Living History: Celebrate the old and embrace the new
30 years ago
May 25, 1989
The Cozy Theater hosted an old-time movie night. Theater goers arrived in old fashioned garb for an evening of classic cinema.
Connie Lee Stich
Country Singer, Conne Lee Stich was slated to visit the 23rd Miss Wadena Scholarship Pageant. Stich was born in rural Minnesota and was known for playing traditional country, gospel, and country rock.
40 years ago
May 23, 1979
Wadena firemen responded to an early morning fire that started near a wood burning stove. The blaze consumed a garage that had been converted into a home. Another fire broke out just a few hours later at the wood shred factory. The fire started in a hopper containing wood shavings.
A groundbreaking was held for Wadena State Bank on May 16, 1979. The bank was anticipated to have three drive-ins and skylight illumination. The previous bank building had been constructed in 1957.