Wadena News Staff
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.
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 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.
The Greater Wadena Arts League is celebrating National Poetry Month by presenting a program of poetry, featuring Sonja Kosler at Wadena Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. Sonja Kosler is a retired broadcast and print journalist. She lives surrounded by natural beauty on a small west central Minnesota lake. Her poetry has been published locally, regionally and nationally. She has received several work/study grants. Kosler is also an award winning photographer and oral tradition storyteller.
As winter lingers on and opportunities for outside activities remain limited, more than ever people I talk to are wishing we had our new Wellness Center up and running. When you think about it, there is really quite a lot you can do when the weather is nice. You can go outside and run, bicycle, play Frisbee golf, or just soak in the sun. The trouble is, out of 365 days in a year, how many really nice days do we have up here in the north country?
5 O’ Clock Socials League Standings Larry’s Family Pizza - 28 1/2-11 1/2 Verne’s Auto Electric - 22 1/2-17 1/2 Thrifty White Drug - 22-18 Butterfly Soft Touch - 20-20 Pine Breeze Farms - 17-23 Ben Franklin Crafts - 10-30
Gosh, it is already April! There are only nine days left until the running of the Boston Marathon and only 262 shopping days until Christmas! The first day of spring has come and gone! And, did you know that March was “Colon Cancer Awareness” month?
DAILY WEEKDAY: WDC Middle/High School Walking Track Monday - Friday 6 to 7:30 a.m. and 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. The track is open to the public and is free of charge. Walking and running are permitted on the track. Saturday, April 6