Pioneer Journal Staff
Approximately 94,000 Minnesotans live with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, and a quarter million people provide unpaid care to these individuals. The value of this care to Minnesota and society is over $3.5 billion dollars per year, which exceeds the annual revenue of some Fortune 500 companies. In a tour across the state of Minnesota, Professor Joseph Gaugler hopes to meet with families and professionals to talk about Alzheimer's disease, share information, and stories.
30 years ago 6 July 20, 1989 Indoor pool City leaders were gauging interest and support for the construction of an indoor pool in Wadena. A phone survey was conducted to measure support for the pool. The collected data was given to a committee formed to represent the varied backgrounds of people living in Wadena. Outstanding Senior Citizens
Nursing programs on all four M-State campuses have been awarded initial accreditation status by the National League for Nursing's Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. "National program accreditation is a recognized standard of excellence," said Jennifer Jacobson, M State's dean of health careers. The CNEA accreditation, effective through June 2025, was granted for both the Associate Degree in Nursing and the Practical Nursing programs at M State.
Wadena County property transfers for July 8-12
More than 700 people attended the eighth annual Tri-County Health Care Block Party held on Tuesday, July 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Wesley lawn in Wadena. This family event featured food and fun for all ages. Inflatables, balloons, caricatures and face painting topped the list of free attractions.
Thursday, July 18 Wadena Lions Annual Summer BBQ at Burlington Northern Park. Serving 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stay or get it to go. Cost is $9. Come join the community for a picnic, all proceeds go to help support the local Lions Community and youth activities.
With its new Digital Marketing program, Minnesota State Community and Technical College becomes one of the few two-year colleges offering a degree that prepares students with the real-world skills for this booming specialty. Beginning this fall, M State students can enroll in an associate degree program created with direction from industry experts in the region that provides hands-on experience in online marketing.
Wednesday, July 10 Clayton Charles Steele (29) of El Dorado, Ariz., was stopped and issued a citation for speeding. Friday, July 12 Roddy Gary Burcham Jr (52) of Wadena, was arrested for violating the terms of his probation. Burcham was transported to the Wadena County Jail. Saturday, July 13
Wadena County Sheriff's office July 4 • Male party took assortment of pills and keeps falling over. EMS responded. • Vehicle was swerving and then driver threw beer can out the window. Vehicle continued on to a gas station. July 5 Complainant stated someone put sugar in his tractor's gas tank. July 9 Abandoned tent found in the park. The tent has been there for several days. July 10 • Three cows loose on the road. Officer made contact with the owner. • Kitten was discovered stuck in a vehicle.
The following are wanted for a warrant out of the Wadena County Sheriff's Office: • Kayla Elizabeth Bates, 33, Wadena, domestic assault • Jacob Allen Ray Berthiaume, 20, Fergus Falls, possession • Jason Daniel Jarvis, 48, Minneapolis, disorderly conduct • Joshua Douglas Newlun, 27, Frazee, trespassing • Steffan Levis Peters, 32, St. Cloud, possession • Nicole Mae Rindahl, 34, Minneapolis, possession • Tami Lynn Rock, 53, Ponsford, theft