Thursday, Nov. 15 Minnesota Voices presents singer, songwriter, and author, Elisa Korenne from noon to 1 p.m. at the Wadena County Museum where she will talk about her recent memoir, "Hundred Miles to Nowhere." This is a free program from the Wadena County Historical Society. Please call 218-849-1454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. Monday, Nov. 19
Wadena County showed a strong voter turnout for the general election. As a state, Minnesota had about 64.23 percent turnout. Wadena County had 7,802 voters registered at 7 a.m. on election day, just how many of those voted was not known as of Monday. Wadena County election results were slowed down due to a long process of counting absentee ballots, according to Wadena County Auditor Judy Taves. While all ballots were to the courthouse by 10:30 p.m., it took until 4:30 a.m. for the results to make it online with the Minnesota Secretary of State Office.
After a recount during the primary election and incorrect ballots mailed out to two precincts in Wadena County in October, election staff were hoping to sail through election day, worry free. By Wednesday morning, it was clear that troubles were still in store as Wadena County was one of three in the state still working to post results. Results were updated on the state website at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Saturday, Nov. 3 Minnesota deer rifle season begins a half hour before sunrise for permit areas in 100, 200 and 300A. Wednesday, Nov. 7 Check out Robert the Magician as he presents "The Magic of Thanks Giving" at 10 a.m. at the Wadena City Library. This show is geared towards preschool through second-grade children and promotes politeness. For any questions, email email@example.com , call 218-631-2476.
Thursday, Oct. 25 Free community meal served from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, served by UCC and St. Helen's Episcopal Church. Serving hamburger vegetable soup, bread, crackers bars, fruit and beverage. Saturday, Oct. 27 Pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Wadena Senior Center. Minnesota children's author Mary Casanova plans to read from and sign copies of her new picture book Hush Hush, Forest at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Wadena City Library. Wednesday, Oct. 31
Tuesday, Oct. 23 The Regular Board of Commissioners Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Wadena Housing & Redevelopment Authority (WHRA) Main Office in the board room. If you have items that you would like placed on the agenda, or if you have any questions, please contact Maria Marthaler, WHRA Director at (218) 631-7723 prior to the meeting. Wadena Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday of each month, St. John's Lutheran Church Fellowship hall. Wednesday, Oct. 24
Motley UMC Turkey Dinner The Motley United Methodist Church will have their annual Fall Turkey Dinner with all trimmings from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. Music also provided by Rod Enberg. Church is located at 847 3rd Ave. S., Motley.
The Wadena County Historical Society will hold their annual meeting at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Maasconi's Char and Bar in Verndale. Guest speaker for the evening will be Adam Regn Arvidson, who will talk about his new book, "Wild and Rare: Tracking Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest." The book describes a number of species living in Minnesota that are on the Federal Endangered Species List.
A Dental Outreach Clinic specifically designed to provide dental services to children between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age is available Oct. 16-18 at the OTC Office Building 118 North Main New York Mills. Dental Health staff will be available to provide all dental services for children covered by Minnesota Health Care Programs and Minnesota Medical Assistance. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 1-888-683-1038 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If you need help with transportation ask at the time you make your appointment.
The 2018 Forkhorn Field Day took place Sunday, Sept. 30 at Knob Hill Sportsman's Club with 29 students attending and participating in shooting events. The winners in the 10 shot rifle were Logan Wegscheid in the boys and Rose Dykhoff in the girls. In the trap shoot, Blake Olson won for the boys and Morgan Grangruth for the girls. The archery event was won by Zeke Aho for boys and Rose Dykhoff for girls. The swinging egg event was won by Wyatt Olson for the boys and Rose Dykhoff for the girls.