Wadena News Staff
Lori Schloeder Gress Not everyone works a nine to five job. Some business are open 24/7 and some services are also necessary to maintain 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Police officers and paramedics are two professions that require staffing at all times. A couple of young men from Wadena recently hit the airwaves for their work on the night shift. Both Chris and Brent are terrific examples of guys that have made Wadena proud.
Mitch Pearlstein, President, Center of the American Experiment The ugliest part of the ugly Miami Dolphins mess is the way in which at least one white player called an African American teammate about the worst thing a non-black can call a black person, under the assumption that rather than a slur, the n-word is all part of unexceptional locker room banter.
David A Anderson, Wadena County Veteran Service Officer If you lie about being awarded military honors for profit, you can now be subject to criminal prosecution, according to a Jan. 3law signed by President Obama. The Stolen Valor Act of 2013, introduced in January by Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV), “makes it a Federal crime for an individual to fraudulently hold oneself out to be a recipient of any of several specified military decorations or medals with the intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit,” the White House said announcing the signing.
A benefit for Linda Ferley will be held Saturday, Nov. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Prairie Event Center in Parkers Prairie. Ferley was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer last July after a brief remission from Stage 3 lung cancer.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5:06 p.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s office received a report of a firearm related hunting accident approximately four miles north of Long Prairie. The Long Prairie Ambulance and Long Prairie Fire Department were also called to the scene. The victim was identified as Mike Dreher of Sauk Rapids. Dreher suffered a single gunshot wound to the right chest. He was transported to the Long Prairie Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. Dreher was later flown to North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis.
A representative from the Office of Admission at North Dakota State University is scheduled to visit Wadena High School on Monday, Nov. 11, at 1:30 p.m. in Wadena, Minn. The representative will help high school students learn about earning a degree from NDSU.
Lina Belar, Interim Exucutive Director, WCHS From mess kits to mortar rounds, these artifacts in the collection of the Wadena County Historical Society represent the stories of the men and women who served their country in the armed forces. At the Museum there is one display room devoted entirely to the military.
Library hours: Sunday – Closed; Monday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. November Happenings at the Library On Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Wadena City Library, Holmes and Watson in Minnesota will be presented by author Jeff Falkingham. This Legacy program is sure to delight many ages while he is on tour in the Kitchigami Region. There may even be a special appearance by Sherlock Holmes and Dr.
Dana Pavek, WDC Schools The Wadena-Deer Creek Drama Department will present an energetic, contemporary musical, “Don’t Stop Believin’!” on Nov. 14, 15 and 16 on the stage of the historic Wadena Memorial Auditorium. Performance time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or from students in the play. The play is set at Ethel Lampert Community Center. Unfortunately, the center has seen better days and may soon see its final days unless teens, volunteers and staff find a way to save it.
Dana Pavek, WDC Schools Vietnam disabled veteran and author Jon Hovde will be the keynote speaker at Wadena-Deer Creek high school’s Veteran’s Day program, Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. “We are honored to have Mr. Hovde give the keynote address to students, veterans and the community at our Veteran’s Day program,” said WDC Music Instructor Mike Ortmann, who coordinates the school’s Veteran’s Day program. This is Hovde’s second time as keynote speaker at WDC’s Veteran’s Day program.