Ross Anderson, M.D., is the most recent addition to the Tri-County Health Care team. He specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and will practice at the Wadena clinic. Anderson has been practicing medicine for 33 years and most recently worked for Allina Health — Cambridge Medical Center. He is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was inspired to pursue medicine by medical missionaries. In fact, he and his wife have done short-term medical missions in Kenya, and they hope to return.
Monday, Aug. 27, the staff of Freshwater gathered for their Fall All Staff Meeting. The FED staff took part in a team building presentation by "The Village" as well as "Trauma Informed Care Training," and ended the day by celebrating employee's years of service. Theresa Gould, Sped paraprofessional and Janie Skoien, ALC instructor were honored for their 10 years of service to Freshwater. Michelle Motschenbacher, Sped paraprofessional; Jana Timm, ALC specialist and Cathy Salathe, ALC program assistant were honored for their 15 years of service to Freshwater.
Nate Ronning, M.D., has joined the Tri-County Health Care emergency department. Ronning specializes in emergency medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Ronning attended Concordia College and Ross University and completed residency at the University of South Florida. Previously, he worked for Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Fla.; Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.; and Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes.
The New York Mills school district was awarded bicycle fleets, trailers and supplies to teach bicycle and pedestrian safety, according to a news release Tuesday, Sept. 11, from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. According to a news release, the bikes were expected to arrive in the spring. As a part of MnDOT's Safe Routes to School program, these grants award communities a trailer, bicycles and supplies that enable teachers, after school programs, and other community groups to share the bicycles while teaching critical safety skills to youth in Minnesota.
It was interesting to read about the Wadena City Council's recent discussions in the Aug. 23 issue of the Pioneer Journal, especially the suggestion by Toby Pierce regarding the Wadena City entry signs. I've heard many disappointing remarks regarding the present signs. I personally would love to see the change become a sculpture of a Native American chief, holding a sign that says, "Wadena Welcomes" either full sculptures or busts on pedestals. That would be beautiful! Marilyn Swanson, Wadena
Hope Theisen was among the students to graduate from North Dakota State University in summer 2018. NDSU awarded 309 degrees to students. Theisen graduated with honors with a BS in Political Science.
A malfunctioning elevator at Humphrey Manor East is back in operation Tuesday according to staff, after it was out of order for about six days. The elevator motor began malfunctioning last Wednesday, Sept. 5 and was not functioning at all the next day, according to Maria Marthaler, housing programs manager for the Wadena Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Humphrey Manor is managed by Wadena Housing and Redevelopment Authority and is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Tri-County Health Care's monthly Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, which helps area residents affected by suicide, will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wesley Conference Room at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena. Each year, more than 36,000 people in the U.S. die by suicide. The support group at Tri-County is intended to provide healing support for people coping with the shock, grief and emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide.
Dr. Ed Fleming of the Science Museum of Minnesota will talk about Archaeology in Wadena County on Thursday, Sept. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum. He will discuss the results of the survey he and his team conducted this past summer to discover new archaeological sites in Wadena County. This recent survey was to learn more about the history of Wadena County prior to European settlement. This program is part of "Minnesota Voices," a series of free programs from the Wadena County Historical Society featuring programs with Minnesota writers, artists and scientists.
Kyle Michael Barta, 32, Fargo, N.D., warrant: issuing worthless check. Kristie Danyelle Bradford, 43, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. Stanley John Canova, 54, Wadena, warrant: DWI - refusal to test. Chelsea Leann Haddock, 25, Wadena, warrant: theft by swindle. Sasha Lynn Jenkins, 28, Duluth, warrant: disorderly conduct. Maxine Helen Nicol, 71, Mahnomen, warrant: contempt of court. William Edward Thompson, 32, Moorhead, warrant: probation violation.