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WDC Cheerleaders Night at Wadena Pizza Ranch, Aug. 20


Make plans to have dinner at the Wadena Pizza Ranch on Monday, Aug. 20 -- and help raise money for WDC Cheerleaders!

WDC Cheerleaders will be busing tables and helping out at Pizza Ranch from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A portion of the evening's proceeds will go to the cheerleaders to help with expenses when they perform at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on New Year's Day 2019!

8 file for three seats on WDC School Board


A total of eight candidates have filed to run for three seats on the Wadena-Deer Creek School Board.

One incumbent, Ann Pate, who’s been on the board since 2002, filed for re-election, but two others, Jil Fiemeyer and Wayne Perkins, did not file. Their terms will expire at the end of the year. Fiemeyer has been on the board since 2014 and Perkins since 2006. 

Perkins said he’s enjoyed his time on the board, but he’s ready to step down.

“It’s time to give someone else the chance to see what it’s all about,” said Perkins, adding "I've enjoyed my years on the board." Perkins farms and raises cattle east of Deer Creek.

Fiemeyer served one term on the board and is now studying to be an ordained minister. Fiemeyer said it was a "privilege" to serve on the WDC School Board.

"We are fortunate to be a school district with a great staff, wonderful kids and families, and strong leadership. I will miss serving on the board and I am grateful for all the support I have received throughout the years," Fiemeyer said.

Other candidates to file by the Tuesday, Aug. 14 deadline included Peter Hayes (who served 2 terms on board from 2008-2016), Ryan Damlo, Becca Grieger, Tammy Kircher, Kevin Klawitter, Melissa Seelhammer, and Gail Vittetoe, all of Wadena.

WDC Supt. Lee Westrum was impressed by the number of candidates who filed for the three seats. He said it’s good to see WDC parents and community members wanting to get involved on the school board.

In the Nov. 6 general election, WDC School District voters will choose three candidates to serve four-year terms on the school board.

WDC Basketball Shooting Clinic * Aug. 16 and 23


The 2018 WDC Shooting Clinic will take place in two sessions -- the first on Thursday, Aug. 16 and second on Thursday, Aug. 23 in the high school gym from 5 to 8:30pm.

Attendance at both sessions is highly encouraged. The primary focus will be on learning correct shooting form and body mechanics related to consistent shooting concepts used by college and professional players.

There will be group work and break-out sessions for individual practice time. This will include shooting drills and games players can learn to take home for practice, as well as time to work on developing free-throw accuracy to round out the time together.

The sessions will be FREE and open to all boys' and girls' basketball players 6th through 12th grade. This will be an important opportunity for those who plan to be in the Wadena-Deer Creek basketball programs in the upcoming season.

To register your son or daughter's name and grade, please email Eric Bervig at: eric@chasingclarence.com

if you have additional questions, feel free to call Eric at (218) 929-9692.


Order your Wolverine Football apparel for the upcoming 2018 season!

Go to this link to order by Aug. 25 or forms are available at the high school office.




We need more kids in grades 7-12 to attend this fun and informative one-day seminar! Learn about ... social media safety, personal safety and awareness, healthy relationships and more. Learn how to apply these skills to your everyday life!

The event takes place at Wadena Pizza Ranch and lunch is provided! To pre-register, contact Laure Laughlin, CHAMP Coalition, at (218) 631-7629 or laure.laughlin@co.wadena.mn.us

Sponsored by Wadena County CHAMP and the Community Health Board of Morrison, Todd and Wadena.


Kids Krew and Little Kids Club to be closed, Aug. 27-31

Kids Krew and Little Kids Club are switching the week they will be closed from Aug. 20-24 to Aug. 27-31. Kids Krew is located at the middle/high school this summer, while Little Kids Club is at M|State. Thank you for your cooperation! Any questions, contact Jennifer Ness, director, at (218) 639-7105. 


'Sam's Motor' scholarship raffle


Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School office has tickets available for the Sam Kelderman Technology & Engineering Scholarship raffle.

There is an amazing story behind this awesome GM marine motor being raffled, which took 1 1/2 years to build by WDC students Brady Adams (Sam's best friend) and Chris Hahn with guidance from WDC teacher Mike Shrode. This engine is truly beautiful and one-of-a-kind with autographs from Dave Kindig and Kev Dogg!

For more information on the motor, call Mike Shrode at (320) 815-7886. The Wadena Elks Lodge is also helping sell tickets, which are $20 each. Winner will be drawn on Nov. 19, 2018 and need not be present to win.

Please support this worthwhile project in memory of Sam Kelderman! #WolverinePride #SamKelderman



Take advantage of the free breakfast and lunch for youth 18 and under at the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School cafeteria and Deer Creek School cafeteria this summer.

The lunches are provided free thanks to a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

WDC MS/HS hours: 7:30-8:30am for breakfast and 11am-1pm for lunch.  No lunch/breakfast on Fridays in August. Last day of summer program is Aug. 16.

A parent or anyone over 18 eats lunch, cost is $4.


WDC Summer BREAKFAST/LUNCH MENU for August, click here!

Free breakfast and lunch for youth 18 and under at the Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School cafeteria. Hours: 7:30-8:30am for breakfast and 11am-1pm for lunch. If a parent joins their child(ren) to eat lunch, it's $4.


WDC's Produce Stand will open on Tuesdays this summer from 9 a.m. to noon! The stand is located between the two greenhouses. First come, first serve!  


School supply lists for PreK-6: