Freshwater Education District offers Options Programs for Students. Five Area Learning Centers provide education that is alternative to a typical high school. The purpose of the ALC is provide a full year of services to assist students in obtaining a high school diploma. High school students can attend full or part time depending on their graduation needs. A student can attend their school full time and can recover credits after school at the ALC. A student can contact the ALC if they are interested in more details.
A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held the third Wednesday monthly alternating between the Sebeka and Menahga Senior Centers. Clinics will be held the following dates: • Sept. 19, 8:30 -11:30 a.m. at the Menahga Senior Center. • Oct. 17, 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Sebeka Senior Center. Clinics at Wadena County Public Health will be held the second Wednesday monthly from 8:30-11:30 a.m. starting Sept. 12 and 26.
Aug. 10 • A woman called police to report a man taking two boxes and a tote of donated items from Rising Phoenix. The woman told the man he couldn't just take the items, and he left. • A woman called deputies on her daughter, who was having a party in the backyard. The woman suspected her daughter's friends were drinking and that one of them might have a firearm. Deputies arrived and issued citations for underage drinking. Aug. 11
Jesse Allen Dejarlais, 37, Motley, warrant: contempt of court. Tharen David Grussing, 38, Menahga, warrant: contempt of court. Tabetha Lynn Olson, 33, Wadena, warrant: contempt of court (three counts).
Aug. 14 • The Wadena Police Department signed a complaint on, Kayla Lyn Boudin, 29, of Big Lake for 4th degree assault. Aug. 15 • Ryan Christopher Freeman, 34, of Wadena, was stopped and issued a citation for driving after revocation and no proof of insurance. Aug. 17 • Michael Robert Flynn, 59, of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Flynn was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Aug. 18
Wadena County Public Health Department will conduct monthly immunization clinics as follows for the month of September: • Thursday, Sept. 6, 3-5 p.m. • Tuesday Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon. at Wadena County Public Health, walk ins welcome. • Monday, Sept. 10 at First English Lutheran Church, 17 Main St NW, Menahga, call for an appointment.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Department and the Wadena Police Department are announcing a community notification for a Level Three Sex Offender, Chad Allan Mikska, who planned to move into the community Aug. 15. Convicted sexual and predatory offenders have always been released to live in our communities and law enforcement has the ability to register and track these offenders after their release from correctional facilities. Local law enforcement currently tracks and monitors the activities of approximately 66 registered sex offenders in Wadena County.
A woman has the "right" to kill her baby? Where in the bible or our Constitution does it say that? At the moment of conception a "human man" and and "human woman" create a new "human baby boy" or a new "human baby girl." Human life begins at conception! If it didn't, there wouldn't be any human babies who become human men and women. Some people actually believe that a fetus is not a baby, not a person! What do humans create?
Michael Small, Wadena, has been named to the University of Minnesota Morris Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.666 or higher while taking 12 or more credits on the A-F grading system, with no incompletes or unsatisfactory grades.
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Daniel Carlisle has accepted the position as President/Chief Executive Officer and Legal Counsel. Carlisle, who currently serves as an attorney for Pemberton Law Office, will succeed current President/CEO Robin Doege, in October. "Dan is a long-time member of our community, understands our culture at Todd-Wadena, has great communication skills, has vast knowledge of our industry and will be a great leader in our rapidly changing world," said Mike Thorson, TWEC Board Chair.