Wadena News Staff
As of Oct. 1, Minnesotans have a new resource to find health insurance coverage that fits their needs and budget. MNsure is a marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can find, compare, choose and get quality health care coverage. MNsure plans will offer health insurance coverage beginning Jan. 1 and individuals, families, and small businesses have until Mar. 31 to enroll in plans for 2014.
By Rin Porter Wadena County Commissioners learned Tuesday that City Sanitation – one of seven garbage haulers doing business in the county – is behind on paying its fees to the county, and may not have been bringing all Wadena County garbage it collects to the county’s designated disposal sites. City Sanitation’s licensed operator, Dale Anderson, and nephew Nicholas Davis, appeared at the board meeting to answer questions raised by County Solid Waste Director Mike Hanan about the company’s hauling practices and payment problems. Hanan asserted in a written statement presented to the board
By Lori Schloeder Gress After several delays in approving the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center, the project is scheduled to break ground in October. At the special Wadena City Council meeting on Sept.
By Dana Pavek Wadena-Deer Creek’s Homecoming Week was “pawsome”! The week kicked off with a pep fest at the middle/high school, organized by the WDC student councils.
The first-ever Princess Warrior 5K Run, Walk, Roll, Stroll or Crawl took place on Saturday, Sept. 28 with more than 500 people participating in the event, despite the rain. Jane Evelyn Fiemeyer, the Princess Warrior, was a vibrant second-grader at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary School when diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of seven. Jane fought a courageous battle with cancer, but died peacefully at home on Sept. 6, just three weeks before her ninth birthday on Sept. 27, 2012.
Fall is here and with it, the echoes of whistles, the bouncing of volleyballs, and the crack of shoulder pads, along with a variety of other sounds can be heard every night after school at Wadena-Deer Creek High School. Student-athletes are involved in football, volleyball, cross country, girls’ tennis and cheerleading. Shortly, Mr. Patterson will fire up the fall play crew, adding to the excitement of a new school year. It’s an exciting and hectic time of year.
By. Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol
By Rin Porter At the Sept. 19 county board meeting, commissioners heard a recommendation from Sheriff Mike Carr Jr. and Chief Deputy Bill Cross that Deputy Luke Manderschied be hired to replace Scott McKellep as Emergency Management Services Director. McKellep resigned recently to take a job with the State of Minnesota. Manderschied has been employed by the Sheriff’s Department since 2007, Carr said.
What a great start to the school year at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools. It is hard to believe we have already finished our third week of school, but I guess time flies when you are having fun and getting back into the swing of things. Seeing the energy the students bring to the building and the excitement of the teachers and staff has certainly been fun to watch. Summer break was well deserved, but by the looks of things most of us were ready to get back into the school routine.
A Wadena man is in jail following an incident where Wadena Police Department officers told him at gunpoint to put down a knife he was holding, a WPD press release said Wednesday. Just before 6 p.m. Monday, WPD officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Cedar Drive, the release said. When officers arrived on scene they saw a man later identified as Dallas Mark Schulke, 26, Wadena, walking out of the residence holding a knife, the release said. The officers drew their weapons and ordered Schulke to put down the knife and lie on the ground.