Wadena News Staff
Question: I am a 34-year veteran police officer, nearing the end of my career. The recent snowfalls made me angry, seeing all the drivers not using their headlights!
In 1868 in Milwaukee, Allen and Company built a schooner, naming it "Rouse Simmons" after a rich businessman. It was purchased by Charles H. Hackley of Muskegon, Mich., to haul lumber. It took its place among the Hackley ships that crisscrossed the big lake up and down the coastline. The Rouse soon became the workhorse of the fleet, hauling lumber from company mills to other ports around the lake for 20 years. It made weekly runs from Grand Haven as far as Chicago.
If you could hear the Vikings coaching staff preparing for a game, you would hear phrases like, "We need to stop the run. We need to load the box. We need to control the line of scrimmage." If you could see their whiteboards and clipboards, you would see that every design has a plan of execution that would affect the player's drills that week.
Tania Mielke joins WDC as a speech-language pathology program paraprofessional. She will be working primarily in the middle/high school where she will be assisting Lecia Parker and Tabitha Petrowski, WDC speech-language pathologists. Mielke will be taking online classes the fall 2014 at Alexandria Technical College, where she will be obtaining a speech-language pathology assistant license in the spring 2016.
Local Wadena residents Kate Schmidt, Ellie Miron and Emma Taggart, piano students of Julia Whynott, passed the Minnesota Music Theory exam with high distinction Nov. 16 in Alexandria. Miron earned a perfect score of 57 out of 57. The exam is required for students wishing to participate in the statewide Minnesota Piano Contest Finals.
The Wadena Police Department released a level III sex offender Dec. 11. Christopher Austin Sharp served his sentence for sexual conduct with females and was released to an address on the southeast Wadena area.
The Honorable Rodney C. Hanson, a 1978 Wadena High School graduate, was recently appointed by governor Mark Dayton as judge to Minnesota's eighth judicial district in Pope county. Hanson's investiture was held Nov. 15, where he was sworn in at his chambered courthouse in Glenwood. Along with family and friends, Hanson's parents, longtime Wadena residents Harlyn and Janette Hanson were present. Hanson was sworn in by a family bible held by his mother.
WDC Schools to hold two food drives at holiday programs Wadena-Deer Creek Schools is holding two food drives to benefit the Wadena Food Shelf. The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable items to the 5 through 12 grade choir concert on Monday, Dec. 16 and the K through 4 grade holiday program on Thursday, Dec. 19. Tables will be set up by the entrances. Please consider donating any non-perishable items to help replenish the Wadena Food Shelf during the holidays.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College will celebrate the graduation of 356 students in a combined commencement on Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Moorhead. Graduates from the college's campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena and the online eCampus program will participate in the 2 p.m. ceremony at the Knutson Campus Center at Concordia College. It's the first time M State has marked fall semester graduation in a combined ceremony. Friends and family are invited to attend, and no tickets are required.
James William Ellisonn, 30, Browerville, warrant: contempt of court. Brian Lee Fischer, 42, Menahga, warrant: traffic violation. Charles Arthur Biksen, 38, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Dustin Edward Cannon, 27, Wadena, warrant: traffic violation. Conrad Braydon Dickerson, 41, Park Rapids, warrant: traffic violation.