Pioneer Journal Staff
Wadena County marriage licenses for March 11- 15: • Grant Kenneth Skoog, Menahga to Jocelyn Lisa Kesti, Maple Lake. • Blaine Daniel Wall, Belle Fourche, SD to Shelby Lynn Kyllonen, Belle Fourche, SD. • Lawrence Lewis Pickner III, Wadena to Debra Marie Friest, Wadena. • Derek Daniel Witthuhn, Wadena to Amanda Jeanne Schluttner, Wadena.
Wadena Police Department March 8 • Male party was receiving threatening texts, calls, and emails from an unknown male. • Report of a BMW driving erratically and speeding. Vehicle was traveling 90 mph and weaving in and out of traffic on Hwy 71. • An older man with a young male were walking down the middle of the road and refusing to move for traffic. March 12 • Two car accident. No injuries. Vehicle u-turned in front of the other vehicle.
Tri-County Health Care will host the next Change Your Weighs Support Group meeting on Tuesday, March 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in Wadena. The class is free to attend, and the topic is Healthy Weighs with Food Labels. The purpose of the group is to provide nutritional resources and information for people with diabetes, prediabetes or those seeking to lose weight or learn more about a healthy diet.
Wadena Alliance Church Awana program is in full swing with activities leading up to Easter. Wadena Alliance Church, located at 1428 Jefferson St. South in Wadena, is also in preparation for an Easter Musical to be held on the evening of April 18. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend this Easter celebration.
Thursday, March 21 Minnesota Voices — Tom Meinhover "Grass Roots" at noon at the Wadena County Museum. MOPS (Mothers of preschoolers) meet, 9 - 11 a.m., first and third Thursdays of the month, Wadena Alliance Church. Friday, March 22 The Cultural Center in New York Mills is hosting the Lost Forty in concert at 7:30 p.m. This duo performs the Irish-influenced music of men who roamed the Great Lakes region in the days when pine was king. Saturday, March 23
The 27th annual Great American Think-Off is looking for your essay submission for its annual philosophy debate. This year's controversial question reads: "To vote or not to vote: does it matter?" Essays are due April 1. Express your opinion via 750 word (or less) essay, and your voice could win you 1 of 4 $500 cash prizes, PLUS an all-expense-paid stay in New York Mills for the live debate on June 8 at 7 p.m. at the NYM School Auditorium.
The Tri-County Health Care Foundation is offering grants for area non-profit organizations. The TCHC Foundation Grant was created to help organizations fund activities that promote health care and education in the Tri-County service area in Wadena, Todd and Otter Tail counties. Past grant funds have gone toward local first responder equipment, AEDs, and wellness and health activities.
The following are wanted for a warrant out of the Wadena County Sheriff's Office: • Crystal Lynn Hilden, Ottertail, theft by check. • Creston Nathaniel Lamonth, 33, Brooklyn, theft by swindle. • Marc Antony Rykowski, 23, Wadena, possession, property damage, forgery, theft. • Nikolas Yohan Tyler Schmitz, 23, Minneapolis, no code. • Joshua Andrew Steckroat, 34, New York Mills, stolen vehicle.
Continuing his goal of ending childhood obesity, fitness icon Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils (NFGFC), has kicked off 2019 by selecting the State of Minnesota for its 2019 DON'T QUIT! Campaign. The NFGFC will deliver a state-of-the-art DON'T QUIT! Fitness Center to three schools for demonstrating leadership in getting and keeping their students fit. School nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 22. The nomination process is simple. All you need to do is fill out a short application and include a written essay or short video.
A full house of patrons were welcomed into Drastic Measures Brewing on Friday, March 15, for the grand opening of the new business at the corner of Jefferson Street and Aldrich Ave.