Tri-County Health Care recently received a Gold Award for its marketing efforts from Marketing Healthcare Today magazine as a part of its annual marketing competition - The Aster Awards. The Aster Awards, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognizes outstanding health care professionals for excellence in their advertising and marketing efforts for the calendar year 2015.
The Recycling Association of Minnesota and their partners were selected as 2016 Partnership of the Year for their Recycling Agricultural and Marine Plastics program at the Environmental Initiative Awards on Thursday, May 26. This program, hosted by the nonprofit Environmental Initiative, annually honors innovative projects that have achieved extraordinary outcomes by harnessing the power of partnership. Kristine and Mark Spadgenske, of Spadgenske Farms in Menahga, were part of the Agricultural Plastics/Boat Wrap recycling project, which recently won the state award.
June 2 • A caller who said he owned property south of Wadena reported there were people and vehicles at the residence and he did not know them. June 3 • A woman alerted police to the possibility a man driving a vehicle with a Minnesota license plate was stalking her. She provided police with the plate number.
An educational workshop titled "Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income" has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21 at Ted & Gen's Supper Club in Aldrich. Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime. Questions boomers are asking include: • Will Social Security be there for me? • How much can I expect to receive?
A Wadena woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison for selling methamphetamines. Denise Ann Kline, 48, of 63499 County Road 68, Wadena, was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of second-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Feb. 2 she sold 3.3 grams of meth for $375 to a confidential reliable informant with the West Central Minnesota Drug Task Force. On March 8 she sold 3.72 grams of meth for $400 to the same informant.
Free nitrate water testing clinic at the Wadena County Fair The Wadena Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will offer a free nitrate water-testing clinic at the Wadena County Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24.
Three people were hurt Friday afternoon, including a mother and baby, when a car struck an Amish buggy on Highway 29 in Otter Tail County. According to the State Patrol, a 2013 Ford Edge, driven by Ruth A. Ramsay, 58, of Perham, was eastbound on Highway 29 south in Bluffton. A horse-drawn Amish buggy, driven by Ruth S. Gingerich, 24, was also eastbound on Highway 29. With her was a baby, Mattie A. Gingerich. The Ford went into the westbound lanes to pass the buggy, but was forced back into the eastbound lanes, striking the horse.
Instead of enjoying their golden years by living on retirement savings they've spent their whole lives building up, too many senior citizens are shocked to find out that their nest egg is gone. They've become victims of identity theft, scams or shady investments. Even worse, they can be swindled out of money by a family member or loved one. It's time to shine more light on a problem that's robbing seniors of their bank accounts, dignity and trust.
Writers of nearly every genre will gather Saturday, June 18 in downtown Park Rapids for Author Fest. About 30 authors are currently slated to meet and greet readers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Armory Square. The impressive line-up of Minnesotan authors wielded their pens to write memoirs, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, Native American literature and children's books. Among the highlights are readings by Peter Geye, Lucie Amundsen and Karen Babine.
Ward presentation on Paul Bunyan set for June 16 David Ward will give a presentation on Paul Bunyan June 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wadena City Library. This free event is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant. For more information, call (218) 631-2476.