Wadena News Staff
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
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.
Concerned about stormwater problems, the unfinished Sheriff's Building, grandstand construction issues, and the possible addition of a new building to the Fairgrounds complex, Wadena County Commissioners held a special meeting on Sept. 10 that began at the Fairgrounds.
Minnesota residents in the Wadena area are invited to meet the Minnesota Supreme Court and local judges during an informal community dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Wadena. The "Meet Your Court" dinner is one of the events that are part of the Supreme Court's fall visit to the Seventh Judicial District.
Adam Leverson was presented with his Eagle Scout Award by Troop 54 Scoutmaster Milo Scott on Aug. 18. Adam's Eagle Scout project was to re-blaze a trail at Tapley Park, which was damaged by the 2010 tornado. Adam would like to say 'thank you' to the community for supporting him in this huge achievement in scouting.