Pioneer Journal Staff
Resurface west, then east of Wadena Hwy 10 will have single-lane closures with use of flaggers and a pilot car beginning Monday, June 3. First, crews will resurface the west end between Bluffton and 3rd St W in Wadena, then the east end between Harry Rich Dr and Oink Joint Rd. Drivers will have to stop and take turns going through the single-lane work zone. Flaggers will let you know when it's safe to go and follow the pilot car through the area. If you're at a driveway or intersection at Hwy 10, wait there until you see the pilot car go by first.
Wadena County property transfers from May 13- May 17: • Citizens National Bank of Park Rapids, hereby conveys to Mohawk Land LLC, Lots 11 and 12 of Block 2 of Southgate First Addition. • Marcia J. Green, single person, hereby conveys to Tyler S. Sonenstahl, S1/2 S1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 of Section 16, Twp. 137, Rg. 33.
Wadena Police Department May 10 Received a report of a fight in the parking lot. Officers made contact, one party left before the police arrived. Only pushing and shoving, not actual hitting. May 11 • Complainant reported an aggressive dog. The dog approached him while mowing the lawn. Authorities made contact with the dogs owner and warned them about the dogs behavior. Future issues could result in a citation and the dog being placed on the dangerous list.
Staples veteran Fred Tramm will give the main address during the Memorial Day program at 9 a.m., Monday, May 27, at the Wadena Cemetery. Tramm volunteered for the service in 1964, when he joined the U.S. Air Force. He was sent to Lackland Air Force Base for basic training. After basic, he was sent to Mac Dill Air Force Base and was attached to the 836th hospital squadron. He joined the 37th medical group for a 90 day temporary duty assignment in southeast Asia.
Wednesday, May 15 Gavin Shae Peterson (22) of Verndale, was stopped and issued a citation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Thursday, May 16 Colby Thomas Knudson (24) of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Friday, May 17 • Courtney June Olston (27) of Wadena, was arrested for domestic assault. Olston was transported to the Wadena County Jail.
Thursday, May 23 Wadena Whirlaways Square Dance Club dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Wadena VFW. Tom Allen is caller, Donna Stone is the cuer, and this dance will have a patriotic theme. Friday, May 24 WDC High School Commencement at 7 p.m. at the High School Gym. Tuesday, May 28
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts. The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized CRP, one of the country's largest conservation programs.
Thrivent Action Team dollars were at work in the community on Thursday, May 9. A new family bench was created and installed around a young tree at Tapley Park in SW Wadena. Heading the project was Thrivent member and park neighbor Daryl Pearson with the help of Park Board Member Dean Krogstad, and city employees Shawn Swenson and Andy Worden. The new bench is a great spot, especially families with young children to rest, relax, play and perhaps enjoy a picnic, according to Tapley Park neighbor Vicki Pearson.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a one vehicle rollover that occurred at 7:29 p.m., Monday, May 20, on 251st Ave in Thomastown Township. Upon arrival, Wadena County deputies found 31-year-old, North Allen Wiebesick of rural Staples had traveled south on 251st Avenue in Wadena County when he drifted onto the west shoulder, over corrected entered the North bound lane, hit the east shoulder, over corrected again and over turned his 2004 Buick Regal. Wiebesick was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Next year's Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener will be held May 7-10 in Otter Tail County. The announcement was made during the 2019 Fishing Opener in Albert Lea by DNR Commissioner, Sarah Strommen, and Explore Minnesota Tourism Executive Director, John Edman. Otter Tail County representatives were in Albert Lea for the announcement.