Wadena News Staff
Throughout 2013, Wadena leaders worked tirelessly to make the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center a reality. The $12.4 million facility might have prompted the most stories, but lots of other things happened in our community throughout the past year, from naming a new police chief and superintendent to a wildfire and small tornado. Here's a look back at some highlights: January • After 35 years as a pharmacist in Wadena, Diane Peters retired from Thrifty White Drug.
It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of Christmas with your family and friends nearby, but a group of my Wadena High School classmates recently got together to remember some of our classmates and friends, both near and far, who have experienced death or setbacks in their lives during the past year.
Dharmindra Persaud Basdeo, 45, Minneapolis, warrant: disturbing the peace. Angela Marie Goranson, 27, Wadena, warrant: DWI. Angela C. Burnside-Stewart, 32, Ponsford, Minn., warrant: theft. Robert Abraham-Timothy Moore, 21, St. Paul, warrant: receiving stolen property.
The problem with sex offenders One thing is for sure, repeat sex offenders aren't caught going in for tetanus shots in our county from rusty zippers, or because they fear the police. I may continue to give blind support, just because it seems the norm each election.
The Golden Gloves boxing season has arrived. The first home card of the season for golden gloves boxing will be Dec. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Wadena Armory. Boxers from Wadena, St. Cloud, Willmar, Detroit Lakes, the Iron Range and White Earth are scheduled to box Saturday night. Twelve bouts are scheduled including a possible female boxing match. The main event will feature Wadena's two-time regional champion John Johnson, weighing in at 138 lbs. Johnson will take on Willmar boxer Eloy Zavala, a Minnesota state USA champion.
Sunday, Sunset, 12/1/13 Wadena Lanes - 53 1/2 Gutter Dusters - 51 1/2 Gene's Team - 48 Eagle's Café - 44 Lane Jockeys - 36 1/2 The Fun Team -...
The wrestlers are beginning their season, but found the weather this past week interfering with the schedule. A triangular with Osakis and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus had to be postponed. The only place to fit all the wrestling teams was in Bertha and wrestle between the dual with United North Central. The meet with UNC was moved to 6 p.m. and the triangular began at 4:30 p.m. Opening round found the Raiders coming out strong with a 49-16 victory over a good Osakis team.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – A woman injured in a head-on crash near here on Dec. 4 has died, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The patrol was notified Monday that 59-year-old Brenda Cossette of Pelican Rapids died of injuries suffered in the accident. Cossette was the human resources director for the city of Fergus Falls.
On Sept. 20, the Army published its plan to modernize Army Knowledge Online (AKO). The plan transitions business users to a suite of more secure, interoperable Department of Defense (DOD) services. The improved security requires users to have Common Access Cards (CAC) embedded with users' personal digital certificates.
It continues to be a busy time at Wadena-Deer Creek Schools. Winter sports are in full swing and winter vacation is right around the corner. As the school year moves forwards, we continue to provide great experiences for our kids. Last week was no exception.