Wadena News Staff
By Rin Porter The Wadena City Council voted unanimously Monday to offer Interim Chief of Police Naomi Plautz the job of Chief of Police on a permanent basis. Plautz has served as Interim Chief since the former Chief, Bruce Uselman retired. She has been in law enforcement for 19 years, beginning as a Jailer/Dispatcher at the Wadena County Sheriff’s Department. She worked as a part-time officer in Verndale, Sebeka, Henning, and Wadena and for the county full-time in the Drug Task Force Net VI.
By Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol Question: I’ve been watching the news more lately, are tragic crashes increasing, or have I just taken notice? Answer: Fatal and injury crashes are on the rise statewide. Approximately 33 percent of these crashes were intersection related: traffic control violations, right-of-way/failure to yield.
By Sandie Rentz, WDC Food Services Director Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant This Federal grant is designed to not only give students a healthy alternative to high fat and/or salty snacks, it exposes them to a variety of fruits and vegetables they may not have tried. At WDC Schools, we feel very fortunate to have received this grant once again as it is primarily based on free and reduced numbers in the elementary school. Each teacher determines when the snack is offered in the classroom. The cooks prepare the fruit or vegetable f
By David A Anderson If you are the designated beneficiary of a deceased military retiree's Survivor Benefit Plan, complete and submit the following documents to begin your SBP annuity account (All forms can be completed online and downloaded at the websites given): Verification for Survivors Annuity (DD2656-7) at www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd2656-7.pdf .
By Lori Schloeder Gress The official groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday with a bounty of shovel holders ready to turn over the top soil and move the project rapidly forward. From dignitaries to city officials to rehab patients and students of all ages and all abilities – there were shovels moving dirt to mark the beginning of the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center. “Making a Splash in central Minnesota” was the theme for the celebration decorations of an inflatable pool, beach balls and other items complemented the most exciting
Andrew M. Costin and Molly A. Costin, h&w, hereby conveys to Shawn J. Nelson and Emily A. Nelson, as jt ten, Lot 6 and the S1/2 of Lot 5, Block 3 in Gibson’s Subdivision of Lot 1, Block 3, Sunnybrook Park, and all that part of E1/2 NE1/4 of Section 8, Twp 134, R35.
St. Hubert’s Catholic Church will host a harvest festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Religious Education Center in Bluegrass. There will be a silent auction, bake sale and raffle. A lunch will follow the sale.
By Dana Pavek A striking figure in his signature bowtie, Justice Alan Page made a special visit to WDC Elementary where he read his new children’s book to second-graders, entitled Alan and His Perfectly Pointy, Impossibly Perpendicular Pinky. Politely declining to sit in a comfortable adult chair, Justice Page requested a student chair from Loni Niles, WDC media specialist.
By Dana Pavek The Minnesota Supreme Court Justices visited Wadena Oct. 8 and 9. On Tuesday night, the justices attended an informal dinner with many prominent Wadena area figures, including Mayor Wolden, several local judges and attorneys, and members of Wadena-Deer Creek School.
By Lori Schloeder Gress The Maslowski Wellness and Research Center is going to break ground on Tuesday, Oct.