Wabasso Day, February 24, 2016 27 Jan 15

 

Businesses

– Wabasso’s School District is ISD 640. Their mascot is the Rabbit.

– Wabasso also has a Catholic School. St. Anne’s caters to students in grades 1 through 6.

– Farmers have a place to purchase their equipment in Wabasso. Kibble Equipment is the company formerly known as Wabasso Implement.

– Wabasso has a top-notch healthcare facility – The Golden Living Center, formerly The Wabasso Healthcare Center. The Golden Living Center has been recognized with a statewide award. They received the Care Providers of Minnesota’s “Committed To Quality” award. The award recognizes things such as visionary leadership, customer and employee satisfaction, use of a mission statement, resident complaint processes, and continuous quality improvement.

 

Festivals & Events

– The Wabasso Lions Club’s annual summer barbeque became a full-fledged festival starting in 2006. The fun-filled day includes live music, dancing, softball and baseball tournaments, threshing bees, carnival rides, and more. The annual event takes place in mid-July, and in recent years has been called the “Wabasso Lions All-Fest.”

 

People

– The City of Wabasso has approximately 650 people and the Mayor is Brad Pitzl.

– Wabasso was once home to the famous folk artist Arnold Kramer. The Wabasso Museum has some of Arnold Kramer’s farm-life paintings and various other items from his life.

– Wabasso is home to veteran skydiver Mike Trost, who has competed in numerous national and international events.

– Wabasso High School was named a “Reward School” by the Minnesota Department of Education in 2015. The designation comes from being among the top 15% of schools in the state.

– The Wabasso School District broke ground August 15th for a new addition to the school. Since breaking ground in August the contractors have made consistent and steady progress towards the August, 2016 completion date.

–The Wabasso/RRC wrestlers claimed the Section 3AA wrestling title. The Bobcats held off Fairmont/MCW 34-29 in the semifinals and then got into a battle with defending champion Worthington for the right to move on to Thursday’s State Tournament against Scott West.

–The Wabasso City Council recently approved expenditures for the Wabasso Baseball Association to put the finishing touches on the new ball field.  The list includes a banner, angled bleachers with 10 rows and 72 seats. The ball field is expected to be completed by mid-April.

—Royalty was crowned during Wabasso High Schools Snow Week Coronation held February 6th. Crowned was Queen Jocelyn Rothmeier and King Tommy Turbes. Coronation was preceded by three days of fun activities and a dance.

History

– The City of Wabasso was founded in the year 1900.

– Wabasso is located in Redwood County on Highways 68 and 6. 

– The name “Wabasso” is an Indian word that means “White Rabbits.”

– Wabasso residents are proud of their location in “The Heart Of Redwood County.”

– General Pershing, in charge of US troops during World War One, came to Wabasso around the time of the war and gave a speech to help with the war effort.

  • PJ

    Great coverage! One minor correction-St. Anne’s has has kindergarten for about 25 years, and preschool for two years.

  • colorado girl

    …thanks for the correction of my hometown PJ!