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Old Wadena Society meeting on April 28

The ball field surrounded by a host of automobiles. Barely visible is a portion of the stadium in the lower left of the photo. Photo courtesy of the Bertha Historical Society 1 / 2
Bertha team photo with Ernie Fisher, team owner and namesake, in the middle. Again with both Donaldson and Foreman. Photo courtesy of Bertha Historical Society2 / 2

Old Wadena Society annual meeting will be held April 28. The meeting will feature Staples native Peter Gorton detailing his 19-year effort to have John Donaldson recognized for his achievements as a professional baseball player back in the days of segregated Major League Baseball. The meeting is at 1 p.m., Sunday, at the Northern Pacific Depot in Staples.