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WDC’s Fall Play is Nov. 15, 16 & 17

‘The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery’ is filled with suspense, laughter and twists!

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Are you ready to watch a murder mystery that really teases the brain?

Wadena-Deer Creek High School's Drama Department presents the comedic mystery, “The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery,” Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at Wadena Memorial Auditorium at 7 p.m. each night. Twenty-five students are in the cast and on the tech crew.

This fun play-within-a-play plot will leave the audience laughing and wondering, “Who did it?”

Here’s a little about the play, under the direction of Beth Hawkins ... The players at The Murder Mystery Playhouse are rehearsing a new show, "Putting a Little English On It." It’s a not-so-good attempt at a British murder mystery, complete with cheesy dramatic music and British accents.

As expected at the final dress rehearsal, the lights go out and a character dies onstage — only this murder wasn’t in the script! When yet another person dies at the end of the same scene, the cast finds themselves replaying the same scene over and over for investigators, a Wadena Pioneer Journal theatre critic, and even the playwright himself!

The actors are left scratching their heads at the strange circumstances and also worried that they could be next. It all culminates in a wild surprise ending in which the actors must work together to defeat the murderer before he murders them all!

Cast list includes:

Scarlet Mays/Ms. Polly—Emma Bushinger

Holly Hanover/Mrs. Margaret Polk—Emma Mehl

Sandy Smith/Gertrude Polk—Ashlyn Koone

Misty Gere/The Maid—Sara Goetze

Richard Green/Mr. Frederick Polk—Michael Schmidt

Tom Baines/Mr. Humphrey Black—Ben Keppers

Gary Ferguson/Inspector Bradshaw—Owen Guo

Erica Stone—Jasmyn Wood

Brett Donahue—Nessa Lind

Susan Wells—Lily Adkins

Inspector Wright—Teagan Roberts

Inspector Fuller—Maggie Hegarty

Adele Sears—Ryann Schmidt

Brian D. Taylor—Jeff Umland

Tech Crew—Lael Bervig, Elliot Doyle, Katelyn Gardner, Maddie Gallant, Anika Duncan, Gracie Ames, Alexis Rousslang, and Madyx Shreves.

DON'T MISS IT! Nov. 15-17 at 7 p.m. Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for K-12 Students.



Hey, Wolverines! Time to order your letterman’s jackets. Students needing additional patches can fill out the form and I will order patches and give them a date when we will have them sewn. Deadline is Nov. 16. Questions, contact Mr. Gallant at 632-2310.

CLICK HERE for Jacket Order Form


WDC Middle/High School Indoor Track WINTER HOURS: M-F: 6am-7:30am and 3:15pm to 8:30pm. Nine times around the track equals 1 mile. The public is invited to enjoy our indoor track, free of charge. There may be days it is closed due to games, tournaments or cleaning. Signs will be posted.


JMC ALERT SYSTEM: Beginning this school year, WDC School District has implemented the JMC Alert System for PreK-12 through WDC’s JMC Student Record Management Software. Parents are automatically signed up. However, parents can log in to the JMC Parent Portal through the WDC website, click on Parents, Online Parent Access, Parent Portal. Username is your last name and if you don’t know your password, click on “forgot your password” and JMC will email you a temporary password. Parents are encouraged to check their information and emergency contact information to make sure it is up-to-date, as well as attendance, bus information, discipline record and report cards. Any questions or if you need further assistance, call the school offices: elementary at (218) 632-2400 or middle/high school at (218) 632-2300.


SAM KELDERMAN ENGINE 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 and Chris Hahn with guidance from WDC teacher Mike Shrode. For more details 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!