Wadena News Staff
Hi, I’m John. I’ll be here for a short period to fill in while Forum Communications finds a replacement for Dain Sullivan. For over 20 years I owned the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood and I have worked there for nearly 40 years altogether in a variety of roles ranging from sportswriter to publisher. For the past eight years I have been semi-retired, although I still cover the school board and do other assignments.
Dear Verndale School District Residents: District residents will be asked to vote on the proposed building project for the Verndale School District. During a special meeting on March 7, 2013, the school board called for a special election to be held at the school from Noon–8 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Wadena-Deer Creek-Bluffton Community Education is offering an introduction to horses class for families. The class will be taught by Ron Sundby and his family. Learn how to groom a horse, what horses like to eat, how to properly walk around a horse, how to saddle a horse and more! Bring your bicycle helmet so you can safely ride a horse. Children cannot attend without a parent or guardian.
Distance has always been a tough economic challenge for rural Minnesota. Cars and highways have gone a long way toward shortening that distance. Now, modern communications are bringing the world even closer. With interactive video, a patient in Lac qui Parle County can be seen by a medical specialist in Minneapolis. With e-commerce, a small business in Fergus Falls can sell its product to anyone, anywhere. With online learning, a student in Two Harbors can tune in to a class at Stanford University.
William and Edith Bartels, Jr and Randy and Bette Johnson are happy to announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Gretchen Bartels to Brent Johnson on April 13 at Crystal Lake Golf Course in Lakeville, Minn. Gretchen is a 1999 graduate of Stephen-Argyle Central High School and a 2007 graduate of MSU Moorhead. She is employed by Living Life Home Care, St Louis Park. Brent is a 1998 graduate of Bertha Hewitt High School, attended Fergus Falls Community College and is a 2004 graduate of MSU, Mankato. He is employed by Current EDM in Plymouth and Minnetonka.
To speak at event April 19 in Wadena Lindsay Gullingsrud of the Minnesota Coalition against Sexual Assault will speak at noon, Friday, April 19 at a Sloppy Joe Luncheon at the United Methodist Church in Wadena. Her appearance is part of a Community Resource Fair to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. The event is sponsored by Someplace Safe during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Poverty meeting April 9 at St. Ann’s Church
March 30 - Ruby Jean Petrowski, girl, born at 1:54 a.m., to Tabitha and Scott Petrowski of Wadena. She weighed 8 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Nicole Strand at Tri-County Health Care. She is welcomed home by her big brother, Leo, and big sister, Violet.
March 16 - Jessica and Charlie Hansen of Estero, Fla., girl, Lorelei Jeannine Hansen, 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 18.5 inches long, Naples, Fla. Hansen is a 2000 WDC graduate. The grandparents are Jeannine and Curt Becker of Wadena and Charles and Cheryl Hansen of Littlefork, Minn.. Great-grandparents are Earl and Anita Cypher of Nevis, Minn. and LeRoy and Diane Tveit of International Falls, Minn.
March 28 - Natallie Nicole Johnson, girl, was born at 10:28 p.m., to Cammi Levan and Eric Johnson of Wadena. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Heidi Olson at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena.
March 25 –Ruby Lynn Bernt, 6 lbs. 9 oz., 20 inches long to Chris and Katie Bernt, St. Paul, Neb. She is welcomed home by sister Addie. Grandparents are Steve and Nancy Peterson, Wadena; Melinda Smith, Ord, Neb. and Bob and Christine Bernt, Spalding Neb.