. 12 Northern Lights Chorale, under the direction of Gary Stennes, will begin rehearsals for the Christmas concert Monday, Sept. 12. Rehearsals will be held every Monday at 7 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sebeka. Tentative concert date is Dec. 4. All singers are welcome. For more information, call Margaret Pohlman at (218) 430-0137 or Anne Graham at (218) 837-6141. Square dancing set for Sept. 13
Scam alert. The Wadena Police Department has been receiving complaints about a scam involving messages left stating a federal warrant has been issued for the person's arrest. Here is a transcript of the message:
TRANSFERS Ryan Makela and Katherine Makela, married to one another, hereby conveys to Andrew Krey, the N1/2 of Lot 5 Powers Second Addition to Menahga. C2 Investments hereby conveys to Morris Benson and Cindy Benson, the N 45' of Lot 1 of Block 15 in the First Addition to the Townsite of Wadena. Finaltone Properties, LLC, hereby conveys to Amy J. Kniss, single and Lucas A. Schmidt, single, as jt ten, Lot 10 of Block 1 and an undivided 1/12 interest in Outlot A of Johannasberg North.
Layne Christopher Condiff, 21, Park Rapids, warrant: DWI. Maxine Helen Nicol, 69, Mahnomen, warrant: contempt of court. Byron Asiniabinooji Brown, 28, Cass Lake, warrant: traffic violation. Karla Sue Rolla, 47, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation.
Hinson will continue to fight for truth Now that I am not a congressional candidate I can write a letter to the editor. Yes, while I was a candidate for the US House of Representatives, dozens of papers in our district refused to write about the race or allow my own letters to the editor, stating various policies. In the end, this created a vacuum of knowledge about the Aug. 9 primary and your choices so that your voice could be heard.
Royce Truax Royce Truax, boy, was born on Aug. 25 to Katelyn Hanson and Trevor Truax of Sebeka. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 21.5 inches long. He was delivered by Dr. Shaneen Schmidt at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Older brother Mayvin welcomes him home. Walter Januszewski
The Forkhorn Field Day was held Sunday, Aug. 28. All the students that signed up attended this year's event. The shooting sports were the highlight of the day and the winners were as follows: The archery contest was won by Dillon Holitti and by Ally Werhan. The Trap Shooting winners were Dylan Waln and Madyson Moats. The 10 Shot Rifle shooting was won by Chase Nordlund and Madyson Moats. The Egg Shooting was won by Logan Wegscheid and Ally Werhan. The gun winners are listed below: Marlin 795-22: Kayla Meeks Savage 243: Bred Salo Marlin 795-22: Madyson Moats