Wadena News Staff
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?
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.
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
Question: Could you explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? Is it law or just a rule of thumb? The MNDOT website explains some of this, but leaves out some information. Also, I have tried using the Zipper Merge many times. It seems that hardly anyone else on the road knows about it. While doing it, I seem to irritate many other drivers that have merged into the open lane way before the actual merge, even to the point of being blocked from proceeding in the lane that is about to close.
Four Wadena-Deer Creek High School students placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday as part of their band and choir trip itinerary. The Wadena VFW Ladies Auxiliary donated the large red, white and blue wreath. Student representatives Henry Arrigoni, Jacob Goeden, Brianna Taggart and Katelyn Windels were selected for this honor when their names were drawn out of the pool of band and choir students.
The Knob Hill Sportsman’s Club will hold its 26th annual Wildlife Conservation Banquet Friday, April 26, at the Wadena Elks Lodge. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with the dinner following at 6 p.m. and the program starting at 7 p.m. The fee for a banquet ticket is $45.
Oakridge Homes will host a dance for the handicapped from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 19, at the Elks Lodge in Wadena.
March 25 A man received a call from the mother of his daughter and reported an altercation took place between his daughter and her step-father. The man alleged the girl was thrown out on the floor four times but was not injured. The daughter was ultimately kicked out of the house. An officer spoke with all parties involved and filed a report. March 26