Pioneer Journal Staff
Sentenced Jeffrey Allan Sams, 49, Davenport, Flo., deer hunting with the use of bait, a misdemeanor, $390 fee. Marvin Wayne Greeno, 57, Sebeka, make or initiate call knowing no emergency exists with intent to disrupt, interfere with emergency services. Fine $140, stay 90 days; and count 2 disorderly conduct, supervised probation six months. Jonathan Richard Chock, 29, Wadena, disorderly conduct-brawling or fighting. One-year unsupervised probation and a $290 fee.
During the week of Dec. 10, several burglaries were solved and arrests were made, according to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office. Burglaries were reported in the rural Staples areas of Wadena and Todd counties in the middle of November. Items stolen mostly included power tools, hand tools and tool bags.
The Wadena-Deer Creek FFA Chapter was recognized as a "Two-Star National Chapter" at the 91st National FFA Convention. The national convention was held in Indianapolis, Ind. The FFA program recognized chapters from around the country that actively practice the mission and strategies of the organization.
MnDOT crews dug into Jefferson Street (Hwy 71) in Wadena Wednesday in an effort to get some early information about a planned project for 2023.
Wadena County Sheriff's Office wanted individuals for the week of Dec. 10 include: Thomas Lee Allen Bricker, 37, Wadena, contempt of court. Dylan Gabriel Desjarlais, 31, Ogema, contempt of court. Mark Alan Flowers, 63, Wadena, contempt of court. Steven Michael Koons, 19, Sebeka, contempt of court. Eric Richard Wirkkala, 41, Park Rapids, failure to appear for settlement conference on domestic assault.
Minnesota State University will award degrees to an estimated 500 students on Dec. 20. The commencement ceremony will take place at Nemzek Fieldhouse. The secondary 1 p.m. ceremony will also award degrees to about 115 students. The following students are expected to receive degrees: Wadena-Deer Creek
The following students made the first quarter "A" Honor Roll at WDC: Fifth grade Joanna Aho, Owen Anderson, Jayden Doll, Jenna Domier, Mckenna Dunbar, Kaylee Endres, Keira Falter, Anna Fiemeyer, Cambrie Geiger, Trevin Kern, Isabelle Lehmkuhl, Arynn Lorentz, Julia Lunde, Grant Nelson, Kennedy Ness, Lydia Oldakowski, Lily Parker, Ashley Pavek, Lily Peterson, Peyton Peterson, Jaylana Reger, James Seelhammer, Caleb Shaw, Anthony Slipp, Charli Snyder, Jack Van Bruggen. Sixth grade
Applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are accepted year-round but Friday, Jan. 18 is the application cutoff by which a producer or landowner must submit a signed application to their Natural Resources Conservation Service office for Fiscal Year 2019 funding consideration.
Jennie-O Turkey Store has promoted Abby Ganyo to Supervisor of Growout Production in the Wadena area. Abby started at Jennie-O as an intern two years ago and has worked as an Assistant Area Supervisor for the last year. Her new role will involve the supervision of more farms and expanded responsibilities.
The Radiothon To End Child Abuse ended at noon Friday for Hubbard Radio's radio stations in Wadena with staff and volunteers raising $12,777 over two days. This was the 14th year of the Radiothon and this total brings the total amount raised at the station to over $290,000. These funds along with other Hubbard Radio stations efforts go to support a four-county area (Hubbard, Otter Tail, Todd, and Wadena counties) to tackle child abuse, according to the SuperStation K-106 website.