Banquet and hide sales money well-spent Many people wonder how we spent our money from the banquet and hide sales. • We spent $1,600 to install the NASP program in the WDC school, along with DNR and federal matching funds. • We donated $1,500 to the high school trap shooting team for the second year. • We donated $1,000 to Knob Hill for the second year in a row toward the new trap machine. • We purchased two large mammal boxes for the FFA programs at WDC and NYM schools at $550 each. • We provided stocking caps to the students taking the firearm safety class.
Memorial Day breakfast set for May 26 A Verndale Lioness Memorial Day breakfast will be held at the Verndale Civic Center Monday, May 26 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. There will be scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, muffins, coffee and milk. A free will offering will be collected. Senior Health clinics offered in June Senior Health Clinics sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held on the following dates: • Friday, June 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Humphrey Manor in Wadena • Friday, June13 from 9 a.m.
Art exhibit continues through May 31 "Expressions of a Sami Heritage", an exhibit of Kayleen Horsma's new oil paintings, continues on exhibit at the Cultural Center in New York Mills through Saturday, May 31. There is no charge for admission to this exhibit in the Center's ground floor gallery. The Center's gallery is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reception honoring Kayleen will be hosted by the Center on Tuesday, May 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. and everyone is invited to talk with Kayleen and learn about her work as an artist.
Looking to boost economic growth, the city of Wadena has approved tax increment financing (TIF) agreement for a variety of projects over the past year. The latest example happened last week, when the council approved TIF for a developer looking to build on a vacant lot between Super One Foods and Walmart on the north end of Wadena.
Speeding Michael Vincent Arvik Jr., 20, Park Rapids, 72/55, fees $150. Eric Christopher Boss, 55, Plymouth, 60/40, adult probation (six months), fees $125. Grant James Ertl, 25, Minneapolis, 62/45, fees $150. Donald Richard Hoverson, 32, Nevis, 65/55, fees $130. Michael Lee Kukok, 31, Maple Grove, 78/65, fees $140. Gail Marie Leverson, 54, Wadena, 55/35, fees $230. Mark Ronald Pickar, 44, Cannon Falls, Minn., 55/45, fees $130. Krossland Mikel Shaw, 20, St.
Everyone plays a role in prevention. National Prevention Week is May 18 - 24, an annual observance to public awareness of, and action around substance abuse and mental health issues. Did you know? • Smoking is the nation's largest preventable cause of disease and death. • Research shows the brain continues developing through adolescence until approximately age 25.
Keith Leiran, an American Family Insurance agent in Perham and Wadena, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Leiran joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to outstanding customer service. Leiran has been an agent for American Family since January, 2010.
A NDSU student with local ties came home with titles following the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association championships May 1-4 in Harrisburg, Pa. According to Greg Lardy, professor and head of animal sciences, Hailey Aagard, a senior double majoring in equine and animal sciences from Wadena, is the association's national champion in beginner western horsemanship. Aagard is coached by Tara Swanson, lecturer of animal sciences. "As a coach, I couldn't be more proud of Hailey. She has been working hard all year in preparation for the opportunity to compete at nationals." Swanson said.
Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 930 students during its spring commencement program Friday, May 16 in the university's Nemzek Fieldhouse. The College of Arts, Media and Communication, College of Business and Innovation, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences will participate in the 9 a.m. ceremony. The College of Education and Human Services, and College of Science, Health and the Environment will participate in the 2 p.m. program.
Menahga teachers have positive impact with literacy efforts I'd like to take a moment to celebrate the excellent efforts of our teachers in Menahga. As literacy tutor with the Minnesota Reading Corps for Menahga Elementary I see firsthand the great work they are doing to shape the futures of the children of our community. I also know the reality facing today's students. According to data from 2013 state standardized tests, one in three of Minnesota third graders are not reading at grade level.